Professor Joe Sweeney

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Office Location - Newton Building / Room Number: 122

 

Current positions

Dean of School

Joe was a first-in-family to university, reading Chemistry at Imperial College, before completing a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Oxford, working with Prof. Sir Jack Baldwin, FRS. He then started his professional career as a Royal Society Fellow at the ETH Zürich, before returning to the UK to become a lecturer at the University of Leicester. He then worked at the Universities of Bristol (as lecturer) and Reading (becoming Professor in 2007), before moving to take up a research chair at University of Huddersfield in 2011. In 2018 he took up a chair at Lancaster University, where he was head of Chemistry, and co-chair of the EDI Strategy Group of the faculty of Science and Technology. He moved to the position of Dean of SSEE in July 2021.

Areas of research

chemistry

Qualifications and Memberships

B. Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, ARCS, Imperial College, London.

D. Phil (PhD) in Chemistry, University of Oxford

Publications

111.    Parallel Kinetic Resolution of Intramolecular Furan Diels-Alder Cycloadducts via Asymmetric Hydroboration. Tamara Fulgheri, Philip Cornwall, Andrew R. Turner, Joseph B. Sweeney, Duncan M. Gill Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 7223-7227.

110.    Synthesis of a protected keto-lysidine analogue via improved preparation of arabino-isocytosine nucleosides. Joseph B. Sweeney, Paul A. Bethel, Duncan M. Gill, Agata.M. Ochocińska, Anthony E.J. Walsh, Scarlett M. Walton, Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2004-2007.

109.    Synthesis of 3-substituted pyrrolidines via palladium-catalysed hydroarylation. Joseph B. Sweeney, Julien Doulcet, and Bimod Thapa iScience 2018, 328–336.

108.    A Simple, BroadScope Nickel(0) Precatalyst System for the Direct Amination of Allyl Alcohols. Joseph B. Sweeney, Anthony K. Ball, Philippa A. Lawrence, Mackenzie C. Sinclair, Luke J. Smith Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1020210206; featured in Hot Topic: Sustainable Chemistry. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1864-564X.hottopic-sustainablechemistry).

107.    Riluzole–Triazole Hybrids as Novel Chemical Probes for Neuroprotection in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Joseph B. Sweeney, Marcus Rattray, Victoria Pugh, and Lucy A. Powell ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 552–556.

106.    A simple nickel precatalyst system for sustainable C-C bond-forming reaction: base- free C–allylation by alcohols and amines. Joseph B. Sweeney, Anthony K. Ball, Luke J. Smith, Chem. Eur. J 2018, 24, 7354–7357.

105.    Optimizing the Mizoroki–Heck reaction of cyclic allyl amines: Gram-scale synthesis of preclamol without protecting groups. Joseph B. Sweeney, Kirsty Adams, Julien Doulcet, Bimod Thapa, Fanny Tran, Robert Crook J. Catal. 2018, 360, 97–101; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.01.007.

104.    Efficacy, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of apaziquone in the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. R. M. Phillips, H. R. Hendriks, J. B. Sweeney, G. Reddy, & G. J. Peters Expert Opin. Drug Metab. Toxicol. 2017, 13, 783-791.

103.    An iron-catalysed C–C bond-forming spirocyclization cascade providing sustainable access to new 3D heterocyclic frameworks. Kirsty Adams, Anthony K. Ball, James Birkett, Lee Brown, Ben Chappell, Duncan M. Gill, P. K. Tony Lo, Nathan J. Patmore, Craig. R. Rice, James Ryan, Piotr Raubo and Joseph B. Sweeney, Nature Chem. 2017, 9, 396-401; DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2670.

102.    Catalytic sp3-sp3 functionalisation of sulfonamides: late-stage modification of drug-like molecules. Othman Abdulla, Adam D. Clayton, Robert A. Faulkner, Duncan M. Gill, Craig R. Rice, Scarlett M. Walton, and Joseph B. Sweeney, Chem. Eur. J 2017, 23, 1494–1497; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605464.

101.    Tandem Aryne-Capture/Sigmatropic Rearrangement as a Metal- Free Entry to Functionalized N-Aryl Pyrrolidines. Sam G. Moss, Ian A. Pocock, and Joseph B. Sweeney, Chem. Eur. J 2017, 23, 101–104; DOI; 10.1002/chem.201605290.

100.    The creation and characterisation of a National Compound Collection: the Royal Society of Chemistry pilot. David M. Andrews, Laura M. Broad, P. J. Edwards, David N. A. Fox, Timothy Gallagher, Stephen L. L. Garland, Richard Kidd and Joseph B. Sweeney, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 3869-3878; DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00264A.

99.     Efficient synthesis of supported proline catalysts for asymmetric aldol reactions, Ahmed. A. Elmekawy, Joseph B. Sweeney, Robert D. Brown Cat. Sci. Tech. 2015, 5, 690-696; DOI: 10.1039/c4cy00970c.

98.     Reaction Workup Planning: A Structured Flowchart Approach, Exemplified in Difficult Aqueous Workup of Hydrophilic Products. George B. Hill and Joseph B. Sweeney J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 488-496; DOI: 10.1021/ed500580p.

97.     An improved method for difluorocyclopropanation of alkenes. Duncan M. Gill, Neil McLay, Michael J. Waring, Christopher T. Wilkinson and Joseph B. Sweeney Synlett 2014, 25, 1756-1758.

96.     Catalytic Synthesis of Riboside–Amino Acid Hybrids. Agata M. Ochocińska, Paul A. Bethel and Joseph B. Sweeney Synlett 2013, 24, 2170-2172.

95.     Preparation and ring-opening reactions of N-diphenylphosphinyl vinyl aziridines. Ashley N. Jarvis, Andrew B. McLaren, Helen M. I. Osborn and Joseph Sweeney, Beilstein J. Org. Chem, 2013, 9, 852-859.

94.     A Robust First-Pass Protocol for the Heck-Mizoroki Reaction. Paul M. Murray, John F. Bower, David K. Cox, Ewan K. Galbraith, Jeremy S. Parker, and Joseph B. Sweeney, Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 2013, 17, 397-405.

93.     An Efficient Method for Reductive Amination of Carbonyl Compounds under Non-acidic Conditions. Julian A. Hudson and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett 2012, 2176-2178.

92.     Oxadiazole Isomers: all Bioisosteres are not Created Equal. Kristen Goldberg, Sam Groombridge.  Julian Hudson,  Andrew G. Leach,  Philip A. MacFaul,  Adrian Pickup,  Ruth Poultney,  James S. Scott,  Per H. Svensson, and Joseph Sweeney Med. Chem. Comm. 2012, 3, 600-604.

91.     Probing the Effect of Allylic Substitution on Cyclic Ammonium Ylid Rearrangements J. Sançon, Joseph B. Sweeney. Synlett, 2010, 664-666

90.     A Low-Temperature Ammonium Ylid Rearrangement: Enhanced Reactivity Engendered by Rigidity. J. Sançon, Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 2008, 2213-2214.

89.     Bidentates versus Monodentates in Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalysis: Synergic Effects on Rate and Allosteric Effects on Enantioselectivity. D. W. Norman; C. A. Carraz; David J. Hyett; Paul G. Pringle; Joseph B. Sweeney; A. Guy Orpen; H. Phetmung; Richard L. Wingad, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2008, 130, 6840-6847.

88.     Hydroxyselanylation of Acyloxycyclohex-3-enes. Joseph B. Sweeney, Alan F. Haughan, J. R. Knight and Smita Thobhani, Tetrahedron, 2007, 63, 2729-2737.

87.     Substituent  Effects  in  3, 4-Hydroxyiodination  of  1,2-Diacyloxycyclohex-3-enes. Joseph B. Sweeney, J. R. Knight and Smita Thobhani, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 11565-11571.

86.     Asymmetric Ammonium Ylid Rearrangements: The Effect of Nitrogen Asymmetry. Joseph B. Sweeney, Ali Tavassoli and James A. Workman, Tetrahedron, 2006, 62, 11506-11512. (Invited paper, Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print in honour of David MacMillan and Laura Kiessling).

85.     Double coupling reactions of 3,4-bis-stannylfuranone: facile preparation of diaryl- and dibenzylfuranones. Neil B. Carter, Ross Mabon, Alexandre M. Richecœur, Rachel Walmsley and Joseph B. Sweeney Synlett 2006, 1747-1750.

84.     Stille Reactions of 2,3-bisstannylbutenoates: an Unexpected Regioselectivity. Neil B. Carter, Ross Mabon and Joseph B. Sweeney Synlett 2006, 1577-1580.

83.     Asymmetric Aziridine Synthesis by Aza-Darzens Reaction of N-Diphenylphosphinylimines with Chiral Enolates, Part 2: Formation of trans-Aziridines. Andrew B. McLaren, Alex A. Cantrill, Smita Thobhani and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 3694-3703.

82.     Asymmetric Aziridine Synthesis by Aza-Darzens Reaction of N-Diphenylphosphinylimines with Chiral Enolates, Part 1: Formation of cis-Aziridines. Andrew B. McLaren, Alex A. Cantrill, Smita Thobhani and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 3681-3693.

81.     [2,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements of endo-Spiro Ammonium Ylids: Rapid Entry to the Pyrrolo[1,2-a]azepine Nucleus. Julien P. Sançon, Edward Roberts and Joseph B. Sweeney, Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 2075-2078.

80.     Asymmetric [2,3]-Rearrangement of Glycine-Derived Allyl Ammonium Ylids. James A. Workman,  Neil P. Garrido, Julien Sançon, Edward Roberts, Hans Peter Wessel and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1066-1067. Highlighted in Chem & Eng. News, 2005, 83, 34.

79.     First Efficient and General Copper-Catalyzed [2,3]-Rearrangement of Tetrahydropyridinium Ylids. Edward Roberts, Julien P. Sançon, Joseph B. Sweeney, and James A. Workman, Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 4775-4777.

78.     Asymmetric Synthesis of Arylalanines via Asymmetric Aza-Darzens (ADZ) Reaction. Naomi E. Maguire, Andrew B. McLaren and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 2003, 1898-1900.

77.     Preparation and Ring-Opening Reactions of N,O-bis(diphenylphosphinyl)hydroxymethylaziridine (‘Di-Dpp’). Joseph B. Sweeney and Alex A. Cantrill, Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 3677-3690.

76.     Transition-Metal Catalysis in [2,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement of N-Methyltetrahydropyridinium Ylids. Peter Heath, Edward Roberts, Hans Peter Wessel, James A. Workman and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 4083-4086.

75.     The First Preparation of -Lactones via 4-exo-trig Radical Cyclization. K. Castle, C.S. Hau and Joseph B. Sweeney, and C. Tindall Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 757-759.

74.     [2,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Didehydropiperidinium Ylids, Joseph B. Sweeney, Ali Tavassoli, Neil B. Carter and Jerome F. Hayes, Tetrahedron 2002, 58, 10113-10126.

73.     Preparation and Reactions of 3,4-bisStannyl-2(5H)furanones. Neil B. Carter, Ross Mabon, Alexandre M.E. Richecœur and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron, 2002, 58, 9117-9129.

72.     Enantioselective synthesis of -methyl--aminoacid derivatives via aza-aldol reaction of acylcamphorsultam enolates. Andrew McLaren and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 2000, 1625-1627.

71.     Diastereoselective preparation of cis-2-substituted 3-ethenyl prolines via [3,2]-sigmatropic rearrangements of didehydropiperidinium ylids. Jerome F. Hayes, Ali Tavassoli and Joseph B. Sweeney Synlett, 2000, 1208-1209.

70.     Preparation of (+)-Hamabiwalactone B via Stille coupling of an enantiomerically-pure stannylfuranone. Alexandre M.E. Richecœur and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron 2000, 56, 389-395.

69.     Inverted diastereoselectivity in asymmetric aziridine synthesis via aza-Darzens reaction of (2S)-N-bromoacyl camphorsultam. Andrew McLaren and Joseph B. Sweeney, Org. Lett. 1999, 1, 1339-1341.

68.     Preparation and reactions of 3,4-bis(tributylstannyl)-2(5H)-furanone. Ross Mabon, Alexandre M.E. Richecœur and Joseph B. Sweeney J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 328-329.

67.     Reactions of azidoacetate enolates with aromatic aldehydes: Preparation of N-BOC 3-arylserines. Graham Geen, Christopher J. Shaw and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett 1999, 1444-1446.

64.     Stannylfuranones in Synthesis: Highly Enantioselective Preparation of (+)-Hamabiwalactone B. Alexandre M.E. Richecœur and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1998, 39, 8901-8904.

63.     Factors Influencing The Regiochemistry of Hydroxyiodination of 1,2-Diacyloxycyclohex-3-enes. Jon Knight and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1998, 39, 8703-8706.

62.     Preparation and ring-opening reactions of N-Diphenylphosphinyl Aziridines. Alex A. Cantrill, Helen M.I. Osborn and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron, 1998, 54, 2181-2208.

61.     Iterative 1,2-Hydroxyiodination of Acetoxycyclohex-2-ene: Preparation of tetraAcetyl Conduritol D. Johannes Bange, Alan F. Haughan, J. R. Knight and Joseph Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans I, 1998, 1039-1046.

60.     Factors Affecting the [3,2]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Didehydropiperidinium Ylids. David J. Hyett, Joseph Sweeney, Ali Tavassoli and Jerome F. Hayes, Tetrahedron Letters, 1997, 38, 8283-8286.

59.     Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of 3-Tributylstannylsulfolene. Sean P. Bew and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1997, 1273-1275.

58.     Asymmetric Aziridine Synthesis via Aza-Darzens Reaction of Bromoacylcamphorsultam. Alex A. Cantrill, Lee D. Hall, Ashley N. Jarvis, Helen M.I. Osborn, Jenny Raphy and Joseph Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1996, 2631-2632.

57.     Synthesis of Cleviolide and the Scobinolides. Gregory J. Hollingworth, Alexandre M.E. Richecœur and Joseph Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 1996, 2833-2836.

56.     Preparation and Ring-Opening Reactions of N-Diphenylphosphinyl Vinyl Aziridines, Alex A. Cantrill, Ashley N. Jarvis, Helen M.I. Osborn, Ali Ouadi, and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1996, 847-850.

55.     Further Hydroxyiodination of 1-Acetoxycyclohex-2-enes: Preparation of tetraAcetyl Conduritol D. Jon Knight and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1996, 37, 6579-6582.

54.     Preparation of a Trifunctional Allylsilane for use in Three-Bond Cascade Reactions. Gregory J. Hollingworth, the late Thomas V. Lee and Joseph Sweeney, Synthetic Communications, 1996, 26, 1117-1134.

53.     Preparation and Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of 3- and 4-Tributylstannyl-2(5H)-Furanones. Gregory J. Hollingworth, Gemma Perkins and Joseph Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 1996, 1913-1919.

52.     Efficient Synthesis of (E)-Tributyl- and Triphenyl(5-Alkyl-5-Hydroxybut-2-enyl)stannanes. Chee-San Hau, Craig Tindall and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1996, 749-751.

51.     The Synthesis and Some Ring-Opening Reactions of N,O-bis(Diphenylphosphinyl) Hydroxymethyl Aziridine. Alex A. Cantrill and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1995, 1277-1280.

50.     Ring-Opening of N-Tosylaziridines by 2-Lithiodithianes. Helen M.I. Osborn, Joseph Sweeney and W. Howson, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 1995, 2439-2445.

49.     Preparation of 2-Aryl and 2-Heteroaryl Substituted Penems by Palladium-Mediated Cross-Coupling. M.A. Armitage, D.J. Lathbury and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1995, 36, 775-776.

48.     Intramolecular Addition of Vinyl and Aryl Radicals to Oxime Ethers in the Synthesis of Five-, Six- and Seven-membered Ring Systems. Susan E. Booth, Paul R. Jenkins, Christopher J. Swain and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 1994, 3499-3508.

47.     Direct Preparation of N-Diphenylphosphinoyl Aziridines from 1,2-Aminoalcohols Utilizing Nucleofugacity of Diphenylphosphinates. Helen M.I. Osborn, Alex A. Cantrill, Joseph Sweeney and W. Howson, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 3159-3162.

46.     A Practical Alternative to Sulfonyl Activation of Aziridines: Ring-Opening of N-Diphenylphosphinoyl Aziridines by Carbon Nucleophiles. Helen M.I. Osborn, Joseph Sweeney, and W. Howson, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 2739-2742.

45.     Hydroxyselenation of Acetoxycyclohex-2-ene. Alan F. Haughan, J.R. Knight and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 1781-1784.

44.     Diastereospecific Hydroxyiodination of Acetoxycyclohex-2-ene via Intramolecular Delivery of Oxygen. Johannes Bange, Alan F. Haughan and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 1405-1408.

43.     Diastereospecific Hydroxyselenation of Cyclohex-2-enyl Phenylglycinates. Alan F. Haughan and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 1994, 5, 177-180.

42.     Synthesis of a Stable 2-Tributylstannylbutadiene Precursor. Sean P. Bew and Joseph Sweeney, Synthesis, 1994, 698-699.

41.     The Synthesis and Reactivity of N-Diphenylphosphinyl Aziridines. Helen M. I. Osborn, Joseph B. Sweeney, and Bill Howson, Synlett, 1994, 145-147.

40.     Reaction of Stannylfuranones: Facile Preparation of 4-Halo-2(5H)-Furanones. Joseph Sweeney, G.J. Hollingworth, J.R. Knight, Synthetic Communications, 1994, 24, 755-758.

39.     Opening of N-Sulphonyl Aziridine-2-carboxylate esters with Organometallic Reagents. Jack E. Baldwin, Alan C. Spivey, Christopher J. Schofield and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron, 1993, 49, 6309-6330.

38.     Ring-opening of N-Tosyl Aziridines by Sulphur-stabilized Nucleophiles. Helen M. I. Osborn, Joseph B. Sweeney, and Bill Howson, Synlett, 1993, 675-676.

37.     Synthesis of Cleviolide and the Scobinolides. Gregory J. Hollingworth and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1993, 463-465.

36.     Enantioselective Synthesis of Monocerin and Fusarentin Ethers, Antifungal and Insecticidal Fungal Metabolites. Michael P. Dillon, Thomas J. Simpson and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1992, 33, 7569-7572.

35.     Preparation and Reactions of 3- and 4-Tributylstannyl-2-(5H)-Furanones: Preparation of Aryl Furanones. Gregory J. Hollingworth and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1992, 33, 7049-7052.

34.     Preparation of a Highly Functionalized Allylsilane for Use in Three-bond Cascade Reactions. Gregory J. Hollingworth, the late Thomas V. Lee and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1992, 33, 5591-5592.

33.     Hydrostannation of acetylenic acid derivatives. S.P. Bew and Joseph B. Sweeney, Synlett, 1991, 109-110.

32.     The synthesis of Bicyclic and Tricyclic Ring Systems by Radical Cyclisation Reactions of Oxime Ethers. Susan E. Booth, Paul R. Jenkins, Christopher J. Swain and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Chem.Soc., Chem. Commun. 1991, 1248-1249; 1656.

31.     The synthesis of isotopically labelled N-acetylcysteamine thioesters utilising a Bakers’ yeast reduction in D2O. Michael P. Dillon, Martin A. Hayes, Thomas J. Simpson and Joseph B. Sweeney, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 1991, 1, 223-226.

30.     The ring-opening of aziridine-2-carboxylate esters with organometallic reagents. J.E. Baldwin,  R.M. Adlington, I.A. O'Neil, C.J.  Schofield, A.C. Spivey and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Chem.Soc., Chem. Commun. 1989, 1852-1854.

29.     Reactions of a glycyl radical equivalent with 2-functionalized allyl stannanes. J.E. Baldwin, R.M. Adlington, C. Lowe, I.A. O'Neil, G.A. Sanders,  C.J. Schofield and Joseph B. Sweeney,  J. Chem.Soc., Chem. Commun. 1988, 1030-1031.

28.     Improved synthesis of 2-methylene lactones via organotin reagents. J.E. Baldwin, R.M. Adlington and Joseph B. Sweeney, Tetrahedron Letters, 1986, 27, 5423-5424.

27.     Radical reactions in synthesis: carbon-carbon bond formation from 2-substituted allyltrialkylstannanes. J.E. Baldwin, R.M. Adlington, D.J. Birch, J.A. Crawford and Joseph B. Sweeney, J. Chem. Soc.,Chem. Commun. 1986, 1339-1340.

 

Review articles       

26.     Aziridine synthesis via Nucleophilic Attack of Carbene Equivalents on Imines: the aza-Darzens reaction. Joseph Sweeney Eur. J. Org. Chem, 2009, 4911-4919.

25.     Sigmatropic rearrangements of onium ylids. Joseph B. Sweeney, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 1027–1038.

24.     Aziridines: Epoxides’ Ugly Cousins? Joseph B. Sweeney, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2002, 31, 247-258.

23.     Recent Developments in the Synthesis of 2(5H)-Furanones. Neil B. Carter, Adam E. Nadany and Joseph B. Sweeney, J.Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans I, 2002, 2324-2342.

22.     Alcohols, ethers and phenols. Trevor George, Ross Mabon, Gemma Sweeney, Joseph Sweeney and Ali Tavassoli, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 2000, 2529-2574.

21.     The Asymmetric Synthesis of Aziridines. Helen M.I. Osborn and Joseph Sweeney, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 1997, 8, 1693-1715.

20.     Alcohols, Ethers and Phenols. Joseph Sweeney, Contemporary Organic Synthesis, 1997, 4, 435-463.

19.     Alcohols, Ethers and Phenols. Chee-San Hau, Ashley N. Jarvis, Joseph Sweeney, Contemporary Organic Synthesis, 1996, 3, 65-91.

18.     Alcohols, Halogeno Compounds and Ethers. Joseph Sweeney, General and Synthetic Methods, 1993, 15, 75-126, Royal Society of Chemistry.

17.     Alcohols, Halogeno Compounds and Ethers. Joseph Sweeney, General and Synthetic Methods, 1992, 14, 138-202, Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

Contributions to books

16.     Epoxidation and Related Processes. Anthony E. J. Walsh and Joseph B. Sweeney, Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II, Vol. 1, 609-652; P. Knochel, G. A. Molander Eds.; Elsevier, 2014.

15.     Amines and Ammonium Salts: Product Subclass 5: Aziridines. Joseph B. Sweeney; Science of Synthesis, Vol 40a, 643-772; D. Enders, Ed.; Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, 2008.

14.     Synthesis of Aziridines. Joseph B. Sweeney, in "Aziridines and Epoxides in Organic Synthesis" (A. Yudin, ed.), pp. 117-144, VCH-Wiley, Weinheim, 2006.

13.     Alkyl Chalcogenides: Oxygen-Based Functional Groups. Joseph Sweeney and Smita Thobhani, Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II, 2, 23-89, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005.

12.     Alkyl Chalcogenides: Oxygen-Based Functional Groups. Joseph Sweeney, Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations, 2, 37-112, Elsevier, Oxford, 1995.

11.     Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate. Gemma Perkins and Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 7, 5315-5320, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

10.     Trifluoroacetic Anhydride. Gemma Perkins and Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 7, 5134-5139, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

9.       5-Nitro-3H-1,2-benzoxathiole S,S-Dioxide. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 6, 3725-3728, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

8.       Methylsulfenyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 5, 3582-3586, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

7.       (Z)-N-Methyl-N-phenylbenzohydrazonyl Bromide. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 5, 3562-3563, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

6.       Methyl Dichlorofluoroacetate. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 5, 3477-3481, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

5.       Disodium Phenanthrenide. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 4, 2298-2300, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

4.       Copper(II) Acetate-Iron(II) Sulfate. William Crowe and Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2, 1307-1309, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

3.       tButyltetramethylguanidine. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2, 937-940, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

2.       3-Bromo-2-propen-1-ol. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 1, 762-766, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

1.       N-Bromoacetamide–Silver Acetate–Acetic Acid. Joseph Sweeney, Encyclopædia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 1, 692-696, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1995.

Research interests

Joe has carried out research in a broad range of areas, including catalysis, enantioselective synthesis, medicinal chemistry (working on new chemical matter for treating motor neurone disease, and novel nucleotide analogues), and chemical imaging; he has worked extensively with industry and has published more than 100 outputs in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals.