Archive

Here is a listing of articles I have written for a number of journals, magazines and websites.

2015
Heterocycles on a gram scale
ChemistryViews – news

Flexible approach to rigid compounds
ChemistryViews – news

Alternating polymer sorts itself
ChemistryViews – news

2014
Solid approach to product extraction
ChemistryViews – news

Solvent-controlled alkenylation
ChemistryViews – news

Molecular three-step shuffle
ChemistryViews – news

Probing Chirality
ChemistryViews – news

Tackling Taxol
ChemistryViews – news

Making mushroom molecules
ChemistryViews – news

Creating cucurbiturils
ChemistryViews – news

Accessing aryl amines
ChemistryViews – news

New lead for lead-like compounds
ChemistryViews – news

Smell-free sulfide synthesis
ChemistryViews – news

Synthesis of carolacton
ChemistryViews – news

Direct imine acylation
ChemistryViews – news

China’s foreigner investment
Chemistry World – The Insider

2013
Three-ring dance for antitumor agent
ChemistryViews – news

Into the ether
ChemistryViews – news

Networking for natural products
ChemistryViews – news

Selecting with sulfur
ChemistryViews – news

Sound help for trisubstituted alkenes
ChemistryViews – news

Resolving asymmetric epoxidations
ChemistryViews – news

Discerning imine hydrogenation
ChemistryViews – news

Squaring up to Michael additions
ChemistryViews – news

Chiral column? Here’s one I made earlier
ChemistryViews – news

Angling for a route to fish proteins
ChemistryViews – news

Organolithium cross-coupling
ChemistryViews – news

Targeting cholera toxin
ChemistryViews – news

Cryptophane proves good host
ChemistryViews – news

Hope for hepatitis drug
ChemistryViews – news

Proper path to propiolic acids
ChemistryViews – news

Sweet route to steviamine
ChemistryViews – news

Assisting C−H activation
ChemistryViews – news

Clicking for cyclic peptides
ChemistryViews – news

Cascading towards a polyketide
ChemistryViews – news

Reinvestigating Tatanans A–C
ChemistryViews – news

Continuous flow to pure amines
ChemistryViews – news

Semireduction of alkynes
ChemistryViews – news

New route to tetrasubstituted allenes
ChemistryViews – news

Inhibiting Hepatitis C
ChemistryViews – news

2012
Arabian promise
Chemistry World – managing change

2011
Biosensors: Real-time in-cell calcium detection
Asia Materials – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, a reprint can be accessed through the link above

Synthesis: Block-by-block catechins
Asia Materials – research highlight

Nanotubes: DNA using the tube
Asia Materials – featured highlight

Surface chemistry: Self-healing protection
Asia Materials – research highlight

Surface chemistry: A close look at hydrophobicity
Asia Materials – research highlight

Biosensors: Sweet and simple
A*Star Research – research highlight

2010
A simple network of synthetic replicators can perform the logical OR operation
Allen, V. C., Robertson, C. C., Turega, S. M. & Philp, D.
Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1920–1923 (subscription required)

2009
Stacking at the flick of a switch
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Bringing energy into the fold
A-IBMN Research – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, the text can be accessed through the link above

Making the switch for DNA
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Missing piece gets a work over
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Interview: Chemical carpentry
Highlights in Chemical Technology – Interview with Thorri Gunnlaugsson

2008
Breast cancer detection gets sweet and sensitive
A-IMBN Research – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, the text can be accessed through the link above

New route to specific sugars
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Interview: Mapping out success
Highlights in Chemical Biology – Interview with Akimitsu Okimoto

Sweet defense against HIV
A-IMBN Research – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, the text can be accessed through the link above

Complexes full of energy
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Interview: Medicinal reasons
Highlights in Chemical Science – Interview with Yixin Lu

Working well in a crowded cell
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Mapping disease progression
RIKEN Research – research highlight

A new oxidation mechanism
A-IMBN Research – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, the text can be accessed through the link above

2007
Tackling cancer by fishing for trouble
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Solid facts to understanding shock
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Lanthanide as leading light for display technology
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Simple and efficient synthesis
A-IMBN Research – research highlight
Although the original version of this article is no longer available, the text can be accessed through the link above

Playing tag highlights genetic disorder
RIKEN Research – highlight of the month

Sweet synthesis to aid understanding of bacteria
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Molecules switching position
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Working shifts could aid disease detection
RIKEN Research – research highlight

The long and short of nanowire
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Coordination polymers: Trapped charges
Nature China – research highlight

Nanotubes: Keeping your cool
Nature China – research highlight

Ionic liquids: A buffer zone
Nature China – research highlight

Organic synthesis: Compounds worth their salt
Nature China – research highlight

Sensors: Making light work
Nature China – research highlight

Catalytic reactions: As good as gold
Nature China – research highlight

Tailoring for gold
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Calculated approach to catalysis
RIKEN Research – research highlight

Selection with silicon
RIKEN Research – research highlight

2006
Catalyst plays multiple roles
RIKEN Research – highlight of the month

2005
Education: Cuts hit chemistry
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Improving asymmetric reactions
Chemistry World – research

FameLab
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Clearer vision
Chemistry World – research

Olive extraction
Chemistry World – research

More power to China
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Robert Grubbs wins prestigious award
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Peptide liquid crystals
Chemistry World – research

The path of least bacterial resistance
Chemistry World – research

High stakes in the instrument market
Chemistry World – feature (subscription required)

Safety first
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Chinese chemical industry: friend or foe?
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Education: Collaboration networks for Birmingham
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Funding: Assessing university research in 2008
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Regulating cell division
Chemistry World – research

Biomedical polymers
Chemistry World – research

Complex mimetics, simply done
Chemistry World – research

Tackling West Nile Virus
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Therapeutic promise for CML
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Ligand helps chain extension reaction
Chemistry World – research

Soy source for green composites
Chemistry World – research

Bad breath – disease or cure?
Chemistry World – research

Sunshine slows immune response to allergens
Chemistry World – research

A Chinese education
Chemistry World – feature

2004
Global warming debate heats up
Chemistry World – news and analysis

The deep blue sky’s the limit
Chemistry World – news and analysis

The effects, if any, of antidepressants
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Arthritis pain relief proves ineffective
Chemistry World – research

Frying tonight?
Chemistry World – research

Crystal engineering networks
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Bonding behaviour
Chemistry World – research

Macromolecules shape up
Chemistry World – research

Squeeze on success for AstraZeneca
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Dahlia structures hold drug promise
Chemistry World – research

Image is everything
Chemistry World – research

So much for the afterglow
Chemistry World – research

Double or quadruple? With DNA it makes a difference
Chemistry World – research

Technical trouble
Chemistry World – news and analysis

Locating a poison
Chemistry World – research

Sweet centres
Chemistry World – research

Catalytic behaviour
Chemistry World – research

The changing image of chemistry
Chemistry World – feature

2001
Transfer of stereochemical information in a minimal self-replicating system
Allen, V. C., Philp, D. & Spencer, N.
Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 777–780 (subscription required)

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