Recent Publications

Connecting the Dots: Method Development Using Sustainable Solvents
(Chem 2017 3, 365–368)
Wilson Chem

A One-pot Tandem Chemoselective Allylation/Cross-coupling via Temperature Control of a Multi-Nucleophile/Electrophile System
(ChemComm 2017 53, 9139–9142)
allylation-SM GA

 Group Announcements

The Watson group will be moving to the University of St Andrews in January 2018.

September 2017
  • The group say goodbye and good luck to Ciaran and Mairi.
  • Allan talks at Gregynog.
  • Mairi wins the prize for best talk at the Syngenta Research Conference. Congrats Mairi!
  • Our collaborative paper on sustainable solvents is published in Chem. Congrats Kirsty!
  • Kirsty gives a talk at the 3rd EuCheMS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in York.
August 2017
July 2017
  • Our chemoselective allylation/cross-coupling study is accepted in ChemComm. Congrats Chao, Jamie, Ciaran, and Steven!
  • Chao and Ciaran present posters at the Oxford Synthesis meeting.
  • Our organoboron review is published in Chem. Congrats Jamie!
  • The latest paper from our collaboration with the Burley Group ( is published in Org. Lett. Congrats everyone!
  • Allan talks at AstraZeneca.
  • John starts a 3-month secondment in Prof Ryan Gilmour's lab in Muenster.