The second version of the re-opened 'Lundenser meeting' (or Danskmödet) was held at the Department of Chemistry, KU. The meeting was organised by the Pittelkow group together with Sophie Beeren (DTU) and Kenneth Wärrmark (Lund). We had 120 students, PhD students, Postdocs and Professors from the three institutions. We had 12 great talks, we had coffee, we had food, we had beer. Thank you everyone for a great meeting, and we look forward to the next meeting in two years at DTU!
A grant from the Carlsberg foundation will enable the purchase of equipment for preparative chromatography!
Sometimes they leave. Anne U. (formerly known as S.), Anne J. (formerly known as P.) and Bjarne. Thank you for all your hard work and all the nice times. I wish you good luck out in the real world.
Read about DCC with thiosemicarbazones here.
Our new WOLED paper using azatrioxacirculenes has been published in J. Mater. Chem. C. Thank you to our Swedish, Lithiuanan and Ukranian collaborators! Read it here.
Anne's croconamice paper is published in OBC. Read it here.
Bodil Lousen recieves a NovoNordisk fellowship to support her during her masters year. Congratulations.
Line Langhorn succesfully defends her masters thesis.
Tomas Lizal joins us for half a year from Prof. Sindelar's group..
Sangeetha, Line, Tjalfe, Lau and Nicklas submits their Bsc reports. There is a reception celebrating them, and all the other Bsc students in the department Tuesday the 14th.
Alexandre and Gaelle jois us for the summer from Rouen, France.
Michael is awarded 'Ellen and Niels Bjerrums Kemikerpris'. See more here and here.
Salu defended her Bsc thesis. Congratulations!
As part of Micke's PhD he spent half a year working in Prof. A. P. Davis' group at the University of Bristol. Micke helped synthesise and characterise a complex carbohydrate receptor. The work is described in Angew. chem. Int. Ed.: here.
Micke Lisbjerg and Thomas Hensel succesfully defended their PhD theses.
Congratulations to Thomas, Nicolaj and Malene on the publication of a review on the syntheis and properties of heterocyclic circulenes. Read it here!
Dennis Larsen succesfully defended his PhD thesis.
Michael is awarded 'Teatcher of the year 2015' at the faculty of science. See more here.
Malene's paper in OBC has been highlighed in SYNFACTS: T. Swager, M. B. HerbertLin, SYNFACTS, 2015, 11 (7), 709. pdf
Michael receives a Sapere Aude grant. Read more here.
Kristina Eriksen is awarded Best Bachelor Project of the year 2015 at the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations!
As part of Micke's PhD he spent half a year working in Prof. A. P. Davis' group at the University of Bristol. Micke brought Bo's Biotinuril hexaesters to the UK and studied their anion transport properties together with Dr. Hennie Valkenier from the Bristol team. The work is described in J. Am. Chem. Soc.: here.
Malene's work synthesising unsymmetrical azatrioxacirculenes has been published in Org. Biomol. Chem.: here.
Dennis' paper describing new types of organocatalysts for hydrozone and oxime formation has been published in Organic Letters. As part of Dennis' PhD he spent half a year working in Prof. E. T. Kools group at Stanford University in California, where this work was done.
Get Your Biotin Kicks on Route 6+6:
Our paper in Chemical Science has been highlighed in SYNFACTS: T. Swager, T. Lin, SYNFACTS, 2014, 10 (9), 921. pdf
An 'early excellence in physical organic chemistry' profile article has appeared in Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry.
Micke's paper describing the first results regarding the anion templated synthesis of Biotinuril - a cyclic 6+6 hexamer of Biotin and formaldehyde - has been published in the journal Chemical Science. Congratulations to Micke, Bo, Brian and Bjarne. A special thank you to Anders Ø. Madsen for helping out with the X-ray crystal structures!
It also rotates (co-crystal with NaI):
And it was highlighted on the inside front cover:
Michael joins the COST action CM1304 about systems chemistry.
After more than three years in the group as a postdoctoral fellow Brian is starting a new job in 'the real world'. Good luck to Bris at Novo Nordisk.
We have described our latest work about the use of diselenides, disulfides and selenenylsulfided in dynamic combinatorial chemistry in Chemical communications. Congratulatinons to Brian, Anne and Henrik.
Laurine stayed with us for a few months in 2013. She recently defended her project work in Rouen in France. Congratulations!
Our team of chemist from the Ukraine, Germany, France and Denmark present the first synthesis of a diazadioxacirculene in the journal 'Chemistry - A European Journal':
The Seleno Newman-Kwart rearrangement described in Angewandte Chemie:
Annes paper together with J. R. Nitschke's group has been published online in Angewandte Chemie:
The Ususal Suspects: Michael, Brian, Henrik, Bjarne and Christian: Our paper has been published as an invited paper in SynLett.
Our PhD course in synthetic methodology (SynMet2013) was held in August. 35 students from all over Denmark, France, China, Germany and Spain spend two weeks in our labs in Copenhagen.
Helle Østergren Bak succesfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations.
A new paper with Thomas S. Kuhlman as the main author has appeared in Angewandte Chemie (together with Klaus B. Møller and Theis I. Sølling). The paper is highlighted on the back cover:
We have recieved a new grant from Højteknolgifonden to continue our work with near-infrared dyes for laser welding of plastic. The project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen (Michael Pittelkow and Theis Brock-Nannestad), The Danish Technological Institute (Jesper Bøgelund) and Sun Chemical A/S (Christian B. Nielsen). The project runs for four years.
Link to press release.
Michael gave a lecture at the 'Sanders symposium' at the IUPAC meeting on physical organic chemistry in Durham, UK.
We have published a new paper about tetraoxacirculenes together with Professor Boris Minaev and his team from the Ukraine. DFT and QTAIM study of the tetra-tert-butyltetraoxacirculene regioisomers structure.
We have published a new article describing an unusual naphthalene dimer on the cover of Eur. J. Org. Chem.:
A Peri-Cyclised Naphthalene Dimer: Synthesis and Properties of an Unusual Vilsmeier-Haack product of 1,3,6,8-Tetramethoxy Naphthalene.
We have published a new paper about tetraoxacirculenes together with Professor Boris Minaev and his team from the Ukraine. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924203112000495?v=s5
We have published a new paper about tetraoxacirculenes didicated to Jørn B. Christensen on the occasion of his 50th birthday:
The COST network about supramolecular chemistry in water has launched a new website:
A tenth of an Ironman (six crazy people from the group aprticipated):
Nine of us went the ISMSC in Brighton.
Two papers have appeared:
One was published in Chemical Communications and is about dynamic combinatorial chemistry with hydrazones. Read it here:
The second one is about corroles and dendrimers, and was published in Inorganic Chemistry. Read it here:
Helle's work with laserwelding of plastic has been highlighted in the magazine 'Plast Panorama'.
Kristina Turgeneva has been hired as a permanent staff at the department of chemistry. Good luck!
A paper entitled 'Organic light-emitting diods from symmetrical and unsymmetrical pi-extended tetraoxacirculenes' has been published in the journal Chemistry - A European Journal. Read it here.
Following the Lundbeck foundation grant there was a bit of publicity:
Politiken, Dansk Kemi, Lundbeck foundation.
Michael Pittelkow recieves the Lundbeckfoundation young group leader fellowship. See more at www.lundbeckfonden.dk.
Micke Lisbjerg got his bachelor degree.
Bjarne E. Nielsen finished his bachelor project.
Shubham Agarwal from the Indian Institute of Technology has started his summer project in the group.
The Laser-welding project has been highlighted on the Institute website:
Frederik P. W. Nielsen finished his bachelor project.
Dennis Larsen got his bachelor degree.
Two papers regarding dynamic combinatorial chemistry using hydrzones have been published in the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Read them here and here!
Micke starts as a bachelor project student. He will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry in water with dendrimers.
Sanna starts as a master project student. She will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry in water.
Caralee starts as a master project student. She will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry with diselenides.
Denis starts as a master project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing synthetic protocols for water soluble circulenes.
Bjarne Enrico Nielsen starts as a bachelor project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing building blocks for dynamic combinatorial chemistry with capsules.
Frederik Peter Winblad Nielsen starts as a bachelor project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing pseudo-rotaxane building blocks for dynamic combinatorial chemistry.
Dennis Larsen starts as a bachelor project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing new reactions for dynamic combinatorial chemistry.
The Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU) has given 5.4 MKr to finance a new NMR machine for the department of chemistry. Link to FNU site.
A paper entitled 'Two-phase dynamic combinatorial discovery of a spermine transporter' has been published in the journal Chemical Communication. Read it here.
Helle Østergren Nielsen starts her three year PhD studies in the group. She will work with the synthesis and properties of NIR absorbers.
A PhD fellowship is available for organic synthesis in collaboration with Klaus Bechgaard and Bo W. Laursen. The title is:
Synthesis and Properties of New Super-Lipophilic NIR Absorbers
The project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, Coloplast A/S, Novo Nordisk A/S, Tecnological Institute, FORCE Technology and the Ålborg University entitled: ‘Expanding the Weld Compatibility of Plastics’. The project is funded by The Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation as part of the governments ‘globaliseringspuljen’. The PhD student is expected to commence his/her work in the spring of 2009.
A paper entitled 'Molecular recognition: minimizing the acid-base interaction of a tunable host-guest system changes the selectivity of binding' has been published in Journal of Inclusion Phenomenon and Macrocyclic Chemistry. Read it here.
Richard A. Pech starts his master project. He will work with dynamic combinatorial chemistry.
Funding from the Danish research counsil's 'det strategiske forskningsråd' to support a project involving design, synthesis and characterisation of NIR absorbers for applications in laser welding of plastics. The project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, Ålborg University, Technological Institute, Force Technology, Coloplast A/S and Novo Nordisk A/S.