Our recent paper 'Organophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery' was highlighted in OPRD as an 'item of interest to process R&D chemists and engineers.
UNIQ 2020: Alongside other Oxford chemists VG group member Joseph Ford 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!
Francesco Ibba has been named as one of the 45 finalists of the Reaxys PhD Prize 2020. Congratulations!
Congratulations to VG group members Giulia, David, Francesco, Anna and Gabriele for the publication: Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Ionic Reactants: Enantioselective Synthesis of γ-Fluoroamines
Congratulations to VG group members Jeroen Sap & Claudio Meyer for the publication: Organophotoredox Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery
Congratulations to FLUDD ESRs- Sandrine Hell and Claudio Meyer and VG Group member Jeroen Sap for the publication in Angewandte Chemie: Hydrosulfonylation of Alkenes with Sulfonyl Chlorides under Visible Light Activation
Congratulations to Florian Guibbal for the publication in Molecular Imaging and Biology: [18F]AZD2461, an Insight on Difference in PARP Binding Profiles for DNA Damage Response PET Imaging
Jeroen Sap has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Award. Congratulations!
Congratulations to VG group members Florian Guibbal & Jeroen Sap for the publication in Nature Protocols: Manual and automated Cu-mediated radiosynthesis of the PARP inhibitor [18F]olaparib
Congratulations to Jeroen Sap for winning the RSC Medicinal Chemistry Poster Prize at the RSC meeting: Applied Late-Stage Functionalisation: Where Chemistry Meets Biology, Manchester (UK).
Congratulations to VG group members Osman Tack, Florian Guibbal, Adeline W. J. Poh for the publication: 18F-Trifluoromethanesulfinate enables Direct C–H 18F-Trifluoromethylation of Native Aromatic Residues in Peptides
Congratulations to FLUDD ESRs Claudio Meyer and Sandrine Hell for the publication: Silyl Radical-Mediated Activation of Sulfamoyl Chlorides Enables Direct Access to Aliphatic Sulfonamides from Alkenes
Francesco presented a poster (Title: Hydrogen Bonding Phase Transfer Catalysis: Reaction Discovery and Mechanistic Insights) of his research at the Sciupdate 26th Annual Review Meeting “Catalysis and Enabling Technologies for Synthesis”, Belgrave Square, London. Well done!
Congratulations to Anna Vicini who has been selected as one of the winners of the Scientific Update 'Young Chemist Award'.
Congratulations to the Gouverneur Group- the Gouverneur fluorination catalyst is now commercially available!
An interview with Veronique! ''How working outside your research specialty can lead to “a fantastic journey”.
Congratulations to Anna Vicini for winning a prize for one of the best oral communication at the 3rd international Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis (ISySyCat 2019) Evora, Portugal.
The 2nd FLUDD School took place this month in Toledo, Spain.
Anna presented a poster of her research at the 26th Internation Symposium : Synthesis in organic chemistry. See Anna in action. Well done!
Chalk Talks! Post Doc Matthew Horwitz gave a 5 minute bitesize talk with the aid of only a board and chalk at this OxSci event.
The group BBQ in the sun!
Congratulations to Anna Vicini for winning a poster prize at the Chem East Symposium.
Many Congratulations to Anna, David, Francesco and Gabriele. Their recently published article (Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Potassium Fluoride: Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Fluoroamines) has been selected by the Editorial Board of SYNFACTS for its important insights as “SYNFACTS of the month.
The Gouverneur Group are now featured on the Merck (Sigma-Aldrich) Professor Product Portal.
PhD Student Anna Vicini - 'Tech me Out' event manager at this years Pint of Science Event, Oxford.
Congratulations to FLUDD ESRs Claudio Meyer and Sandrine Hell for the publication: Hydrodifluoromethylation of Alkenes with Difluoroacetic Acid
Well done to Anna & Francesco for presenting their current research at the 18th Annual RSC Fluorine Subject Group Postgraduate Meeting.
Massive congratulations to Veronique for securing an ERC Advanced Grant to explore new avenues in Phase Transfer Catalysis.
23rd March 2019.....PhD Student Anna Vicini took science to the public at the ATOM festival in Abingdon.
12th March 2019.....Post Doc Matthew Horwitz gave an academic taster lecture entitled 'Phosphorus in Organic Catalysts' to 44 GCSE students.
Together with ESRs from the Ben Davis Group, members of the Gouverneur group organised and hosted the
5th ISOTOPICS training event in the NEW Chemistry Teaching Laboratorym University of Oxford.
Congratulations to Robert Szpera, Daniel Moseley, Lewis Smith and Alistair Sterling for the publication of this review.....
The fluorination of C–H bonds: developments and perspectives
THREE New publications from the group! CONGRATULATIONS!
Synthesis and Reactivity of a-Cumyl Bromodifluoromethanesulfenate: Application to the Radiosynthesis of [18F]ArylSCF3
Synthesis of 18F-Difluoromethylarenes Using Aryl Boronic Acids, Ethyl bromofluoroacetate and [18F]Fluoride
Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Potassium Fluoride: Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Fluoroamines
Celebrating 2 publications in Tetrahedron! welldone.
Data-mining the diaryl(thio)urea conformational landscape: Understanding the contrasting behavior of ureas and thioureas with quantum chemistry
Enantioselective rhodium-catalysed insertion of trifluorodiazoethanes into tin hydrides
Well done to Gabriele for presenting his current research in a poster entitled 'Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis (HB-PTC) for Asymmetric Nucleophilic Fluorinations' at IKCOC-14
Welcome to our new post docs! Alexander Durr, Florian Guibbal and Matthew Horwitz.
New Publication! PET imaging of PARP expression using [18F]olaparib.....................Congratulations!
Congratulations to Rob Szpera for winning the Alan Howe prize for best junior lab demonstrator!
Veronique presents at the 22-ICOS conference in Florence.
Well done to Gabriele for presenting his current research at the 7th EuChemS Chemistry Congress.
Congratulations to the group on the publication of the recent review on the use of boron reagents for divergent radiochemistry!
Well done to David Ascough & Francesco Ibba who presented their current research at this years ACS in Boston.
Veronique hosts to EuChemS YIW 2018 at Merton College, Oxford. Thank you to group members Jeroen and Zijun for all your help over the two day meeting.
Well done to Kee, David, Francesco, Tom & Gabriele who presented their current research at the ISFC 2018.
Well done to David Ascough & Francesco Ibba who presented their current research at this years Oxford Summer Synthesis Conference.
Congratulations on the publication of Asymmetric nucleophilic fluorination under hydrogen bonding phase-transfer catalysis, in Science!
Marie Curious! ISOTOPICS ESR Anna Vicini participated in this STEM event.
Welcome Laura Trump, a visiting Early Stage Researcher from UCB.
Talking Careers at the Chemistry Careers Conference- Manuja speaks of her experience as a Project Manager in the Gouverneur Group.
Veronique speaks about 'Fabulous Fluorine' –part of the Oxford International Women’s festival, The Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture
FLUDD ESR Tim has started his first Industrial Placement at Janssen NV, Beerse.
Welcome Maxime Ghosez, visiting us on an Erasmus program from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Namur (UNamur, Belgium).
Veronique delivered a research seminar entitled Late Stage Fluorination for PET Imaging at the Department of Chemistry, University of Hull.
Congratulations to Jeroen Sap and David Ascough for winning Eli Lilly prizes for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research.
Congratulations to Jeroen Sap for winning the poster prize at the SCI event (Organofluorine Chemistry: Synthetic Methods and Applications), held in London.
FLUDD ESRs Sandrine and Claudio have started their first Industrial Placement at Janssen CILAG, Spain.
Congratulations to Stephen Hyde for winning a presentation prize at the AstraZeneca-sponsored Final Year DPhil Symposium.
Congratulations to Stephen Hyde for winning an oral presentation prize at the 17th Annual RSC Fluorine Subject Group Postgraduate Meeting, held at the University of Leicester.
Congratulation to Thomas Wilson for winning a poster prize at the 6th UKPET Chemistry Conference held in Hull.
Congratulations to Jeroen Sap for winning an poster presentation prize at the 17th Annual RSC Fluorine Subject Group Postgraduate Meeting, held at the University of Leicester.
Congratulations to Veronique on being elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences
Congratulations to Lukas Pfeifer on passing his viva
Redox chemistry of trifluoromethyl sulfonium salts as CF3 radical sources awarded top 5 highly cited paper in Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.
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