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Ross Denton

Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Ross began his research career here at Nottingham where he carried out his PhD studies with Professor J.C. Anderson (2001-2004). At the beginning of 2005 he moved to the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA to carry out postdoctoral research with Professor K.C. Nicolaou. In mid 2007 he returned to the UK to take up a further postdoctoral position with Professor S.V. Ley CBE, FRS at Cambridge.

Ross returned to The University of Nottingham to begin his independent research career as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry (fixed-term) in September 2008. In June 2009 he was appointed to a permanent lectureship. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016 and to Professor in 2020.

Personal homepage: http://dentonchemistry.com/

Research Summary

Our research involves the design and development of new reactions, synthesis methods, and catalysts that allow us (and others) to make valuable small organic molecules such as natural products and… read more

Recent Publications

  • BEDDOE, RHYDIAN H., EDWARDS, DANIEL C., GOODMAN, LOUIS, SNEDDON, HELEN F. and DENTON, ROSS M., 2020. Synthesis of 18O-labelled alcohols from unlabelled alcohols CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS. 56(48), 6480-6483
  • JORDAN, ANDREW, DENTON, ROSS M and SNEDDON, HELEN F, 2020. Development of a More Sustainable Appel Reaction Figshare.
  • BEDDOE, RHYDIAN H., ANDREWS, KEITH G., MAGNE, VALENTIN, CUTHBERTSON, JAMES D., SASKA, JAN, SHANNON-LITTLE, ANDREW L., SHANAHAN, STEPHEN E., SNEDDON, HELEN F. and DENTON, ROSS M., 2019. Redox-neutral organocatalytic Mitsunobu reactions SCIENCE. 365(6456), 910-+
  • BEDDOE, RHYDIAN, SNEDDON, HELEN and DENTON, ROSS, 2019. Oxygen-18 enrichment of alcohols by a modified Mitsunobu esterification reaction ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 257,

Current Research

Our research involves the design and development of new reactions, synthesis methods, and catalysts that allow us (and others) to make valuable small organic molecules such as natural products and pharmaceuticals more efficiently and sustainably. This activity is underpinned by a core interest in organophosphorus and organosilicon chemistry.

At present we have projects running on amination reactions, amidation reactions, novel bioisosteres and building blocks for drug discovery, fluorination chemistry, alcohol activation and total synthesis.

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