MASC 2016


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The whole group made the short journey down to Edinburgh to attend the annual meeting of the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry interest group on 15-16 December 2016. Guillaume presented a poster titled Improving ligand design for boronate ester mediated dynamic covalent … Continue reading

Ulm International Workshop on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry

Euan spent a very enjoyable Wednesday presenting the group’s work at the University of Ulm at a Workshop on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry “A Central Tool for the Central Science“. It was an excellent and very informative afternoon of talks and discussions about dynamic covalent chemistry, with other contributions from Ricardo Furlan (Rosario), Sébastien Ulrich (Montpellier), and Michael Mastalerz (Heidelberg).

Excellently organised by another “molecular machinist”, Max von Delius, it was also a fortuitous opportunity to reflect on the other exciting news announced that day!

Faraday Discussion: Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy

Euan participated in the Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy in Glasgow, UK (4-6 July 2016). Faraday Discussions are an exciting format where the majority of time is devoted to discussing the science rather than one-way presentations. Euan also presented a poster on some of the group’s work: Dynamic Molecular Approaches for Controlling Nanoparticle Assembly.

Gordon Research Conference: Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Euan presented a poster summarizing the group’s work on Dynamic covalent control of nanoparticle properties and assembly at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles (June 19–24 2016, Mount Holyoke College, MA). Cathy Murphy (Illinois) and Stephan Link (Rice) organized a really excellent meeting; Euan learnt a tremendous amount about cutting-edge research on both fundamentals and applications of noble metal nanoparticles. It was great to meet many new friends and enjoy stimulating discussions all in a beautiful setting…roll on the next edition in 2018!

MASC 2015

At the end of December, Euan, Nicolas and Will enjoyed two days of great science at the annual RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry conference, expertly hosted by colleagues in Durham. Will presented a poster titled Dynamic Covalent Tuning of Nanoparticle Properties, and Nicolas presented his work on Complementary Dynamic Covalent Nanoparticle Building Blocks. As always, it was a great way to end the year!

250th ACS National Meeting – Boston

Euan spent a very enjoyable week in Boston at the ACS Fall National Meeting (16-20 August 2015). He gave talks in symposia organised by the Division of Colloid and and Surface Chemistry, on “Dynamic covalent control of nanoparticle properties and self-assembly” and by the Division of Organic Chemistry, on “The two sides of dynamic covalent exchange at nanoscale interfaces: Structural effects on molecular reactivity; molecular effects on nanostructure properties”.

ISMSC 10 – Strasbourg

Euan and Will both presented at the 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry in Strasbourg, France, which was held 28 June – 2 July 2015.

Will presented a poster titled “Dynamic Covalent Tuning of Nanoparticle Properties”, and Euan gave a talk.

Will looking happy to be presenting his poster!

Will looking happy to be presenting his poster!

There was also a chance to catch up with some old friends.

Euan, James Crowley (Otago), Steve Goldup (Southampton) and Max von Delius (Erlangen)

Euan, James Crowley (Otago), Steve Goldup (Southampton) and Max von Delius (Erlangen)

The science was excellent, the weather was hot, and the beer was cold. All-in-all, a good week!

Thanks to Luisa de Cola and her team at Strasbourg for organizing an excellent edition of this conference.