Methylenespiro[2.3]hexanes via Nickel-Catalyzed Cyclopropanations with [1.1.1]Propellane, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 51, 20325–20334
Two recent papers from the group critically examine spurious claims of 1st row transition metal catalysed Suzuki cross-coupling.
Revisiting Claims of the Iron‐, Cobalt‐, Nickel‐, and Copper- Catalyzed Suzuki Biaryl Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with Aryl Boronic Acids, Organometallics 2019, 38, 1770−1777
Can Immobilization of an Inactive Iron Species Switch on Catalytic Activity in the Suzuki Reaction? Cat. Lett. 2020, 150, 963-968
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Robin Bedford on the development and application of homogeneous first-row transition metal catalysts for cross-coupling and related reactions. The project is funded by the EPSRC Catalysis Hub, and you will interact with researchers at other Universities in the UK and at the Harwell Research Campus.
Experience in organometallic synthesis or homogeneous catalysts design and the routine use of air-sensitive techniques are essential. Applicants must have a PhD in synthetic of homogeneous catalytic chemistry. Experience in characterising paramagnetic complexes is desirable.
The post is available to start as soon as possible for 2 years and the closing date for applications is the 23rdApril 2019. Full details and the application procedure can be found here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingId=37094&nPostingTargetId=126454&id=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&LG=UK&mask=uobext
Antonis M.Messinis, Stephen L. J.Luckham, Peter P. Wells, Diego Gianolio, Emma K.Gibson, Harry M. O’Brien, Hazel A. Sparkes, Sean A. Davis, June Callison, David Elorriaga, Oscar Hernandez-Fajardo and Robin B. Bedford, Nature Catalysis, 2019, 2, 123-133. A read-only version of this paper can be found here: https://rdcu.be/be4e9
Soneela Asghar, Sanita B. Tailor, David Elorriaga and Robin B. Bedford, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710053
You are warmly invited to a free, one day meeting on homogeneous Earth-abundant metal catalysis (EAMCat1), hosted by the UK Catalysis Hub on the 8th December at the Harwell Research Complex. The confirmed speakers are:
Lutz Ackermann http://www.ackermann.chemie.uni-goettingen.de
Axel Jacobi von Wangelin http://www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/jacobi/
Ruth Webster http://www.bath.ac.uk/chemistry/contacts/academics/ruth_webster/
Stephen Thomas http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/dr-stephen-p-thomas
Damien Murphy http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38540-murphy-damien
Jonathan Moseley http://www.catsci.com/dr-jonathan-moseley.html
In addition there will be a poster session for those working on all aspects of homogeneous Earth-abundant metal catalysis, either in the academic or end-user sectors. If you wish to submit a poster please email Robin Bedford (email@example.com) with a title + brief (1-2 sentence) abstract by 15th November.
There are a limited number of tickets available for the complementary conference dinner. For further details and to register for the meeting, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-abundant-metal-catalysis-conference-eamcat-1-tickets-28217334808
Registration will be 10-11 and the programme will finish at 17:45. For details on travel to the Harwell complex, see: http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/Directions.html
Hope to see you there!
The new academic year brings new people to our research group (as well as the welcome return of some previous members).
Sanita Tailor and Mattia Manzotti are starting their PhD studies in the group, while Soneela Asghar joins us for a year of a commonwealth ‘split-site’ PhD from Pakistan. Pablo Frieiro is a short-term visiting postdoc from Spain.
Meanwhile, Leyla Lugal, Nimisha Raj Sharma, Jack Roberts, Anna Winnicka and Andrew Horner join the group for their final year undergraduate research projects.
Many congratulations to Harry O’Brien who has secured a JSPS short-term fellowship to visit Japan this summer. He will spend two months in Professor Masaharu Nakamura’s laboratory investigating iron-catalysed synthetic methodologies. Sakes all round!