Publications

50. Borane-Catalyzed, Chemoselective Reduction and Hydrofunctionalization of Enones Enabled by B−O Transborylation Kieran Nicholson, Thomas Langer, and Stephen P. Thomas* Org. Lett. 2021
49. Borane-Catalyzed C(sp3)–F Bond Arylation and Esterification Enabled by Transborylation Dominic R. Willcox*, Gary S. Nichol, and Stephen P. ThomasACS Catal. 2021, 11, 3190–3197.
48. A Boron–Oxygen Transborylation Strategy for a Catalytic Midland Reduction Kieran Nicholson, Joanne Dunne, Peter DaBell, Alexander Beaton Garcia, Andrew D. Bage, Jamie H. Docherty, Thomas A. Hunt, Thomas Langer, Stephen P. Thomas* ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 2034–2040
47. Zwitter-Initiated Hydroboration of Alkynes and Styrene Alessandro Bismuto, Michael J. Cowley*, Stephen P. Thomas*. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020, 363.
46. The Hidden Role of Boranes and Borohydrides in Hydroboration Catalysis Andrew D. Bage, Kieran Nicholson, Thomas A. Hunt, Thomas Langer, and Stephen P. ThomasACS Catal. 2020, 10, 13479–13486
45. Accessing Low Oxidation-state Iron Catalysts; Iron-catalysed Reductive Functionalisation M. D. Greenhalgh and S. P. Thomas in Catalysis with Earth-abundant Elements ed. U. Schneider and S. P. Thomas RSC publishing. London, 2020
44. Synthesis and structures of anionic rhenium polyhydride complexes of boron–hydride ligands and their application in catalysis Liam J. Donnelly, Simon Parsons, Carole A. Morrison, Stephen P. Thomas * and Jason B. Love * Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 9994-9999
43. TMEDA in Iron‐Catalyzed Hydromagnesiation: Formation of Iron(II)‐Alkyl Species for Controlled Reduction to Alkene‐Stabilized Iron(0) Peter G. N. Neate, Mark Greenhalgh, William Brennessel, Stephen P Thomas* and Michael Neidig* Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 17070–17076
42. Hidden Boron Catalysis: Nucleophile-Promoted Decomposition of HBpin Andrew D. Bage, Thomas A. Hunt, and Stephen P. Thomas*. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 11, 4107–4112.
41. Characterization of the zwitterionic intermediate in 1,1‐carboboration of alkynes Alessandro Bismuto, Gary S. Nichol, Fernanda Duarte*, Michael J. Cowley*, Stephen P. Thomas*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59 , 12731–12735
40. A Boron-Boron Double Transborylation Strategy for the Synthesis of gem-Diborylalkanes Jamie Hastie Docherty, Kieran Nicholson, Andrew Dominey and Stephen P Thomas* ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 4686-4691.
39. Activation Strategies for Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysis Jingying Peng and Stephen P. Thomas* Synlett, 2020.
38. Synthesis of DBpin using Earth-abundant metal catalysis Andrew W. M. Cummins, Shuyang Li, Dominic R. Willcox, Tommi Muilu, Jamie H. Docherty*, Stephen P. Thomas* Tetrahedron, 76, 2020, 131084.
37. Iron-Catalysed C(sp2 )-H Borylation Enabled by Carboxylate Activation Luke Britton, Jamie H. Docherty*, Andrew P. Dominey, and Stephen P. Thomas* Molecules 202025, 905. Molecules Editor's Choice: Organometallics Jan-Mar 2020.
36. Iron Catalysis in Target Synthesis P. DaBell, S. P. Thomas* Synthesis 2020, 52, 949-963.
35. Kinetics and Mechanism of the Arase-Hoshi R2BH-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroboration: Alkenylboronate generation via B-H/C-B Metathesis Eduardo Nieto-Sepulveda, Andrew D. Bage, Louise A. Evans, Thomas A. Hunt, Andrew G. Leach, Stephen P. Thomas*, and Guy C. Lloyd-Jones* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18600−18611.
34. Recent Advances in the Deoxydehydration of Vicinal Diols and Polyols Liam J. Donnelly,Stephen P. Thomas,* and Jason B. Love* Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14,3782 –3790
32. Mechanism of the Bis(imino)pyridine Iron-Catalysed Hydromagnesiation of Styrene Derivatives Peter Neate, Mark D. Greenhalgh, William W. Brennessel, Stephen P. Thomas and Michael L. Neidig  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 10099-10108.
31. Nucleophile induced ligand rearrangement reactions of alkoxyl- and arylsilanes Jamie H. Docherty, Andrew P. Dominey and Stephen P. Thomas. Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 3330-3335.
30. Regiodivergent Hydrosilylation, Hydrogenation, [2+2]-Cycloaddition and C–H Borylation using Counterion Activated Earth-abundant Metal Catalysis Riaz Agahi, Amy J. Challinor, Joanne Dunne, Jamie Docherty, Neil B. Carter and Stephen P. Thomas. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5079-5084.
29. Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysis Enabled by Counterion Activation Riaz Agahi, Amy J. Challinor, Neil B. Carter and Stephen P. Thomas. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 993-997.
28. Manganese-Catalysed Hydrofunctionlization of Alkenes. Jonathan R. Carney, Barry R. Dillon, Leonie Campbell and Stephen P. Thomas. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10620-10624.
27. Aluminum-catalysed hydroboration of alkenes. Alessandro Bismuto, Michael J. Cowley and Stephen P. Thomas, ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 2001-2005.
26. Borane-Catalysed Hydroboration of Alkynes and Alkenes. Nate W. J. Ang, Cornelia S. Buettner, Scott Docherty, Alessandro Bismuto, Jonathan R. Carney, Jamie H. Docherty, Michael J. Cowley, Stephen P. Thomas.  Synthesis 2018, 50, 803-808.
25. Cobalt-catalysed Markovnikov selective hydroboration of vinylarenes.  Jingying Peng, Jamie H. Docherty, Andrew P. Dominey and Stephen P. Thomas, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 4726–4729.
24. Iron-Catalyzed Heck-Type Alkenylation of Functionalized Alkyl Bromides. Kailong Zhu, Joanne Dunne, Michael P. Shaver and Stephen P. Thomas, ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 2353-2356.
23. Activation and Discovery of Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts Using Sodium tert-Butoxide. Jamie H. Docherty, Jingying Peng, Andrew P. Dominey and Stephen P. Thomas, Nature Chem. 2017, 9, 595-600.
22. Aluminium Hydride Catalyzed Hydroboration of Alkynes. Alessandro Bismuto, Stephen P. Thomas and Michael J. Cowley, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15356-15359.
21. Markovnikov-Selective, Activator-Free Iron-Catalyzed Vinylarene Hydroboration. Alistair J. MacNair, Clément R. P. Millet, Gary S. Nichol, Alan Ironmonger and Stephen P. Thomas, ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 7217-7221.
20. Amine-Activated Iron Catalysis: Air- and Moisture-Stable Alkene and Alkyne Hydrofunctionalization. Amy J. Challinor, Marc Calin, Gary S. Nichol, Neil B. Carter and Stephen P. Thomas, Adv. Synth. Catal. 201615, 2404-2409.
19. Recent Advances of Manganese Catalysis for Organic Synthesis. Jonathan R. Carney, Barry R. Dillon and Stephen P. Thomas, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 23, 3912-3929.
18. Amine-bis(phenolate) Iron(III)-catalysed Formal Hydroamination of Olefins. Kailong Zhu, Michael P. Shaver and Stephen P. Thomas, Chem. Asian. J. 2016, 11, 977-980.
17. Chemoselective Nitro Reduction and Hydroamination Using a Single Iron Catalyst. Kailong Zhu, Michael P. Shaver and Stephen P. Thomas, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3031-3035.
16. Iron Oxides and Simple Iron Salt-based Catalysis. Jamie H. Docherty and Stephen P. Thomas, in Sustainable Catalysis: With Non-endangered Metals, Part 1.; North, M. Ed.; The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015, pp. 344-372.
15. Stable and Easily Handled Fe(III) Catalysts for Hydrosilylation of Ketones and Aldehydes. Kailong Zhu, Michael P. Shaver and Stephen P. Thomas. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 2119-2123.
14. Iron-Catalysed Hydrofunctionalisation of Alkenes and Alkynes. Mark D. Greenhalgh, Alison S. Jones and Stephen P. Thomas. ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 190-222.
13. Broad Scope Hydrofunctionalization of Styrene Derivatives Using Iron-Catalyzed Hydromagnesiation. Alison S. Jones, James F. Paliga, Mark D. Greenhalgh, Jacob M. Quibell, Alan Steven and Stephen P. Thomas. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5964-5967.
12. Iron-catalysed, general and operationally simple formal hydrogenation using Fe(OTf)3 and NaBH4Alistair J. MacNair, Ming-Ming Tran, Jennifer E. Nelson, G. Usherwood Sloan, Alan Ironmonger and Stephen P. Thomas. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 5082-5088.
11. Iron-Catalyzed Hydromagnesiation: Synthesis and Characterization of Benzylic Grignard Reagent Intermediate and Application in the Synthesis of Ibuprofen. Mark D. Greenhalgh, Adam Kolodziej, Fern Sinclair and Stephen P. Thomas. Organometallics 2014, 33, 20, 5811–5819.
10. Iron-Catalysed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Alkenes. Mark D. Greenhalgh and Stephen P. Thomas. ChemCatChem 2014, 6, 1520-1522.
09. Iron-Catalysed Chemo-, Regio-, and Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Alkenes and Alkynes using a Bench-Stable Iron(II) Pre-Catalyst. Mark D. Greenhalgh, Dominik J. Frank and Stephen P. Thomas. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 584-590.
08. Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation of C=C and C≡C bonds. Stephen P. Thomas and Mark D. Greenhalgh, in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd Ed.; Clayden, J., Vol. Ed.; Molander, G. A.; Knochel, P., Eds.; Elsevier, 2014; Vol. 8, pp. 564-604.
07. Iron-Catalysed Alkene Hydrogenation and Reductive Cross-Coupling Using a Bench-Stable Iron(II) Pre-catalyst. Dominik J. Frank, Léa Guiet, Alexander Käslin, Elliot Murphy and Stephen P. Thomas. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 25698-25701.
06. Chemo-, Regio-, and Stereoselective Iron-Catalysed Hydroboration of Alkenes and Alkynes. Mark D. Greenhalgh and Stephen P. Thomas, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 11230-11232.
05. Iron-Catalysed Reduction of Olefins using a Borohydride Reagent. Tom S. Carter, Léa Guiet, Dominik J. Frank, James West and Stephen P. Thomas, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 880-884.
04. Iron-Catalyzed Hydromagnesiation of Olefins. Mark D. Greenhalgh and Stephen P. Thomas, Synlett 2013, 24, 531-534.
03. Iron-Catalyzed, Highly Regioselective Synthesis of α-Aryl Carboxylic Acids from Styrene Derivatives and CO2. Mark D. Greenhalgh and Stephen P. Thomas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11900-11903. Highlighted in Synform, 2012/12: DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317501
02. Iron-catalysed, hydride-mediated reductive cross-coupling of vinyl halides and Grignard reagents. Bryden A. F. Le Bailly, Mark D. Greenhalgh and Stephen P. Thomas, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1580-1582.
01. Iron-catalysed reduction of carbonyls and olefins. Bryden A. F. Le Bailly and Stephen P. Thomas, RSC Advances 2011, 1, 1435-1445.