MJH Group Research at Newcastle - Papers

43) Zhu J, Moreno I, Quinn P, Yufit DS, Song L, Young CM, Duan Z, Tyler AR, Waddell PG, Hall MJ, Probert MR, Smith AD, O'Donoghue AC. The Role of the Fused Ring in Bicyclic Triazolium Organocatalysts: Kinetic, X-ray and DFT Insights. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2022. In Press.

42) Dzeha T, Hall MJ, Burgess JG. Micrococcin P1 and P2 from Epibiotic Bacteria Associated with Isolates of Moorea Producens from Kenya. Marine Drugs 2022, 20(2), 128.

41) AlSubeh ZY, Waldbusser A, Raja HA, Pearce CJ, Ho KL, Hall MJ, Probert MR, Oberlies NH, Hematian S. Structural Diversity of Perylenequinones is Driven by their Redox Behavior. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2022. ASAP


40) Frank F, Waddell PG, Hall MJ, Knight JG. Synthesis and Reactivity of 3,5-Diiodo-BODIPYs via a Concerted, Double Aromatic Finkelstein Reaction. Organic Letters 2021, 23(21), 8595-8599.


39) Abualnaja M, Cowell J, Jolliffe JD, Wills C, Waddell PG, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Diastereoselective Rearomative Etherifications and Aminations of 2,3,9,9a-Tetrahydro-1H-carbazoles. Tetrahedron 2021, 89, 132144.


38) Tyler ARM, Ragbirsingh R, McMonagle CJ, Waddell PG, Heaps SE, Steed JW, Thaw P, Hall MJ, Probert MR. Encapsulated Nanodroplet Crystallisation of Organic-Soluble Small MoleculesChem 2020, 6(7), 1755-1765.


37) Frank F, Manzoli LA, Mauker P, Alsimaree AA, Waddell PG, Probert MR, Penfold TJ, Knight JG, Hall MJ. Synthesis of 3,5-Dichloro-4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacenes (BODIPYs) via Cu(OTf)2 Mediated Oxidative Nucleophilic Substitution of Hydrogen by Chloride. Tetrahedron 2020, 76(17), 131113-131118.


36) Harriman A, Karlsson JKG, Laude A, Hall MJ. Photoisomerization of the Cyanine Dye Alexa‐Fluor® 647 (AF‐647) in the Context of dSTORM Super‐Resolution Microscopy. Chemistry - A European Journal  2019, 25(65), 14983-14998.

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35) Dzeha T, Nyiro C, Kardasopoulos D, Mburu D, Mwafaida J, Hall MJ, Burgess JG. UV Resistance of bacteria isolated from the Kenyan marine cyanobacterium, Moorea Producens. MicrobiologyOpen 2019, 8(4), e00697.

34) Mosaei H, Molodtsov V, Kepplinger B, Harbottle J, Moon C, Jeeves R, Ceccaroni L, Shin Y, Morton-Laing S, Marrs ECL, Wills C, Clegg W, Yuzenkova J, Perry JD, Bacon J, Errington J, Allenby NEE, Hall MJ, Murakami KS, Zenkin N. Mode of Action of Kanglemycin A, an Ansamycin Natural Product that Is Active against Rifampicin Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecular Cell 2018, 72(2), 263-274.

33) Pike AR, Tuite EM, Lunn S, Hribesh S, Whitfield C, Hall M, Houlton A, Brownowska A. Duplex Healing of Selectively Thiolated Guanosine Mismatches through a Cd2+ Chemical Stimulus. ChemBioChem 2018, 19(11), 1115-1118.

32) Kepplinger B, Morton S, Seistrup K, Marrs E, Hopkins A, Perry J, Strahl H, Hall M, Errington J, Allenby N. Mode of action and heterologous expression of the natural product antibiotic vancoresmycin. ACS Chemical Biology 2018, 13(1), 207-214.

31) Basle A, Hewitt L, Koh A, Lamb HK, Thompson P, Burgess JG, Hall MJ, Hawkins AR, Murray H, Lewis RJ. Crystal structure of NucB, a biofilm-degrading endonuclease. Nucleic Acids Research 2018, 46(1), 473–484.

30) Clarke R, Ho KL, Alsimaree AA, Waddell PG, Bogaerts J, Herrebout W, Knight J, Pal R, Penfold T, Hall MJ. Circularly Polarised Luminescence from Helically Chiral ‘Confused’ N,N,O,C-Boron-Chelated Dipyrromethenes (BODIPYs). ChemPhotoChem 2017, 1(11), 513-517.

29) Cowell J, Buck M, Essa AH, Clarke R, Vollmer W, Vollmer D, Hilkens CM, Isaacs JD, Hall MJ, Gray J. Traceless-Cleavage of Protein-Biotin Conjugates Under Biologically-Compatible ConditionsChemBioChem 2017, 18(17), 1688–1691.


28) Tyler A, Sejzi HM, Morton S, Waddell PG, Wills C, McFarlane W, Gray J, Goodfellow M, Errington J, Allenby N, Zenkin N, Hall MJ. Structural reassignment and absolute stereochemistry of madurastatin C1 (MBJ-0034) and the related “aziridine” siderophores: madurastatins A1, B1 and MBJ-0035Journal of Natural Products 201780(5), 1558–1562.

27) Baksh A, Kepplinger B, Isah H, Probert MR, Clegg W, Wills C, Goodfellow M, Errington J, Allenby N, Hall MJ. Production of 17-O-demethyl-geldanamycin, a cytotoxic ansamycin polyketide, by Streptomyces hygroscopicus DEM20745Natural Product Research 2017, 31(16), 1558–1562.

 26) Abualnaja M, Waddell PG, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Synthesis of pentacyclic pyrrolo[3,4-a]carbazole-1,3(2H)-diones via an intermolecular Diels-Alder, intramolecular carbonyl-ene reaction strategy. Tetrahedron 2016, 72(38), 5798-5806. 

25) Alnoman RB, Rihn S, OConnor DC, Black FA, Costello B, Waddell PG, Clegg W, Peacock RD, Herrebout W, Knight JG, Hall MJ. Circularly Polarized Luminescence from Helically Chiral N,N,O,O-Boron Chelated Dipyrromethenes.Chemistry - A European Journal 2016, 22(1), 93-96.

24) Cowell J, Abualnaja M, Morton S, Linder R, Buckingham F, Waddell PG, Probert MR, Hall MJ. Diastereoselective synthesis of functionalised carbazoles via a sequential Diels-Alder/ene reaction strategyRSC Advances 2015,5(21), 16125-16152.

Graphical abstract: Diastereoselective synthesis of functionalised carbazoles via a sequential Diels–Alder/ene reaction strategy

23) Cowell J, Harrington RW, Probert MR, Hall MJ. Enantioselective synthesis of functionalised tetrahydrocarbazoles via an organocatalysed Diels-Alder/ene reaction strategyTetrahedron: Asymmetry 2015, 26(20), 1189-1196.

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22) Essa AH, Lerrick RI, Çiftçi E, Harrington RW, Waddell PG, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Grignard-mediated reduction of 2,2,2-trichloro-1-arylethanonesOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2015, 13(20), 5793-5803.

Graphical abstract: Grignard-mediated reduction of 2,2,2-trichloro-1-arylethanones

21) Oxley A, Berry P, Taylor GA, Cowell J, Hall MJ, Hesketh J, Lietz G, Boddy AV. An LC/MS/MS method for stable isotope dilution studies of β-carotene bioavailability, bioconversion and vitamin A status in humansJournal of Lipid Research 2014, 55(2), 319-328.

20) Lerrick RI, Winstanley TPL, Haggerty K, Wills C, Clegg W, Harrington RW, Bultinck P, Herrebout W, Benniston AC, Hall MJ. Axially Chiral BODIPYsChemical Communications 2014, 50(36), 4714-4716.

Graphical abstract: Axially chiral BODIPYs

19) Shields RC, Mokhtar N, Ford M, Hall MJ, Burgess JG, ElBadawey MR, Jakubovics NS. Efficacy of a Marine Bacterial Nuclease against Biofilm Forming Microorganisms Isolated from Chronic RhinosinusitisPLoS One2013, 8(2), e55339.

18) Essa AH, Lerrick RI, Tuna F, Harrington RW, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Reduction of 2,2,2-trichloro-1-arylethanones by RMgX: mechanistic investigation and the synthesis of substituted α,α-dichloroketonesChemical Communications 2013, 49(27), 2756-2758.

Graphical abstract: Reduction of 2,2,2-trichloro-1-arylethanones by RMgX: mechanistic investigation and the synthesis of substituted α,α-dichloroketones

17) Watson LJ, Harrington RW, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Diastereoselective intermolecular ene reactions: synthesis of 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazolesOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2012, 10(33), 6649-6655.

Graphical abstract: Diastereoselective intermolecular ene reactions: synthesis of 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazoles


16) Nijland N, Hall MJ, Burgess JG. Dispersal of Biofilms by Secreted, Matrix Degrading, Bacterial DNasePLoS One2010, 5(12), e15668.

15) Cotterill LJ, Harrington RW, Clegg W, Hall MJ. Thermal 1,3-Trityl Migrations in Diels-Alder Domino Reactions of 1-Trityl-4-vinyl-1H-imidazolesJournal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75(13), 4604-4607.


MJH Group Research at Newcastle - Book Chapters

2) Hall MJ, de la Moya S. BODIPY Based Emitters of Circularly Polarized Luminescence. In: Tadashi Mori, ed. Circularly Polarized Luminescence of Organic Molecules. Springer, 2020, Pages 117-149.

1) Clarke RG, Hall MJ. Recent Developments in the Synthesis of the BODIPY Dyes. In: Eric Scriven, Portland, USA and Christopher Ramsden, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK, ed. Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Academic Press, Volume 128, 2019, Pages 181-261.


MJH Group Research at Newcastle - Patents

2) Tyler A, Hall MJ, Probert MR. Crystallisation of chemical molecules. GB1908349.2 

1) Burgess JG, Hall MJ, Nijland R. Compounds and methods for biofilm disruption and prevention. WO2011098579A1


Papers with Professor Janine Cossy, ESPCI ParisTech

14) Druais V, Hall MJ, Corsi C, Wendeborn SV, Meyer C, Cossy J. A convergent approach toward phoslactomycins and leustroducsinsTetrahedron 2010, 66(33), 6358-6375.

13) Druais V, Hall MJ, Corsi C, Wendeborn SV, Meyer C, Cossy J. A Convergent Approach towards the C1–C11 Subunit of Phoslactomycins and Formal Synthesis of Phoslactomycin BOrganic Letters 2009, 11(4), 935–938.


Papers with Professor Donal O'Shea, UCD

12) Grossi M, Palma A, McDonnell SO, Hall MJ, Rai DK, Muldoon J, O'Shea DF. Mechanistic Insight into Formation of TetraarylazadipyrromethenesJournal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 77(20), 9304–9312.

11) Byrne AT, O'Connor AE, Hall M, Murtagh J, O'Neill K, Curran KM, Mongrain K, Rousseau JA, Lecomte R, McGee S, Callanan JJ, O'Shea DF, Gallagher WM. Vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy with BF2-chelated Tetraaryl-Azadipyrromethene agents: a multi-modality molecular imaging approach to therapeutic assessment.British Journal of Cancer 2009, 101(9), 1565-1573.

10) Loudet A, Bandichhor R, Burgess K, Palma A, McDonnell SO, Hall MJ, O'Shea DF. B,O-Chelated Azadipyrromethenes as Near-IR ProbesOrganic Letters 2008, 10(21), 4771-4774.

9) Hall MJ, Allen LT, O'Shea DF. PET modulated fluorescent sensing from the BF2 chelated azadipyrromethene platformOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2006, 4(5), 776-780.

8) Hall MJ, McDonnell SO, Killoran J, O'Shea DF. A Modular Synthesis of Unsymmetrical TetraarylazadipyrromethenesThe Journal of Organic Chemistry 2005, 70(14), 5571-5578.

7) Gallagher WM, Allen LT, O'Shea C, Kenna T, Hall M, Gorman A, Killoran J, O'Shea DF. A Potent Non-Porphyrin Class of Photodynamic Therapeutic Agent: Cellular Localization, Potential and Influence on HypoxiaBritish Journal of Cancer 2005, 92(9), 1702-1710.

6) McDonnell SO, Hall MJ, Allen LT, Byrne A, Gallagher WM, O'Shea DF. Supramolecular Photonic Therapeutic AgentsJournal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127(47), 16360-16361.


MJH Papers with Professor Jeremy Robertson, University of Oxford

5) Robertson J, Hall MJ, Green SP. Stereospecific α-(methyl)allylation of hydroxyaldehydes by silatropic ene cyclisationTetrahedron 2009, 65(28), 5541-5551.

4) Robertson J, Green SP, Hall MJ, Tyrrell AJ, Unsworth WP. Further studies on silatropic carbonyl ene cyclisations: β-crotyl(diphenyl)silyloxy aldehyde substrates; Synthesis of 2-deoxy-2-C-phenylhexosesOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2008, 6(14), 2628-2635.

3) Robertson J, Hall MJ, Stafford PM, Green SP. Ene cyclisations of α-(prenyl)dialkylsilyloxy aldehydes: formation and oxidative cleavage of oxasilacyclohexanolsOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2003, 1(21), 3758-3767.

2) Robertson J, Hall MJ, Green SP. Stereospecificity in the silicon tethered -(methyl)allylation of aldehydes.Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2003, 1, 3635-3638.


MJH Papers with Professor Harry Anderson, University of Oxford

1) Taylor PN, O'Connell MJ, McNeill LA, Hall MJ, Aplin RT, Anderson HL. Insulated Molecular Wires: Synthesis of Conjugated Polyrotaxanes by Suzuki Coupling in WaterAngewandte Chemie 2000, 112(19), 3598-3602.