The Olofsson Research Group

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Latest news

The post doc position has now been filled. I hope to announce a new post doc position in December (pending positive funding decisions), you are welcome to apply again then.

We welcome Emma Heine from Leibniz Unviersity Hannover for a 4 month internship, she is supervised by Benjamin.

Erika defended her thesis August 25 with Prof. Thomas Wirth from Cardiff University as the opponent. She's now joined AstraZeneca in Gothenburg. Congratulations Dr. Linde!

Leonard and Berit participated in ESOC in Ghent, Belgium in July. Great conference, great networking, great weather! Leonard presented a poster and Berit participated as President Elect of the international ESOC committee.

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!

Miguel presented and defended his master thesis in an excellent way, and got the highest possible grade (A)! Congratulations Miguel, and good luck with finding your next position.

Berit presented SUCCeSS (Stockholm University Center for Circular & Sustainable Systems) at the Nordic Sustainability Expo.

Our guide on the synthesis of electron deficient diaryliodonium salts, including updated synthetic protocols, is accepted as a VIP article in Adv. Synth. Catal. and will be published in the invited issute on Iodine in Catalysis and Organic Synthesis. Congrats Erika & Shobhan!

Erika's project on the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Diarylamines through an N-, C-Cascade Reaction via Ammonium Salts is now available on ChemRxiv, well done Erika!

Our long-term collaboration with the Staubitz group on the synthesis of ortho-functionalized azobenzenes via diaryliodonium salts is now published in Chem. Commun. - well done Ester & Melanie!

Ester has successfully defended her thesis, with Prof. Marcos Suero as opponent. Congratulations Ester, and best of luck with your continued career in academia!

Our first photocatalytic project; Photoredox-Catalyzed Vinylations to Function­alized Alkenes and C-Glycosides, is published in Angew. Chem. Int Ed., well done Bhaskar & Ester!

Interesting links

Check out the Hypervalent Iodine virtual symposium series organized by Graham Murphy's lab.

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