Our article on Schreiner’s Catalyst is published

eEROS coverOur article on Schreiner’s catalyst has been published online in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (e-EROS). The article reviews the applications of this thiourea-based catalyst (N,N’-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]thiourea) in organic synthesis. We previously published an article describing how this catalyst can be used in the synthesis of 2-deoxyglycosides.

The article can be read (with a subscription):

e-EROS, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01642


Research Presented in Palermo

Our preliminary findings from a collaboration with the group of Prof Peter Schreiner (Giessen) were presented in Palermo at the latest meeting of the EU COST action ORCA (CM0905). Raffael Wende prepared the poster but unfortunately fell ill and couldn’t attend the meeting, so Eoghan presented the poster in his absence. The poster described some promising initial results from Raffael and Avene. These were mostly obtained during Raffael’s visit to Dublin funded by the award of funding for a Short Term Scientific Meeting (STSM) by the COST Action to Raffael.

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Amity finishes her Research Experience

Amity Wipson presented a poster on her research yesterday at an event for the visiting undergraduate students who took part in the ‘Research Experience’ module. Amity is pictured here with some of the other presenters (3rd from the left). Amity will be heading back to Notre Dame at the end of semester to resume her studies there. We wish her good luck for the future!study_abroad_group 2014

Two Talks This Week

Eoghan presented the group’s research at two meetings this week. Firstly he gave a talk at the RSC Carbohydrate Group Spring Meeting, in Bath (UK). The highlight of the carbohydrate group meeting was the award of the Haworth Medal to Prof David Crich and his Award Lecture. Following this Eoghan spoke at the RSC Symposium on Stereochemistry in Dublin. This symposium was organised to coincide with the award of the RSC Stereochemistry Medal to Prof Peter O’Brien and the delivery of his Award Lecture. Pictured below are the speakers at the RSC Stereochemistry Symposium (Dr Chris Braddock, Dr Francesca Paradisi, Prof Declan Gilheany, Dr Matt Cook, Prof Peter O’Brien, Dr John Stephens, Prof Ray Jones (RSC Organic Division President), Eoghan and Prof Pat Guiry (symposium organizer)).

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