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The Division of Organic Chemistry Announces Its New Website!

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After a year of hard work, on March 27th, our web team launched the newly designed site: https://www.OrganicDivision.org!  The new website is based upon responsive design to ensure our members have a usable experience on everything from their smartphone, tablet or large screen desktop. The new navigation menus should make it easier for you to …

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JOC Outstanding Publication of the Year Award Announced

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Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding article published in the previous calendar year that demonstrates creativity and impact in the field …

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The 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Announced

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Alexander J. M. Miller, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which recognizes the author of an exceptional article published in Organometallics in the …

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Fall National Meeting: Washington, DC. Abstracts Due

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April 6, 2017 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Organic Division sessions of the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017. Submit your abstracts at https://callforpapers.acs.org/DC2017. The theme for this national meeting is “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.”

Registration for the 2017 NOS is now available

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The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are pleased to invite you to the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium. This biennial event will be held from Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the beautiful …

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The face of disease in Sub-Saharan Africa | Richmond Sarpong | TEDxBerkeley

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Richmond Sarpong, who was born in Ghana, West Africa, is a professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been since 2004. He moved to the United States in 1991 after a childhood and adolescent years in Ghana, Zambia, and Botswana, respectively.

What do you think of when you hear, “disease in sub-Saharan Africa?” Richmond Sarpong invites us to reject stereotypes and redefine the face of disease in Africa.

Call for Nominations for the 2017 OL, JOC and Organometallic Awards

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Call for Nominations for the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC), and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) are pleased to solicit nominations for the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. This annual award recognizes the author of exceptional articles published in Organometallics in 2015 and 2016. The …

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Division Elections Results 2017

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We extend our congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to the leadership of the Division for 2017: Katherine L. Lee, Pfizer – Chair-Elect Robert E. Maleczka, Jr., Michigan State University – Treasurer-Elect Lisa A. Marcaurelle, Warp Drive Bio – 2019 NOS Executive Officer Paul R. Hanson, University of Kansas – 2019 NOS Co-Executive Officer …

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Speakers for the 45th National Organic Symposium

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The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium:  2017 Roger Adams Awardee – Hisashi Yamamoto, Chubu University and University of Chicago Phil S. Baran, …

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Sauvage, Stoddart, Feringa win the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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The Organic Division congratulates Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), J. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) and Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) who have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “their design and production of molecular machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task …

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The 2017 Cope Award goes to Carolyn R. Bertozzi

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The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2017 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University Professor Bertozzi will Present her award address at the Fall 2017, 254th ACS National Meeting held August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  More 2017 ACS National Award winners are listed on the ACS Awards …

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Congratulations to the 2016 ACS Fellows

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Please join us in congratulating the following six members of the Organic Division who were selected to the 2016 class of ACS fellows: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Ferenc Darvas, ThalesNano; Kent S. Gates University of Missouri; James S. Nowick, University of California, Irvine; David P. Rotella, Montclair State University; …

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Travel Awards Available for San Francisco

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The Division is now accepting applications for Travel Awards to the ACS Meeting in San Francisco.  The Division is offering Travel Awards for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and Faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions. The application deadline for the San Francisco meeting is November 15th.  To learn more, see the Organic Division’s Travel Award page.

The 2017 Adams Award goes to Professor Yamamoto

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Professor Hisashi Yamamoto, Chubu University, Japan and The University of Chicago has been named as the recepient of the 2017 Roger Adams Award. The award address will be given at the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) to be held on Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the campus of the University of California, …

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Eric Anslyn’s 2015 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2015 National Organic Symposium (NOS) at the University of Maryland. We are now able to release the video of Eric Ansyln’s lecture from the University of Texas, Austin free of charge to all Organic Division members from the NOS Videos’ page. We thank Dr. Marisa Kozlowski from the …

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Nominate a Noteworthy Chemist for an ACS National Award

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Nominations for the ACS national awards to be presented in 2017 are now being solicited. For more information on how to submit a nomination for an ACS National Award visit www.acs.org/nationalawards. The deadline date for all nominating material for the 2017 ACS National Awards is November 1, 2016. Contact the Division if you would like …

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TAOC Awardees and Program for Fall ACS

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The Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry Symposium Program for the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia (August 2016) is available. You can download the program here. The purpose of the Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry (TAOC) award program is to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from accomplished, professional chemists holding a Bachelor’s or …

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Abstracts for the Philadelphia 2016 ACS Meeting

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Members can now access the abstract separates for the 252nd ACS National Meeting held in Philadelphia (Fall 2016). To access the file, you must be a Division Member. You can download the PDF file (31 MB) from the Organic Division’s Meeting Abstract Page. Use your ACS Login ID to access the page. If you do not have …

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The 2016 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees

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The Organic Division congratulates the 346 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees for 2016. Each awardee has been sent a certificate and a letter detailing how to obtain free membership in the Division (provided the institution submitted the application by the March 15 deadline). The Division sponsors this award program to recognize senior students who display a …

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