|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
In 1992 he obtained his PhD 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.
He is known for being one of the authors of the popular organic chemistry textbook - Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves, Warren & Wothers, 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.
- Clayden, Jonathan (1993). The asymmetric epoxidation of allylic phosphine oxides: a stereocontrolled synthesis of allylic systems (DPhil thesis). University of Cambridge.
- Clayden, Jonathan; Greeves, Nick; Warren, Stuart; Wothers, Peter (2001). Organic Chemistry (1st ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850346-0.