Recent News

12 Mar 2014

Kristen Murphy, Associate Director of the ACS Exams Institute, asked me to disseminate this information to the inorganic community. If you have some time on Sunday at the ACS meeting in Dallas, consider participating in these events.

28 Mar 2013

CENTC Summer School

Submitted by Nancy Scott Burke Williams, Scripps College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College

The Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC), a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation, is sponsoring a summer school to be held July 22-26, 2013 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. The five-day program will feature pedagogical presentations by a diverse group of professionals focused on the process of innovation in catalysis and the chemical sciences from basic research to market. In addition, mini-workshops on proposal writing and intellectual property and patents will be featured.

12 May 2012

Cu/Pd catalysis review article

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

VIPEr user and supporter Melanie Sanford has a recent review article entitled "High-valent organometallic copper and palladium in catalysis." The article reviews the use of high-valent Cu and Pd catalysts for improving the activity, selectivity, and scope of chemical processes. Coauthor Amanda Hickman is my former student (insert paternal pride here).

Congratulations Melanie and Amanda!

25 Feb 2012

New Features!

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

We are in the process of rolling out some new features on VIPEr, and I would like to announce them here.

First: it is now possible for users with faculty status to post file attachments to comments in forum threads (stand alone forums, or the forum attached to an LO).  This is an easy way to show a minor update to a LO without creating an entirely new LO.  If you want to create a more substantial derivative LO, and have it link forwards and backwards to the original, feel free to contact a member of the LC for assistance.

17 Nov 2011

Check out the new Science paper by FOI (friend of IONiC) Pat Holland and co-workers. There's a write-up about it in C&E News, too. They synthesized a di-iron complex, which when reduced with potassium graphite reacts with nitrogen to form a nitride complex. Adding hydrogen to the nitride complex produces ammonia!

26 Sep 2011

Melanie Sanford named 2011 MacArthur Fellow!

Submitted by Joanne Stewart, Hope College

Melanie Sanford, organometallic chemistry at the University of Michigan and all-around wonderful person, was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow!

The MacArthur web site describes the award as follows:

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.