This week’s journal club – a journal article to discuss

For the journal club on Thursday this week our very own Dr Ian Gass (Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry) University of Brighton will be discussing the following interesting paper ” Highly Practical Copper (I)/TEMPO Catalyst System for Chemoselective Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Alcohols” by Jessica M. Hoover and Shannon S. Stahl J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16901-16910.

Ian is well known for making the papers understandable and brings to the club thought provoking articles which have something to offer everyone even if it is out of your own field. Well worth coming along to join in the discussion or just listen. Location is E33 Galileo once again, starting at 12pm

First Journal club of 2015/16

We’re into the scond week of term now and with all the fun of induction week over everyone is back to work. The first journal club of the year takes places tomorrow and all are invited. It will take place in E33 Galileo at 12-1pm. Galileo is the room above the 3D design area in engineering (on the route through from Cockcroft level 2 to Huxley). Take the metal stairs and it is immediately on your left.

Professor Vladimir Y. Smorodin

The Institute for Sustainable Environment,  Clarkson University, USA
“Influence of surface/interfacial heterogeneity of solids and membranes on their effective properties and interfacial phenomena in colloid systems”

The Institute for Sustainable Environment
Clarkson University
PO Box 5708
Potsdam, NY 13699-5708, USA
Web Page:

It should be a good talk, we look forward to seeing you there

Chemistry Journal Club Talk in W501 12:00 – 13:00pm Thursday 5th March 2015 – Dr Ekaterina Lokteva

Chemistry Journal Club round 2 is set to start up on Thursday 5th March 2015 in W501 between 12:00 and 13:00 pm. Our speaker is Dr Ekaterina Lokteva who will tell us about green chemistry education and research activity in Russia with an emphasis on catalysis.

All are welcome, so please come along to what I am sure will be a great talk.

Look, there’s a hole


The first session of the Chemistry Journal Club kicked off with a slightly left field paper on proton transport through graphene. Not a traditional chemistry article and surprisingly, given our host for the session, not a metal in sight either. Ian skilfully managed to convince the audience that protons could quite conceivably travel through the little tiny gaps in the graphene structure and introduced us to hBN. Discussions ensued as to the possible useful applications and all went away pondering how it fits in with life, the universe and everything.

Many thanks to Ian Gass for hosting the first session and introducing us to something that we may well have never picked up otherwise.