News

June 2019

Congratulations to Jen who passed her PhD viva.

May 2019

Welcome to new postdoc Elena who joins the group on a collaboration with AstraZeneca.

Congratulations to Nils, Aaron, Darren, Scarlett and Yongjoon whose paper entitled "Streamlined synthesis of C(sp3)–H rich N-heterospirocycles enabled by visible-light-mediated photocatalysis" has been published in JACS here.

Congratulations to Will, Henry and Gary whose paper entitled "Carboxylate-Assisted Oxidative Addition to Aminoalkyl-Pd(II) Complexes Enables Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Arylation of Alkylamines via Distinct Pd(II)/Pd(IV) Pathway" has been published in ACIE here.

April 2019

Welcome to new postdoc Hiro who joins the group.

 

March 2019

Congratulations to Danny and Jonas whose paper entitled "Palladium(II)-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Activation of N,O-Ketals towards a Method for the β-Functionalization of Ketones" has been published in Synlett here.

 

February 2019

Congratulations to Chuan and Will whose paper entitled "Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Bond Functionalization of Aliphatic Amines" has been published in Chem here.

 

January 2019

Congratulations to Dave who passed his PhD viva.

November 2018

Congratulations to Manuel whose paper entitled "A Class of N-O Type Oxidants to Access High-Valent Palladium Species" has been published in Organometallics here.​

October 2018

Congratulations to Mike, Jen and Marcos whose paper entitled "A Protein Functionalisation Platform Based on Selective Reactions at Methionine Residues" has been published in Nature here.

Congratulations to Aaron who passed his PhD viva, and who now joins the group as a postdoc.

Congratulations to Connie, Darren and Ben C. whose paper entitled "Mechanistic Investigation into the C(sp3)–H Acetoxylation of Morpholinones" has been published in Chemical Science here.

September 2018

Congratulations to Aaron and Dominik whose paper entitled "Multicomponent synthesis of tertiary alkylamines by photocatalytic olefin-hydroaminoalkylation" has been published in Nature here.

August 2018

Congratulations to Mao, Jaime and Jorge whose paper entitled "Diastereoselective CH Carbonylative Annulation of Aliphatic Amines: A Rapid Route to Functionalized γ-Lactams" has been published in Chemical Science here.

July 2018

Congratulations to Daniel who passed his PhD viva.

Welcome to visiting student Yongjoon who joins the group.

May 2018

Congratulations to Kirsten who passed her PhD viva.

Welcome to visiting student Jie who joins the group.

April 2018

Welcome to new postdoc Ala who joins the group.

February 2018

Congratulations to Ben and Jacek who passed their PhD viva.

Congratulations to Manuel, Chuan, Will and Ben whose paper entitled "Selective Reductive Elimination at Alkyl Pd(IV) via Dissociative Ligand Ionization Enables Catalytic C(sp3)−H Amination to Azetidines"has been published in ACIE.

January 2018

 

Congratulations to Henry who passed his PhD viva.

Welcome to new postdocs Roopender and Hiroki; new PhD student Antonio; and visiting student Yuki who all join the group.

November 2017

Welcome to new postdoc Scarlett who joins the group.

October 2017

Congratulations to Kirsten, Aaron and Andrea whose paper entitled "The α-tertiary amine motif drives remarkable selectivity for Pd-catalyzed carbonylation of β-methylene C–H bonds" has been published in Chemical Science.

Welcome to new PhD students Sarah, Henry, Jesus, and Patrick; and new Part III students Trina, Michael, and Nik who all join the group.

September 2017

Welcome to new visiting student Gary who joins the group.

July 2017

Congratulations to Jamie who passes his PhD viva.

 

Congratulations to Jaime, Aaron, Manuel and Kyohei O. whose paper entitled "Selective Pd(II)-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Methylene beta-C–H Bonds in Aliphatic Amines" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Welcome to new summer student David M. who joins the group.

June 2017

Welcome to new visiting student Alejandro who joins the group.

Congratulations to Daniel whose paper entitled "Enantioselective Copper-Catalyzed Arylation-driven Semi-Pinacol Rearrangement of Allylic Alcohols with Diaryliodonium Salts" has been published in JACS.

May 2017

Welcome to new visiting Student Cory who joins the group.

Welcome to new PhD Student Ewan who joins the group.

April 2017

Welcome to new postdoc Matt B. who joins the group.

March 2017

Welcome to new postdoc John who joins the group.

February 2017

Congratulations to Chuan whose paper entitled "Ligand-assisted palladium-catalyzed C–H alkenylation of aliphatic amines for the synthesis of functionalized pyrrolidines" has been published in Chemical Science.

January 2017

January 2017

Congratulations to Patrick and Alicia G. whose paper entitled "Cobalt-catalysed C–H carbonylative cyclisation of aliphatic amides" has been published in Chemical Science.

Congratulations to Adam S. and James C. whose paper entitled "Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Activation of Aliphatic Amines using Chiral Anionic BINOL-Phosphoric Acid Ligands" has been

published in JACS.

Welcome to visiting PhD student Jorge who joins the group.

December 2016

Congratulations to Tim who passes his PhD viva.

November 2016

Congratulations to Darren, Ben, Kirsten, Jonas C., and Adam S. whose paper entitled "A general catalytic β-C-H carbonylation of aliphatic amines to β-lactams" has been published in Science.

October 2016

Welcome to new PhD students Connie, Will, Keishi, Nils, and Sanesh; new MPhil students Georg and Jesus; and new Part III students Robert and Mehul who all join the group.

September 2016

Congratulations to Rodolphe and Rob P. whose paper entitled "Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Arylation of Secondary Phosphine Oxides with Diaryliodonium Salts towards the Synthesis of P-Chiral Phosphines" has been published in JACS.

August 2016

Congratulations to Adam who passes his PhD viva.

July 2016

Congratulations to Danny who passes his PhD viva.

Welcome to summer students Dan and Kat who join the group.

June 2016

Congratulations to Jacek and Adam whose paper entitled "Continuous-Flow Synthesis and Derivitization of Aziridines through Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Activation" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

April 2016

Welcome to new PhD student Zhuang Mao who joins the group.

March 2016

Welcome to new industrial visitor Stuart who joins the group from TTP.

Congratulations to Dean who passes his PhD viva.

Welcome to new visiting student Andrea who joins the group.

January 2016

Congratulations to Jamie, Ruth, Andrew P. and Hugh whose paper entitled "The Total Synthesis of K-252c (Staurosporinone) via a Sequential C-H Functionalisation Strategy" has been published in Chemical Science.

November 2015

Congratulations to Alice, Tifelle, Robert Pace, Anna and James whose paper entitled "Rapid Generation of Complex Molecular Architectures by a Catalytic Enantioselective Dearomatization Strategy" has been published in Synlett.

Congratulations to Chuan whose paper entitled "Ligand-Enabled Catalytic C–H Arylation of Aliphatic Amines by a Four-Membered Ring Cyclopalladation Pathway" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Congratulations to Jonas, Daniel P., Tim, Victor and Ben H. whose paper entitled "A Steric Tethering Approach Enables Palladium-Catalysed C-H Activation of Primary Amino Alcohols" has been published in Nature Chemistry.

October 2015

Welcome to new postdoc Ali, new PhD students Jen, Patrick and Dominik and new Part III students Golf, Mark, David and Genyi who all join the group.

September 2015

The Yusuf Hamied Laboratory for Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis, the group's new state-of-the-art research facility, is opened by Dr. Yusuf Hamied and Professor Matthew Gaunt.

Congratulations to Andrew Pitts who passes his PhD viva.

August 2015

Congratulations to Adam whose paper entitled "Mechanistic Insights into the Palladium-Catalyzed Aziridination of Aliphatic Amines by C–H Activation" has been published in JACS.

July 2015

Welcome to new postdoc Nori and new summer student Henning who join the group.

June 2015

Congratulations to Elise, Henry and Matthieu whose paper entitled "Enantioselective and Regiodivergent Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Arylation of Allylic Amides with Diaryliodonium Salts" has been published in JACS.

Welcome to summer students Hannah and Matt who join the group.

Welcome to new postdoc James who joins the group.

May 2015

Congratulations to Dean whose paper entitled "Copper-Catalyzed Oxy-Alkenylation of Homoallylic Alcohols to Generate Functional syn-1,3-Diol Derivatives" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Welcome to new postdoc Motoki who joins the group.

March 2015

Welcome to new postdoc Ryan who joins the group.

February 2015

Congratulations to Andrew P., Fionn and Rob S. whose paper entitled "A Concise and Scalable Strategy for the Total Synthesis of Dictyodendrin B Based on Sequential C–H Functionalization" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Congratulations to Andrew W. on passing his PhD viva.

January 2015

Congratulations to Elise on passing her PhD viva.

Welcome to new PhD student Pascal who joins the group.

December 2014

Welcome to new postdoc Rachel who joins the group.

November 2014

Congratulations to Lily, Andy, Qiao-Yan and Abraham whose paper entitled "A Counterion Triggered Acylation Strategy Using Diaryliodonium Fluorides" has been published in Chemical Science.

Welcome to new postdoc Manuel who joins the group.

October 2014

Welcome to new postdoc Rodolphe; new PhD students Kirsten, David, Aaron and Jacek; new MPhil student Moritz; new Erasmus student Christopher and new part III students Sean, Nick and Luke who all join the group.

Congratulations to Matthieu, Rob, Catherine, Rafael, Robert and Tifelle whose paper entitled "Gram-Scale Enantioselective Formal Synthesis of Morphine through an ortho-para Oxidative Phenolic Coupling Strategy" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

September 2014

Welcome to new postdoc Jaime who joins the group.

June 2014

Welcome to new postdoc Yue and new summer students Jane and Sean who join the group.

Congratulations to Fengzhi, Shoubhik, Andrew, Alicia, Mike and Marcos whose paper on "Cu-Catalyzed Cascades to Carbocycles: Union of Diaryliodonium Salts with Alkenes or Alkynes Exploiting Remote Carbocations" has been published in JACS.

Welcome to new visiting PhD student Kyohei who joins the group from the Itami lab.

May 2014

Congratulations to Andy, Ben and Beatrice whose paper on "Palladium-Catalysed C–H Activation of Aliphatic Amines to Give Strained Nitrogen Heterocycles" has been published in Nature.

Welcome to new PhD student Daniel who joins the group.

Welcome to new postdoc Darren who joins the group.

March 2014

Welcome to new postdoc Jeanne who joins the group.

January 2014

Welcome to new visiting PhD student Sara who joins the group.

November 2013

Congratulations to Beatrice on passing her PhD viva.

October 2013

Welcome to new PhD students Ben, Maya and Henry, and Part IIIs students Hugh, Yao and Roberts who join the group.

September 2013

Welcome to new postdoc Chuan who joins the group.

August 2013

Congratulations to Andrew, Wenshu and Marcos whose paper on "Copper-catalysed Carboarylation of Alkynes via Vinyl Cations" has been published in JACS.

Welcome to new summer Student Sophie who joins the group for the end of the summer.

July 2013

Congratulations to Elise and Nadine whose paper on the "Copper-catalysed Intramolecular Electrophilic Carbofunctionalisation of Allylic Amides" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

June 2013

Congratulations to Qiao-Yan on passing her PhD viva.

Welcome to visiting PhD student Yasuhiro Sawamura who joins the group for the summer.

Welcome back to Robert Phipps who joins the group as a Postdoc.

May 2013

Welcome to new postdoc Jonas who joins the group.

Congratulations to Matt who has won the RSC Corday Morgan Medal.

April 2013

Congratulations to Beatrice and Marcos whose paper on the "Copper-Catalysed Arylative Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement of Propargylic Alcohols" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

March 2013

Welcome to new postdocs Victoriano and Matthieu.

Congratulations to Marcos, Elliott and Beatrice whose paper on the "Copper-Catalyzed Electrophilic Carbofunctionalisation of Alkynes" has been published in JACS.

February 2013

Congratulations to Qiao Yan, Andy, Silvia and Nico whose paper on the "Organocatalytic C–H Bond Arylation of Aldehydes to Bis-Heteroaryl Ketones" has been published in JACS.

December 2012

Congratulations to Ruth on passing her PhD viva.

November 2012

Congratulations to Ben on passing his PhD viva.

Congratulations to Beatrice on winning the Syngenta Postgraduate Scholarship.

Welcome to new postdoc Mike.

October 2012

Welcome to new PhD students Adam, Tim and James and new Part III students Maya, Henry, Simon and Ian.

September 2012

Congratulations to Lindsay on passing her PhD viva.

Welcome to new postdoc Abraham.

August 2012

Congratulations to Lindsay and Elizabeth whose paper on the "Chemical Synthesis of Aspidosperma Alkaloids" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

July 2012

Welcome to new summer student Ceri and new postdoc Yohei.

June 2012

Congratulations to Rob, Lindsay, Stefanie and Hung whose paper on "Copper-catalysed Alkene Arylation With Diaryliodonium Salts" has been published in JACS.

Welcome to visiting PhD student Nico Erdmann.

May 2012

Welcome to new postdocs Daniel and Shoubhik who join the group.

Congratulations to Matt on becoming Professor.

April 2012

Congratulations to Elliott on winning the 1st prize at the SCI Graduate symposium.

Congratulations to Alice on passing her PhD viva.

March 2012

Congratulations to Peter on passing his MPhil viva.

February 2012

Welcome to new Erasmus student Clarissa who joins the group.

January 2012

Welcome to new postdoc Silvia who joins the group.

December 2011

Congratulations to Ben and Lindsay on winning the 1st and 2nd prize at the RSC Poster competition.

November 2011

Congratulations to Fionn on passing her PhD viva.

October 2011

Welcome to new PhD students Dean, Andrew and Danny and new Part IIIs Shaoming and Wenshu who join the group.

September 2011

Congratulations to Mike on passing his PhD viva.

Congratulations to Beatrice on winning a prize at the Lilly Symposium.

October 2010

Congratulations to Hung, Ruth, Mike and Rob whose paper on "Copper(II)-Catalysed Meta-Selective Direct Arylation of α-Aryl Carbonyl Compounds" has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Congratulations to Robert who won a prize at the 2010 'Leading Chemists' symposium at Roche, Basel after giving a talk.

Congratulations to Ben and Moises whose paper on "Amine Directed Pd(II)-Catalyzed C–H Bond Functionalization Under Ambient Conditions" has been published in Chemical Science.

Welcome to new PhD students Elise, Scott and Andrew, and new Part IIIs Olivia, Daniel and Paul who join the group.

July 2010

Welcome to visiting student Claudia and Part II summer student Olivia who join the group for the summer.

Welcome back to new postdoc Andy who joins the group.

May 2010

Congratulations to Louis (and Donna and Neil) on the acceptance of their paper to the Special Issue of Tetrahedron for this years Prize winner.

Welcome to new postdoc Marcos who joins the group.

Congratulations to Robert on winning the Reaxys 2010 PhD Prize.

Matt is promoted to be a reader.

April 2010

Welcome to new postdoc Aurelian who joins the group.

February 2010

Welcome to new postdoc Pavel who joins the group.

January 2010

Welcome to new postdoc Stefanie who joins the group.

The group's Science paper on meta arylation was voted as one of the top 12 papers of 2009 by Chemical and Engineering News.

November 2009

Congratulations to Falco on passing his PhD viva.

Matt wins AstraZeneca Research Award.

October 2009

Welcome to Beatrice, Peter, Rhiannon, Elliott and Nadine who join the group, and new Part IIIs Tom, Matej and Andrew.

Congratulations to Donna on passing her PhD viva.

Alice wins Eli Lilly Postgraduate Prize for best talk at the Symposium. Well done!

September 2009

Congratulations to Jo on passing her PhD viva.

August 2009

Congratulations to Rob on passing his PhD viva.

July 2009

Congratulations to Sarah on passing her PhD viva.

May 2009

Congratulations to Donna who was awarded a Postdoctoral Lindemann Trust Fellowship from the English Speaking Union to work in the group of Professor Barry Trost at Stanford University.

April 2009

Annabelle wins the poster competition at CRUK Student Meeting 2009 in London.

Matt is awarded the Chem Soc Review Emerging Investigator Award.

March 2009

Robert's research on "A Meta-Selective Copper-Catalyzed C–H Bond Arylation" has been published in Science.

January 2009

Matt is awarded an Eli Lilly Young Lecturer Award.

December 2008

Congratulations to Tri on passing his PhD.

Congratulations to Robert on being awarded the Syngenta Postgraduate Prize for 2008.

Matt is awarded Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry in acknowledgement of the group's research over the last five years.

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