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Guy Lloyd-Jones

Guy Lloyd-Jones

Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS


Elected: 2013


Guy Lloyd-Jones is an organic chemist who has made significant contributions to our understanding of organic and organometallic reaction mechanisms. Combining isotopic labelling, kinetic analysis, spectrometry and spectroscopy, his work has found wide application in the design and development of chemical reactions and processes for both research and industrial purposes.

Recent research highlights include revealing the mechanisms of control, release and coupling of a wide variety of boron reagents — widely used in the synthesis of chemical intermediates for numerous compounds, including anticancer drugs — and the development of new palladium- and gold-catalysed methodologies for arene and alkene functionalisations.

Guy has received many accolades in recognition of his work, including the Royal Society’s Wolfson Research Merit Award, the UK Prize for Process Chemistry Research and the Tilden Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition to being a Fellow of the Society, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s national academy of science and letters) and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professional positions

Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, organic, Chemistry, applied, Chemistry, inorganic
  • Engineering
    • Engineering, chemical


chemical reaction mechanism, Stable isotopes, Reaction kinetics, Organometallic chemistry, Catalysis, Organic chemistry

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