Davide completed his PhD here in St Andrews back in 2006. In 2007 he took up a postdoctoral position at the Max-Plank institute in Dortmund, Germany, to work on the total synthesis of proteins using native chemical ligation. In 2008 he moved to Spain and worked first two years at the IRB-Barcelona with Prof. R. Lavilla on multicomponent reactions, then spend a year and a half in the group of Prof. F. Cossío at the UPV-EHU in San Sebastián to work on the synthesis of proteasome inhibitors and 3+2 cycloadditions.
From 2012 he is a PDRA in the O'Hagan group. His research focuses on the fluorination of acetylene esters and thioesters.
Lewis Acid-promoted hydrofluorination of alkynyl sulfides to generate α-fluorovinyl thioethers.
Davide Bello and David O’Hagan
Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2015, 11, 1902–1909
Hydrofluorination of alkynes catalysed by gold bifluorides.
Fady Nahra, Scott R. Patrick, Davide Bello, Marcel Brill, Alan Obled, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, David O'Hagan and Steven P. Nolan
ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 240–244
Fluorovinyl thioethers as putative steric and electronic thioester enolate mimetics: Chemoselective HF addition to acetylene thioethers.
Davide Bello, Rodrigo A. Cormanich, and David O’Hagan
Aust. J. Chem., 2015, 68, 72–79