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Research interests

Research into the development and understanding of new, sustainable catalytic processes for the conversion of readily-available starting materials into synthetically useful targets.


  • QD Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthetic methodology
  • Mechanistic understanding

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Esters Chemical Compounds
Enantioselectivity Chemical Compounds
Catalysts Chemical Compounds
Acylation Chemical Compounds
Alcohols Chemical Compounds
Sulfonamides Chemical Compounds
Tetraphenylborate Chemical Compounds
synthesis Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Aryl Boronic Acid Catalysed Dehydrative Substitution of Benzylic Alcohols for C−O Bond Formation

Estopina-Duran, S., Donnelly, L., Mclean, E., Hockin, B., Slawin, A. M. Z. & Taylor, J., 12 Mar 2019, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 25, 15, p. 3950-3956 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Selective Deprotection Strategy for the Construction of trans-2-Aminocyclopropanecarboxylic Acid Derived Peptides

Boddaert, T., Taylor, J. E., Bull, S. D. & Aitken, D. J., 4 Jan 2019, In : Organic Letters. 21, 1, p. 100-103 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating aryl esters as bench-stable C(1)-ammonium enolate precursors in catalytic, enantioselective Michael addition–lactonisations

Young, C., Taylor, J. & Smith, A., 21 May 2019, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 17, 19, p. 4747-4752 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

A C=O⋅⋅⋅Isothiouronium Interaction Dictates Enantiodiscrimination in Acylative Kinetic Resolutions of Tertiary Heterocyclic Alcohols

Greenhalgh, M. D., Smith, S. M., Walden, D. M., Taylor, J. E., Brice, Z., Robinson, E. R. T., Fallan, C., Cordes, D. B., Slawin, A. M. Z., Richardson, H. C., Grove, M. A., Cheong, P. H. Y. & Smith, A. D., 12 Mar 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 12, p. 3200-3206 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bearings (structural)
6 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Best practice considerations for using the selectivity factor, s, as a metric for the efficiency of kinetic resolutions

Greenhalgh, M. D., Taylor, J. E. & Smith, A. D., 20 Sep 2018, In : Tetrahedron. 74, 38, p. 5554-5560 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Practice Guidelines
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography


Data for Aryl boronic acid-catalysed dehydrative substitution of benzylic alcohols for C-O bond formation

Estopina-Duran, S. (Creator), Donnelly, L. (Creator), Mclean, E. (Creator), Hockin, B. (Creator), Slawin, A. M. Z. (Creator), Taylor, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 10 Jan 2019



New Applications of Organocatalysis

Author: Taylor, J., 23 Nov 2011

Supervisor: Bull, S. (Supervisor) & Williams, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD