Harvey Dale


Controlling Ambident Nucleophiles: Experimental and Computational Studies

Sponsored by EPSRC/Syngenta


Harvey studied chemistry at the University of Bristol, graduating with an MSci degree in 2017. During his final year he conducted research under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Orr-Ewing FRS, using transient absorption spectroscopy to study ultrafast reaction dynamics in photoredox organocatalysis.

During the earlier years of his undergraduate degree he undertook several vacation research projects in computational organic chemistry, including studies of unactivated Truce-Smiles rearrangements for the preparation of atropisomeric diarylamines (Dr Natalie Fey, Prof. Jonathan Clayden, 2016) and photoinduced decarboxylative borylation (Prof. Varinder Aggarwal FRS, 2017).

Harvey joined the Lloyd-Jones group as a PhD student in 2017.


168. Systematic Evaluation of 1,2-Migratory Aptitude in Alkylidene Carbenes

Harvey J. A. Dale, Chris Nottingham, Carl Poree and Guy C. Lloyd-Jones*

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 143, 2097–2107, 2021

156. Taming Ambident Triazole Anions: Regioselective Ion-Pairing Catalyzes Direct N-Alkylation with Atypical Regioselectivity

Harvey J. A. Dale, George R. Hodges, and Guy C. Lloyd-Jones*

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 7181–7193, 2019