Cypriens’s paper on isochroman synthesis starting from epoxides in HFIP has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science. Congrats!
Valentyn and Marie’s paper on the 1,2-aminoarylation of alkenes to directly form unprotected primary amines has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Our fourth paper in that journal in the past 9 months! Congrats!
Marie leaves for CNRS at Paris-Saclay
Farewell to postdoc Marie Vayer, who leaves us to start her independent academic career in the CNRS at Paris-Saclay University. Congratulations on the dream job and good luck!
10-year Lab Anniversary
The Moran Lab celebrates 10 great years! Several former group members from around Europe were able to attend the celebration and shared short presentations about their jobs and life since leaving the lab. A day to remember!
Marie’s paper on the generation of trifluoromethylated all-carbon quaternary centres through the hydroarylation of trifluoromethylated styrenes is accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis. Thanks to Robert for the last-minute mechanistic help. Congrats!
Marie and Shaofei’s rapid method for the reduction of epoxides to primary alcohols has been accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis. Congrats!
Our paper on a large expansion of the Friedel-Crafts reaction has been accepted for publication in Chem. We describe Friedel-Crafts reactions with primary aliphatic alcohols and electronically deactivated epoxides, as well as sequential Friedel-Crafts reactions stemming from epoxide-opening, all without pre-activation. This was a massive project with over 170 examples, some of it reaching back nearly 4 years. Congrats to Shaofei, Marie, Florent, Vuk and Andrei and to our DFT collaborators in the Rowley lab (Carleton).
Dr. Marie Vayer joins the lab
A warm welcome to Marie Vayer, who joins us from a prior postdoctoral appointment in Prof. Nuno Maulide’s group at the University of Vienna. Marie will work on the development of new synthetic methods exploiting HFIP. Welcome, Marie!