Jonathan Clayden

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Jonathan Paul Clayden
Born 1968 (age 45–46)
Institutions University of Manchester
University of Cambridge
Thesis The asymmetric epoxidation of allylic phosphine oxides: a stereocontrolled synthesis of allylic systems (1993)
Doctoral advisor Stuart Warren
Notable awards Royal Society of Chemistry's Stereochemistry Prize
Royal Society of Chemistry's Corday-Morgan Medal
Website
clor2.ch.man.ac.uk/home.htm
manchester.ac.uk/research/Jonathan.clayden

Jonathan Paul Clayden (born 1968) is a Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Manchester.

Education[edit]

In 1992 he obtained his PhD[1] at the University of Cambridge working with Stuart Warren on asymmetric synthesis using phosphine oxide chemistry. He then carried out a postdoc with Marc Julia and in 1994 became a lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester where he has remained, becoming a reader in 2000 and a Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2001.

Research[edit]

He is known for being one of the authors of the popular organic chemistry textbook - Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves, Warren & Wothers,[2] in addition to writing Organolithiums: Selectivity for Synthesis, which concerns the use of organolithium compounds to obtain the correct chemo and stereoselectivity in reaction.

From 2005 to 2011 he was editor-in-chief of the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clayden, Jonathan (1993). The asymmetric epoxidation of allylic phosphine oxides: a stereocontrolled synthesis of allylic systems (DPhil thesis). University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Clayden, Jonathan; Greeves, Nick; Warren, Stuart; Wothers, Peter (2001). Organic Chemistry (1st ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850346-0.