Research Associate


Office: Room 305A, RCS1, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London,
South Kensington Campus 

Extension: 45708
Landline: 020 7594 5708

Personal Website




09/2015 - present

Research Associate

Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

04/2014 - 08/2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, University College Cork (Ireland)

11/2013 - 03/2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility, University College Cork (Ireland)

2009 - 2013

PhD, University of Cambridge (UK)

2007 - 2008

Msc, University of Waikato (NZ)

2004 - 2006

Bsc, University of Waikato (NZ)


The transportation and storage of high energy organic peracids can be a significant challenge for chemical industries.  On-site, on-demand generation of oxidants would mitigate many of the problems associated with their use in industrial processes.  My research in the REaCT group concerns the application of electrochemically generated oxidants in organic synthesis processes.  This research is part of a wider EPSRC funded project ‘Manufacturing in Flow: Controlled Multiphase Reactions on Demand (CoMRaDe)’ being conducted at Imperial College London and the University of Loughborough.

Honors and Awards



LB Wood Scholar
2011 - 2013

Universities New Zealand

Commonwealth Scholar
2009 - 2012

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

University of Waikato Masters Research Scholarship

University of Waikato

Science and Engineering Masters Fees Award

University of Waikato

Fernhill Charitable Trust Scholarship

University of Waikato


Associate Member

Royal Society of Chemistry


Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

Publications (Selected)

(13) Taming tosyl azide: the development of a scalable continuous diazo transfer process, B. J. Deadman, R. M. O’Mahony, D. Lynch, D. C. Crowley, S. G. Collins, A. R. Maguire, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2016, 14, 3423-3431.

(12)      Novel co-crystals of the nutraceutical sinapic acid, A. Sinha, U. Khandavilli, E.L. O’Connor, B.J. Deadman, A.R. Maguire, S. Lawrence, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 4832-4841.

(11)      Back pressure regulation of slurry-forming reactions in continuous flow, B.J. Deadman, D.L. Browne, I.R. Baxendale, S.V. Ley, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2015, 38, 259-264.

(10)      Taming hazardous chemistry in flow: The continuous processing of diazo and diazonium compounds, B.J. Deadman, S.G. Collins, A.R. Maguire, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2015, 21, 2298-2308.

(9)      Flow based cerium oxide enhanced low level palladium Sonogashira and Heck coupling reactions by perovskite catalysts, C. Battilocchio, B.N. Bhawal, R. Chorgade, B.J. Deadman, J.M. Hawkins, S.V. Ley, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 54, 371-380.

(8)      A prototype device for evaporation in batch and flow chemical processes, B.J. Deadman, C. Battilocchio, E. Sliwinski, S.V. Ley, Green Chemistry, 2013, 15, 2050-2055.

(7)      A machine-assisted flow synthesis of SR48692: a probe for the investigation of neurotensin receptor-1, C. Battilocchio, B.J. Deadman, N. Nikbin, M.O. Kitching, I.R. Baxendale, S.V. Ley, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19, 7917-7930.

(6)      The synthesis of Bcr-Abl inhibiting anticancer pharmaceutical agents imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib, B.J. Deadman, M.D. Hopkin, I.R. Baxendale, S.V. Ley, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry,2013, 11,1766-1800.

(5)      Analysis of the flavonoid component of bioactive New Zealand mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey and the isolation, characterisation and synthesis of an unusual pyrrole, C.W. Chan, B.J. Deadman, M. Manley-Harris, A.L. Wilkins, D.G. Alber, E. Harry, Food Chemistry, 2013, 141, 1772-1781.

(4)      Continuous flow reaction monitoring using an on-line miniature mass spectrometer, D.L. Browne, S. Wright, B.J. Deadman, S. Dunnage, I.R. Baxendale, R.M. Turner, S.V. Ley, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2012, 26, 1999-2010.

(3)      Continuous flow processing of slurries: Evaluation of an agitated cell reactor, D.L. Browne, B.J. Deadman, R. Ashe, I.R. Baxendale, S.V. Ley, Organic Process Research & Development, 2011, 3, 693-697.

(2)      The arylation of [Pt2(μ-S)2(PPh3)4], B.J. Deadman, W. Henderson, B.K. Nicholson, L.E. Petchell, S.L. Rose, T.S.A. Hor, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2010, 363, 637-644.

(1)      Isolation by HPLC and characterisation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey, C.J. Adams, C.H. Boult, B.J. Deadman, J.M. Farr, M.N.C. Grainger, M. Manley-Harris, M.J. Snow, Carbohydrate Research, 2008, 343, 651-659.