August 2017

Read about DCC with thiosemicarbazones here.

March 2017

Our new WOLED paper using azatrioxa[8]circulenes has been published in J. Mater. Chem. C. Thank you to our Swedish, Lithiuanan and Ukranian collaborators! Read it here.

March 2017

Anne's croconamice paper is published in OBC. Read it here.

November 2016

Bodil Lousen recieves a NovoNordisk fellowship to support her during her masters year. Congratulations.

October 2016

Line Langhorn succesfully defends her masters thesis.

September 2016

Tomas Lizal joins us for half a year from Prof. Sindelar's group..

June 2016

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.

June 2016

Alexandre and Gaelle jois us for the summer from Rouen, France.

June 2016

Michael is awarded 'Ellen and Niels Bjerrums Kemikerpris'. See more here and here.

April 2016

Salu defended her Bsc thesis. Congratulations!

January 2016

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.

January 2016

Micke Lisbjerg and Thomas Hensel succesfully defended their PhD theses.

December 2015

Congratulations to Thomas, Nicolaj and Malene on the publication of a review on the syntheis and properties of heterocyclic [8]circulenes. Read it here!

December 2015

Dennis Larsen succesfully defended his PhD thesis.

September 2015

Michael is awarded 'Teatcher of the year 2015' at the faculty of science. See more here.

June 2015

Circulene flow:

Malene's paper in OBC has been highlighed in SYNFACTS: T. Swager, M. B. HerbertLin, SYNFACTS, 2015, 11 (7), 709. pdf

June 2015

Michael receives a Sapere Aude grant. Read more here.

May 2015

Kristina Eriksen is awarded Best Bachelor Project of the year 2015 at the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations!

May 2015

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 Biotin[6]uril 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.

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May 2015

Malene's work synthesising unsymmetrical azatrioxa[8]circulenes has been published in Org. Biomol. Chem.: here.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of unsymmetrical azatrioxa[8]circulenes

 

January 2015

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.

October 2014

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

June 2014

An 'early excellence in physical organic chemistry' profile article has appeared in Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry.

June 2014

Micke's paper describing the first results regarding the anion templated synthesis of Biotin[6]uril - 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:

April 2014

Michael joins the COST action CM1304 about systems chemistry.

February 2014

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.

February 2014

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.

November 2013

Laurine stayed with us for a few months in 2013. She recently defended her project work in Rouen in France. Congratulations!

 

November 2013

Our team of chemist from the Ukraine, Germany, France and Denmark present the first synthesis of a diazadioxa[8]circulene in the journal 'Chemistry - A European Journal':

September 2013

The Seleno Newman-Kwart rearrangement described in Angewandte Chemie:

September 2013

Annes paper together with J. R. Nitschke's group has been published online in Angewandte Chemie:

September 2013

The Ususal Suspects: Michael, Brian, Henrik, Bjarne and Christian: Our paper has been published as an invited paper in SynLett.

August 2013

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.

April 2013

Helle Østergren Bak succesfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations.

January 2013

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:

December 2012

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.

September 2012

Michael gave a lecture at the 'Sanders symposium' at the IUPAC meeting on physical organic chemistry in Durham, UK.

July 2012

We have published a new paper about tetraoxa[8]circulenes together with Professor Boris Minaev and his team from the Ukraine. DFT and QTAIM study of the tetra-tert-butyltetraoxa[8]circulene regioisomers structure.

July 2012

We have published a new article describing an unusual naphthalene dimer on the cover of Eur. J. Org. Chem.:

Peri-Cyclised Naphthalene Dimer: Synthesis and Properties of an Unusual Vilsmeier-Haack product of 1,3,6,8-Tetramethoxy Naphthalene.

February 2012

We have published a new paper about tetraoxa[8]circulenes together with Professor Boris Minaev and his team from the Ukraine. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924203112000495?v=s5

October 2011

We have published a new paper about tetraoxa[8]circulenes didicated to Jørn B. Christensen on the occasion of his 50th birthday:

August 2011

The COST network about supramolecular chemistry in water has launched a new website:

http://supracheminwater.wordpress.com/

August 2011

A tenth of an Ironman (six crazy people from the group aprticipated):

July 2011

Nine of us went the ISMSC in Brighton.

June 2011

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:

December 2010

Helle's work with laserwelding of plastic has been highlighted in the magazine 'Plast Panorama'.

laserfolk

December 2010

Kristina Turgeneva has been hired as a permanent staff at the department of chemistry. Good luck!

November 2010

A paper entitled 'Organic light-emitting diods from symmetrical and unsymmetrical pi-extended tetraoxa[8]circulenes' has been published in the journal Chemistry - A European Journal. Read it here.

Link to full-size graphical abstract

October 2010

Following the Lundbeck foundation grant there was a bit of publicity:

Politiken, Dansk Kemi, Lundbeck foundation.

August 2010

Michael Pittelkow recieves the Lundbeckfoundation young group leader fellowship. See more at www.lundbeckfonden.dk.

July 2010

Micke Lisbjerg got his bachelor degree.

July 2010

Bjarne E. Nielsen finished his bachelor project.

May 2010

Shubham Agarwal from the Indian Institute of Technology has started his summer project in the group.

May 2010

The Laser-welding project has been highlighted on the Institute website:

http://www.ki.ku.dk/formidling/Nyheder/Nyhedssamling/lasersvejs/

March 2010

Frederik P. W. Nielsen finished his bachelor project.

January 2010

Dennis Larsen got his bachelor degree.

January 2010

Two papers regarding dynamic combinatorial chemistry using hydrzones have been published in the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Read them here and here!

January 2010

Micke starts as a bachelor project student. He will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry in water with dendrimers.

January 2010

Sanna starts as a master project student. She will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry in water.

November 2009

Caralee starts as a master project student. She will work dynamic combinatorial chemistry with diselenides.

November 2009

Denis starts as a master project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing synthetic protocols for water soluble [8]circulenes.

November 2009

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.

October 2009

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.

September 2009

Dennis Larsen starts as a bachelor project student. He will work on a project that aims at developing new reactions for dynamic combinatorial chemistry.

June 2009

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.

May 2009

A paper entitled 'Two-phase dynamic combinatorial discovery of a spermine transporter' has been published in the journal Chemical Communication. Read it here.

May 2009

Helle Østergren Nielsen starts her three year PhD studies in the group. She will work with the synthesis and properties of NIR absorbers.

February 2009

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.

December 2008:

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.

December 2008:

Richard A. Pech starts his master project. He will work with dynamic combinatorial chemistry.

November 2008:

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.

 

 

 

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