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2020 Division Election Results

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The Organic Division congratulates the winners of the 2020 election for the new officers for 2021. They are listed below. We thank all the members of the Division who voted for the leaders of our organization. Chair-Elect: Lamont Terrell Councilors: Huw Davies and Katherine Maloney Alternate Councilor: Michelle Tran-Dubé Members-at-Large: Diana Carerra, Cathleen Crudden, Jón …

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Huw Davies’ 2019 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We are now able to release the video of the lecture by Dr. Huw M. L. Davies (Emory University) which was given at the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS). Note: in 2020, the Organic Division’s Executive Committee is releasing all the video content on our website free to the public in response to COVID …

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Call for Nominations for the 2021 SURF Fellowships

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Call for Nominations for the 2021 SURF Fellowships – Applications for the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) ($5,000) are now being accepted. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards SURF Fellowships to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students. These competitive fellowships are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and …

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ACS Virtual Postdoc Symposium

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Did you miss some of the outstanding presentations by postdoctoral scholars during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo in August? ACS is pleased to invite you to join its first Virtual Postdoc Symposium on November 19, 2020, 11:00 AM-5:30 PM EST, featuring live presentations by 49 postdoctoral scholars in six concurrent sessions. This …

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Nominations for OL, JOC and OM Publication of the Year 2020: Awards-Due Jan 17

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Nominations are now open for the ACS Publication Awards (Organic Letters, The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organometallics) for manuscripts published in 2020 (2019 & 2020 for Organometallics). The deadline for nominations is January 17, 2021. Below, you can find details on eligibility and directions for submission of nominations. The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Nominations …

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Congratulations to the 2021 Organic Chemistry National Award Recipients!

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ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences – Kay M. Brummond, University of Pittsburgh ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry – Jonathan A. Ellman, Yale University ACS Award in Pure Chemistry – Rebekka S. Klausen, Johns Hopkins University Elias J. Corey Award – Ryan A. Shenvi, Scripps Research …

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Virtual Symposium – Nuno Maulide and Neil Garg – October 21, 2020

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On Wednesday October 21st from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Nuno Maulide University of Vienna Making difficult bonds with rearrangements Neil Garg University of California, Los Angeles Strained Intermediates & Chemical Education as Vehicles for Innovation You can start to access the live presentations about 5 minutes before the …

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Jamison and Brummond’s 2019 NOS Lectures are Available On-Line

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We are now able to release the videos of the lectures by Dr. Kay Brummond (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Tim Jamison (MIT) at the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS). Note: in 2020, the Organic Division’s Executive Committee is releasing all the video content on our website free to the public in response to …

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Nominations Sought for 2021 ACS: Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry

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The Organic Division of the American Chemical Society is seeking to increase the involvement of Bachelor’s- and Master’s-level chemists in Divisional activities. Although these individuals regularly make important contributions in the workplace, all too often they receive little or no recognition for their efforts from the scientific community. As one of the means to address …

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Division of Organic Chemistry Election for Officers for 2021

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is conducting our annual elections electronically. The election is now open and concludes on November 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). All members of the Division should have received an email from vote-now.com with a personal link to the ballot for the Executive Committee members. Those without an email …

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Speakers for the 2021 NOS

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The 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be held on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, June 27–July 1, 2021. In addition to an outstanding set of lecturers, NOS is widely known for its large evening poster sessions and its engagement of attendees, from undergraduates to established researchers, both academic and …

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The 2021 Roger Adams Award goes to Ken Houk of UCLA

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Dr. Kendall Houk the Saul Winstein Professor of Organic Chemistry at UCLA has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Roger Adams Award. The award address will be given at the 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) to be held on Sunday, June 27 to Thursday July 1, 2021 at the University of California, San …

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The Organic Division Launches a New Organic Chemistry Data Website

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The ACS Organic Division has been hard at work this summer and is now ready to release a new resource for organic chemists: https://organicchemistrydata.org/ The idea and majority of the current content (~1500 html pages and 650 PDF files) of the Organic Chemistry Data website has come from the late Professor Hans J. Reich who …

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CCHF Virtual Symposium Featuring Houk, Wasa, & Procter

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Kendall Houk, University of California, Los Angeles. “Computational Studies of I. Radical CH Abstraction vs. Addition to Alkenes, and II. Ambimodal Cycloaddition Dynamics and Mechanisms” Masayuki Wasa, Boston College. “Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis” David Procter, University of Manchester. “Sulfoxides as Substrate Activators: New Cross-Couplings for Materials and Medicines” Event is September 15th, 2020 …

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EWOC Survey

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The recent Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry (EWOC) Conference was held virtually on Aug 13th and 14th, with over over 600 people from around the world who tuned in for one part or another. The feedback we have been getting has been extremely positive. An email was recently sent out asking registrants to complete a …

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Pat Confalone Selected as the 2020 Gassman Awardee

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 2020 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award has been bestowed upon Dr. Pat N. Confalone. The Gassman award was established in 1994 with financial help from the Bayer Corporation’s Pharmaceutical Division, located in West Haven, CT, and Bayer’s Polymer and Materials Divisions, located …

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Virtual Symposium – July 15, 2020

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Full Symposium Video This Symposium brings you talks from Alison Wendlandt and Eric Voight Originally Streamed: Wednesday July 15, 2020 Jump To: Alison Wendlandt Massachusetts Institute of Technology Selective catalytic transformations of carbohydrates  Jump To: Eric Voight Abbvie Beyond the Rule of Five: Synthesis of Antiviral Drugs at AbbVie

DOC Virtual Symposium – Alison Wendlant & Eric Voight – July 15th, 2020

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On Wednesday July 15th from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Alison Wendlandt Massachusetts Institute of Technology Selective catalytic transformations of carbohydrates Eric Voight Abbvie Beyond the Rule of Five: Synthesis of Antiviral Drugs at AbbVie You can start to access the live presentations about 5 minutes before the presentations: …

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The 2020 Undergraduate Awards Announced

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The Organic Division congratulates the 355 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees for 2020. Each awardee received letter of recognition from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and an award certificate signed by the division chair. Awardees who are members of the ACS will also receive membership to the Division of Organic Chemistry; those who are not …

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Resources for Instruction and Remote Work during COVID

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The SARS-CoV-2 virus and the subsequent COVID-19 disease have imposed challenges for academia, particularly science laboratory instructors. The embedded links and consolidated resources are intended to support the transition of post-secondary instruction to social distancing standards. The external organizations provided herein are not endorsed by the DOC. Please Contact Us/Provide Feedback to improve the website …

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