Many congratulations to Matteo Tironi, who successfully defended his thesis and became the second doctor to graduate from our group.
New Paper in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
Our latest application of BT-reagents as nucleophilic reagents for organofluorine chemistry has been published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. This work reports unprecedented nucleophilic substitution reactions of alcohols –SCF2H anions generated from BT-SCF2H. The presence of the silver salt AgOTf as a catalyst is crucial for stabilising this otherwise unstable anion.
Congratulations to first author Matteo!
For information, check out the paper here: https://chemistry-europe.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejoc.202101557
Poster Prize for Lili
Congratulations Lili for winning a poster prize at the 20th RSC Fluorine Subject Group postgraduate meeting! Lili’s poster presented her work using BT-SCF3 as a practical reagent for preparing (trifluoromethyl)thioesters and for activation of THF.
Armin wins DAAD Prize
Many congratulations to Armin, who has been awarded a prestigious prize from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)! The DAAD Prize recognises international students at German universities both for their outstanding academic achievements and for their commitment to promoting intercultural exchange and societal engagement.
Welcome to our New Website
Following our move to Newcastle, the Hopkinson Group now has a new website. Check here for the latest research and news from our group!