58. A. Sau and M. C. Galan*. "Palladium-Catalyzed α-Stereoselective O-Glycosylation of O(3)-Acylated Glycals" Org. Lett. DOI: 2017. 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01092

57. K. Röttger, H.J.B. Marroux, A. F. M. Chemin, E. Elsdon, T. A. A. Oliver, S. T. G. Street, A. S. Henderson, M. C. Galan, A. J. Orr-Ewing*, and G. M.Roberts*. "Is UV-induced. Electron-Driven Proton Transfer Active in a Chemically Modified A.T DNA Base Pair?"     J. Phys.Chem. B. 2017, 121 (17), 4448. 


56. I. Sittel and M. C. Galan*. "Imidazolium-labeled Glycosides as Probes to Harness Glycosyltransferase Activity in Human Breast Milk".  Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 3575. Published in themed collection 2017 Hot Articles in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Also featured in OBC Blog -
55. S. A. Hill and M. C. Galan*. "Fluorescent Carbon Dots from Mono- and Polysaccharides: Synthesis, Properties and Applications". Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017, 13, 675.  
54. S. T. G. Street, D. N. Chin, G. J. Hollingworth, M. Berry, J. C. Morales* and M. C. Galan*. "Divalent Naphthalene Diimide Ligands Display High Selectivity for the Human Telomeric G-quadruplex in K+ Buffer". Chem. Eur. J. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700140
53. B. T. Miles, A. B. Greenwood, D. Benito-Alifonso, H. Tanner, M. C. Galan, P. Verkade and H. Gersen*. "Direct Evidence of Lack of Colocalisation of Fluorescently Labelled Gold Labels Used in Correlative Light Electron Microscopy" Scientific Reports. 2017, 7, 44666.
52.  A. Sau, R. Williams, C. Palo-Nieto, A. Franconetti, S. Medina and M. C. Galan* "Palladium-Catalysed Direct Stereoselective Synthesis of Deoxyglycosides from Glycals" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 640. 
51. C. Palo-Nieto, A. Sau, R. Williams and M. C. Galan* “Cooperative Brønsted Acid-Type Organocatalysis for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Deoxyglycosides."  J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 407. 
50.  I. Sittel, M.C. Galan* "Application Of Ionic Liquid And Fluorous Tags In Oligosaccharide Synthesis". Book Chapter in "Protecting Groups - Strategies and Applications in Carbohydrate Chemistry" S. Vidal editor, Wiley-VCH publishers. In press 2017.

49. D. Benito-Alifonso, M.C. Galan* "Bronsted and Lewis Acid Catalyzed Glycosylation". Book Chapter in "Selective Glycosylations - Synthetic Methods and Catalysts" C. Bennet  editor, Wiley-VCH publishers. 2017, ISBN: 978-3-527-33987-7. 

48. S. A. Hill, D. Benito-Alifonso, D.J. Morgan, S.A. Davis, M. Berry, M. C. Galan*  "Three-minute synthesis of sp3 nanocrystalline carbon dots as non-toxic fluorescent platforms for intracellular delivery". Nanoscale 2016 , 8, 18630. 

47. S. Medina, M. J. Harper, E. I. Balmond, S. Miranda, G. E. M. Crisenza, D. Coe, E. McGarrigle and M. C. Galan* "Stereoselective Glycosylation of 2-Nitrogalactals Catalysed by a Bifunctional Organocatalyst" Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4222. 


46. T. S. Carter, T. J. Mooibroek, P. F. N. Stewart, M. P. Crump, M. C. Galan and A. P. Davis. "Platform Synthetic Lectins for Divalent Carbohydrate Recognition in Water". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9311. 

45.  A. S. Henderson, C. Pifferi and M. C. Galan*. "Synthesis of methyl 2-acetamido-3,4,6-tri-O-acetyl-2-deoxy-α- and β-D-glucopyranosides". In Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods,” Volume 4, P. V. Murphy Ed., CRC Press, 2016.
44. A. S. Henderson, J. Bower* and M. C. Galan*. "Carbohydrate as Enantioinduction Components in Stereoselective Catalysis". Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 4008.



43. D. Benito-Alifonso, S. Tremel, J. Sadler, M. Berry* and M. CarmenGalan*. "Imidazolium-Tagged Glycan Probes for Non-covalent Labeling of Live Cells". Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 4906 - 4909.

42. R. Beattie, T. Hornsby, G. Craig, M. Carmen Galan* and C. L. Willis*. "Stereoselective Synthesis of Protected L- and D-Dideoxysugars and Analogues via Prins Cyclisations. Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 2743-2747.

41. S. Medina and M. Carmen Galan*. "Recent developments in the stereoselective synthesis of deoxy glycosides". Carbohydr. Chem. 2016, 41, 59–89.

40. K. Röttger, H. J. B. Marroux M. P. Grubb, P. M. Coulter, H. Böhnke, A. S. Henderson, M. C. Galan, F. Temps*,A. J. Orr-Ewing* and G. M. Roberts*. "Ultraviolet Absorption Induces Hydrogen-Atom Transfer in G⋅C Watson–Crick DNA Base Pairs in Solution". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14719-14722. 

39. A. S. Henderson, S. Medina, J. Bower* and M. C. Galan*. "Nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) as an approach to challenging carbohydrate-aryl ethers" Org. Lett. 2015,17 (19), 4846–4849.

38. I. Sittel and M. C. Galan*. "Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis of Imidazolium-Tagged Sialyllactosamine Probes" Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 25, 2015, 4329-4332

37. S. Medina, A. Henderson, J. Bower and M. C. Galan*. "Stereoselective Synthesis of Glycosides using (salen)Co catalysts as promoters" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8939-8941.


36. A. S. Henderson, J. Bower* and M. C. Galan*, "Carbohydrate-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for Enantioselective Catalysis"  Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, , 12, 9180 – 9183.


35. E. I. Balmond, D. Benito-Alifonso, D. M. Coe, R. W. Alder, E. M. McGarrigle,* M. C. Galan* "3,4-Trans-Fused Cyclic Protecting Group Helps Achieve α-Selective Catalytic Synthesis of 2-Deoxyglycosides". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8190 –8194.


34. B. Hou, D. Benito-Alifonso, R. Webster, D. Cherns, M. C. Galan, D. J. Fermín* "Rapid Phosphine-Free Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots:  Promoting the Generation of Se Precursors by a Radical Initiator". J. Mat. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 6879-6886.


33. D. Benito-Alifonso, S.Tremel, B. Hou, H. Lockyear, J. Mantell, D. Fermin, Paul Verkade, M. Berry* and M. C. Galan*. "Lactose as a “Trojan Horse” for Quantum Dot Cell Transport".  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 810-814. (Highlighted as a Hot Paper) 


32. E. I.  Balmond, E. McGarrigle* and M. C. Galan*. "N,N'-Bis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]thiourea"  (2014) e-EROS [Online], John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 

31. B. Hou, D. Benito-Alifonso, Nessrin Kattan, David Cherns, M. Carmen Galan and D. J. Fermín*. "Initial stages in the formation of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 nanoparticles" Chem. Eur. J. (2013), 19, 15847 – 15851


30. D. Benito-Alifonso, R. A. Jones, A.-T.Tran, H. Woodward, N. Smith and M. Carmen Galan*. "Synthesis of mucin-type O-glycan probes as aminopropyl glycosides" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. (2013)9, 1867–1872.


29. E. I. Balmond, M. C. Galan* and E. McGarrigle* "Recent Developments in the Application of Organocatalysis to Glycosylations" Synlett,  (2013); 24(18): 2335-2339.


28. M. C. Galan*, R. A. Jones and A.T. Tran, Recent Development of Ionic Liquids in Oligosaccharide Synthesis. The Sweet side of Ionic Liquids. (2013) Carbohydr. Res. (2013), 375 (2013) 35–46.

27. M. C. GalanP. Dumy and O. Renaudet*, Multivalent Glyco(cyclo)peptides. Chem. Soc. Rev. (2013), 42, 459.


26. I. Sittel, A.T. Tran, D. Benito-Alifonso and M. C. Galan*, Combinatorial IOnic Catch and Release Oligosaccharide Synthesis (Combi-ICROS). Chem. Commun. (2013), 49 (39), 4217-4219.


25. E. I. Balmond, D. M. Coe, M. C. Galan*, E. Mcgarrigle*,Alpha-Selective Organocatalytic Synthesis of 2-Deoxygalactosides. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2012), 51, 36, 9152-9155. Highlighted in Synfacts (2012), 8 (10) 145.

24. M. C. Galan*, A.-T. Tran, K. Bromfield, S. Rabbani and B. Earnst. Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis of Ionic-Liquid Tagged Oligosaccharide Probes. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012), 10, 7091-7097.

23. M. C. Galan*, A. T. Tran, J. Boisson, D. Benito, C. Butts, J. Eastoe and P. Brown. [RN4] [AOT]: A surfactant ionic liquid as a mild glycosylation promoter. J. Carbohydr. Chem. (2011), 30, 486-497. Special Issue of the European Young Investigators Workshop on Carbohydrate Chemistry.

22. A.T. Tran, Rachel A. Jones, J. Pastor, J. Boisson, N. Smith and M. C. Galan*. Copper (II) triflate: a versatile catalyst for the one-pot preparation of orthogonally protected glycosides. Adv. Synth. Cat. (2011), 353 (14 - 15), 2593 - 2598.

21. A.T. Tran, R. Burden, T.D. Racys and M.C. Galan*. Ionic Catch and Release Oligosacharide Synthesis (ICROS). Chem. Commun. (2011), 47 (15), 4526 - 4528.

20. M. C. Galan*, D. Benito-Alifonso and G. M. Watt. Carbohydrate Chemistry in Drug Discovery. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2011), 9 (10), 3598 - 3610. Amongst the top ten most accessed articles during the month of March and May.

19. M.C. Galan*, A.T. Tran, C. Bernard. Ionic Liquid based Catch and Release MS Tags for Enzyme monitoring.Chem. Commun. (2010) 46 (47), 8968 - 8970 

18. M. C. Galan* and Anthony P. Corfield. Ionic liquids in oligosaccharide synthesis: toward mucin type glycan probes. Biochem. Soc. Trans. (2010),38, 1368-1373.

17. R.A. Jones, R.A. Davidson, A.T. Tran, N. Smith and M.C. Galan*. Iodine catalyzed one pot acetalation-esterification reaction for the preparation of orthogonally protected glycosides. Carbohydr. Res. (2010), 345, 1842-1845 

16.   M.C. Galan*, A.T. Tran, S. Whitaker. [bmim][OTf] as co-Solvent/Promoter in Room Temperature Reactivity-Based One Pot Glycosylation Reactions. Chem. Comm. (2010) 46, 2106-2108

15.   M.C. Galan*, K. Jouvin, D. Alvarez-Dorta. Scope and Limitations of Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquids as Room Temperature Glycosylation Promoters. Carbohydr. Res. (2010) 345, 45-49


14. M.C. Galan*, C. Brunnet, M. Fuensanta. [Bmim][OTf]: A Versatile Room Temperature Glycosylation Promoter. Tetrahedron Lett. (2009), 50, 442-445.


Publications with PhD and Post-doctoral Supervisors 

13. N. Yerkes, JX Wu, E. McCoy, M.C.Galan, S.Chen, S.E. O'Connor. Substrate specificity and diastereoselectivity of strictosidine glucosidase, a key enzyme in monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. (2008),18(10), 3095-8.

12. M.C. Galan, E. McCoy, S.E. O'Connor. Chemoselective derivatization of alkaloids in periwinkle. Chem. Comm (2007), 3249 - 3251. Highlighted as a Hot Paper by Chem. Comm.

11. S. Chen1, M.C. Galan1, C. Coltharp, S.E. O'Connor. Redesign of a central enzyme in alkaloid biosynthesis. Chem. Biol. (2006), 13, 1137-1141. 1Equal contribution.

10. E. McCoy, M.C. Galan, S.E. O'Connor. Substrate specificity of strictosidine synthase. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2006) 16, 2475-8.

9. M.C. Galan, S.E. O'Connor. Semisynthesis of Secologanin Analogues. Tetrahedron Lett. (2006), 47 (10): 1563-1565. 

8. D Thayer, H.N. Yu, M.C. Galan, and C.H. Wong. A General strategy towards S-linked Glycopeptides. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2005), 44, 29, 4596-4599.

7. M.C. Galan, A.P. Venot, and G.J. Boons. The Design and Synthesis of a Selective Inhibitor of Fucosyltransferase VI. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2004), 2, 1376-1380.

6. M.C. Galan, C.S. Dodson, A.P. Venot, and G.J. Boons. Glycosyltransferase Activity can be Selectively Modulated by Chemical Modifications of Acceptor Substrates. Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Lett. (2004), 14, 2205-2208.

5. M.C. Galan, A.P. Venot, J. Gluska, A. Imberty and Boons, G.J Chemo-Enzymatic Synthesis of Conformationally Constrained Oligosaccharides. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2003), 1, 3891-3899.

4. M.C. Galan, A.P. Venot, and G.J. Boons. Enzymatic Glycosylation of Conformationally Constrained Saccharides. Biochemistry (2003), 42, 8522 -8529.

3. M.C. Galan, A.P. Venot, J. Gluska, A. Imberty and Boons, G.J. alpha-(2,6)-Sialyltransferase Catalyzed Sialylations of Conformationaly constrained  Oligosaccharides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2002), 124, 5964-5973.

2. D. Lozano-Castello, D. Cazorla-Amoros, A. Linares-Solano, P.J. Hall, D. Gascon and C. Galan. In situ small angle neutron scattering study of CD4 adsorption under pressure in activated carbons. Carbon, (2001), 39, (9), 1343-1354.

1. C. Galan, L.E.A. Berlouis and P.J. Hall. The effects of electrochemical hydrogenation on coal structure: chemical and macromolecular changes; Fuel, (2000), 79, (12), 1431-1438.



Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017,15, 3575-3579 
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00550D 
From themed collection 2017 Hot Articles in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry