.Willis Group
 

Tim’s new heterocyclic sulfinate couplings are online at Organic Letters

New DPhil students Janette and ZeXin join the group

Rob and Manjeet’s ynamide hydroacylation chemistry is now online at Chemical Science

New Part II students Alvin and Callum join the group

Thomas’s work on the reagent TrNSO, and its application to the synthesis of sulfonimidamides is online at Angewandte Chemie

Our collaborative paper, with UCB, on pyridine cyanation is online at Chemistry: A European Journal

New CDT DPhil students Michael and Antoine join the group

Sang’s Cu(I)-catalyzed butenolide synthesis is online at Organic Letters

Tom’s, Maitane’s and James’ new carbonyl-controlled hydroacylation chemistry, in collaboration with the Weller Group, is online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society

Mings’s LiveSlides commentary on his recent hydroacylation paper in Organic Letters is online

Ming’s hydroacylation cascade to chiral beta-aryl enones is online at Organic Letters

Tom passes his DPhil viva, congratulations

Tim’s desulfinylative pyridine coupling work is online at Chemical Science

Anais passes her DPhil viva,congratulations

Yiding’s sulfonylative Suzuki reaction is out at Chemical Science

CDT rotation students Tom and Michael join the group

Tim wins the industry prize at the RSC postgraduate poster day in London

Anais’s LiveSlides commentary on her S-heterocycles hydroacylation Organic Letters paper is online

Congratulations to Tim who wins a prize for his presentation at the graduate poster competition

Anais’s and Jack’s S-heterocycle synthesis using alkyne hydroacylation is online at Organic Letters

Manjeet passes her DPhil viva, congratulations

Alyn’s sulfonyl fluoride paper, in collaboration with scientists at Pfizer in the US, is online at Chemical Science

Part 2 students, Michael and James join the group

Anais’s and Ming’s traceless hydroacylation chemistry using alkyl aldehydes is online at Chemistry: A European Journal

James passes his DPhil viva, congratulations

Congratulations to Anais on 2nd place for her talk at the IDP meeting

CDT DPhil students Ritashree and Qian Wen join the group

Maitane’s sequential hydroacylation-conjugate addition chemistry is online at Chemical Science

New CDT rotation student Anna joins the group

James’s review of Rh(I) methods in heteroycle synthesis is online at OBC

Manjeet’s hydroacylative route to pyrroles is online at Chemistry: A European Journal

Alex’s eEROS article on DABSO is online

Danny’s and Vincent’s sulfoxide chemistry is online at Organic Letters

Nate’s hydroacylation-Suzuki cascade is online at Organic Chemistry Frontiers

James’s hydroacylative route to quinolines is online at Organic Letters

New postdoc Rob joins the group

Rafeal, a visiting postdoc from Cork, joins the group

CDT rotation students Ritashree and Qian Wen join the group

Sang’s and Joel’s JACS paper on amino aldehyde hydroacylation is online

Alex’s redox-neutral Pd-catalyzed sulfinate synthesis is online at Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to Tom, who wins a prize for his poster in the organic section poster competition.

Manu and Jack’s sulfonamide chemistry is online in Synlett, and is our contribution to the Steve Ley 70th birthday issue. See the commentary at the Sussex Drug Discovery blog.

Manjeet wins a prize for one of the best talks at the AstraZeneca sponsored final year DPhil symposium. Congratulations.

Part II students, Michael, Rob and Jack join the group

CDT students Thomas and James start their DPhil projects in the group

Yiding’s aryne-based route to benzoisothiazoles is online at Organic Letters

Alex passes his DPhil viva. Congratulations. Two in one week...

Milan passes his DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Our SO2-surrogates review has artwork on the cover of July’s Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

Maitane’s HA chemistry, with Amparo from the Weller group, is online art Angewandte

CDT rotation student Thomas joins the group

Ed’s review on sulfur dioxide surrogates in organic synthesis is online at the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

Danny joins the group as a visiting student from Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Peng’s C-S activation study, in collaboration with the Weller group, is online at Organometallics

Our collaboration with the Gołębiewski group in Warsaw, on the synthesis of cibaric acid, is published in Synthesis

CDT rotation student Thomas joins the group

New DPhil student Tim joins the group

Alex’s array compatible sulfonamide synthesis is online at Angewandte Chemie

New DPhil students Ming and Vincent join the group

Alex and Jack, our new Part II students, join the group

Our short review on sulfur dioxide, authored by Alex, Ed and Charlie, is available online at Synthesis

Alex wins 1st prize for his talk at the Syngenta CASE day. Congratulations.

Sarah wins 1st prize in the GSK Part II prizes for her project on Rh-catalysed quinoline synthesis. Congratulations.

Ed passes his DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Ed’s catalytic sulfinate synthesis is online at Angewandte Chemie.

Ziga joins the group as a summer student

Charlie passes her DPhil viva. Congratulations.

The Group’s work is recognised by the award of the RSC’s 2014 Catalysis in Organic Chemistry Award

Ed’s Organic Synthesis procedures for the synthesis of sulfonamides are online

Our hydroacylation review is published in  Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd Edition.

Ed’s diaryl sulfone synthesis is highlighted in SynFacts

Alex’s DABSO-based sulfone synthesis is available at Organic Letters

Ed wins a runners-up prize at the RSC Organic Division poster symposium

Matt’s amino-benzaldehyde hydroacylation process is online at Angewandte Chemie.

Ed has been awarded a Syngenta Scholarship. Congratulations.

Charlie’s sulfone synthesis is online at Chemical Science

Charlie wins a prize for her talk at the Department’s DPhil symposium

Ed’s diaryl sulfone synthesis is online at Angewandte Chemie

New DPhil students Anais, Tom and Yiding join the group

Milan’s isoquinoline synthesis is online at Organic Letters

New Part II students Hannah, Sarah, Philippa and Jon join the group

Alex wins second prize for his poster at the Syngenta symposium. Congratulations.

Radleigh passes his DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Cat’s book chapter on “Palladium- and Copper-Catalysed Heterocycle Synthesis” is published by Wiley.

Synlett has a ‘spotlight’ article on DABSO.

Tom wins the 3rd place prize for his talk at the SCI UG Discovery Research Symposium, held at Queen Mary, London. Congratulations.

Fiona’s e-EROS article on the methional is available online.

Joel’s paper on Rh-catalysed Suzuki-type couplings is highlighted at SynFacts.

Cat passes her DPhil viva and is of to the Biochemical Society. Congratulations.

Edgar joins the group as a visiting PhD student. Welcome.

Ed wins first prize for his talk at the SCI postgraduate symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry. Congratulations.

Elena joins the group as a new postdoc. Welcome.

Joel’s paper, joint with the Weller group, on orthogonal Suzuki-type couplings using aryl methyl sulfides, is available online at Chemical Science.

Fiona passes her DPhil viva and is of to postdoc at Gif-sur-Yvette. Congratulations.

Joel’s paper with the Weller group on traceless hydroacylation is online at Chemistry - A European Journal.

Peng joins the group as a new postdoc.

Cat’s review, discussing the emergence of general precursors for aromatic heterocycle synthesis, is available online at the European Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Rob’s full paper on the catalytic enantioselective total synthesis of hodgkinsine B is available online at Chemistry - A European Journal, and also features on the front cover of the journal.

Joel’s collaborative work with the Weller group on the use of PNP-ligands in alkene and alkyne hydroacylation is online at ACS catalysis.

Sarah-Jane passes her DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Ed wins a prize for his poster at the annual Departmental poster competition. Congratulations.

Radleigh’s review on merged hetero/retro Diels-Alder reactions for heterocycle synthesis is online at Chemical Society Reviews.

Radleigh wins a prize for his talk at the annual Department research symposium. Congratulations.

Jessie’s work on the catalytic synthesis of benzimidazoles and quinazolinones is online at the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Cat wins a prize for her talk at the Lilly Postgraduate Symposium. Congratulations.

New graduate students Manjeet, Nate and James, join the group.

New Part II students, Tom, Ben and Aran join the group.

Liyuan joins the group as a new postdoc.

Jessie passes her DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Cat’s cinnoline chemistry is highlighted in SynFacts.

Maria passes her DPhil viva. Congratulations.

Our collaborative paper with the Weller and Lloyd-Jones Groups on the isolation of an alkenyl-rhodium hydroacyltion intermediate is now online at Organometallics.

Joel’s carbothiolation chemistry is highlighted in SynFacts.

DABSO is now available from Sigma-Aldrich

Our DABSO communication is highlighted at the Organic Chemistry Portal.

Sarah-Jane’s linear-selective alkyne hydroacylation chemistry is available online at Chem. Comm.

Ed and Charlie’s DABSO chemistry features on the front cover of the latest OBC.

Cat’s copper-catalyzed cinnoline synthesis is available online at Angewandte Chemie.

Phil’s work on a hydroacylative route to furans is highlighted in Synfacts.

Amjad passes his viva. Congratulations.

Ed and Charlie’s paper, defining the scope of our palladium-catalysed aminosulfonamde synthesis, is available at Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

Joel’s work, in collaboration with the Weller group, on small angle diphosphines in hydroacylation is online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Maria’s chemistry on the direct functionalization of benzoxazoles using alkenyl iodides is available online at Tetrahedron Letters.

Joel and Carlos’ work, in collaboration with the Weller group, on Rh-catalyzed carbothiolation reactions is online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

David, a visiting student from Aachen, joins the group.

Michael’s “Author Profile” is published in Angewandte Chemie.

Our collaborative paper with the Weller group on the use or tridentate ligands in hydroacylation catalysts is online at Eur JIC.

Alex, Milan and Matt join the group as new DPhil students.

New Part II students - Catherine, Ryan, Alex and Florian - join the group.

Phil’s hydroacylative route towards substituted furans is online at Angewandte Chemie, and has been selected by the Editors as a “Hot” article.

Phil passes his viva. Congratulations.

Holly’s and Carlos’s article on our sulfur dioxide equivalent - DABSO - is online at Organic Letters

Rob’s work on the synthesis of Hodgkinsine B is online at Angewandte Chemie.

We welcome Chris, a visiting summer student from Aachen, to the group.

Jessie, Maria, Fiona and Sarah-Jane present posters at OMCOS 16 in Shanghai.

We welcome Beatriz, a visiting PhD student from Sevilla, to the group.

Phil, Paul and Carlos’ paper on using propylene carbonate for hydroacylation reactions is online at Green Chemistry.

Myriam passes her viva. Congratulations.

Paul passes his viva and is of to postdoc in Sydney.  Congratulations.

Rob passes his viva and is off to postdoc in Cambridge. Congratulations.

Carlos’ paper, in collaboration with the Weller group, on controlling the regioselectivity of intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation is on-line at Angewandte Chemie

The groups chemistry is recognised with the award of the 2011 Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Lecture.  Michael will present the lecture at the OMCOS meeting in Shanghai

Scott and Joel’s communication on the use of O-MTM-aldehydes in intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation is available online in Organic Letters

Carlos’s article in Pure and Applied Chemistry, his lecture from the ICOS 18 meeting in Burgen on enantioselective hydroacylation, is available online

Jessie and Maria present their chemistry at the Pfizer Poster Symposium at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London

Ed and Bao’s palladium-catalysed aminosulfonylation chemistry is available online at Journal of the American Chemical Society

Jessie’s review on Pd and Cu catalysed heterocycle synthesis is available online at Synthesis

New postgrads Ed, Charlotte and Amjad join the group

Sacha, Rhian and Elizabeth join the group as Part II students

Ana and Myriam’s paper on direct-arylative indole and benzofuran synthesis is available online at Angewandte

Myriam presents her chemistry at the ACS meeting in Boston

Carlos’s paper on enantioselective alkyne hydroacylation is on-line at Chemistry: A European Journal

We welcome Alfonso to the group as a visiting summer student

Luke’s paper on the preparation of chloro-indoles is available on the Tetrahedron site

Paul and Rob are off to San Francisco to present their chemistry at the ACS meeting

Congratulations to Scott on passing his DPhil viva.

Our collaborative paper with the Weller group on selectivity in alkene and carbonyl hydroacylation is online in Organometallics

Simon’s paper on desymmetrising carbonylation reactions is published in OBC

Our hydroacylation review is available online at Chemical Reviews

We welcome Joel to the group as a new postdoc

Andy’s paper on Pd-catalyzed isocoumarin synthesis is published in Chem. Commun.

A Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print, edited by Michael, on Modern Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Heterocycle Synthesis is published

Roy’s paper on azaindole synthesis is published in Tetrahedron

Ed and Holly start their Part II projects in the group

Cat and Radleigh join the group as new DPhil students


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