Selected Recent Publications In Catalysis

P. Mountford, A. D. Schwarz, C. S. Onn A remarkable switch from a diamination to a hydrohydrazination catalyst and observation of an unprecedented catalyst resting state Angew. Chem. Int Ed. 2012

S. J. Poingdestre, J. D. Goodacre, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis, Rhodium-catalysed linear-selective alkyne hydroacylaion, ​Chem. Commun. 201248​, 6354

R. B. Hamed, L. Henry, J. R. Gomez-Castellanos, J. Mecinović, C. Ducho, J. L. Sorensen, T. D. W. Claridge and C. J. Schofield, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 471-479.

T. Li, P.A.J. Bagot, E.A. Marquis, S.C.E. Tsang, G.D.W. Smith J. Phys. Chem. C 116 (2012) 4760 "Characterization of Oxidation and Reduction of a Palladium-Rhodium alloy by Atom Probe Tomography"

Edwards et. al Edwards, P.P., Catalytic combustion of propane over mixed oxides derived from Cu xMg 3-xAl hydrotalcites, Fuel, 2012, 96,257-263 [link]

Shape-Dependent Acidity and Photocatalytic Activity of Nb2O5 Nanocrystals with Active TT (001) Surface, Yun Zhao, Clive Eley, Jingping Hu, John S Foord, Lin Ye, Heyong He and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Angew Chem. (hot) 1 FEB 2012, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201108580.

Reeve, H.A., Lauterbach, L., Ash, P.A., Lenz, O., Vincent, K.A., 'A modular system for regeneration of NAD cofactors using graphite particles modified with hydrogenase and diaphorase moieties' Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (10), 1589-1591. [link]

Lauterbach, L., Idris, Z., Vincent, K.A., Lenz, O. 'Catalytic properties of the isolated diaphorase fragment of the NAD+-reducing [NiFe]-hydrogenase fromRalstonia eutrophaPLoS ONE, 2011, 6 (10): e25939. [link]

Enzymatic Catalysis of Anti-Baldwin Ring-Closure in Polyether Biosynthesis Hotta, K.; Chen, X.; Paton, R. S.; Minami, A.; Li, H. Swaminathan, K. T.; Mathews, I. I.; Watanabe, K.; Oikawa, H.; Houk, K. N.; Kim, C. Y. Nature. 2012article online

A. B. Chaplin, J. F. Hooper, A. S. Weller*, and M. C. Willis* Intermolecular hydroacylation: High Activity Rhodium Catalysts Containing Small Bite Angle Diphosphine Ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, ASAP. [pdf]


R. L. Greenaway, C. D. Campbell, O. T. Holton, C. A. Russell and E. A. Anderson. 'Palladium-catalyzed cascade cyclization of ynamides to azabicycles', 2011. Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 14366.

D. S. B. Daniels, A. L. Thompson and E. A. Anderson. 'Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of 2-alkynyl oxacycles', 2011.

J. W. Burton et. al. A Zinc(II) Catalyst System for the Conia-Ene Reaction of Alkynyl-Aminomalonates Applicable to 5-Endo-Dig Reactions Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011353, 2966-2970.


Synthesis of macrocyclic natural products by catalyst-controlled stereoselective ring-closing metathesis” Miao Yu, Chenbo Wang, Andrew F. Kyle, Pavol Jakubec, Darren J. Dixon, Richard R. Schrock, Amir H. Hoveyda, Nature 2011, 479, 88-93.


Cationic and charge-neutral calcium tetrahydroborate complexes and their use in the controlled ring-opening polymerisation of rac-lactide." M. G. Cushion and P. Mountford, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2276-2278. [].


Computational Design of New Protein Catalysts Kiss, G.; Johnson, S. A.; Nosrati, G.; Çelebi-Ölçüm, N.; Kim, S.; Paton, R.; Houk, K. N. in Modeling of Molecular Properties (ed P. Comba), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany 2011chapter 16.


Amino acid based reoxidants for aminohydroxylation: application to the construction of amino acid-aminoalcohol conjugates, Timothy J. Donohoe, Cedric K. A. Callens, Aida Flores, Stefanie Mesch, Darren L. Poole and Ishmael A. Roslan, Angewandte Chemie Int Ed., 2011, 50, 10957.

One-Pot nitro-Mannich/hydroamination cascades for the direct synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted pyrroles using base and gold catalysis” D. M. Barber, H. Sanganee, D. J. Dixon, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4379-438.

A New Family of Cinchona-Derived Amino Phosphine Precatalysts: Application to the Highly Enantio- and Diastereoselective Silver-Catalyzed Isocyanoacetate Aldol Reaction” F. Sladojevich, A. Trabocchi, A. Guarna, D. J. Dixon, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133,1710-1713.

Brown, J. M.; Nguyen, B. N., Stereoselective hydroboration and diboration of carbon-carbon double bonds. Science of Synthesis, Stereoselective Synthesis 2011, 1, 295-324

L. J. Sewell, G. C. Lloyd-Jones*, and A. S. Weller* Development of a Generic Mechanism for the Dehydrocoupling of Amine-Boranes: A Stoichiometric, Catalytic, and Kinetic Study of H3NMe2H Using the [Rh(PCy3)2]Fragment, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012134, 3598 [.pdf]

J. F. Hooper, A. B. Chaplin, C. González-Rodríguez, A. L. Thompson, A. S. Weller*, and M. C. Willis* Aryl Methyl Sulfides for Rhodium–Catalyzed Alkyne Carbothiolation: Arene Functionalisation with Activating Group Recycling J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012134, 2906 [pdf]

Li, Q.; Batchelor-McAuley, C.; Lawrence Nathan, S.; Hartshorne Robert, S.; Compton Richard, G., Semiquinone intermediates in the two-electron reduction of quinones in aqueous media and their exceptionally high reactivity towards oxygen reduction. ChemPhysChem 2011, 12 (7), 1255-7 

Li, Q.; Batchelor-McAuley, C.; Lawrence, N. S.; Hartshorne, R. S.; Compton, R. G., Semiquinone Intermediates in the Two-Electron Reduction of Quinones in Aqueous Media and their Exceptionally High Reactivity towards Oxygen Reduction. ChemPhysChem 2011, 12 (7), 1255-1257

Mantri, M.; Loik, N. D.; Hamed, R. B.; Claridge, T. D. W.; McCullagh, J. S. O.; Schofield, C. J., The 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Oxygenase JMJD6 Catalyses Oxidation of Lysine Residues to give 5S-Hydroxylysine Residues. ChemBioChem 2011, 12 (4), 531-534

Sladojevich, F.; Trabocchi, A.; Guarna, A.; Dixon, D. J., A new family of cinchona-derived amino phosphine precatalysts: application to the highly enantio- and diastereoselective silver-catalyzed isocyanoacetate aldol reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133 (6), 1710-1713