Christopher J Richards

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Hydrolysis of scalemic trichloroacetamides Cl(3)CCONHCH(R)CHCH(2) and allylation, or acylation with but-3-enoic acid, followed by ring-closing metathesis resulted in the formation of unsaturated pyrrolidine and piperidine building blocks. These were employed in the synthesis of (S)-coniine (R = Pr) and a formal synthesis of (+)-anisomycin (R =(More)
Dimeric palladacycles, di-mu-X-bis[{eta(5)-(S)-((p)R)-2-[2'-(4'-methylethyl)oxazolinyl]cyclopentadienyl,1-C,3'-N}(eta(4)-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt]dipalladium (COP-X), containing bridging groups X=OAc, Cl, Br, I, O(2)CCF(3), p-O(2)CC(6)H(4)F, were synthesised and compared as catalysts for the asymmetric allylic imidate rearrangement of(More)
Small molecule asymmetric catalysts are often described as being "good" or "bad" but to date there has been no way of comparing catalyst efficiency quantitatively. We define a simple formula, Asymmetric Catalyst Efficiency (ACE), that allows for such a comparison. We propose that a catalyst is more efficient if fewer atoms are utilised to give a product in(More)
Reaction of chiral ester linked diynes with chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)cobalt(I) and sodium cyclopentadienide gave (η(5)-cyclopentadienyl)(triphenylphosphine) cobaltacyclopentadiene complexes as single chiral-at-metal diastereoisomers, including a non-racemic example synthesised in three steps from (S)-3-butyn-2-ol.
Articular cartilage injuries experienced at an early age can lead to the development of osteoarthritis later in life. In situ 3D printing is an exciting and innovative bio-fabrication technology that enables the surgeon to deliver tissue- engineering techniques at the time and location of need. We have created a hand- held 3D printing device (Biopen) that(More)
The Friedel-Crafts reaction of (η(4)-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)(η(5)-carbomethoxycyclopentadienyl)cobalt with acid chlorides/aluminum chloride resulted exclusively in para-phenyl acylation. Both monoacylated (1.1 equiv of RCOCl/AlCl(3)) and tetraacylated products (>4 equiv of RCOCl/AlCl(3)) were synthesized. Reaction of PhCC(o-RC(6)H(4)) (R = Me, i-Pr) with(More)
Racemic and enantiopure ((p)()S)-1-bromo-2-methylferrocene 6 were synthesized in 4 steps from 2-(4,4-dimethyloxazolinyl)ferrocene and (S)-2-(4-methylethyloxazolinyl)ferrocene, respectively (46 and 81% overall yield). Bromolithium exchange and addition of ClPR(2) gave the corresponding racemic or enantiopure 2-methylferrocenyl phosphine ligands 2-MeFcPR(2)(More)
The reaction of (η(5)-(N,N-dimethylaminomethyl)cyclopentadien-yl)(η(4)-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt with sodium tetrachloropalladate and (R)-N-acetylphenylalanine gave planar chiral palladacycle di-μ-chloridebis[(η(5)-(Sp)-2-(N,N-dimethylaminomethyl)cyclopentadienyl,1-C,3'-N)(η(4)-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt]dipalladium [(Sp )-Me2 -CAP-Cl] in 92%(More)
A tetra L-prolinylmethyl derivative of a tetra-sulfonated calix[4]resorcarene (1) is an effective chiral NMR solvating agent for water-soluble compounds with phenyl, pyridyl, bicyclic aromatic, or indole rings. These aromatic compounds form host-guest complexes with the calix[4]resorcarene in water. Complexation of substrates with the calix[4]resorcarene is(More)