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