Publications

Asymmetric Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of heterocycles via Rhodium-catalysed allylic arylation of racemates
Philipp Schäfer, Thomas Palacin, Mireia Sidera and Stephen P. Fletcher. Nature Communications, 2017, 8. doi:10.1038/ncomms15762.

Toolbox study for application of hydrogen peroxide as a versatile, safe and industrially-relevant green oxidant in continuous flow mode
Benjamin Martin, Joerg Sedelmeier,
Anaïs Bouisseau, Patricia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Julien Haber, Florian Kleinbeck, Sonja Kamptmann, Flavien Susanne, Pascale Hoehn, Marian Lanz, Laurent Pellegatti, Francesco Venturoni, Jeremy Robertson, Michael C. Willis, Berthold Schenkela. Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 1439-1448.

Two-Component Assembly of Thiochroman-4-ones and Tetrahydrothiopyran-4-ones Using a Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation/Thio-Conjugate-Addition Sequence
Anaïs Bouisseau, John Glancy, and Michael C. Willis. Organic Letters, 2016, 18 (21), pp 5676–5679.

Traceless Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation Using Alkyl Aldehydes: The Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Aryl Ketones
Anaïs Bouisseau, Ming Gao and Michael C. Willis. Chemistry - a European Journal, 2016, 22 (44), 15624–15628.

Catalytic enantio- and diastereoselective Mannich reaction of α-substituted isocyanoacetates and ketimines
Raquel de la Campa, Adam D. Gammack Yamagata, Irene Ortín,
Allegra Franchino, Amber L. Thompson, Barbara Odell and Darren J. Dixon. Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 10632-10635.

Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of the Cytotoxin Aruncin B
Aubert Ribaucourt and David M. Hodgson. Organic Letters, 2016, 18 (17), 4364–4367. Articles on request (first 50 e-prints free) - click here to access.

Recent applications in natural product synthesis of dihydrofuran and -pyran formation by ring-closing alkene metathesis
Reece Jacques, Ritashree Pal, Nicholas A. Parker, Claire E. Sear, Peter W. Smith,
Aubert Ribaucourt and David M. Hodgson. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2016, 14, 5875-5893. DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00593D

Scalar Cross-Relaxation Detected in the NOESY Spectra of Oxazolidines and Thiazolidines
Tharindi D. Panduwawala,
Laia Josa-Culleré, Ilya Kuprov, Barbara Odell, Mark G. Moloney, and Timothy D. W. Claridge.
Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 81 (10), 4142-4148. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00458

Stereoselectivity in the Reduction of Bicyclic Tetramates
Laia Josa-Culleré, Mark G. Moloney, Amber L. Thompson.
SynLett, 2016, 27 (11), 1677-1681. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561942

Enantioselective synthesis of (−)-chloramphenicol via silver-catalysed asymmetric isocyanoacetate aldol reaction
Allegra Franchino, Pavol Jakubec, and Darren J Dixon. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 93-96.

Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Doubly Vinylogous Michael Addition of α,β-Unsaturated γ-Butyrolactams to Dienones.
Xiaodong Gu, Tingting Guo, Yuanyuan Dai,
Allegra Franchino, Jie Fei, Chuncheng Zou, Darren J. Dixon, and Jinxing Ye.
Angewandte Chemie, 2015, 127 (35), 10387-10391. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201504276

Application of Catalytic Z-selective Olefin Metathesis in Natural Product Synthesis.
Simon Werrel, Johannes C.L. Walker, and Timothy J. Donohoe.
Tetrahedron Letters, 2015, 56 (38), 5261-5268. DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2015.07.008

A General, Scalable, Organocatalytic Nitro-Michael Addition to Enones: Enantioselective Access to All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters.
Xiaodong Gu, Yuanyuan Dai, Tingting Guo,
Allegra Franchino, Darren J. Dixon, and Jinxing Ye. Org. Lett., 2015, 17 (6), 1505–1508.