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Stephen Goldup

Dr Stephen Goldup

Research Fellow


University of Southampton

Research summary

Our research focus is on the synthesis and applications of mechanically interlocked molecules such as rotaxanes and catenanes, in particular mechanically chiral examples. These challenging molecules have been shown to have potential applications in catalysis, drug delivery, electronic materials and sensing. We also investigate new synthetic methods and the underlying mechanism of organic reactions in order to develop molecular machines which carry out synthetic tasks to produce novel materials that are extremely hard to access in other ways.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Mechanical Chirality - a New Chemical Field for Catalysis and Synthesis

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2014 - Sep 2017

Value: £299,008.25

Molecular Machines for Syntheis: Information Transcription Inspired by Nature

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2009 - Sep 2014

Value: £442,656.26