Dr David France

  • Lecturer (Chemistry)

telephone: 01413307403
email: David.France@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

Our research is grounded in the idea that molecules in isolation don’t serve any function, but that interactions with larger systems can generate important effects. The systems we’re most interested in are biological, and therefore carbon based, the original definition of the‌ term “organic”. 

 

The Chemistry we study has lots of different applications, which can be classified into three major themes (if you’re into labeling things):

Synthetic Strategy, which aims to change how scientists think about making new bioactive compounds

Analytics where the objective is to develop new Chemical tools to probe natural Biological systems

Medicinal Chemistry for which the goal is to make specific molecules to treat particular diseases. (We’re especially interested in treating parasitic worm infections.)

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Grants

2016-2019 - EP/N007417/1 "Mapping and controlling nucleation" - £421k (CoI with Prof. Klaas Wynne)

2011-2013 - EP/I027165/1 "New Multiple Bond-Forming Strategies for Organic Synthesis" - £102k (PI)


Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 20.

2018

Wertz, J. H. , Tang, P. L., Quye, A. and France, D. (2018) Characterisation of oil and aluminium complex on replica and historical 19th c. Turkey red textiles by non-destructive diffuse reflectance FTIR spectroscopy. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 204, pp. 267-275. (doi:10.1016/j.saa.2018.05.109) (PMID:29936224)

Wertz, J. H. , France, D. J. and Quye, A. (2018) Spectroscopic analysis of Turkey red oil samples as a basis for understanding historical dyed textiles. Coloration Technology, 134(5), pp. 319-325. (doi:10.1111/cote.12343)

Smith, C. D., Phillips, D. , Tirla, A. and France, D. J. (2018) Catalytic isohypsic-redox sequences for the rapid generation of Csp3-containing heterocycles. Chemistry: A European Journal, (doi:10.1002/chem.201804131) (Early Online Publication)

Phillips, D., Hewitt, J. F.M. and France, D. (2018) Synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted heterocycles by Pd-catalyzed arylallylation of unactivated alkenes. ACS Omega, 3(7), pp. 8451-8459. (doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01021)

2017

Reichenbach, J., Ruddell, S. A., González-Jiménez, M. , Lemes, J., Turton, D. A., France, D. J. and Wynne, K. (2017) Phonon-like hydrogen-bond modes in protic ionic liquids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(21), pp. 7160-7163. (doi:10.1021/jacs.7b03036) (PMID:28511538)

Phillips, D. and France, D. J. (2017) Palladium-catalysed heterocyclisation: a carbon-centred approach. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 6(1), pp. 27-40. (doi:10.1002/ajoc.201600410)

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. and France, D. (2017) Taking historical chemistry to the bench: A new perspective for modern chemists through the re-creation and analysis of 19th-century Scottish Turkey red dyed textiles. Mitteilungen: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, 25, pp. 302-328.

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. , France, D., Tang, P. L. and Richmond, L. (2017) Authenticating Turkey Red Textiles through Material Investigations by FTIR and UHPLC. In: ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-8 Sept 2017,

2016

Wertz, J.H. , Quye, A. and France, D. (2016) Natural or Synthetic? The Identification of Anthraquinone Dyes on Historical Turkey Red by UHPLC-PDA Analysis. 35th Annual Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA35), Pisa, Italy, 05-08 Oct 2016.

2015

France, D. J., Stepek, G., Houston, D. R., Williams, L., McCormack, G., Walkinshaw, M. D. and Page, A. P. (2015) Identification and activity of inhibitors of the essential nematode-specific metalloprotease DPY-31. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, (doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.10.077) (PMID:26546217)

2014

Smith, C. D. and France, D. (2014) 2-Alkenyl furans from a palladium-catalyzed cyclization and coupling of ene-yne-ketones. ChemCatChem, 6(3), pp. 711-712. (doi:10.1002/cctc.201301050)

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2014) Creation and Analysis of Synthetic Alizarin and Replication of Turkey Red. In: 33rd Annual Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2014,

2013

Canham, S.M., France, D.J. and Overman, L.E. (2013) Total synthesis of (+)-Sieboldine A: Evolution of a pinacol-terminated cyclization strategy. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78(1), pp. 9-34. (doi:10.1021/jo300872y)

Hewitt, J.F.M., Williams, L., Aggarwal, P., Smith, C.D. and France, D.J. (2013) Palladium-catalyzed heteroallylation of unactivated alkenes – synthesis of citalopram. Chemical Science, 4, pp. 3538-3543. (doi:10.1039/C3SC51222C)

Wertz, J. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2013) Resurrecting Turkey Red: Adapting an Historic Process for Modern Re-creation and Analysis. In: 32nd Annual meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology, La Rochelle, France, 2-5 Oct 2013,

Wertz, J. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2013) Textile Dyeing in Late Nineteenth-Century Glasgow: Interpreting and Re-Creating the Dye Chemists’ Experiments from Lab to Manufacture. In: 9th International Conference of the History of Chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden, 22-24 Aug 2013,

2011

Oelke, A.J. et al. (2011) Total synthesis of chloptosin: a dimeric cyclohexapeptide. Chemistry: A European Journal, 17(15), pp. 4183-4194. (doi:10.1002/chem.201003216)

Oelke, A.J., France, D., Hofmann, T., Wuitschik, G. and Ley, S.V. (2011) Piperazic acid-containing natural products: isolation, biological relevance and total synthesis. Natural Product Reports, 28(8), pp. 1445-1471. (doi:10.1039/c1np00041a)

2010

Oelke, A.J., France, D.J., Hofmann, T., Wuitschik, G. and Ley, S.V. (2010) Total synthesis of chloptosin. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 49(35), pp. 6139-6142. (doi:10.1002/anie.201002880)

Canham, S.M., France, D.J. and Overman, L.E. (2010) Total synthesis of (+)-sieboldine A. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, pp. 7876-7877. (doi:10.1021/ja103666n)

This list was generated on Sun Dec 16 12:56:50 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Wertz, J. H. , Tang, P. L., Quye, A. and France, D. (2018) Characterisation of oil and aluminium complex on replica and historical 19th c. Turkey red textiles by non-destructive diffuse reflectance FTIR spectroscopy. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 204, pp. 267-275. (doi:10.1016/j.saa.2018.05.109) (PMID:29936224)

Wertz, J. H. , France, D. J. and Quye, A. (2018) Spectroscopic analysis of Turkey red oil samples as a basis for understanding historical dyed textiles. Coloration Technology, 134(5), pp. 319-325. (doi:10.1111/cote.12343)

Smith, C. D., Phillips, D. , Tirla, A. and France, D. J. (2018) Catalytic isohypsic-redox sequences for the rapid generation of Csp3-containing heterocycles. Chemistry: A European Journal, (doi:10.1002/chem.201804131) (Early Online Publication)

Phillips, D., Hewitt, J. F.M. and France, D. (2018) Synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted heterocycles by Pd-catalyzed arylallylation of unactivated alkenes. ACS Omega, 3(7), pp. 8451-8459. (doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01021)

Reichenbach, J., Ruddell, S. A., González-Jiménez, M. , Lemes, J., Turton, D. A., France, D. J. and Wynne, K. (2017) Phonon-like hydrogen-bond modes in protic ionic liquids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(21), pp. 7160-7163. (doi:10.1021/jacs.7b03036) (PMID:28511538)

Phillips, D. and France, D. J. (2017) Palladium-catalysed heterocyclisation: a carbon-centred approach. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 6(1), pp. 27-40. (doi:10.1002/ajoc.201600410)

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. and France, D. (2017) Taking historical chemistry to the bench: A new perspective for modern chemists through the re-creation and analysis of 19th-century Scottish Turkey red dyed textiles. Mitteilungen: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, 25, pp. 302-328.

France, D. J., Stepek, G., Houston, D. R., Williams, L., McCormack, G., Walkinshaw, M. D. and Page, A. P. (2015) Identification and activity of inhibitors of the essential nematode-specific metalloprotease DPY-31. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, (doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.10.077) (PMID:26546217)

Smith, C. D. and France, D. (2014) 2-Alkenyl furans from a palladium-catalyzed cyclization and coupling of ene-yne-ketones. ChemCatChem, 6(3), pp. 711-712. (doi:10.1002/cctc.201301050)

Canham, S.M., France, D.J. and Overman, L.E. (2013) Total synthesis of (+)-Sieboldine A: Evolution of a pinacol-terminated cyclization strategy. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78(1), pp. 9-34. (doi:10.1021/jo300872y)

Hewitt, J.F.M., Williams, L., Aggarwal, P., Smith, C.D. and France, D.J. (2013) Palladium-catalyzed heteroallylation of unactivated alkenes – synthesis of citalopram. Chemical Science, 4, pp. 3538-3543. (doi:10.1039/C3SC51222C)

Oelke, A.J. et al. (2011) Total synthesis of chloptosin: a dimeric cyclohexapeptide. Chemistry: A European Journal, 17(15), pp. 4183-4194. (doi:10.1002/chem.201003216)

Oelke, A.J., France, D., Hofmann, T., Wuitschik, G. and Ley, S.V. (2011) Piperazic acid-containing natural products: isolation, biological relevance and total synthesis. Natural Product Reports, 28(8), pp. 1445-1471. (doi:10.1039/c1np00041a)

Oelke, A.J., France, D.J., Hofmann, T., Wuitschik, G. and Ley, S.V. (2010) Total synthesis of chloptosin. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 49(35), pp. 6139-6142. (doi:10.1002/anie.201002880)

Canham, S.M., France, D.J. and Overman, L.E. (2010) Total synthesis of (+)-sieboldine A. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, pp. 7876-7877. (doi:10.1021/ja103666n)

Conference or Workshop Item

Wertz, J.H. , Quye, A. and France, D. (2016) Natural or Synthetic? The Identification of Anthraquinone Dyes on Historical Turkey Red by UHPLC-PDA Analysis. 35th Annual Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA35), Pisa, Italy, 05-08 Oct 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. , France, D., Tang, P. L. and Richmond, L. (2017) Authenticating Turkey Red Textiles through Material Investigations by FTIR and UHPLC. In: ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-8 Sept 2017,

Wertz, J. H. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2014) Creation and Analysis of Synthetic Alizarin and Replication of Turkey Red. In: 33rd Annual Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2014,

Wertz, J. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2013) Resurrecting Turkey Red: Adapting an Historic Process for Modern Re-creation and Analysis. In: 32nd Annual meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology, La Rochelle, France, 2-5 Oct 2013,

Wertz, J. , Quye, A. , France, D. and Richmond, L. (2013) Textile Dyeing in Late Nineteenth-Century Glasgow: Interpreting and Re-Creating the Dye Chemists’ Experiments from Lab to Manufacture. In: 9th International Conference of the History of Chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden, 22-24 Aug 2013,

This list was generated on Sun Dec 16 12:56:50 2018 GMT.