Dr Stephen J. Eustace studied science at University College Dublin, where he graduated with first class honors in majoring in chemistry and mathematics minor. Later he obtained his PhD also from UCD graduating in 1995 with the thesis “Keto-Enol/Imine-Enamine Tautomerisation of Heterocyclic Ketones: Acid, Base, Metal Ion Catalysis”.

After a 5 years as a postdoctoral researcher, Stephen embarked on a career as an industrial chemist for a period of 16 years. It is this combination of scientific knowledge, and a no-nonsense pragmatic and analytical approach to science that Stephen applies to his every day approach to NMR challenges. Besides the daily support of the needs of fellow researchers, Stephen will test performances made by NMR manufacturers as well as making new methods of 1D and 2D NMR accessible to students and researchers alike. 


Stephen Eustace


NMR Researcher


Email: s.j.eustace@tudelft.nl

Tel:  +31 15 2578579


S.R. Marsden, L. Gjonaj, S.J. Eustace, U. Hanefeld. Separating Thermodynamics from Kinetics-A New Understanding of the Transketolase Reaction. ChemChatChem. 2017, 9, 1808-1814.

R.K. Dubey, N. Westerveld, S.J. Eustace, E.J.R. Sudholter, F.C. Grozema, W.F. Jager. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5648-5651.

A.R.E. Carey, S.J Eustace, R.A. More O'Ferrall, B.A. Murray, Keto-Enol and Imine-Enamine Tautomerism of 2-, 3- and 4-Phenacylpyridines. J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans 2, 1993, 2285.

A. Bagno, S.J Eustace, L. Johansson, G. Scorrano. The Site of Protonation in Sulphenamides and Sulphinamides Determined by 14N NMR Relaxa -tion, J. Org. Chem., 1994, 59, 232.

A.F. Hegarty, J.P. Dowling, S.J. Eustace, M.McGarraghy, Enolisation of Aldehydes and Ketones: Structural Effects on Concerted Acid-Base Catalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 2290.

J. Andraos, Y. Chiang, S.J. Eustace, A.J. Kresge, S.W. Paine, V.V. Popik, K. Sung. Solvent Isotope Effect on the hydroxide-Ion-catalysed hydra-tion of ketenes In aqueous solution, Can. J. Chem., 1999, 77, 459.

Y. Chiang, S.J. Eustace, E.A. Jefferson, A.J. Kresge, V.V. Popik, R.-Q. Xie, Flash photolysis of 4-diazoiso-chroman-3-one in aqueous solution.  Hydration of the carbene produced by loss of nitrogen and ketonization of the enol hydration product, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2000; 13, 461.

S.J. Eustace, G.M. McCann, R.A. More O'Ferrall, M.G. Murphy, B.A. Murray, SM. Walsh, Binding of Protons and Zinc Ions to transition states for tautomerisation of apha-heterocyclic ketones: Implications for enzymatic reactions. J. Phys. Org. Chem, 1998, 11, 519.

A.F. Hegarty, S.J. Eustace, N.M. Tynan, N.-N. Pham-Tran, M.T. Nguyen, Kinetic Stability of Novel Nitrile Ylides, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 2001,  1239.

S. Fergus, S.J. Eustace, A.F. Hegarty. Nitrile Ylide Dimerization:  Investi-gation of the Carbene Reactivity of Nitrile Ylides. J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 4663.

A.-G. Collot, M. Courtney, D. Coyne, S.J. Eustace, R.A. More O’Ferrall, Binding Catalysis and Inhibition by Metal Ions and Protons in the Enolization of Phenyl-acetylpyrazine, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 3356.

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