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,