Dr Mark Elliott - BSc(Hons) CChem MRSC
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74686
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030
Research Group: Organic Synthesis
Dr Elliott's research interests are in the areas of heterocyclic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis and natural product synthesis.
Much of our work has focused on the stereoselective annulation of azoline derivatives, including oxazolines, thiazolines and pyrrolidines. This has led to the discovery of a number of new synthetic transformations, all of which can be applied to targets of biological interest. Recently, we have developed a range of stereoselective desymmetrisation reactions of cyclohexa-1,4-dienes, leading to the invention of methods for the preparation of bicyclic compounds containing challenging quaternary stereogenic centres. All of these fundamental areas are the subject of total synthesis endeavours, with the batzelladine and lycoposerramine alkaloids, and cladiellin diterpenes featuring prominently.
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