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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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Jack Pike wins a poster prize

(3 December 2017)

Jack Pike, PhD student in the Walton group, won a poster prize at the 2017 RSC Coordination and Organometallic Discussion Group meeting at Lancaster University. Jack’s poster “Ruthenium-Mediated Nucleophilic Trifluoromethylation of Arenes” was awarded the prize from a field of more than 30 posters. Presenting the award was Dr Nick Fletcher of Lancaster University.

Jack's poster described a novel method for installing CF3 group into aromatic substrates, using organometallic Ru complexes. This work was recently published in Chem. Commun. Jack’s PhD work also led to a novel C-H activation reaction, which was published in Organometallics