Fletcher Research Group


Synthetic chemistry is unique amongst the sciences as it allows the construction of new molecular materials.  We are contributing to synthetic organic chemistry by developing catalytic methods for the asymmetric construction of carbon-carbon bonds.  We also synthesize and study new materials to help us understand important chemical, physical and biological phenomena.

We operate out of Oxford’s state-of-the-art Chemistry Research Laboratory.

Recent News


Our collaborative paper with the Katsonis group has been highlighted with an article and video in C&E News!

Sigma-Aldrich will sell a catalyst complex we developed!  Catalogue number L512532 coming soon!

JACS paper in press! Congrats to Tina and our collaborators in the Kukura group.

December: Tina goes to the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium and Becky to J-NOST meeting in India.

October: Welcome Philipp and Thomas, new DPhil students.

August:  Welcome Florian visiting us from Muenster until November!

July: Emiline and Hengzhi attend the 23rd International Symposium on Synthesis in Organic Chemistry

Becky, Phil and Mireia to go Fort Collins, Colorado for OMCOS17 

June: Our quaternary centre manuscript is highlighted as a ‘hot paper’ in Angewandte chemie!

Andrew’s review on autocatalytic reactions is accepted in Angew.

May: Tina wins a runner-up prize for her talk at the annual RSC Physical Organic Group postgraduate meeting. Good job!

Mireia, Phil and Becky’s paper is accepted in Angew.

April: Becky wins the runner-up prize for her lecture at the SCI postgraduate symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry in London! 

Steve gives the RSC Emerging Investigator Lecture at the 4th UK/Japan Conference on Asymmetric Catalysis in Sendai Japan.

February: Emmanuel joins the group.

December: Congratulations to Becky for winning a runner-up prize at the annual RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium!

November: Becky and Phil’s paper has been accepted in ChemComm.

October:  Congratulations to Andrew for winning a Lilly Prize for his first year PRS transfer report and viva!

We welcome Elle, Mireia, Hengzhi, Emiline, Simon and Nessa to the group.     

Sept: Congratulations to Becky for winning a prize for best poster at the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group Postgraduate Symposium!

Welcome Supitchaya and Sarah visiting from the Katsonis lab!