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MSCEC 2018 on March 16th 2018

MSCEC 2018
© WWU / P. Grewer / Symposium Speakers

The Collaborative Research Center SFB 858 hosts the "Münster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry" in the University Schloss on March 16th 2018. Plenary Speakers at the 8th edition of this annual meeting are Varinder K. Aggarwal (Bristol, UK), Lee Cronin (Glasgow, UK), Ben Davis (Oxford, UK) and Helmut Schwarz (Berlin, GER). For further announcements click here.

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"ERC Advanced Grants” for Ralf Adams and Frank Glorius

Researchers at Münster University and MPI Münster receive 4.7 million euros of funding from the European Research Council
Ralf Adams and Frank Glorius
© MPI Münster, J. Müller-Keuker / WWU, P. Dziemba

Two “Advanced Grants” from the European Research Council (ERC) go to researchers at the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Molecular Biomedicine in Münster. Biochemist Ralf Adams, Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University and at MPI, and Frank Glorius, Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University, each receive one of the grants.

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Chemists of the University of Münster develope a new method for the formation of fluorinated molecular rings

Sought-after compounds readily accessible for the first time / Science publication as “breakthrough”
© Dr. P. Dziemba

Professor Frank Glorius and his coworkers have developed a new and simple method for the formation of previously difficult to access fluorine-substituted three-dimensional cyclic molecules. Since these molecules are interesting for the development of new drugs or functional materials, this work was selected for publication in the renowned journal Science.
(upper link to German press release)

Chemists receive Awards

International Precious Metal Institute honors Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius and PhD-student Johannes Ernst
Ernst - Glorius
© Prof. Frank Glorius

PhD student Johannes Ernst and his supervisor, Prof. Frank Glorius, from the Organic Chemistry Institute will receive two awards from the International Precious Metal Institute (IPMI) in Florida in June. Johannes Ernst will be awarded a "Student Award" for the excellent research on the modification of transition metal catalysts with organic molecules (N-heterocyclic carbenes), while Prof. Glorius will receive an award for his dedicated and outstanding supervision.

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Distinction for Professor Gerhard Erker

The Chemical Society of Japan", CSJ, has named Prof. Erker as an honorary member
© G. Erker

The chemical society of Japan ("The Chemical Society of Japan", CSJ) has appointed Prof. Dr. Gerhard Erker of the Organisch-Chemisches Institut of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) as its honorary member. In this way, the Japanese society acknowledged the outstanding achievements of him in the field of chemistry. From 1990 to 2015, Gerhard Erker was one of the directors of the Organisch-Chemisches Institut of the WWU and has been a senior professor since then. He was also the German speaker of the first Japanese-German international graduate school (IRTG Münster-Nagoya, duration 2005 to 2014).
(upper link to German press release)

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Radical Coupling Reaction published in Science

"Radical-polar crossover reactions of vinylboron ate complexes",
M. Kischkewitz, K. Okamoto, C. Mück-Lichtenfeld, A. Studer,
Science 2017, 355, 936-938.
Studer et al., Science 2017
© WWU - AK Studer (photo: lt)

Within the Science magazine the Studer Research Group has published a unique concept for the transition metal-free formation of three C-C-bonds starting from vinylboron ate complexes. The presented method complies to the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction. This work has been supported and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).