Group News

May 2024

A warm welcome to our new group members Maddison and Mikolaj!

Congratulations to Job and our collaborators for the publication in Nat. Chem.: Enabling nucleophilic reactivity in molecular calcium fluoride complexes

Congratulations to Calum for winning a prize for his talk at the 2024 Vertex Graduate Symposium!

April 2024

Congratulations to Joe, Seb and our collaborators for the publication in JACSPhotoredox Nucleophilic (Radio)fluorination of Alkoxyamines

Congratulations to Joe and Seb for the publication in Angew. Chem.The 18F-Difluoromethyl Group: Challenges, Impact and Outlook

Congratulations to Joe, Seb, Zijun and our collaborators for the publication in Angew. Chem.Expedient Access to 18F-Fluoroheteroarenes via Deaminative Radiofluorination of Aniline-Derived Pyridinium Salts

We are thrilled and most grateful to receive an ERC Advanced Grant to pursue our scientific mission for circular fluorine economy!

Well done Artemis, Calum, Claire, Joe and Seb for representing the group at the 22nd Fluorine Interest Group Meeting in Newcastle and congratulations to Claire on winning a prize for her talk!

A warm welcome to our new group member Thomas!

March 2024

Well done Claire, Joe and Seb for representing the group at ACS Spring 2024 in New Orleans!

Congratulations to Adeline on completing her PhD!

February 2024

Well done Joe for delivering a lecture-demonstration at Gifford Primary School!

January 2024

A warm welcome to our new student Chiara!

November 2024

Well done Calum and Claire for representing the group at the New Frontiers in Synthetic Chemistry symposium in London!

Congratulations to Ella on winning a prize at the Oxford Women in Chemistry symposium!

October 2023

Congratulations to Claire on winning first prize for her talk at the AstraZeneca CASE symposium in Macclesfield!

A warm welcome to our new group members Adam, Columbus, Roberto, Meiyi and Nicolas!

September 2023

Congratulations to Jess on receiving the Gibbs Trust prize for outstanding performance in organic chemistry!

Congratulations to Joe, Benji and Jeroen for the publication in Isr. J. Chem.: Mechanochemical difluoromethylation of (thio)phenols and N-heterocycles​.

August 2023

A warm welcome to our new group member Artemis!

Well done Calum for representing the group at ACS Fall 2023 in San Francisco!

July 2023

We are thrilled see our work Fluorochemicals from fluorspar via a phosphate-enabled mechanochemical process that bypasses HF highlighted in the articles Oxford team leads biomimetic fluorocarbon breakthrough on The Engineer, Nature inspires breakthrough achievement: Hazard-free production of fluorochemicals on Phys.org, Widely-used chemicals can now be made without releasing toxic gas on New Scientist and Nature inspires breakthrough achievement: hazard-free production of fluorochemicals on EurekAlert!

Congratulations to Calum, Emy, Francesco, Job, Gabriele and our collaborators for the publication in Science: Fluorochemicals from fluorspar via a phosphate-enabled mechanochemical process that bypasses HF. Check out our Behind the Paper video!

May 2023

Congratulations to Claire on winning the first prize for her talk at the 2023 final year DPhil AstraZeneca talks in Oxford!

April 2023

Congratulations to Matthew, Alex, Konstantinos and Zijun and our collaborators for the publication in JACS: Regiodivergent Nucleophilic Fluorination under Hydrogen Bonding Catalysis: A Computational and Experimental Study

A warm welcome to our new group members Boris and Marcos!

Well done Zijun, Gabija, Joe and Seb for representing the group at the 21st Fluorine Interest Group Postgraduate Meeting in Oxford!

February 2023

Congratulations to Gianluca and Zijun and our collaborators for the publication in Nucl. Med. Bio.: A radioiodinated rucaparib analogue as an Auger electron emitter for cancer therapy

January 2023

A warm welcome to our new group members Christopher and Julia!

October 2022

Huge congratulations to Véronique for being appointed Waynflete Professor of Chemistry!

Congratulations to Patrick and Zijun and our collaborators for the publication in EJNMMI Res: Correlation between molar activity, injection mass and uptake of the PARP targeting radiotracer [18F]olaparib in mouse models of glioma

Well done Joe for representing the group at the 2022 GSK Synthetic Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium and at the Charles River Phd Chemistry Poster Symposium!

September 2022

A warm welcome to our new group members Immo and Caleb!

Congratulations to Anirban on being awarded a Newton International Fellowship!

August 2022

Well done Gabriele and Joe for representing the group at the EuChemS Chemistry Congress in Lisbon!

Congratulations to Bence on receiving the Gibbs Trust prize for outstanding performance in organic chemistry!

A warm welcome to our new group members Nadia and Omar!

July 2022

Congratulations to Konstantinos on completing his PhD!

Great to see our group being awarded a Bronze LEAF award for environmental sustainability!

Well done Joe and Seb for representing the group at the BOSS XVII in Namur!

June 2022

A warm welcome to our new group member Anirban!

Congratulations to Véronique on receiving the EuChemS Female Organic Chemist of the Year 2021 Award!

May 2022

Congratulations to Zijun, Gianluca and our collaborators for the publication in EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.: Imaging PARP with [18F]rucaparib in pancreatic cancer models

Congratulations to Véronique and all past and present group members on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

We are thrilled to see the group's work highlighted in the article Making Fluorination Chemistry Safer and Easier on Eureka Blog!

April 2022

Congratulations to Zijun on completing her PhD!

A warm welcome to our new group member Leo!

March 2022

A warm welcome to our new group members Thomas and Long!

We wish Jeroen all the best in his new adventure at Genentech!

Congratulations to Joe on being awarded the first prize for his talk at the 20th RSC Fluorine Interest Group Postgraduate Meeting!

Congratulations to Claire on receiving the Pharmaron prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research!

Congratulations to Jeroen, Claudio, Joe, Natan, Alex, Tim, Sandrine and our collaborators for the publication in Nature: [18F]Difluorocarbene for Positron Emission Tomography

Congratulations to Véronique and all past and present group members on receiving the Arthur C. Cope award from the American Chemical Society!

Congratulations to Gianluca, Natan, Jeroen and our collaborators for the publication in EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.: Multi-patient dose synthesis of [18F]Flumazenil via a copper-mediated 18F-fluorination

Congratulations to Joe and all other prize winners who have been selected at the Pfizer Poster Symposium!

Congratulations to Gabriele for the publication in JACS: Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Alkali Metal Fluorides and Beyond

Congratulations to Jimmy, Matt, Alex, Francesco, Gabriele and Paolo for the publication on JACS.: Asymmetric Azidation under Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study

January 2022

Congratulations to Jimmy on completing his PhD!

December 2021

Congratulations to Anna and our collaborators for the publication in Org. Process Res. & Dev.: Scalable Synthesis of (R,R)N,NDibenzyl-2-fluorocyclohexan-1-amine with CsF under Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis

November 2021

Congratulations to Anna, Gabriele and Francesco for the publication in Nat. Protoc.: Multigram synthesis of N-alkyl bis-ureas for asymmetric hydrogen bonding phase-transfer catalysis

Congratulations to Tim for the publication in Nature Chem. Bio.: Post-translational insertion of boron in proteins to probe and modulate function

September 2021

Congratulations to Gianluca for the publication in EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.: Closing the gap between 19F and 18F chemistry

Congratulations to Zijun, Gianluca, Francesco for the publication in Org. Lett.: Copper-Mediated Radiosynthesis of [18F]Rucaparib

August 2021

Congratulations to Giulia on completing her PhD!

Congratulations to Sandrine, Claudio and Seb for the publication in Chem. Sci.: Hydrofluoromethylation of alkenes with fluoroiodomethane and beyond

Congratulations to Rob and Tobi on completing their PhD!

July 2021

Congratulations to Tim on completing his PhD!

Congratulations to Gabriele for the publication in Nat. Rev. Methods Primers: Contemporary synthetic strategies in organofluorine chemistry.

May 2021

Congratulations to Jeroen, Claudio and Natan for the publication in Chem. Soc Rev.: Late-stage difluoromethylation: concepts, developments and perspective

March 2021

Congratulations to Sandrine for being selected as a prize winner at the OC&CB Grad Students Symposium for her talk 'Silyl Radical-Mediated Late-Stage Hydrofunctionalization of Alkenes'!

February 2021

Well done Matthew for supporting the Chemistry Outreach event "Ask a Research Chemist - From Phosphorus to Pharmaceuticals"!

January 2021

Congratulations to Sandrine on completing her PhD!

Congratulations to Claudio on completing his PhD!

December 2020

Congratulations to Gabriele on being a recipient of the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2021!

Congratulations to Anna on completing her PhD!

November 2020

Well done to Anna for representing the group at the Bayer Postdoc Workshop Chemical R&D!

Well done Matthew for giving a virtual talk about 'Communication in Organic Synthesis' at Towson University in Maryland!

Congratulations to Francesco and Gabriele for the publication in JACS: Impact of Multiple Hydrogen Bonds with Fluoride on Catalysis: Insight from NMR Spectroscopy

October 2020

We are thrilled to see our work 'Silyl Radical-Mediated Activation of Sulfamoyl Chlorides Enables Direct Access to Aliphatic Sulfonamides from Alkenes' highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal!

September 2020

Congratulations to Patrick, Adeline, Tobi and Jeroen for the publication in Nature: Light-driven post-translational installation of reactive protein side chains

Congratulations to Osman on completing his PhD!

August 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen on completing his PhD!

We are thrilled to see our work 'Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants: Enantioselective Synthesis of γ-Fluoroamines' highlighted in Synfacts!

Congratulations to Jeroen and Florian for the publication in CCS Chem.: Radiosynthesis of [18F]ArylSCF2H using aryl boronic acids, S-(chlorofluoromethyl)benzenesulfonothioate and [18F]fluoride

We are thrilled to see our work 'Organophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery'  highlighted in OPRD as an item of interest to process R&D chemists and engineers!

July 2020

Well done to Anna representing the group the Oxford Synthesis Summer Conference!

We are thrilled to see our work highlighted in the article 'Easy Access to Aliphatic Sulfonamides using Sulfamoyl Chlorides Under Visible Light Activation' in JoVE!

UNIQ 2020: Alongside other Oxford chemists VG group member Joseph was involved in the development and delivery of a kitchen chemistry workshop, based on the chemistry of turmeric. Joe helped deliver a session on chirality to the year 12s and provided support to the students in the online forum. It was a unique UNIQ experience this year, with the Department delivering a remote academic programme via Teams. Well done Joe!

Congratulations to Francesco for being named as one of the 45 finalists of the Reaxys PhD Prize 2020!

Congratulations to Giulia, David, Francesco, Anna and Gabriele for the publication in JACS: Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants: Enantioselective Synthesis of γ-Fluoroamines

May 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen and Claudio for the publication in JACS: Organophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery

April 2020

Congratulations to Sandrine, Claudio and Jeroen for the publication in Angew. Chem.: Hydrosulfonylation of Alkenes with Sulfonyl Chlorides under Visible Light Activation

Congratulations to Florian for the publication in Mol. Imaging Bio.: [18F]AZD2461, an Insight on Difference in PARP Binding Profiles for DNA Damage Response PET Imaging

March 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen for being awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize!

Congratulations to Florian and Jeroen for the publication in Nat. Protoc.: Manual and automated Cu-mediated radiosynthesis of the PARP inhibitor [18F]olaparib

February 2020

Congratulations to Jeroen for winning the RSC Medicinal Chemistry Poster Prize at the RSC meeting Applied Late-Stage Functionalisation: Where Chemistry Meets Biology!

January 2020

Congratulations to Osman, Florian and Adeline for the publication in JACS: 18F-Trifluoromethanesulfinate enables Direct C–H 18F-Trifluoromethylation of Native Aromatic Residues in Peptides

April 2019

We are thrilled and most grateful to receive an ERC Advanced Grant to pursue our scientific mission for the development of sustainable and efficient catalytic methods!

 

 

 

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