NYU Chemistry announces the Organic Syntheses Lecture Series, with the inaugural seminar on September 27, 2019 featuring speaker Regan J. Thomson from Northwestern University. The series is hosted by Dirk Trauner, New York University's Janice A. Cutler Professor of Chemistry.
The Organic Syntheses Lectureship
Since 1921, Organic Syntheses has provided the chemistry community with collections of detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds. Some procedures describe practical methods for the preparation of specific compounds of interest, while other procedures illustrate important synthetic methods with general utility. Each procedure is written in considerably more detail than typical experimental procedures in journals and each reaction and all characterization data will have been carefully "checked" for reproducibility in the laboratory by a member of the Board of Editors. Roger Adams and the organization’s other founding fathers created “the lasting legacy of Organic Syntheses as the ‘gold standard’ of experimentation in organic chemistry.” In addition to partially underwriting the cost of testing and preparing procedures for publication, the organization • maintains a free fully searchable data-base website (orgsyn.org) of all its tested procedures • provides lectureship grants to universities, summer research grants to undergraduate institutions, assists select Gordon Research Conferences and the ACS Org. Division Graduate Research Symposium and sponsors a workshop for young investigators in synthetic organic chemistry. • co-sponsors with Organic Reactions Inc. the biannual ACS Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry. This lectureship series is made possible by a grant from Organic Syntheses, Inc.