Reactive prizes

This year's winners of the Reaxys PhD prize have been announced. Candidates submitted a representative peer-reviewed paper, their PhD supervisor's letter of recommendation and their CV. Submissions were reviewed by the Reaxys board of more than 80 leading chemists from around the world and judged on originality, innovation, importance to the field, applicability, rigor of approach and publication quality. The three regional coordinators from Europe, USA and Asia made the final selections to Gregory Hamilton for asymmetric transition metal catalysis, Debashis Mandal for synthesis of dragmacidin D, and Craig Stivala for traceless auxiliaries.