The International Steering Committee is excited to announce the winning paper of the 2020 Philip J. Stephens Award and to congratulate all of its authors:

Transfer and Amplification of Chirality Within the “Ring of Fire” Observed in Resonance Raman Optical Activity Experiments

by

Guojie Li, Dr. Jiří Kessler, Dr. Joseph Cheramy, Dr. Tao Wu, Dr. Mohammad Reza Poopari, Prof. Petr Bouř and Prof. Yunjie Xu

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 
Volume58, Issue46 | November 11, 2019 | Pages 16495-16498 10.1002/anie.201909603

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.201909603

Welcome

   Chiral, enantiopure compounds play an increasingly important role in modern society, as many pharmaceutical compounds, e.g. active compounds, mimics and biologics, are chiral. In modern regulatory work, the absolute configuration of such compounds must be accessed, as must the stability and structural integrity of biologics and generics of these. Therefore, techniques suitable for accurate absolute configuration assignment and detailed structural analysis are in high demand in research and industry.

   The VOA conference series aims to present the cutting edge in research and development in the field of vibrational optical activity (VCD and ROA) and beyond, highlighting developments in chiroptical spectroscopy, experimentally as well as theoretically, bringing together the leading scientists in the field for stimulating presentations and discussions of the newest trends and applications of this diverse group of techniques.

Please note! In response to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns the conference is postponed until August 7-11, 2022

UPCOMING CONFERENCE:

7th International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity

 August 7-11, 2022 – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

We are proud to announce that the 7th International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity and Related Advances in Chiral Spectroscopic Analyses will be held in summer 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The VOA conference series aims to bring together the leading scientists and young graduate students in the field of vibrational optical activity and the related emerging chiral spectroscopic fields. We look forward to stimulating presentations and discussions of the newest trends and applications in the field of vibrational optical activity and beyond, highlighting both experimental and theoretical developments.

See you in Edmonton in 2022.

Sincerely,

Prof. Yunjie Xu & Prof. Wolfgang Jäger 

Email: voa7@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca

Main Topics

  • Infrared and near infrared absorption and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD)
  • Raman and Raman optical activity (ROA)
  • UV-Vis absorption and electronic circular dichroism (ECD)
  • Theoretical chiroptical studies (post-HF, DFT, CP, MD, QM/MM/Continuum)
  • Molecular rotational resonance (MRR) and other complementary techniques

Upcoming conference

VOA-7

Previous conferences

VOA-6

VOA-5

VOA-4

VOA-3

VOA-2

VOA-1

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