William I. Nicholson, Alex C. Seastram, Saqib A. Iqbal, Benjamin G. Reed-Berendt, Louis C. Morrill* & Duncan L. Browne* ChemSusChem 2019 DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201902346[Open Access][Part of Wiley 'Hot Topic: Organocatalysis']
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Another collaborative paper with the Morrill Group! This time we combine organocatalysis and ball-milling to deliver NHC catalysed acyl anion chemistry under milling conditions. This project took a while to land the appropriate conditions and then convert to substrate scope. Alex and Saqib were fresh faced MChem students at project outset, fortunately it did not put them off organic methodology and they are now pursuing PhDs, Morrill Group and Ingleson Group (Edinburgh), respectively. Good job by Will and Ben for seeing it through!
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Ben, Deepak, Alex (LCM Group) and Toms paper on the electrochemically driven, manganese catalysed deconstructive chlorination of cycloalkanols is published in Organic Letters! Congratulations folks, a lot of hard work went into this one! Thanks to Louis for letting us get involved and investigate this reaction using flow methods and continuous workup.
064- Manganese-Catalyzed Electrochemical Deconstructive Chlorination of Cycloalkanols via Alkoxy Radicals
Benjamin D. W. Allen, Mishra Deepak Hareram, Alex C. Seastram, Tom McBride, Thomas Wirth, Duncan L. Browne* & Louis C. Morrill* Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 9241-9246.[Open Access]
Monday, 4 November 2019
The group welcomes back Riley Payne (former BSC student in the group) as an MPhil student and Harry Smallman (former CUROP summer student) as a PhD student, here we are outside our new HQ in London!