Join us as we congratulate BioTools customer, Professor Pedro Joseph-Nathan, on receiving the 2016 Gerald Blunden Award, sponsored by the journal Natural Product Communications.
Prof. Joseph-Nathan won the award with his review article “Vibrational Circular Dichrosim: Recent Advances for the Assignment of the Absolute Configuration of Natural Products” Natural Products Communications, 10 (10) 1785-1095 (2015), which is co-authored by Eleuteripo Burgueño-Tapia. “The advancement of Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD) in assigning absolute configuration, presented in this review, would be of greater interest for the community of natural product researchers” – Pawan K. Agrawal (Editor-in-Chief)
Vibrational Circular Dichroism: Recent Advances for the Assignment of the Absolute Configuration of Natural Products.
Vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) emerged during the last decade as a reliable tool for the absolute configuration (AC) determination of organic compounds. The principles, instrumentation, and methodology applied prior to early 2013 were recently reviewed by us. Since VCD is a very dynamic field, the aim of this review is to update VCD advances for the AC assignment of terpenoids, aromatic compounds, alkaloids, and other natural products for the 2013-2014 period, when VCD was applied to the AC assignment of some 70 natural products. In addition, although discovered in 2012, a brief introduction to the VCD exciton coupling approach and its applications in natural products AC assignment is presented.
Nat Prod Commun. 2015 Oct;10(10):1785-95.