Stuart Warren

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Stuart Warren is a British organic chemist and author of chemistry textbooks aimed at university students.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Warren was educated at Cheadle Hulme School near Manchester and read the Natural Sciences Tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge. He stayed at Cambridge to complete a PhD with Malcolm Clark, before moving to Harvard to do post-doctoral research with F. H. Westheimer. Dr Warren returned to Trinity as a research fellow and subsequently took up a post as a teaching fellow at Churchill College in 1971.[2] He remained a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge until his retirement in 2006.[3]

The Warren group[edit]

Warren's research group is renowned for having produced some of the most successful organic chemistry academics in the UK, including:

Textbook authorship[edit]

Warren is well known for his university-level textbooks Chemistry of the Carbonyl Group (1974),[4] Designing Organic Syntheses: The Synthon Approach (1978),[5] Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach (first edition 1982,[6] second edition 2008[7]), and its graduate-level sequel, Organic Synthesis: Strategy and Control (2007).[8] He is perhaps best known as one of the authors of the best-selling undergraduate text Organic Chemistry (first edition 2000,[9] second edition 2012[10]), which he wrote with his former students Jonathan Clayden and Nick Greeves, and fellow Cambridge lecturer Peter Wothers.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Sciences: At the chalk face". Churchill College, Cambridge. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Master, Fellows and Subjects 2009/10". Churchill College, Cambridge. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stuart Warren Retirement Conference". Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 May 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Warren, Stuart (1974). Chemistry of the Carbonyl Group: A Programmed Approach to Organic Reaction Mechanisms. ISBN 978-0-471-92104-2. 
  5. ^ Warren, Stuart (1978). Designing Organic Syntheses: The Synthon Approach. ISBN 978-0-471-99612-5. 
  6. ^ Warren, Stuart (1982). Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach (1st ed.). ISBN 978-0-471-10161-1. 
  7. ^ Warren, Stuart; Wyatt, Paul (2008). Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach (2nd ed.). ISBN 978-0-470-71236-8. 
  8. ^ Warren, Stuart; Wyatt, Paul (2007). Organic Synthesis: Strategy and Control (2nd ed.). ISBN 978-0-471-92963-5. 
  9. ^ Clayden, Jonathan; Greeves, Nick; Warren, Stuart; Wothers, Peter (2001). Organic Chemistry (1st ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850346-0. 
  10. ^ "The Sceptical Chymist: The Nature Chemistry blog. Reactions - Stuart Warren".