News

 

 

Zhiliang’s paper “Oxidative Cleavage of Alkenes by O2 with a Non-Heme Manganese Catalyst” has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. This is an open access article.

 

 

Congratulations to Zhenyu for receiving an award from the Great Britain-China Educational Trust.

 

 

Zhenyu and Aysecik’s review “Recent Development in the Synthesis and Catalytic Application of Iridacycles” has appeared in The Chemical Record (free download).

 

 

The group welcomed Dr IIkan Calisir for joining us. IIkan is working on a collaborative project concerning dielectric materials led by Prof. Y. Huang of Electrical Engineering and Electronics.

 

 

Leiming (MChem, XJTLU/UoL) joined the group. The group welcome Leiming Qi as new PhD student.

 

 

Shiyu obtained her MPhil degree. The group congratulated her for her success and wish her all the best in her future career.

 

Jen and Aysecik’s paper, Chiral Cyclometalated Iridium Complexes for Asymmetric Reduction Reactions, has appeared in Org. Biomol. Chem.

 

 

 

Elliot’s joint paper with Prof. Yi Huang’s group, Multi-Mode Hybrid Antennas Using Liquid Dielectric Resonator and Magneto-Electric Dipole, has appeared in IEEE T. Antenn. Propag.

 

 

 

Dr. Aysecik Kacmaz completed her postdoctoral study and has returned to her home university, Istanbul University. The group wished her all the best for her future career.

 

A Liverpool and SNNU joint paper, Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Racemic Allylic Alcohols to Access Chiral γ-Amino Alcohols, has been published in Agew. Chem. Int. Ed.

In the same journal, Asymmetric Guerbet Reaction to Access Chiral Alcohol was published earlier.

 

 

Prof. Xiao has been awarded the RSC Tilden Prize.

 

 

Associate Prof. Hongyan Zhou returned to Lanzhou, China. The group wish her all the best for her future study.

 

 

Zhenyu’s paper “Methanol as Hydrogen Source: Transfer Hydrogenation of Aldehydes near Room Temperature” has been published in Asian J. Org. Chem. DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.202000241.

 

 

 

The group congratulated Naomi Ritchie for passing her PhD viva on 13 Nov. Well done, Naomi!

 

 

Renpeng Guan (MSc, Hunan University) and Guanhong Chen (MChem, XJTLU/UoL) joined the group as new PhD students with support from CSC. Sydney Williams (MChem, UoL) joined the group as a new PhD student with support from EPSRC and AstraZeneca.

 

 

Dr. Aysecik Kacmaz of the University of Istanbul joined the group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow supported by TUBITAK.

 

 

Associate Prof. Hongyan Zhou of Northwest Normal University joined the group as an Honorary Research Assistant.

 

 

Elliot’s paper “Measured Relative Complex Permittivities for Multiple Series of Ionic Liquids” on the permittivities (dielectric constants) of 64 ionic liquids measured as a function of frequency has been published in J. Mol. Liq. 2019, 294, 111571.

 

 

Prof. Yong Yang of the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited the group. Prof Yang is a Newton Advanced Fellow.

 

"Iron-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination and Hydroamidation of Allylic Alcohols" has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. The work was carried out by Prof. Chao Wang's team at the Shaanxi Normal University in collaboration with the Xiao's group at the University of Liverpool.

 

Profs. Bolun Yang, Xin Chen, Guidong Yang and Chunran Chang of the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, XJTU, visited the group and department, and they attended the Liverpool-XJTU Workshop on "Catalysis, Energy and Materials", organised by the XJTU-Liverpool Joint Laboratory of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Liverpool.

 

 

Profs. Hongfu Yuan, Xiaoyu Li and Longhai Guo of BUCT visited the group and introduced their research.

 

"Transition-Metal-Free Hydrogen Autotransfer: Diastereoselective N-Alkylation of Amines with Racemic Alcohols" has been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. as a Hot Paper. The work was carried out by Prof Chao Wang's team at the Shaanxi Normal University and Prof Ming Lei's team at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, in collaboration with the Xiao's group at the University of Liverpool.

 

Congratulations to Paul, Jianjun, and Jiwu for opening the Liverpool ChiroChemTaizhou new lab.

 

 

Dr. Ramachandran Gunasekar joined the group as a KTP Associate working with LCC, from Prof. Kitamura's group in Nagoya University.

 

"Manganese-Catalysed Oxidation of Silanes with H2O2" has been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., as a VIP paper featured on the font cover. The work was carried out by Prof. Chaoqun Li at the Shaanxi Normal University in collaboration with the Xiao's group at the Unviersity of Liverpool.

 

 

Angela's paper "Boosting Molecular Complexity with O2" has been published in Chem. Eur. J. as a Hot Paper.

 

 

Dr. Ahmed successfully passed his PhD viva on Dec. 18. The group warmly congratulated Dr. Ahmed for his excellent achievement!