Monday, 23 November 2020

New Publication

Matts project on tertiary amine organocatalysis is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering special issue on Mechanochemistry. Matt has demonstrated in some cases that the aza-MBH reaction can be run in significantly shorter reaction times (3 hours compared to 3 days) in the absence of reaction solvent. Matt also observed that asymmetric induction is possible in the absence of solvent although seemingly diminished in comparison to having solvent present, as ever, a privilege to work with Louis Morrill on this.

Matthew T. J. Williams, Louis C. Morrill* & Duncan L. Browne* ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07320

Monday, 16 November 2020

Welcome to Dr Jamie Leitch

The group welcomes Dr Jamie Leitch as PDRA, working on a Leverhulme Trust funded project in collaboration with Prof. Adrian Porch and Dr Rebecca Melen . Jamies project will explore the use of Microwave analysis to determine the frustratedness of Lewis Pairings. Jamie was previously PDRA in the Dixon group and PhD with Prof. Chris Frost