Prof David Knight - BSc PhD CChem FRSC FLSW
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Research Group: Organic Synthesis
The general themes which underpin my research interests are the development of novel synthetic methodologies, especially in the area of heterocyclic ring formation, and subsequent applications of these in natural product and other target syntheses.
Recent highlights have been centred on various aspects of 5-endo cyclisations, leading to saturated heterocycles and, more recently, many types of heteroaromatics, such as furans, pyrroles and indoles etc. Initially, halocyclisations were the main topics but, more recently, both proton- and metal-induced cyclisations have provided some useful and efficient methodologies, some of which look set to surpass much of the existing technology in these areas and have applications in large-scale synthesis as well.
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CH0003 Chemistry of Organic Compounds