Research Fellows Directory
Dr Stephen Thomas
University of Edinburgh
Our work focuses on the development of new catalytic methodologies for organic synthesis using non-toxic, environmentally benign and inexpensive reagents and catalysts. To date we have focused on the use of iron catalysts to control the formation of new carbon-carbonad carbon-heteroatom bonds. Ultimately, we aim to provide the non-expert with operationally simple methods for the construction of complex molecular frameworks. Underpinning this is a keen interest in physical organic chemistry and organometallic mechanism to understand and probe the fundamental reactivity and interactions of our developed methods.
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