The Olofsson Research Group

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Latest news

Berit received the EuChemS Division of Organic Chemistry Award for Service! The award will be handed out at ESOC 2025 in Copenhagen.

Our Nature Chemistry News and Views on Waser's cool paper about cyclopropenium benziodoxoles is now out.

Ester won the Ludwig Ramberg Thesis Award in Organic Chemistry! It is awarded every second year by the Swedish Chemical Society to draw attention to the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in organic chemistry in Sweden. Congratulations Ester!

Our former post doc Tue Petersen is now Associate Professor at DTU Chemistry in Denmark. Congratulations Tue!

The application period for the PhD position is now closed, and interviews will take place in the beginning of May.

We welcome Rakesh Kumar as a new post doc in the group!

Marufa successfully defended her master thesis and has now left the group. Well done!

Read our invited paper in Frontiers in Chemistry: "Structure-reactivity analysis of novel hypervalent iodine reagents in S-vinylation of thiols". Well done Sayad & the other co-authors!

Berit has been appointed as the Deputy Director of the recently created center SUCCeSS (Stockholm University Center for Circular and Sustainable Systems).

We welcome Judith Braunreuther back to the group for a master project this spring.

Congratulations Ester, for securing a post doc position in Prof. Keary Engle's group at Scripps!

Berit is now the President of the international ESOC committee.

Read our most recent paper in Angew. Chemie! The Synthesis of Complex Diarylamines through a Ring-Opening Difunctionalization Strategy - well done Erika!

Berit has been elected to the Advisory Board of the high impact journal Chem (Cell press)! See the SU announcement for more details.

The International Conference in Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry, ICHIC 7, was held at Stockholm university in June. The meeting was a great success! Some photos available on Twitter at #ICHIC7, and a short report by the Swedish Chemical Society!

Interesting links

Don't miss the Twitter feed Hypervalent Iodine (@Hyperiodine), which provides fast access to all publications on hypervalent iodine chemistry.