Dr Paul Dingwall

Paul obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2009. From there he moved to the Chemistry department at Imperial to study mechanisms in secondary amine organocatalysis with Professor Alan Armstro
ng. On completing his PhD in 2013, Paul spent a short postdoc with Professor Charlotte Williams, then at Imperial, employing DFT to explore issues of chemoselectivity displayed by a bimetallic polymerization catalyst.

Moving across London in 2014, he joined the Darr group at UCL as a Research Associate to explore the use of lasers for synthesis in flow. In 2015, Paul joined the University of St Andrews as a Research Associate with Professor Matt Clarke. Here he worked on the origins of high branched selectivity displayed by catalysts for hydroformylation and carbonylation.

Paul joined the Ley group in September 2017 for one year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the ONE-FLOW consortium funded by an EC 2020 Horizon grant.


Composition of catalyst resting states of hydroformylation catalysts derived from bulky mono-phosphorus ligands, rhodium dicarbonyl acetylacetonate and syngas R. C. How; P. Dingwall; R. T. Hembre; J. A. Ponasik; G. S. Tolleson; M. L. Clarke* Molecular Catalysis 2017, 434, 116-22.

Chemoselective Polymerizations from Mixtures of Epoxide, Lactone, Anhydride, and Carbon Dioxide C. Romain; Y. Zhu; P. Dingwall; S. Paul; H. S. Rzepa; A. Buchard; C. K. Williams* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4120-31.

Ruthenium(II) and Osmium(II) Vinyl Complexes as Highly Sensitive and Selective Chromogenic and Fluorogenic Probes for the Sensing of Carbon Monoxide in Air A. Toscani; C. Marín-Hernández; M. E. Moragues; F. Sancenón; P. Dingwall; N. J. Brown; R. Martínez-Máñez; A. J. P. White; J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely* Chemistry – A European Journal 2015, 21, 14529-38.

Rationalization of an Unusual Solvent-Induced Inversion of Enantiomeric Excess in Organocatalytic Selenylation of Aldehydes J. Burés; P. Dingwall; A. Armstrong; D. G. Blackmond* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8700-04.

The Houk-List transition states for organocatalytic mechanisms revisited A. Armstrong; R. A. Boto; P. Dingwall; J. Contreras-Garcia; M. J. Harvey; N. J. Mason; H. S. Rzepa* Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2057-71.

Mechanistic Understanding of Proline Analogs and Related Protic Lewis Bases (n → π*). In Lewis Base Catalysis in Organic Synthesis P. Dingwall, A. Armstrong* Ed.; E. Vedejs, Wiley-VCH:New York, 2016.