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Derek R. Boyd

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Queens University




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  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland. 2001 - 2012


  1. Toluene dioxygenase-catalyzed cis-dihydroxylation of benzo[b]thiophenes and benzo[b]furans: synthesis of benzo[b]thiophene 2,3-oxide. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Brannigan, I.N., Evans, T.A., Haughey, S.A., McMurray, B.T., Malone, J.F., McIntyre, P.B., Stevenson, P.J., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. Structure, stereochemistry and synthesis of enantiopure cyclohexenone cis-diol bacterial metabolites derived from phenols. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Malone, J.F., McIntyre, P.B., Stevenson, P.J., Allen, C.C., Kwit, M., Gawronski, J. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  3. Bacterial dioxygenase- and monooxygenase-catalysed sulfoxidation of benzo[b]thiophenes. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., McMurray, B., Haughey, S.A., Allen, C.C., Hamilton, J.T., McRoberts, W.C., O'Ferrall, R.A., Nikodinovic-Runic, J., Coulombel, L.A., O'Connor, K.E. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  4. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of a mixed phosphine-phosphine oxide catalyst and its application to asymmetric allylation of aldehydes and hydrogenation of alkenes. Boyd, D.R., Bell, M., Dunne, K.S., Kelly, B., Stevenson, P.J., Malone, J.F., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  5. Dioxygenase-catalysed cis-dihydroxylation of meta-substituted phenols to yield cyclohexenone cis-diol and derived enantiopure cis-triol metabolites. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Stevenson, P.J., Blain, M., McRoberts, C., Hamilton, J.T., Argudo, J.M., Mundi, H., Kulakov, L.A., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2011) [Pubmed]
  6. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of the carbasugars carba-beta-L-galactopyranose, carba-beta-L-talopyranose and carba-alpha-L-talopyranose from methyl benzoate. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Bowers, N.I., Coen, G.B., Malone, J.F., O'Dowd, C.R., Stevenson, P.J., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2010) [Pubmed]
  7. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of chiral 2,2'-bipyridine ligands and their N-oxide derivatives: applications in the asymmetric aminolysis of epoxides and asymmetric allylation of aldehydes. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Sbircea, L., Murphy, D., Malone, J.F., James, S.L., Allen, C.C., Hamilton, J.T. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2010) [Pubmed]
  8. New families of enantiopure cyclohexenone cis-diol, o-quinol dimer and hydrate metabolites from dioxygenase-catalysed dihydroxylation of phenols. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Malone, J.F., Allen, C.C. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2009) [Pubmed]
  9. Azaarene cis-dihydrodiol-derived 2,2'-bipyridine ligands for asymmetric allylic oxidation and cyclopropanation. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Sbircea, L., Murphy, D., Belhocine, T., Malone, J.F., James, S.L., Allen, C.C., Hamilton, J.T. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2008) [Pubmed]
  10. Enzyme-catalysed synthesis and reactions of benzene oxide/oxepine derivatives of methyl benzoates. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Harrison, J.S., Malone, J.F., McRoberts, W.C., Hamilton, J.T., Harper, D.B. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2008) [Pubmed]
  11. Regioselectivity and stereoselectivity of dioxygenase catalysed cis-dihydroxylation of mono- and tri-cyclic azaarene substrates. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Coen, G.P., Hempenstall, F., Ljubez, V., Malone, J.F., Allen, C.C., Hamilton, J.T. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2008) [Pubmed]
  12. syn-Benzene dioxides: chemoenzymatic synthesis from 2,3-cis-dihydrodiol derivatives of monosubstituted benzenes and their application in the synthesis of regioisomeric 1,2- and 3,4-cis-dihydrodiols and 1,4-dioxocins. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Llamas, N.M., O'Dowd, C.R., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2007) [Pubmed]
  13. Enzyme-catalysed synthesis and absolute configuration assignments of cis-dihydrodiol metabolites from 1,4-disubstituted benzenes. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Coen, G.P., Gray, P.J., Malone, J.F., Gawronski, J. Chemistry (2007) [Pubmed]
  14. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of trans-dihydrodiol derivatives of monosubstituted benzenes from the corresponding cis-dihydrodiol isomers. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Llamas, N.M., Coen, G.P., McGeehin, P.K., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2007) [Pubmed]
  15. Dioxygenase-catalysed oxidation of disubstituted benzene substrates: benzylic monohydroxylation versus aryl cis-dihydroxylation and the meta effect. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Bowers, N.I., Dalton, H., Garrett, M.D., Harrison, J.S., Sheldrake, G.N. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  16. Dioxygenase-catalysed dihydroxylation of arene cis-dihydrodiols and acetonide derivatives: a new approach to the synthesis of enantiopure tetraoxygenated bioproducts from arenes. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Belhocine, T., Malone, J.F., McGregor, S., Allen, C.C. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2006) [Pubmed]
  17. cis-Dihydrodiol, arene oxide and phenol metabolites of dictamnine: key intermediates in the biodegradation and biosynthesis of furoquinoline alkaloids. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., O'Dowd, C.R., Carroll, J.G., Loke, P.L., Allen, C.C. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2005) [Pubmed]
  18. Dioxygenase-catalysed oxidation of alkylaryl sulfides: sulfoxidation versus cis-dihydrodiol formation. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Byrne, B.E., Haughey, S.A., Kennedy, M.A., Allen, C.C. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Stereochemical and mechanistic aspects of dioxygenase-catalysed benzylic hydroxylation of indene and chromane substrates. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Bowers, N.I., Boyle, R., Harrison, J.S., Lee, K., Bugg, T.D., Gibson, D.T. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. Tandem enzyme-catalysed oxidations of alkyl phenyl sulfides and alkyl benzenes: enantiocomplementary routes to chiral phenols. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Ljubez, V., Byrne, B.E., Shepherd, S.D., Allen, C.C., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J., Dalton, H. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2002) [Pubmed]
  21. Aromatic dioxygenases: molecular biocatalysis and applications. Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Allen, C.C. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. (2001) [Pubmed]
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