ICS 2018 in Lisbon

Ren, Róisín and Eoghan all presented their research in the 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium in Lisbon this week. Ren and Róisín presented their work as posters, while Eoghan was an invited speaker. We all very much enjoyed the excellent meeting. We are especially grateful to Prof Amélia Pilar Rauter who was the Chair of the organising committee for all of her hard work.

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Martin’s first paper!

Congratulations to Martin on publishing his first paper. The paper was published online in Synthesis and describes the large-scale synthesis of a chiral sulfide, isothiocineole, and its application in asymmetric epoxidations and aziridinations on multi-gram scale. The work is a collaboration with the Aggarwal group in the University of Bristol.  Martin’s co-authors are Dr Johnathan Matlock, Dr Ona Illa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Eoghan and Prof Varinder Aggarwal.

Currently the paper can be read online (with a subscription) but an author’s copy will be posted on the group website soon, and a copy will be deposited in the UCD repository once an embargo period has passed.

Synthesis 2018, efirst. M P O’Fearraigh, J V Matlock, E M McGarrigle*, V K Aggarwal* — Synthesis of Isothiocineole and Application in Multigram-Scale Sulfur Ylide Mediated Asymmetric Epoxidation and Aziridination. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609580

The work in UCD was sponsored the University of Bristol, the Irish Research Council (GOIPG/2014/528), Science Foundation Ireland, and the Marie-Curie Action COFUND (11/SIRG/B2154).

Farewell Ana!

Ana with group members 2018 cropped2We say goodbye to Ana following the completion of her internship in the group. Ana made excellent progress in her RSC-sponsored research into organocatalytic glycosylations, making a significant contribution to our knowledge. In due course we hope to publish her results in a journal article. Thanks for all the hard work Ana, and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Martin Presents in Budapest

Martin gave a talk on his phosphorus chemistry work in Budapest last week at the 22nd International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry. Martin was selected for a short oral presentation on Thursday afternoon. Martin was joined in Budapest by members of the Gilheany group from UCD. Both Prof Gilheany and Anna Vetter also spoke at the conference. Well done to all for flying the UCD flag.