Friday, 2 July 2021

Jamie and Harry's paper on the ball milling synthesis of fluorophores and Photoredox catalyst system 4CzIPN is accepted for publication in JOC for the Enabling Techniques for Organic Synthesis special issue.

JamieA. Leitch*, Harry R. Smallman & Duncan L. Browne* J. Org. Chem., 2021,

[Special Issue: Enabling Techniques for Organic Synthesis]

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Welcome to MPharm Student Shipei Fang (Selina) and Visiting PhD Paweł

The group welcomes MPharm project student Shipei Fang (Selina) working the direct amidation of esters by ball milling and Visiting PhD Student Paweł Czerwinski. Paweł visits for three months from Prof. Bartłomiej Furman's lab at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Ball Milling Enabled Reactivity of Manganese Metal now on ChemRXiv

Our studies on the unique reactivity afforded by ball milling manganese metal is now online at ChemRxiv. This study explores and demonstrates that ball milling of manganese is essential to enable the reductive dimerisation of alkenes.

William I. Nicholson, Joseph L. Howard, Giuseppina Magri, Alex C. Seastram, Adam Khan, Louis C. Morrill, Emma Richards & Duncan L. Browne* ChemRxiv., 2021, 10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-s7r6b

Monday, 28 June 2021

Civetone Paper Accepted in Angewandte Chemie!

Our collaborative work on continuous flow Z-selective metathesis led by Marc Mauduit has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Congrats to Jenifer, Tom, Idriss and Sophie.

Jennifer Morvan, Tom McBride, Idriss Curbet, Sophie Colombel-Rouen, Thierry Roisnel, Chritsophe Crévisy, Duncan L. Browne* & Marc Mauduit* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021,

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Harry, Jamie and Tom's review on the generation and use of ketenes under continuous flow conditions is online at Tetrahedron as part of the 'Advances in Continuous Flow Chemistry' special issue. It was great working again with Steve Ley on this one.

Harry R. Smallman, Jamie A. Leitch, Tom McBride, Steven V. Ley* & Duncan L. Browne* Tetrahedron., 2021,

[Open Access] [Special Issue: Advances in Continuous Flow Chemistry]

Monday, 14 June 2021

A Ball Milling Enabled Cross-Electrophile Coupling now on ChemRXiv

Two online for Andy today!
Andy, Will and Jamies paper on the use of a ball mill for cross-electrophile coupling is now online at ChemRxiv. This manuscript describes the ability to forge C(sp3)-C(sp2) bonds using nickel catalysis, without the requirement for rigourously inert conditions and independant of the form of zinc reductant.

Andrew C. Jones, William I. Nicholson, Jamie A. Leitch & Duncan L. Browne* ChemRxiv., 2021, 10.26434/chemrxiv.14770740.v1

Access to Novel Fluorinated Heterocycles using the Fluoroiodane Reagent

Our collaborative project with Alison Stuart on the use of the fluoroiodane reagent under milling conditions is accetped for publication in Chem. Commun.

William Riley, Andrew C. Jones, Kudlip Singh, Duncan L. Browne* & Alison M. Stuart* Chem. Commun., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/d1cc02587b

[Open Access]

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Andy gives a talk at RSC Fluorine Group Postgraduate Meeting

We're proud to have Andy Jones representing the group today with a research talk at the RSC Fluorine Interest Group's 19th Annual Meeting (online this year!). Andy will talk about our collaborative project with Dr Alison Stuart at University of Leicester

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Continuous Flow Z-Selective Metathesis on ChemRxiv

Our collaborative work on continuous flow Z-selective metathesis leb by Marc Mauduit is uploaded to ChemRxiv. This work features catalyst and reactor design (tube in tube reactors and serail CSTR's) to deliver a platform technique for the continuous synthesis of several commerically valuable Z products.

Jennifer Morvan, Tom McBride, Idriss Curbet, Sophie Colombel-Rouen, Thierry Roisnel, Chritsophe Crévisy, Duncan L. Browne* & Marc Mauduit* ChemRxiv, 2021, 10.26434/chemrxiv.14579133.v1

Monday, 10 May 2021

Direct Amidation of Esters by Ball Milling on ChemRXiv

Our collaborative project with Syngenta on the direct amidation of esters is uploaded to ChemRxiv, we're pretty pleased with this one, a great method for preparing amides without reaction solvent!

William I. Nicholson, Fabien Barreteau, Jamie Leitch, Riley, Payne, Ian Priestley, Edouard Godineau, Claudio Battilicchio* & Duncan L. Browne* ChemRxiv., 2021, 10.26434/chemrxiv.14556153.v2

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Browne Research Group now on Twitter

The group are now on Twitter @BrowneGroup sporting the new group logo designed by Jamie

Monday, 15 March 2021

New Publication

Jamies Concept article, highlighting the first examples of mechanoredox chemistry, has been accetped for publication in Chem. Eur. J. and given an Editorial Office Showcase mark, Great job Jamie!.

Jamie A. Letich* & Duncan L. Browne* Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 9721-9726.

[Open Access] [Editorial Showcase]