Kerrigan group news

November 2020: Congrats to Nick, Mukulesh, and the rest of the team on having your paper accepted by the European Journal of Organic Chemistry!  https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202001233

This article describes extensive studies carried out investigating the scope and mechanism of a one-pot synthesis of gamma-lactones through the reaction of sulfoxonium ylides with aldehydes and ketenes.

September 2020: A big congratulations to Sophie on winning the ICI Judges’ Choice Poster prize!

August 2020: Well done to Manashi, Mukulesh, Ahmad, Shi and Dylan on their paper in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry!  https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202000976

The paper is an article describing their work on the mechanism of Pd-catalyzed hydrogenolysis of ketene heterodimer β-lactones.

December 2019:  We say goodbye to Chrismae Bergado as he takes up a new position at FBA labs in Waterford.

December 2019: Well done to Shubhanjan on winning a poster prize at the CSCB Symposium!

October 2019: A big welcome to Sophie Connolly, M.Sc. student, and Shubhanjan Mitra, IRC GOI Postdoctoral Fellow, who have joined the group.

October 2019: Congrats to Mukulesh, Manashi and Nick Davis on their publication in Chem. Commun. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CC07477E

This paper describes a novel dual catalytic system for the preparation of enantioenriched cyclopentanones from ketenes and donor-acceptor cyclopropanes.

August 2019:  Congrats to Mukulesh and Manashi on their publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.9b01854 (J. Org. Chem. 201984, 11983-11991).

This paper describes a new method for accessing enantioenriched furans from ketenes and vinylcyclopropanes through Pd catalysis.

August 2019:  We say goodbye to our summer internship and Naughton Fellowship students:   Margaux Badufle, Nicolas Jamey, Thomas Kacius and Abbey Wood.  We thank you for your efforts over the summer – you’ll be missed!

April 2019: Chrismae Bergado takes up a position as research assistant in the group.  Welcome Chris!

May 2018:  Welcome to Antoine Beuque and Evan Viola from INP-ENSIACET Toulouse, who join the group for the summer.

March 2018:  Well done to Mukulesh and Shi on having their review describing ‘Recent Developments in Vinylsulfonium and Vinylsulfoxonium salt Chemistry’ accepted by Molecules.

March 2018:  Congrats to Mukulesh on being recognised as an Outstanding Reviewer for MedChemComm.

August 2017: Nessan moves back to Ireland to take up a Lecturer position at Dublin City University.

May 2017:  Sven Kaster leaves the group to attend graduate school at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Good luck Sven!

Congrats also to Nicholas Davis on being accepted into University of California Santa Barbara graduate school!

May 2017:  Nicholas Peraino graduates with Ph.D.  Congrats Nick!