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Portrait of Dr Wesley Moran Dr Wesley Moran

w.j.moran@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473741



Biography

Wes was born in Birmingham. He obtained his MChem and PhD (2004) under the supervision of Professor Joe Harrity at the University of Sheffield. He then spent two years at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Professor Jim Morken’s group followed by 17 months at The University of Manchester in Professor Jonathan Clayden’s group. He began his independent career in September 2007 as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Huddersfield and in August 2009 was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

Research & Scholarship

The Moran Group

We are based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Huddersfield. Our research is in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and we are particularly interested in polyvalent iodine compounds, C-H activation and the synthesis of small molecules.

For further details, please see the Moran Group page

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Hamnett, D. and Moran, W. (2014) ‘Improving alkynyl(aryl)iodonium salts: 2-anisyl as a superior aryl groupOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry . ISSN 1477-0520

Aborways, M. and Moran, W. (2014) ‘Reactions of tertiary propargyl alcohols with sodium halides under oxidative conditions Tetrahedron Letters , 55 (13), pp. 2127-2129. ISSN 0040-4039

Alhalib, A. and Moran, W. (2014) ‘CuI-catalyzed cycloisomerization of propargyl amidesOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry , 12 (5), pp. 795-800. ISSN 1477-0520

2013

Kayamba, F., Dunnill, C., Hamnett, D., Rodríguez, A., Georgopoulos, N. and Moran, W. (2013) ‘Piperolein B, isopiperolein B and piperamide C9:1(8E): total synthesis and cytotoxicitiesRSC Advances , 3 (37), pp. 16681-16685. ISSN 2046-2069

Rodríguez, A. and Moran, W. (2013) ‘Oxidative Rearrangement of Tertiary Propargylic AlcoholsSynlett , 24 (1), pp. 102-104. ISSN 0936-5214

2012

Moran, W. and Rodriguez, A. (2012) ‘Hypoiodous acid initiated rearrangement of tertiary propargylic alcohols to ?-iodoenonesOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry , 10 (43), pp. 8590-8592. ISSN 1477-0520

Moran, W., MacRory, K. and Rodriguez, A. (2012) ‘Oxidative rearrangement of indoles to oxindolesRSC Advances , 2 (24), pp. 8962-8964. ISSN 2046-2069

Rodríguez, A. and Moran, W. (2012) ‘Chiral Aryl Iodide-Catalyzed Enantioselective ?-Oxidation of Ketones Synthesis , 44 (8), pp. 1178-1182. ISSN 00397881

Moran, W. and Rodríguez, A. (2012) ‘Metal-catalyzed Furan Synthesis. A ReviewOrganic Preparations and Procedures International , 44 (2), pp. 103-130. ISSN 0030-4948

2011

Moran, W. and Rodriguez, A. (2011) ‘An oxidative Hosomi-Sakurai strategy toward the synthesis of illioliganones B and CRSC Advances , 1 (1), p. 33. ISSN 2046-2069

Rodriguez, A. and Moran, W. (2011) ‘Iodobenzene-Catalyzed Intramolecular Oxidative Cyclization Reactions of ?-Alkynyl ?-KetoestersOrganic Letters , 13 (9), pp. 2220-2223. ISSN 15237060

Rodriguez, A. and Moran, W. (2011) ‘Furan synthesis through AuCl3-catalysed cycloisomerisation of ?-alkynyl ?-ketoestersTetrahedron Letters , 52 (20), pp. 2605-2607. ISSN 0040-4039

2010

Rodriguez, A. and Moran, W. (2010) ‘The Nitrile Functionality as a Directing Group in the Palladium-Catalysed Addition of Aryl Boronic Acids to Alkynes Letters in Organic Chemistry , 7 (1), pp. 7-10. ISSN 1570-1786

2009

Clayden, J., Moran, W., Edwards, P. and LaPlante, S. (2009) ‘The Challenge of Atropisomerism in Drug DiscoveryAngewandte Chemie International Edition , 48 (35), pp. 6398-6401. ISSN 14337851

Rodriguez, A., Fennessy, R. and Moran, W. (2009) ‘Palladium-catalysed direct alkenylation of sydnonesTetrahedron Letters , 50 (27), pp. 3942-3944. ISSN 0040-4039

Rodriguez, A. and Moran, W. (2009) ‘Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Coupling Reactions: 1,1-Difunctionalization of Activated Alkenes European Journal of Organic Chemistry , 2009 (9), pp. 1313-1316. ISSN 1434-193X

Rodriguez, A. and Moran, W. (2009) ‘Palladium-catalysed direct arylation of sydnonesSynthesis , 2009 (4), pp. 650-654. ISSN 00397881

2008

Clayden, J., Worrall, C., Moran, W. and Helliwell, M. (2008) ‘Enantioselective synthesis of an atropisomeric diaryl etherAngewandte Chemie International Edition , 47 (17), pp. 3234-3237. ISSN 14337851

2007

Clayden, J. and Moran, W. (2007) ‘Synthesis of densely functionalised arenes using [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition reactionsOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry , 5 (7), p. 1028. ISSN 14770520

2006

Clayden, J. and Moran, W. (2006) ‘The Twisted Amide 2-Quinuclidone: 60 Years in the MakingAngewandte Chemie International Edition , 45 (43), pp. 7118-7120. ISSN 14337851

Moran, W. and Morken, J. (2006) ‘Rh-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation of vinyl boronates for the construction of secondary boronic estersOrganic Letters , 8 (11), pp. 2413-2419. ISSN 15237060

2005

Goodenough, K., Moran, W., Raubo, P. and Harrity, J. (2005) ‘Development of a Flexible Approach to Nuphar Alkaloids via Two Enantiospecific Piperidine-Forming ReactionsThe Journal of Organic Chemistry , 70 (1), pp. 207-213. ISSN 00223263

2003

Moran, W., Goodenough, K., Raubo, P. and Harrity, J. (2003) ‘A Concise Asymmetric Route to Nuphar Alkaloids. A Formal Synthesis of (?)-DeoxynupharidineOrganic Letters , 5 (19), pp. 3427-3429. ISSN 15237060

Hedley, S., Moran, W., Price, D. and Harrity, J. (2003) ‘Development of a [3+3] Cycloaddition Strategy toward Functionalized PiperidinesThe Journal of Organic Chemistry , 68 (11), pp. 4286-4292. ISSN 00223263

2002

Wybrow, R., Johnson, L., Auffray, B., Moran, W., Adams, H. and Harrity, J. (2002) ‘Unusual macrocyclic spirocycles from tandem metathesis reactions Tetrahedron Letters , 43 (44), pp. 7851-7854. ISSN 0040-4039

2001

Hedley, S., Moran, W., Prenzel, A., Price, D. and Harrity, J. (2001) ‘Synthesis of Functionalised Piperidines Through a [3 + 3] Cycloaddition StrategySynlett (10), pp. 1596-1598. ISSN 09365214

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