Results from a collaboration between the Chirik group at Princeton and chemists at Merck, published in Science on 11/29, reports the discovery of new cobalt catalysts that can be used in asymmetric alkene hydrogenation reactions. By combining the Chirik group's experience with base metal chemistry with the high throughput experimentation techniques pioneered at Merck, the team demonstrated that simple cobalt salts, in combination with an appropriate activator, are effective precatalysts
[From Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Discovery webzine] Nov 13, 2013. Water molecules seem simple, containing three atoms – two hydrogens and one oxygen. But this basic structure gets complicated as these molecules interact. Strong attractions between the molecules’ atoms lead to water’s high boiling point. Water molecules’ shape and organization in ice make it an unusual solid, with less density than the liquid state.
Because of these challenges and water
Congratulations to Vincent Chu, Ben Liu, Marissa Applegate, and Kevin Zhang for their prize-winning presentation of Aluminum/Air "Burrito" Batteries in the ChemExpo Undergraduate Outreach competition at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on October 26. They represented the Princeton University Chemistry Society in the competition for best energy-related activity presented by an undergraduate organization. Their second place prize of $75 will go to PUCS to use for more ou
September 27, 2013. Pisa, Italy. The Italian Chemistry Society awarded Emily Carter, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, and associated faculty with the Department of Chemistry; with the Sigillo D’Oro (Golden Seal) at the Avogadro Colloquium hosted by the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. The Sigillo D’Oro of the Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemistry Society) was created in 2005 to reward individuals who hav
Recent graduate Xiaoshi Wang (Groves Lab) has been awarded the prestigious Springer Theses Award for her thesis entitled “A Novel Heme-Thiolate Peroxygenase AaeAPO and Its Implications for C-H Activation Chemistry.”
Xiaoshi was nominated by her Thesis Advisory Committee member, Prof. Seyedsayamdost who shared the following recommendation, “In her thesis, Xiaoshi examined the mechanism of action of a new extracellular heme-thiolate P450 peroxygenase. P450 enzymes are ve
September 30, 2013. Washington, D.C. Dorothea Fiedler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of one of seventy-eight grants being awarded to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research, under the High Risk-High Reward program supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund.
"NIH is excited to continue support of visionary investigators, among all career stages, pursuing science with the potential to trans
August 30, 2013. Princeton, NJ. Oxygen adsorption and incorporation into an oxide surface are key steps in a range of important technological processes. At the molecular level, however, many of the details of precisely how oxygen is adsorbed and ultimately incorporated into a surface have long remained unknown. Now, using a combination of theoretical and experimental techniques, researchers in the laboratories of Annabella Selloni at Princeton and Ulrike Diebold at Vienna University of Technolog
Xiongyi Huang, a rising fourth year graduate student in the Groves Lab, has been awarded a 2013 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship.
This fellowship recognizes Xiongyi's exceptional academic and personal achievements and reflects HHMI’s confidence in his great potential to become a leader in academic science.
"I will focus on developing novel catalytic systems for late-stage fluorination as well as for 18F labeling of molecules of biologi
July 25, 2013. Princeton, NJ. The Rita Allen Foundation announced today that Dorothea Fiedler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is one of seven scientists who have been named 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars. The scientists were nominated by their home research institutions in the United States and selected by a scientific advisory committee of leading scientists and clinicians. The selected scholars will each receive grants of up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years to pursue in
May 20, 2013. Edinburgh, Scotland. Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry, was inducted today into The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's national academy of sciences and letters.
The RSE is an honorific, educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. The Fellows of the RSE, in collaboration with others, serve as an expert, independent and