Group Members

Group Photo – October 2017

Past group photos – [link]

Past group members – [link]

Postdoctoral Research Associates

 

 

Ben Allen (EPSRC Funded PDRA since November 2017)

Ph.D. (University of Sheffield, Advisor: Prof. Joe Harrity)

M.Chem. (University of Sheffield, Project with Prof. Joe Harrity)

Research Area: Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

 

 

Publications:

  1. Iron-Catalyzed Methylation using the Borrowing Hydrogen Approach”, K. Polidano, B. D. W. Allen, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 6440-6445. [link]

Conference Contributions:

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Alex Nödling (Leverhulme Trust Funded PDRA since July 2017, Primary advisor: Dr Louis Luk, Collaborative project with Dr Louis C. Morrill)

Ph.D. (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Advisor: Prof. Gerhard Hilt)

Diploma Degree in Chemistry (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Research Area: Organocatalytic Artificial Enzymes

 

 

Publications:

  1. “Reactivity and Selectivity of Iminium Organocatalysis Improved by a Protein Host”, A. R. Nödling, K. Swiderek, R. Castillo, J. W. Hall, A. Angelastro, L. C. Morrill, Y. Jin, Y-H. Tsai, V. Moliner* and L. Y. P. Luk*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, Accepted, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806850. [link]

Conference Contributions:

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3rd Year Ph.D. Students

 

 

James Ayres (Ph.D. student since Oct 2015)

M.Chem. (Nottingham Trent University, Project with Dr Warren Cross)

Research Area: Cyanamide Chemistry

 

 

 

Publications:

  1. “Synthesis and Reactivity of N-Allenyl Cyanamides”, J. N. Ayres, M. T. J. Williams, G. J. Tizzard, S. J. Coles, K. B. Ling and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2018, Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02225. [link]
  2. “Deoxycyanamidation of Alcohols with N-Cyano-N-Phenyl-p-Methylbenzenesulfonamide (NCTS)”, J. N. Ayres, M. W. Ashford, Y. Stöckl, V. Prudhomme, K. B. Ling, J. A. Platts and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 3835-3838. [link]
  3. “N-Cyanation of Secondary Amines using Trichloroacetonitrile”, J. N. Ayres, K. B. Ling* and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5528-5531. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bristol, 17/01/18, Poster
  2. Departmental Seminar, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, India, 22/11/17, Presentation
  3. J-NOST-13 Conference, Banaras Hindu University, Lucknow University, India, 09/11/17, Presentation
  4. 32nd Postgraduate Symposium of the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group, London, 20/09/17, Poster and Presentation
  5. 10th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 13/07/17, Session Chair
  6. Bio-Techne Chemistry Poster Symposium, Bristol, 25/05/17, Poster
  7. 16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference, Cardiff University, 15/05/17, Poster
  8. 8th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 16/03/17, Presentation
  9. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bath, 01/02/17, Poster

2nd Year Ph.D. Students

 

 

Benjamin Reed-Berendt (Ph.D. student since Oct 2016)

M.Chem. (Cardiff University, Project with Dr Louis C. Morrill)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

  1. “FLP-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Silyl Enol Ethers”, I. Khan, B. Reed-Berendt, R. L. Melen* and L. C. Morrill*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201808800. [link]
  2. Exploring Tandem Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer and SNAr Chemistry”, K. Polidano, B. G. Reed-Berendt, A. Basset, A. J. A. Watson, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 6716-6719. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. 13th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 18/01/18, Presentation
  2. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bristol, 17/01/18, Poster

 

 

Kurt Polidano (CDT Ph.D. student since Oct 2016, Primary advisor: Dr Louis C. Morrill, CDT co-advisor: Prof. Jonathan Williams)

M.Sc. (University of Malta, Project with Prof. Giovanna Bosica)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

  1. Iron-Catalyzed Methylation using the Borrowing Hydrogen Approach”, K. Polidano, B. D. W. Allen, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 6440-6445. [link]
  2. Exploring Tandem Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer and SNAr Chemistry”, K. Polidano, B. G. Reed-Berendt, A. Basset, A. J. A. Watson, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 6716-6719. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. 14th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 15/03/18, Presentation
  2. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bristol, 17/01/18, Poster
  3. EPSRC CDT Catalysis Spring Conference, Cardiff University, 06/06/17, Presentation and Poster

1st Year Ph.D. Students

 

 

Mubarak Dambatta (Tetfund Ph.D. student since Apr 2018)

M.Sc. (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Dan Latham (CDT Ph.D. student since July 2018, Primary advisor: Dr Louis C. Morrill, CDT co-advisor: Prof. Jonathan Williams)

M.Chem. (University of Liverpool, Project with Prof. Jianliang Xiao)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Postgraduate Project Students

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Undergraduate Project Students

 

 

 

Joe Santos (CUROP undergraduate researcher since Aug 2018)

Research Area: Cyanamide Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Ward (CUROP undergraduate researcher since Aug 2018)

Research Area: Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars

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