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Grant J. Sherborne, Sven Adomeit, Robert Menzel, Jabor Rabeah, Angelika Brückner, Mark R. Fielding, Charlotte E. Willans, Bao N. Nguyen,"Origins of High Catalyst Loading in Copper(I)-Catalysed Ullmann-Goldberg C-N Coupling Reactions", Chem. Sci. 2017, ASAP (DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02859H).


Michael R. Chapman, Maria H. T. Kwan, Georgina King, Katherine E. Jolley, Mariam Hussain, Shahed Hussain, Ibrahim E. Salama, Carlos González Nino, Lisa A Thompson, Mary E Bayana, Adam Clayton, Bao N. Nguyen, Nicholas J. Turner, Nikil Kapur and A. John Blacker,"A Simple and Versatile Laboratory Scale CSTR for Multiphasic Continuous-Flow Chemistry and Long Residence Times", Org. Process Res. Dev. 2017, ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00173).


John B. Brazier, Mark A. Newton, Elena M. Barreiro, Stephen Parry, Luis A. Adrio, Christopher J. Mulligan, Klaus Hellgardt, King Kuok (Mimi) Hii, Paul B. J. Thompson, Rachel Nicholls, Bao N. Nguyen, "Effects of Cl on the reduction of supported PdO in ethanol/water solvent mixtures", Catal. Struct. React. 2017, 3, 54-62 (DOI: 10.1080/2055074X.2016.1267296).




Michael R. Chapman, Maria H. T. Kwan, Georgina E. King, Benjamin A. Kyffin, John Blacker, Charlotte E. Willans, Bao N. Nguyen,"Rapid, Metal-Free and Aqueous Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine under Ambient Conditions", Green Chem. 2016, 18, 4623-4627 (DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01601D).



M. R. Chapman, S. E. Henkelis, N. Kapur, B. N. Nguyen, C. E. Willans, "A Straightforward Electrochemical Approach to Imine- and Amine-bisphenolate Metal Complexes with Facile Control Over Metal Oxidation State", ChemistryOpen 2016, 5, 351-356 (doi: 10.1002/open.201600019).



P. B. J. ThompsonB. N. NguyenR. NichollsR. A. BourneJ. B. BrazierK. R. J. LovelockS. D. BrownD. WermeilleO. BikondoaC. A. LucasT. P. A. Hase, M. A. Newton, "X-ray spectroscopy for chemistry in the 2-4 keV energy regime at the XMaS beamline: ionic liquids, Rh and Pd catalysts in gas and liquid environments, and Cl contamination in -Al2O3", J. Synchrotron Rad. 2015, 22, 1426-1439 (doi:10.1107/S1600577515016148).


Bao N. Nguyen, Luis A. Adrio, Tim Albrecht, Andrew J. P. White, Mark A. Newton, Maarten Nachtegaal, Santiago J. A. Figueroa, King K. (Mimi) Hii, "Electronic structures of cyclometalated palladium complexes in the higher oxidation states", Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 15938-15948 (DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02104A).

Michael R. Chapman, Benjamin R. M. Lake, Christopher M. Pask, Bao N. Nguyen, Charlotte E. Willans,* "Solid-state structure, solution-state behaviour and catalytic activity of electronically divergent C,N-chelating palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes", Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 15938-15948 (DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02194D). 

Grant J. Sherborne, Bao N. Nguyen*, "Recent XAS Studies into Homogeneous Metal Catalyst in Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Syntheses", Chem. Cent. J. 2015, 9, 37 (DOI: 10.1186/s13065-015-0103-6).

Grant J. Sherborne, Michael R. Chapman, A. John Blacker, Richard A. Bourne, Thomas W. Chamberlain, Benjamin D. Crossley, Stephanie J. Lucas, Patrick C. McGowan, Mark A. Newton, Thomas E. O. Screen, Paul Thompson, Charlotte E. Willans, Bao N. Nguyen,
 "Activation and Deactivation of a Robust Immobilized Cp*Ir-Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyst: A Multielement in Situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4151-4157 (DOI: 10.1021/ja512868a).

Michael R. Chapman, Yarseen Shafi, Nik Kapur, Bao N. Nguyen, Charlotte E. Willans, "Electrochemical Flow-Reactor for Expedient Synthesis of Copper-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes", Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 1282-1284 (DOI: 10.1021/ja512868a).




Rachen L. Nicholls, C. M. Pask, B. Nguyen, "Crystal structure of poly [m-acetato-bis­[-2-oxo-2-(quinolin-8-yl)ethano­ato]tris­odium]", Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, m385-m386 (DOI: 10.1107/S1600536814023423).


Rachel Nicholls, Simon Kaufhold, Bao N. Nguyen, "Observation of Guanidine-Carbon Dioxide Complexation in Solution and Its Role in Reaction of Carbon Dioxide and Propargylamines", Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 3458-3462 (DOI: 10.1030/C4CY00480A).


J. B. Brazier, Bao N. Nguyen, Luis A. Adrio, E. M. Barreiro, W. P. Leong, M. A. Newton, Santiago J. Figueroa, Klaus Hellgardt, King Kuok Mimi Hii,"Catalysis in Flow: Operando Study of Pd Catalyst Speciation and Leaching", Cat. Today, 2014, 229, 95-102 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2013.10.079).




Bao N. Nguyen, Luis A. Adrio, Elena M. Barreiro, John B. Brazier, Jakub Szlachetko, Peter Haycock, King K. Hii, Maarten Nachtegaal, Mark A. Newton, “Deconvolution of the Mechanism of Homogeneous Gold-Catalyzed Reactions”, Organometallics 2012, 31, 2395-2402 (DOI: 10.1021/om300030e).


Edward J. Emmett, Charlotte S. Richards-Taylor, Bao N. Nguyen, Barry R. Hayter, Micheal C. Willis, "Palladium-catalysed aminosulfonylation of aryl-, alkenyl- and heteroaryl halides: Scope of the three-component synthesis of N-aminosulfonamides", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 4007-4014 (DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07034K).


Luis A. Adrio, Bao N. Nguyen, Gemma Guilera, Andrew G. Livingston, King Kuok Hii, “Speciation of Pd(OAc)2 in Ligandless Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction”, Cat. Sci. Technol. 2012, 2, 316-323 (DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00241D).




Bao Nguyen, Edward J. Emmett, and Michael C. Willis, “Palladium-Catalyzed Aminosulfonylation of Aryl Halides”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16372–16373 (DOI: 10.1021/ja1081124).




Bao Nguyen, John M. Brown, “Selectivity in The Rhodium-Catalyzed Reductions of Non-conjugated Dienes”, Adv. Syn. Cat. 2009, 351, 1333 - 1343 (DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200900013).




Tharmalingam Punniyamurthy, Monika Mayr, Alexander S. Dorofeev, Carole J. R. Bataille, Silvia Gosiewska, Bao Nguyen, Andrew R. Cowley, John M. Brown, “Enantiomerically Pure Bicyclo[3.3.1]nona-2,6-diene as The Sole Source of Enantioselectivity in BIPHEP-Rh Asymmetric Hydrogenation”, Chem. Commun. 2008, 5092 – 5094 (DOI: 10.1039/B807669C).




Bao Nguyen, Katya Chernous, Alexander V. Burasov, Alexander S. Dorofeev, Daniel Endlar, Barbara Odell, Michela Piacenti, John M. Brown, “The Guareschi Reaction (1897): Alkyl Radical Generation in Water under Ambient Conditions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 7655 – 7658 (DOI: 10.1002/ange.200700632).





Robert W. Baker, Michael A. Foulkes, Michael Griggs, Bao Nguyen, “A New Synthesis of 3-substituted-1H-Indenes Through Reaction of o-(b-Magnesioalkyl)phenylmagnesium Dihalides with Carboxylate Esters”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 9319 – 9322 (DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)02344-4).



Book chapters

Bao N. Nguyen, John M. Brown, “Chapter 1.7: Stereoselective Hydroboration and Diboration of Carbon – Carbon Double Bonds”, Stereoselective Synthesis, Vol. 1, Thieme, 2010.


Bao N. Nguyen, King Kuok Hii, Wiktor Szymańskik, D. B. Janssen, “Chapter 1.12: Conjugate Addition Reactions”, Stereoselective Synthesis, Vol. 1, Thieme, 2010.