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Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry 2021 Conference

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The third annual Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry Conference (#EWOC2021) on June 24-25, 2021 will again utilize a virtual format this year (due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation) so as to safely continue our mission of empowerment along with promoting networking, community, and amazing science! For more info, see the EWOC website.

Nominations for the 2021 Young Investigator Symposium

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Nominations for the Young Investigator’s Symposium are due February 20, 2021. The Division is now accepting nominations for speakers at the Young Investigator’s Symposium to be held at the Fall 2021 ACS meeting. Appropriate candidates will be independent investigators who are no more than 10 years from graduate school or post-doctoral appointment, be a current researcher in …

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Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium 2021 – Call for Nominations

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We are seeking nominations of organic Assistant Professors for the Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium to be held in the Division of Organic Chemistry at the Fall 2021 ACS meeting. Junior faculty who are entering their fifth or sixth years and who have not yet been considered for tenure are eligible for this year’s symposium.  The …

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Cristina Nevado’s 2019 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We are now able to release the video of the lecture by Dr. Cristina Nevado (University of Zürich) which was given at the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS). The title of her talk is “Solving Mechanistic puzzles in Metal-catalyzed Reactions” Note: in 2020, the Organic Division’s Executive Committee is releasing all the video content …

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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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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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