Professor Robin B Bedford

B.Sc. (Hons.), D.Phil.(Sus.)

  • BS8 1TS

20022019

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Research Output

  • 62 Article (Academic Journal)
2019

Can immobilization of an inactive iron species switch on catalytic activity in the Suzuki reaction?

Tailor, S. & Bedford, R. B., 12 Oct 2019, In : Catalysis Letters. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Methylenespiro[2.3]hexanes via Nickel-Catalyzed Cyclopropanations with [1.1.1]Propellane

Yu, S., Noble, A., Bedford, R. B. & Aggarwal, V. K., 26 Dec 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 51, p. 20325-20334 10 p., 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

6 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting Claims of the Iron-, Cobalt-, Nickel-, and Copper-Catalyzed Suzuki Biaryl Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with Aryl Boronic Acids

Tailor, S., Manzotti, M., Asghar, S., Rowsell, B., Luckham, S., Sparkes, H. & Bedford, R., 22 Apr 2019, In : Organometallics. 38, 8, p. 1770-1777 8 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

The highly surprising behaviour of diphosphine ligands in iron-catalysed Negishi cross-coupling

Messinis, A. M., Luckham, S. L. J., Wells, P. P., Gianolio, D., Gibson, E. K., O’Brien, H. M., Sparkes, H. A., Davis, S. A., Callison, J., Elorriaga, D., Hernandez-Fajardo, O. & Bedford, R. B., 1 Feb 2019, In : Nature Catalysis. 2, 2, p. 123-133 11 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
176 Downloads (Pure)

The surprisingly facile formation of Pd(I)-phosphido complexes from ortho-biphenylphosphines and palladium acetate

Montgomery, M., O'Brien, H. M., Méndez-Gálvez, C., Bromfield, C. R., Roberts, J. P. M., Winnicka, A. M., Horner, A., Elorriaga, D., Sparkes, H. A. & Bedford, R. B., 25 Jan 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 11, p. 3539-3542 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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1 Citation (Scopus)
63 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Iron-catalysed substrate-directed Suzuki biaryl cross-coupling

O'Brien, H. M., Manzotti, M., Abrams, R. D., Elorriaga, D., Sparkes, H. A., Davis, S. A. & Bedford, R. B., Jun 2018, In : Nature Catalysis. 1, 6, p. 429-437 9 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)
316 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki Biaryl Coupling of Aryl Halides

Asghar, S., Tailor, S. B., Elorriaga, D. & Bedford, R. B., 18 Dec 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 56, 51, p. 16367-16370 4 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
305 Downloads (Pure)

Isoindolinones via Copper-Catalyzed Intramolecular Benzylic C-H Sulfamidation

Bedford, R., Bowen, J. G. & Méndez-Gálvez, C., 3 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 82, 3, p. 1719-1725 7 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
198 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Copper-Catalyzed Borylation of Cyclic Sulfamidates: Access to Enantiomerically Pure (β-and γ-Amino-alkyl)boronic Esters

Ursinyova, N., Bedford, R. B. & Gallagher, T., 5 Feb 2016, In : European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2016, 4, p. 673-677 5 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
321 Downloads (Pure)

Homogeneous catalysis: Eight irons hit the right spin

Bedford, R. B., 22 Sep 2016, In : Nature Chemistry. 8, 10, p. 904-5 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Palladium-Catalyzed ortho-Arylation of Carbamate-Protected Estrogens

Bedford, R. B., Brenner, P. B., Durrant, S. J., Gallagher, T., Méndez-Gálvez, C. & Montgomery, M., 6 May 2016, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 81, 9, p. 3473–3478 6 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
261 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of the ligand chelate effect on iron-amine-catalysed Kumada cross-coupling

Bedford, R., Brenner, P. B., Elorriaga, D., Harvey, J. & Nunn, J., 28 Oct 2016, In : Dalton Transactions. 45, 40, p. 15811-15817 7 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
405 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Catalyst-Switchable Regiocontrol in the Direct Arylation of Remote C—H Groups in Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines

Bedford, R. B., Durrant, S. J. & Montgomery, M., 20 Jul 2015, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 54, 30, p. 8787-8790 4 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)
314 Downloads (Pure)

Facile hydrolysis and alcoholysis of palladium acetate

Bedford, R. B., Bowen, J. G., Davidson, R. B., Haddow, M. F., Seymour-Julen, A. E., Sparkes, H. A. & Webster, R. L., 26 May 2015, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 54, 22, p. 6591-6594

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

27 Citations (Scopus)

How Low Does Iron Go? Chasing the Active Species in Fe-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

Bedford, R. B., 28 Apr 2015, In : Accounts of Chemical Research. 48, 5, p. 1485-1493 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

149 Citations (Scopus)

The development of iron catalysts for Cross-Coupling reactions

Bedford, R. B. & Brenner, P. B., 2015, In : Topics in Organometallic Chemistry. 50, p. 19-46 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

31 Citations (Scopus)

Towards iron-catalysed suzuki biaryl cross-coupling: Unusual reactivity of 2-halobenzyl halides

Bedford, R. B., Gallagher, T., Pye, D. R. & Savage, W., 16 Jun 2015, In : Synthesis (Germany). 47, 12, p. 1761-1765 5 p., ss-2014-c0739-st.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

16 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Catalytic and organometallic chemistry of earth-abundant metals

Albrecht, M., Bedford, R. & Plietker, B., 27 Oct 2014, In : Organometallics. 33, 20, p. 5619-5621 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)

Expedient iron-catalyzed coupling of alkyl, benzyl and allyl halides with arylboronic esters

Bedford, R. B., Brenner, P. B., Carter, E., Carvell, T. W., Cogswell, P. M., Gallagher, T. C., Harvey, J. N., Murphy, D. M., Neeve, E. C., Nunn, J. & Pye, D. R., 23 Jun 2014, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 20, 26, p. 7935-7938 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

63 Citations (Scopus)

Iron-catalyzed borylation of alkyl, allyl, and aryl halides: Isolation of an iron(I) boryl complex

Bedford, R. B., Brenner, P. B., Carter, E., Gallagher, T., Murphy, D. M. & Pye, D. R., 10 Nov 2014, In : Organometallics. 33, 21, p. 5940-5943 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

58 Citations (Scopus)

Iron Phosphine Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Tetraorganoborates and Related Group 13 Nucleophiles with Alkyl Halides

Bedford, R. B., Brenner, P. B., Carter, E., Clifton, J., Cogswell, P. M., Gower, N. J., Haddow, M. F., Harvey, J. N., Kehl, J. A., Murphy, D. M., Neeve, E. C., Neidig, M. L., Nunn, J., Snyder, B. E. R. & Taylor, J., 27 Oct 2014, In : Organometallics. 33, 20, p. 5767-5780 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

59 Citations (Scopus)

Organometallics roundtable 2013-2014

Gladysz, J. A., Bedford, R. B., Fujita, M., Gabbaï, F. P., Goldberg, K. I., Holland, P. L., Kiplinger, J. L., Krische, M. J., Louie, J., Lu, C. C., Norton, J. R., Petrukhina, M. A., Ren, T., Stahl, S. S., Tilley, T. D., Webster, C. E., White, M. C. & Whiteker, G. T., 14 Apr 2014, In : Organometallics. 33, 7, p. 1505-1527 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

19 Citations (Scopus)

TMEDA in iron-catalyzed Kumada coupling: amine adduct versus homoleptic "ate" complex formation

Bedford, R. B., Brenner, P. B., Carter, E., Cogswell, P. M., Haddow, M. F., Harvey, J. N., Murphy, D. M., Nunn, J. & Woodall, C. H., 10 Feb 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 7, p. 1804-1808 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

100 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Simplifying Iron-Phosphine Catalysts for Cross-Coupling Reactions

Bedford, R. B., Carter, E., Cogswell, P. M., Gower, N. J., Haddow, M. F., Harvey, J. N., Murphy, D. M., Neeve, E. C. & Nunn, J., 21 Jan 2013, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 52, 4, p. 1285-1288 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

79 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis of murrayaquinone A and analogues via ring-closing C-H arylation

Bedford, R. B., Bowen, J. G. & Weeks, A. L., 3 Jun 2013, In : Tetrahedron. 69, 22, p. 4389-4394 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

16 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Exploiting Boron-Zinc Transmetallation for the Arylation of Benzyl Halides: What are the Reactive Species?

Bedford, R. B., Gower, N. J., Haddow, M. F., Harvey, J. N., Nunn, J., Okopie, R. A. & Sankey, R. F., Apr 2012, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 51, 22, p. 5435-5438 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)

Iron(I) in Negishi Cross-Coupling Reactions

Adams, C. J., Bedford, R. B., Carter, E., Gower, N. J., Haddow, M. F., Harvey, J. N., Huwe, M., Angeles Cartes, M., Mansell, S. M., Mendoza, C., Murphy, D. M., Neeve, E. C. & Nunn, J., 27 Jun 2012, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134, 25, p. 10333-10336 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

131 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Chiral palladacycles based on resorcinol monophosphite ligands: the role of the meta-hydroxyl in ligand C-H activation and catalysis

Bedford, R. B., Chang, Y-N., Haddow, M. F. & McMullin, C. L., 2011, In : Dalton Transactions. 40, 35, p. 9042-9050 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

9 Citations (Scopus)

Mild C-H Halogenation of Anilides and the Isolation of an Unusual Palladium(I)-Palladium(II) Species

Bedford, R. B., Haddow, M. F., Mitchell, C. J. & Webster, R. L., Jun 2011, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 50, 24, p. 5524-5527 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

167 Citations (Scopus)

Remarkably reactive dihydroindoloindoles via palladium-catalysed dearomatisation

Bedford, RB., Fey, N., Haddow, MF. & Sankey, RF., 2011, In : Chemical Communications. 47, p. 3649 - 3651

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45 Citations (Scopus)

Tuning ligand structure in chiral bis(phosphite) and mixed phosphite-phosphinite PCP-palladium pincer complexes

Bedford, R. B., Chang, Y-N., Haddow, M. F. & McMullin, C. L., 2011, In : Dalton Transactions. 40, 35, p. 9034-9041 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

14 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Solvent-free aromatic C-H functionalisation/halogenation reactions

Bedford, R. B., Engelhart, J. U., Haddow, M. F., Mitchell, C. J. & Webster, R. L., 2010, In : Dalton Transactions. 39, 43, p. 10464-10472 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

40 Citations (Scopus)

Solvent free catalytic C-H functionalisation

Bedford, RB., Mitchell, CJ. & Webster, RL., 2010, In : Chemical Communications. 46, p. 3095 - 3097

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65 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Chiral triaryl phosphite-based palladacycles and platinacycles: synthesis and application to asymmetric Lewis acid catalysis

Bedford, R. B., Dumycz, H., Haddow, M. F., Pilarski, L. T., Orpen, A. G., Pringle, P. G. & Wingad, R. L., 2009, In : Dalton Transactions. 37, p. 7796-7804 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

17 Citations (Scopus)

Iron-catalysed Negishi coupling of benzyl halides and phosphate

Bedford, R. B., Huwe, M. & Wilkinson, M. C., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 5, 5, p. 600 - 602 3 p.

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135 Citations (Scopus)

Iron-catalysed Suzuki coupling? A cautionary tale

Bedford, R. B., Nakamura, M., Gower, N. J., Haddow, M. F., Hall, M. A., Huwe, M., Hashimoto, T. & Okopie, R. A., 11 Nov 2009, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 50, 45, p. 6110-6111 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

53 Citations (Scopus)

Reactive 4a-alkyl-4aH-carbazoles by catalytic dearomatisation, and their unusual dimerisation and dealkylation reactions

Bedford, R. B., Butts, C. P., Haddow, M. F., Osborne, R. & Sankey, R. F., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 32, p. 4832-4834 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

42 Citations (Scopus)

Simple mixed Fe-Zn catalysts for the Suzuki couplings of tetraarylborates with benzyl halides and 2-halopyridines

Bedford, RB., Hall, MA., Hodges, GR., Huwe, M. & Wilkinson, MC., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 45, p. 6430 - 6432

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

79 Citations (Scopus)

The catalytic ortho-arylation of tyrosine

Bedford, R. B., Haddow, M. F., Webster, R. L. & Mitchell, C. J., 2009, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 7, 15, p. 3119-3127 9 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Anion complexation via C–H···X interactions using a palladacyclic receptor

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Butts, CP., Coles, SJ., Hursthouse, MB., Scully, PN., Tucker, JHR., Wilkie, J. & Willener, Y., 2008, In : Chemical Communications. 21, p. 2429 - 2431 3 p.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Intramolecular direct arylation in the synthesis of fluorinated carbazoles

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Charmant, JPH. & Weeks, AL., Jun 2008, In : Tetrahedron. 64(26), p. 6038 - 6050 13 p.

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59 Citations (Scopus)

Palladacyclic and platinacyclic catalysts for the allylation of aldehydes

Bedford, RB. & Pilarski, LT., Jun 2008, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 49, p. 4216 - 4219 4 p.

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32 Citations (Scopus)

Simple rhodium-chlorophosphine pre-catalysts for the ortho-arylation of phenols

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Caffyn, AJM., Charmant, JPH., Lewis-Alleyne, LC., Long, PD., Polo-Ceron, D. & Prashar, S., 2008, In : Chemical Communications. 44, p. 990 - 992 3 p.

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56 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Five-coordinate Pd(II) orthometallated triarylphosphite complexes

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Butts, CP., Coles, SJ., Cutajar, M., Gelbrich, T., Hursthouse, MB., Scully, PN. & Wimperis, S., Jan 2007, In : Dalton Transactions. 4, p. 459 - 466 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Hydroxylamine O-benzyl ether as an ammonia equivalent in the catalytic amination of aryl halides

Bedford, RB. & Betham, M., Dec 2007, In : Tetrahedron Letters. 48, p. 8947 - 8950 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Simple palladacyclic and platinacyclic catalysts for the 1,4-conjugate addition of arylboronic acids and arylsiloxanes to enones

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Charmant, JPH., Haddow, MF., Orpen, AG., Pilarski, LT., Coles, SJ. & Hursthouse, MB., 2007, In : Organometallics. 26(25), p. 6346 - 6353 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

55 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Chiral palladium bis(phosphite) PCP-pincer complexes via ligand C-H activation

Baber, RA., Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Blake, ME., Coles, SJ., Haddow, MF., Hursthouse, MB., Orpen, AG., Pilarski, LT., Pringle, PG. & Wingad, RL., 2006, In : Chemical Communications. 37, p. 3880 - 3882 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

90 Citations (Scopus)

Iron nanoparticles in the coupling of alkyl halides with aryl Grignard reagents

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Bruce, DW., Davis, SA., Frost, RM. & Hird, M., Apr 2006, In : Chemical Communications. 13, p. 1398 - 1400 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

130 Citations (Scopus)

Iron-phosphine, -phosphite, -arsine, and -carbene catalysts for the coupling of primary and secondary alkyl halides with aryl Grignard reagents

Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Bruce, DW., Danapoulos, AA., Frost, RM. & Hird, M., Feb 2006, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 71 (3), p. 1104 - 1110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

238 Citations (Scopus)

N-H carbazole synthesis from 2-chloroanilines via consecutive amination and C-H activation

Bedford, RB. & Betham, M., Dec 2006, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 71 (25), p. 9403 - 9410 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

147 Citations (Scopus)