Congratulations to Johnathan Matlock who won 1st Prize for Best Poster Presentation in the Organic & Biological Section of the 3rd Royal Society of Chemistry Younger Members Symposium. Johnathan presented his latest research on the synthesis of heterocycles using vinylsulfonium salts at the meeting in Birmingham on June 24th. Johnathan is jointly supervised by Eoghan and Prof Varinder Aggarwal and is a student in the Bristol Chemical Synthesis CDT. His PhD is sponsored by GSK and the EPSRC.
Our latest publication was published online in Angew Chem Int Ed today. The paper describes how a cyclic disiloxane group controls the conformation of oxacarbenium ions, and leads to high selectivities in the synthesis of 2-deoxyglycosides from glucals and rhamnals. Some additional effects leading to higher selectivity were observed in the glucal series. This paper arose from a collaboration with Dr M Carmen Galan and Prof Roger Alder at the University of Bristol and Dr Diane Coe at GSK. Congratulations to Ed Balmond in particular – this is his second paper as first author in Angew Chem Int Ed.
Angew Chem Int Ed 2014, early view. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403543
Angew Chem 2014, early view. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201403543