Publications

Journal Articles

41) N– to C-sulfonyl photoisomerisation of dihydropyridinones: A synthetic and mechanistic study. P.-P. Yeh, J. E. Taylor, D. G. Stark, D. S. B. Daniels, C. Fallan, J. C. Walton, A. D. Smith, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 8914-8922. 

40) Tandem Palladium and Isothiourea Relay Catalysis: Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Amino Acid Derivatives via Allylic Amination and [2,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement. S. S. M. Spoehrle, T. H. West, J. E. Taylor, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 11895-11902.

39) Catalytic Enantioselective [2,3]-Rearrangement of Allylic Ammonium Ylides: A Mechanistic and Computational Study. T. H. West, D. M. Walden, J. E. Taylor, A. C. Brueckner, R. C. Johnston, P. H-Y. Cheong, G. C. Lloyd-Jones, A. D. Smith, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 4366-4375.

38) Enantioselective NHC-Catalysed Redox [4+2]-Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions using α-Aroyloxyaldehydes and Unsaturated Ketoesters. J. E. Taylor, A. T. Davies, J. J. Douglas, G. Churchill, A. D. Smith, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2017, 28, 355-366.38_abstract

37) Isothiourea-Catalysed Acylative Kinetic Resolution of Aryl-Alkenyl (sp2 vs. sp2) Substituted Secondary Alcohols. S. F. Musolino, O. S. Ojo, N. J. Westwood, J. E. Taylor, A. D. Smith, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 18916-18922.37_abstract

36) Exploiting the Imidazolium Effect in Base-free Ammonium Enolate Generation: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies. C. M. Young, D. G. Stark, T. H. West, J. E. Taylor, A. D. Smith, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14394-14399.36_abstract

35) Enantioselective Stereodivergent Nucleophile-Dependent Isothiourea-Catalysed Domino Reactions. A. Matviitsuk, J. E. Taylor, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 17748-17757.35_abstract

34) Isothiourea-Catalysed Enantioselective Pyrrolizine Synthesis: Synthetic and Computational Studies. D. G. Stark, P. Williamson, E. R. Gayner, S. F. Musolino, R. W. F. Kerr, J. E. Taylor, A. M. Z. Slawin, T. J. C. O’Riordan, S. A. Macgregor, A. D. Smith, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 8957-8965.34_Abstract

33) Organocatalytic Synthesis of Fused Bicyclic 2,3-Dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazoles through an Intramolecular Cascade Cyclization. A. J. Fugard, B. K. Thompson, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. E. Taylor, A. D. Smith, Org. Lett. 201517, 5824-5827.33_Abstract

32) Catalytic Stereoselective [2,3]-Rearrangement Reactions. T. H. West, S. S. M. Spoehrle, K. Kasten, J. E. Taylor, A. D. Smith, ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 7446-7479.32_Abstract

31) Enantioselective NHC-Catalyzed Redox [4+2]-Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions Using α,β-Unsaturated Trichloromethyl Ketones as Amide Equivalents. N. Attaba, J. E. Taylor, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, J. Org. Chem. 201580, 9728–9739.31_Abstract

30) Asymmetric Isothiourea-Catalysed Formal [3+2] Cycloadditions of Ammonium Enolates with Oxaziridines. S. R. Smith, C. Fallan, J. E. Taylor, R. McLennan, D. S. B. Daniels, L. C. Morrill, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 10530-10536.30_Abstract

29) Rate and Equilibrium Constants for the Addition of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes into Benzaldehydes: A Remarkable 2-Substituent Effect. C. J. Collett, R. S. Massey, J. E. Taylor, O. R. Maguire, A. C. O’Donoghue, A. D. Smith, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6887-6892.29_Abstract

28) Exploring the Scope of the Isothiourea-mediated Synthesis of Dihydropyridinones. P-P. Yeh, D. S. B. Daniels, C. Fallan, E. Gould, C. Simal, J. E. Taylor, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2177-2191.28_Abstract

27) Organocatalytic Michael Addition-Lactonisation of Carboxylic Acids using α,β-Unsaturated Trichloromethyl ketones as α,β-Unsaturated Ester Equivalents. L. C. Morrill, D. G. Stark, J. E. Taylor, S. R. Smith, J. A. Squires, A. C. A. D’Hollander, C. Simal, P. Shapland, T. J. C. O’Riordan, A. D. Smith, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 9016-9027.27_Abstract

26) A Modular Approach for the Synthesis of Nanometer-sized Polynitroxide Multi-Spin Systems. S. Valera, J. E. Taylor, D. S. B. Daniels, D. M. Dawson, K. S. Athukorala-Arachchige, S. E. Ashbrook, A. M. Z. Slawin, B. E. Bode, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 8313-8323.

25) Stereodivergent organocatalytic intramolecular Michael addition/lactonization for the asymmetric synthesis of substituted dihydrobenzofurans and tetrahydrofurans. D. Belmessieri, A. de la Houpliere, E. D. D. Calder, J. E. Taylor, A. D. Smith, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9762–6769.

24) Asymmetric NHC-catalyzed redox α-amination of α-aroyloxyaldehydes. J. E. Taylor, D. S. B. Daniels, A. D. Smith, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 6058–6061.

23)  Stereospecific asymmetric N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed redox synthesis of trifluoromethyl dihydropyranones and mechanistic insights. A. T. Davies, J. E. Taylor, J. Douglas, C. J. Collett, L. C. Morrill, C. Fallan, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 9243–9257.

22) Solid-phase asymmetric synthesis using polymer-supported chiral Evans’-type oxazolidin-2-one. R. Green, J. Peed, J. E. Taylor, R. A. R. Blackburn, S. D. Bull, Nat. Protoc. 2013, 8, 1890–1906.

21) Enantioselective NHC-catalysed formal [4+2] cycloaddition of alkylarylketenes with β,γ-unsaturated α-ketophosphonates. S. M. Leckie, C. Fallan, J. E. Taylor, B. Brown, D. Pryde, T. Lébl, A. M. Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, Synlett 2013, 24, 1243–1249.

20) NHC-promoted asymmetric β-lactone formation from arylalkylketenes and electron-deficient benzaldehydes or pyridinecarboxaldehydes. J. Douglas, J. E. Taylor, G. Churchill, A. M . Z. Slawin, A. D. Smith, J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 3925–3938.

19) Iodide as an activating agent for acid chlorides in acylation reactions. R. J. Wakeham, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, J. A. Morris, J. M. J. Williams, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 702–705.

18) N-Acyl 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN) tetraphenylborate salts as O-acylating agents. J. E. Taylor, J. M. J. Williams, S. D. Bull, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 4074–4076.

17) Dioctylaminosulphonamide-modified carbon nanoparticles as high surface area substrates for coenzyme Q10 – lipid electrochemistry. K. Lawrence, J. D. Watkins, T. D. James, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, G. W. Nelson, J. S. Foord, Y-T. Long, F. Marken, Electroanalysis 2012, 24, 1003–1010.

16) Mechanistic aspects of aldehyde and imine electro-reduction in a liquid-liquid carbon nanofiber membrane microreactor. J. D. Watkins, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, F. Marken, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 3357–3360.

15) N-Acyl DBN tetraphenylborate salts as N-acylating agents. J. E. Taylor, M. D. Jones, J. M. J. Williams, S. D. Bull, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2808–2818.

14) Amidines, isothioureas, and guanidines as nucleophilic catalysts. J. E. Taylor, J. M. J. Williams, S. D. Bull, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 2109–2121.

13) Dihydroxylatrion-based approach for the asymmetric syntheses of hydroxy--butyrolactones. J. Peed, I. R. Davies, L. R. Peacock, J. E. Taylor, G. Kociok-Köhn, S. D. Bull, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 543–555.

12) Asymmetric Strecker synthesis of α-arylglycines. Y. Pérez-Fuertes, J. E. Taylor, D. A. Tickell, M. F. Mahon, S. D. Bull, T. D. James, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6038–6047.

11) Liquid-liquid electro-organic-synthetic processes in a carbon nanofiber membrane microreactor: triple phase boundary effects in the absence of intentionally added electrolyte. J. D. Watkins, S. D. Ahn, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, P. C. Bulman-Page, F. Marken, Electrochimica Acta 2011, 56, 6764–6770.

10) Asymmetric synthesis of chiral δ-lactones containing multiple contiguous stereocenters. J. Peed, I. P. Domínguez, I. R. Davies, M. Cheeseman, J. E. Taylor, G. Kociok-Köhn, S. D. Bull, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 3592–3595.

9) Carbon nanoparticle Surface electrochemistry: high-density covalent immobilisation and pore-reactivity of 9,10-anthraquinone. J. D. Watkins, K. Lawrence, J. E. Taylor, T. D. James, S. D. Bull, F. Marken, Electroanalysis 2011, 23, 1320–1324.

8) Friedel-Crafts acylation of pyrroles and indoles using 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN) as a nucleophilic catalyst. J. E. Taylor, M. D. Jones, J. M. J. Williams, S. D. Bull, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 5740–5743.

7) Borrowing hydrogen in water and ionic liquids: iridium-catalysed alkylation of amines with alcohols. O. Saidi, J. Blacker, G. W. Lamb, S. P. Marsden, J. E. Taylor, J. M. J. Williams, Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 2010, 14, 1046–1049.

6) Carbon nanoparticle surface functionalisation: converting negatively charged sulfonate to positively charged sulfonamide. J. D. Watkins, R. Lawrence, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, G. W. Nelson, J. S. Foord, D. Wolverson, L. Rassaei, N. D. M. Evans, S. A. Gascond, F. Marken Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010, 12, 4872–4878.

5) Synthesis of furans, pyrroles, and pyridazines by a ruthenium-catalysed isomerisation of alkynediols and in situ cyclisation. S. P. Pridmore, P. A. Slatford, J. E. Taylor, M. K. Whittlesey, J. M. J. Williams, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 8981–8986.

4) Click-fluors: modular fluorescent saccharide sensors based on a 1,2,3-triazole ring. D. K. Scrafton, J. E. Taylor, M. F. Mahon, J. S. Fossey, T. D. James, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 2871–2874.

3) An intramolecular double [2+2] cyclodimerisation of a tetraalkyne. J. E. Taylor, M. F. Mahon, J. S. Fossey, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2266–2268.

2) Voltammetric study of absorption and reactivity of metal complexes in cotton immersed in aqueous buffer solutions. M. J. Bonne, J. E. Taylor, A. K. Carver, M. E. Helton, F. Marken, J. Electroanal. Chem. 2007, 601, 211–219.

1) Voltammetric measurements at the surface of cotton: absorption and catalase reactivity of a dinuclear manganese complex. F. Marken, J. E. Taylor, M. J. Bonne, M. E. Helton, M. L. Parry, V. McKee, Langmuir 2007, 23, 2239–2246.

Book Chapters

2) N-Acylation reactions of amines. J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, In Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II; P. Knochel, G. A. Molander Eds.; Elsevier: In press; Vol. 6 (S. Burke, Ed.) (2014).

1) Vanadyl Bis(acetylacetonate). J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, In e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (2012).