The cover story of the September 22 issue of Chemical and Engineering News is a story highlighting this summer’s International Conference on Chemical Bonding, a conference started two years ago by Alex Boldyrev, and his former doctoral student Anastassia Alexandrova, who is now a faculty member of UCLA. Congratulations Anastassia and Alex!

Below is a link to the article. Don’t miss the vignettes on chemical bonding from some notable chemists at the bottom of the web page:

http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i38/Pushing-Limits-Chemical-Bonding.html

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*Singled out (Jul 15, 2014)
Boldyrev's group using theoretical models showed that the bonds within hypervalent iodine compounds are dative. Thus, double bond notations in the majority of textbooks might be incorrect and should...

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*Ionic charge can magnify a CH--pi H-bond (Oct 8, 2014)
Computational chemistry graduate student examines how ionic charge can magnify a CH--pi H-bond.

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*Aromaticity in porphyrins (Jul 15, 2014)
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