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November 2014

Chris returns from lecture tour of Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong (6 weeks).


October 2014

Lauriane passes her PhD viva (examiners Prof Alan Spivey & Dr Pan Procopiou). Well done Dr Buisson!

Wenyi Chen and Janie Anka-Lufford join the group as MSci final year project students.


September 2014

Chris leaves for lecture tour of Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong (19 lectures).

New Paper Accepted for Publication in OBC

Approaches to design non-covalent inhibitors for human granzyme B (hGrB)

Mi-Sum Kim, Lauriane A. Buisson, Dean A. Heathcote, Haipeng Hu, D. Christopher Braddock, Anthony G. M. Barrett, Philip G. Ashton-Rickardt, and James P. Synder Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 8952-8965.

New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chemical Communications

Towards the Synthesis of Halomon: Asymmetric Hexafunctionalisation of Myrcene

D. Christopher Braddock, Alison X. Gao, Andrew J. P. White and Mariko Whyte Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 13725-13728. Gold for Gold Open Access.

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Chris is admitted to Fellow FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry).

Simon Sung (3rd year PhD student) wins runner-up prize for best presentation at the Syngenta Chemistry Collaborative Research Conference, Jealott's Hill 5th September 2014.

New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chemical Communications

Proof-of-Principle Direct Double Cyclisation of a Linear C15-Precursor to a Dibrominated Bicyclic Medium-Ring Ether Relevant to Laurencia Species

D. Christopher Braddock and Dan-Tiberiu Sbircea Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 12691-12693. Gold for Gold Open Access.

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June 2014

Daniel Kirkwood is awarded a Royal College of Science Union UROP Award and will join the group for the summer.

Chris is awarded an Imperial College President's Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care 2014.


May 2014 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Our collaborative work with Rob Davies (Chemistry) and Andrew Livingstone (Chemical Engineering) as done by James Campbell is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A:

Fabrication of Hybrid Polymer/Metal Organic Framework Membranes: Mixed Matrix Membranes versus In-Situ Growth

James Campbell, György Székely, Rob P. Davies, D. Christopher Braddock, Andrew G. Livingston J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 9260-9271.


April 2014

Alex passes his PhD viva (Profs Alan Spivey and Darren Dixon as examiners). Well done Alex!


January 2014

James' bromoallene epoxidation Chem Comm is designated as a 'HOT article'.


October 2013

Jared passes his PhD viva (Prof Donald Craig and Dr Jon Burton as examiners). Well done Dr J!


October 2013

Günsu Oztas and Kipras Tornau join the group on the DDD MRes programme.


October 2013 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Tetrahedron Letters

Catalytic asymmetric bromolactonisation reactions using (DHQD)2PHAL-benzoic acid combinations

Alan Armstrong, D. Christopher Braddock, Alexander X. Jones and Stacy Clark Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 7004-7008.

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October 2013 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chemical Communications

Epoxidation of Bromoallenes Connects Red Algae Metabolites by an Intersecting Bromoallene Oxide - Favorskii Manifold

D. Christopher Braddock, James Clarke and Henry S. Rzepa Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 11176-11178. 'HOT article'. Gold for Gold Open Access.

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October 2013

Karim Bahou and Ben Rowley join the group to start their PhDs.

Jackie Leung, Mariko Whyte and Jaren Soo all join the group to start their final year projects.

Welcome to all!


September 2013

Alison Keating graduates with distinction on the DDD MRes programme, finishing top of the class and receiving the 'Best DDD MRes Student Prize 2013'.

Alison Keating wins best talk prize for her DDD MRes presentation at the 2013 Imperial College London Institute of Chemical Biology MRes Conference.


July 2013

Lauriane Buisson wins best Organic talk at the Department of Chemistry 2013 PG symposium for final year PhD students.

Simon Sung wins runner up prize for best Organic poster for 2nd year PhD students at the Department of Chemistry 2013 PG symposium.

Phillip Greenwood and Jonathan Shute join the group for summer projects.


June 2013

Tibi wins best final year organic MSci project prize.

Tibi wins runner-up prize for best final year MSci project presentation in the synthesis section (20 talks).


May 2013 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chirality

An Enantiospecific Polyene Cyclisation Initiated by an Enantiomerically Pure Bromonium Ion

D. Christopher Braddock, Jared S. Marklew, Kevin M. Foote and Andrew J. P. White Chirality 2013, 25, 692-700 (Invited article for special issue on asymmetric halogenations).


January 2013

Anna is awarded her PhD. Congratulations to Dr Monta!

Joel Lee joins the group for his BSc project.


October 2012 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in The Journal of Organic Chemistry

A Unifying Stereochemical Analysis for the Formation of Halogenated C15-Acetogenin Medium-Ring Ethers From Laurencia Species via Intramolecular Bromonium Ion Assisted Epoxide Ring-Opening and Experimental Corroboration with a Model Epoxide

Karl J. Bonney and D. Christopher Braddock J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 9574-9584.


October 2012

Alison Keating joins the group on the DDD MRes.


October 2012

James Clarke is awarded the Alfred Bader Prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research (for his final year project).


October 2012

James Clarke starts his PhD as supported by an EPSRC DTG. David Freeman and Dan Sbircea start their final year projects.


September 2012

Daniel Perks wins best talk prize for his presentation at the 2012 Imperial College London Institute of Chemical Biology MRes Conference, and graduates from the DDD MRes with distinction.


August 2012

Ferdinand Loo joins group as UROP student.


July 2012 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chemical Communications

Verification of stereospecific dyotropic racemisation of enantiopure D and L-1,2-dibromo-1,2-diphenylethane in non-polar media

D. Christopher Braddock, Debjani Roy, Dieter Lenoir, Edward Moore, Henry S. Rzepa, Judy I-Chia Wu and Paul von Rague Schleyer Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 8943-8945.


July 2012

Jared Marklew wins runner-up prize for best presentation in the Inorganic and Organic Session of the Annual Chemistry Department Post-Graduate Symposium.


June 2012

Chris is awarded Rector's Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2012, and a Faculty of Natural Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012.


March 2012

Jared Marklew is selected to give presentation at SCI Postgraduate Symposium.

James Clarke is awarded EPSRC DTG studentship and will start his PhD October 2012.


January 2012

Shaun Wood joins the group on a jointly supervised PhD project. Meha Shah joins group as BSc student.


December 2011

Thais Cailleau and Karl Bonney awarded PhDs. Well done Dr Cailleau and Dr Bonney!


October 2011

Philippa Owens, James Clarke and Alison Gao join the group for their final year projects. Simon Sung and James Campbell join the group as jointly supervised PhD students. Daniel Perks joins the group on the MRes in Drug Discovery & Development.


August 2011 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Journal Of Natural Products

Total Synthesis of the Marine Metabolite (±)-Polysiphenol via Highly Regioselective Intramolecular Oxidative Coupling

Tim N. Barrett, D. Christopher Braddock, Anna Monta, Michael R. Webb, and Andrew J. P. White J. Nat. Prod. 2011, 74, 1980–1984.


July 2011 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Chemical Communications

Enantiospecific bromonium ion generation and intramolecular capture: a model system for asymmetric bromonium ion-induced polyene cyclisations

D. Christopher Braddock, Jared S. Marklew, and Alexander J. F. Thomas Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9051-9053.


June 2011

Tim Barrett wins the award of best organic project for his final year MSci project.


June 2011

Tim Barrett achieves the 1st prize in the final year MSci project presentations in Organic Synthesis.


January 2011

Betty Tai joins to do her final year BSc project in the Braddock group.


January 2011

Bao Nguyen joins the Braddock group as a Ramsey Memorial Fellow.


December 2010 - New Paper Accepted for Publication in Tetrahedron Asymmetry

The Reaction of Aromatic Dialdehydes with Enantiopure 1,2-Diamines - an Expeditious Route to Enantiopure Tricyclic Amidines

D. Christopher Braddock, Thaïs Cailleau, Gemma Cansell, Stephen A. Hermitage, Rebecca H. Pouwer, Joanna M. Redmond, and Andrew J. P. White Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2010, 21, 2911-2919.


November 2010 - New Publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry

Intramolecular Bromonium Ion Assisted Epoxide Ring-Opening: Capture of the Oxonium Ion with an Added External Nucleophile

Karl J. Bonney, D. Christopher Braddock, Andrew J. P. White, Muhammad Yaqoob J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 97-104.


October 2010

Ed Moore joins to do his final year MSci project in the Braddock Group.


October 2010

Alex Jones starts his PhD as sponsored by EPSRC and GSK, Tim Barrett continues in the group to do his final year MSci project, and Sandy Leung joins to do her final year BSc project in the Braddock Group.


July 2010

Michael Lau and Tim Barrett join the group for Summer UROP projects.


April 2010

Daniel Byrom joins the group as a Masters student.


January 2010

Thomas Rowley and Paul Marechal join the group as BSc students.


November 2009

Scifinder Scholar shows >1000 citations for Chris' published work.


October 2009

Jared Marklew starts his PhD as sponsored by EPSRC and Arrow Theraupeutics.


September 2009

Dr Rebecca Pouwer finishes her PDRA stint at Imperial, and leaves to take up a PDRA position with Dr David Chen in Singapore (Jan 2010).


June 2009 - New Publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry

Clarification of the Stereochemical Course of Nucleophilic Substitution of Arylsulfonate-Based Nucleophile Assisting Leaving Groups

D. Christopher Braddock, Rebecca Pouwer, Jonathon W. Burton, Phillip Broadwith J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6042-6049. Erratum, 7602.


June 2009

Rebecca and Thaïs present posters at the tenth Tetrahedron Symposium in Paris.


April 2009

Katrin Brakhage joins group as ERASMUS student.


February 2009

Savade Solanki awarded PhD for his thesis entitled "Towards the Biosynthetically-Inspired Total Synthesis of the Obtusallenes" and leaves to take up a post at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).


January 2009 - New Publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry (Featured Article)

Bromonium-Ion Induced Transannular Oxonium Ion Formation-Fragmentation in Model Obtusallene Systems and Structural Reassignment of Obtusallenes V-VII

D. Christopher Braddock, David Millan, Yolanda Perez-Fuertes, Rebecca Pouwer, Richard Sheppard, Savade Solanki, Andrew White J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 1835-1841.


January 2009 - New Publication in Chemical Communications

The Generation and Trapping of Enantiopure Bromonium Ions

D. Christopher Braddock, Stephen A. Hermitage, Lilian Kwok, Rebecca Pouwer, Joanna M. Redmond, and Andrew J. P. White Chem. Commun. 2009, 1082-1084.


December 2008 - RSC South East Regional Organic Meeting

Savade Solanki won a prize for his talk entitled "Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Synthesis of the Obtusallene Family of Marine Natural Products". Rebecca Pouwer also won a prize for her poster entitled "The Generation and Trapping of Enantiopure Bromonium Ions".


December 2008

Savade Solanki selected to give the PhD talk presentation at the RSC South-East Regional Meeting to be held at UCL on 17th December 2008.


November 2008

Chris goes on lecture tour of Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.


October 2008

Karl Bonney joins the group to start his PhD and Serkan Osman joins to do his final year MSci project in the Braddock Group.


October 2008

Chris is promoted to Reader in Organic Chemistry.


June 2008

Savade Solanki wins best organic talk prize for final year PhD students at Imperial College's Annual Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium.


February 2008 - New Publication in the Journal of Natural Products

Structural Reassignment of Obtusallenes V, VI and VII by GIAO-Based Density Functional Prediction

D. Christopher Braddock and Henry S. Rzepa J. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 728-730.


February 2008 - New Publication in Chemical Communications

The Stereochemical Course of Bromoetherification of Enynes

D. Christopher Braddock, Roshni Bhuva, Yolanda Pérez-Fuertes, Rebecca Pouwer, Craig, A. Roberts, Andrea Ruggiero, Elaine S. E. Stokes and Andrew J. P. White Chem. Commun. 2008, 1419-1421.


January 2008

Joanna Redmond awarded PhD for her thesis entitled "Development of a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes" and leaves to take up a post at GSK Stevenage, UK.