Tristan Reekie

 

Postdoctoral fellow

Location:

HCI G-306

Phone:

+41-44-633 4168

e-mail:

Tristan Reekie

Education

2003-2006:

B. Sc. in Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2007:

B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (Prof. Martin Banwell)

2008-2013:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (Prof. Martin Banwell)

2012-2013:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (Prof. Michael Kassiou)

2013-present:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. François Diederich)

 

Donor-Acceptor Systems for Photoinduced Electron Transfer

The formal thermal [2+2]cycloaddition of tetracyanoethene to electron-rich alkynes, followed by electrocyclic ring opening, which has been recently developed in the group, represents an atom-economic, high-yielding reaction which meets all the requirements of a click reaction. This reaction opens the way to a new class of strong organic acceptors with interesting physical properties. These new organic acceptors will be incorporated into covalently linked donor acceptor systems and characterized by photophysical and electrochemical measurements.

Publications

T. A. Reekie, M. G. Banwell, A. C. Willis, J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78(14), 7100–7111. Intramolecular Cycloaddition Reactions of cis-1,2-Dihydrocatechol Derivatives Incorporating C3-Tethered Diazoketones, Nitrile Oxides, and Azides: Stereocontrolled Routes to Enantiomerically Pure Spiro[5.5]undecanes and Related Systems.

T. A. Reekie, M. G. Banwell, A. C. Willis, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77(23), 10773–10781. A Raney-Cobalt-Mediated Tandem Reductive Cyclization Route to the 1,5-Methanoazocino[4,3-b]indole Framework of the Uleine and Strychnos Alkaloids.

S. H. Tan, M. G. Banwell, A. C. Willis, T. A. Reekie, Org. Lett. 2012, 14(22), 5621–5623. Application of a Raney-Cobalt-Mediated Tandem Reductive Cyclization Protocol to Total Syntheses of the Aspidosperma Alkaloids (±)-Limaspermidine and (±)-1-Acetylaspidoalbidine.

M. G. Banwell, M. T. Jones, T. A. Reekie, Chem. NZ, 2011, 75(3), 122–127. The Palladium-Catalysed Ullmann Cross-Coupling Reaction.

K. A. B. Austin, M. Matveenko, T. A. Reekie, M. G. Banwell, Chem. Aust. 2008–2009, 75(11), 3–7. Chemoenzymatic methods for the enantioselective assembly of bioactive natural products

T. A. Reekie, K. A. B. Austin, M. G. Banwell, A. C. Willis, Aust. J. Chem. 2008, 61, 94–106. The Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Phellodonic Acid, a Biologically Active and Highly Functionalized Hirsutane Derivative Isolated from the Tasmanian Fungus Phellodon melaleucus.

Last update: August 2013