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C&EN Organic Scene: Teaching An Old Cobalt Complex New Tricks

Chemists have tweaked a century-old, chiral cobalt complex to catalyze reactions via hydrogen bond donors on the ligands, rather than at the central metal. The researchers think the new class of versatile and low-cost enantioselective catalysts may greatly broaden the options for synthesizing enantiomerically pure pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals: http://cenm.ag/org55
Hydrogen bond donation catalysis is becoming increasingly popular as a strategy for controlling enantioselectivity. Previous work has focused on organic catalysts containing NH and OH groups that catalyze reactions by stabilizing transition states in specific orientations through hydrogen ...
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DOC Member Benifit - Did you Know?
Did you know that members of the Division of Organic Chemistry receive a $25 discount on early registration for the National Organic Symposium.  This discount is on top of the $25 discount for ACS members? DOC membership is $15 for regular members and $5 for student members. Join here: https://www.organicdivision.org/join  #NOS2015
This is the Official home page of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. This site provides resources, information and announcements on the divisions activities, awards, nominations, and member benefits.
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C&EN Organic Scene: Newfound Antibiotic Is Gargantuan and Unfortunately Deadly

Gargantulide A is a big, complex molecule. But the polyketide natural product with promising antibiotic properties is so toxic it will have to be shelved. The molecule features a 52-membered macrolactone ring and overall contains 105 carbon atoms, of which nearly half are chiral centers. An international research team found that gargantulide A kills pathogenic bacteria such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile. But injecting mice with the compound led to a quick death for the animals, precluding any further development of the compound as an antibiotic: http://cenm.ag/org54
Gargantulide A is a big, utterly complex, and fantastic molecule to gaze upon. But the polyketide natural product with promising antibiotic properties is so deadly toxic it will have to be shelved (Org. Lett. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00068). An international research team led by William ...
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Last Call - 2015 DOC Graduate Research Symposium Nominations are due Tomorrow, Monday April 20, 2015
Nominations should be uploaded by the candidate’s supervisor; both the supervisor and nominee must be members of the Organic Division. Full details are available on our web page: http://organicdivision.org/grs
This page has information on the upcoming ACS Organic Division's Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) program
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C&EN Organic SCENE: One-Two Punch for Diaryl Iodide Reagents
Diaryliodonium salts are becoming popular arylating reagents in organic synthesis because they are highly reactive crystalline solids that are easy to make and use. One strike against the compounds is that usually only one aryl group ends up being transferred to the substrate molecule, leaving an aryl iodide as waste. Now, researchers have found a way to use the extraneous aryl iodide in a second arylation reaction: http://cenm.ag/org52
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2015 DOC Graduate Research Symposium Nominations are due Monday April 20, 2015

Applications for the 2015 GRC program are due NEXT MONDAY April 20, 2015. Nominations should be uploaded by the candidate’s supervisor; both the supervisor and nominee must be members of the Organic Division. Full details are available on our web page: http://organicdivision.org/grs
This page has information on the upcoming ACS Organic Division's Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) program
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Reminder: Applications for 2015-16 DOC Graduate Fellowships are due May 22, 2015

The Division of Organic Chemistry plans to award 2015-2016 academic year fellowships for Ph.D. students to be held during their third or fourth year of study.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: (1) be starting their 3rd or 4th year of Ph. D. studies in Fall 2014, (2) be US citizens or green card holders, and (3) be members of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.
Application details are available on: http://organicdivision.org/fellowships
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Missed the GRS Deadline? Today is your lucky day! The Deadline to apply for the Graduate Research Symposium has been extended to May 1st
The 2015 DOC Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) will be held St. Edward’s University, Austin (Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26, 2015). The DOC Graduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue. For full details and to apply online visit: https://www.organicdivision.org/grs
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Reminder - Graduate Research Symposium Applications are Due TODAY!  Full details and submission form at: https://www.organicdivision.org/grs
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C&EN Organic Scene: Aromaticity for All
Aromaticity is one of chemistry’s oldest concepts to describe the behavior of molecules. Many chemists today hold aromaticity sacred and defend using the concept only for benzene, its many derivatives, and related heterocyclic compounds. Others believe the concept is so fundamental to chemistry that it should also be used to help explain the bonding, structure, and reactivity in any type of molecule, including fleeting inorganic compounds. Chemists in these different camps are now debating how the concept of aromaticity should be invoked: http://cenm.ag/org53
The calculated chemical bonding patterns of benzene and the B9– cluster indicate that both molecules are aromatic , with B9- both σ and π aromatic; ON is the electron bond occupation number. Read Boldyrev and Wang's response to Hoffmann's article, a rebuttal by Hoffmann, and perspectives from ...
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Travel Awards for the Fall 2015 Boston American Chemical Society National Meeting: Deadline May 1, 2015
The Division offers a total of 15 travel awards to the Boston ACS Meeting in the amount of $600 for (a) graduate students (b) undergraduates, and (c) faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/travel_awards
This page provides information on the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry's Travel Award program for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI's).
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DOC Website News:  We have fixed the login issues that some of you have been experiencing.  Sorry for any inconvenience
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The Mission of the ACS Organic Division (ORGN) is to foster and promote advancement of the field of organic chemistry. This is done through the organization and sponsorship of lectures, posters and awards at ACS-sponsored meetings, the National Organic Symposium, Organic Reactions Mechanisms Conference, and elsewhere. ORGN also promotes graduate and undergraduate education in organic chemistry through programs such as the DOC Graduate Research Fellowship program, Travel Awards, etc., maintains a web presence to provide information to our membership, and collaborates within the ACS, its committees, and other ACS divisions in advancing the goals of ACS and of ORGN.