David received his first degree (M.Chem.) from the University of Bath and, after a brief foray into industry with AstraZeneca on placement, returned to Bath for his master’s project and Ph.D. This focuses upon the activity of the Earth-abundant and environmentally benign elements of group 2 in catalytic transformations working in the group of Professor Michael Hill. David’s project focuses specifically upon cross-metathesis reactivity at group 2 with a particular focus on dehydrocoupling, smart inorganic polymers and the introduction of single electron transfer steps to s-block catalysis.
- Liptrot, David J.; Hill, Michael S.; Mahon, Mary F. Heterobimetallic s-Block Hydrides by σ-Bond Metathesis. Chemistry - A European Journal (2014), Ahead of Print.
- Anker, Mathew D.; Arrowsmith, Merle; Bellham, Peter; Hill, Michael S.; Kociok-Koehn, Gabriele; Liptrot, David J.; Mahon, Mary F.; Weetman, Catherine. Selective reduction of CO2 to a methanol equivalent by B(C6F5)3-activated alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Science (2014), 5(7), 2826-2830.
- Liptrot, David J.; Hill, Professor Michael S.; Mahon, Mary F. Accessing the Single-Electron Manifold: Magnesium-mediated Hydrogen Release from Silanes. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2014), 53(24), 6224-6227.