Fletcher Research Group

 

Synthetic chemistry is unique amongst the sciences as it allows the construction of new molecular materials.  We are 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 the Chemistry Research Laboratory.

Recent News

June: Steve, Mireia, Hengzhi, Emeline, Thomas, Philipp, Zhenbo and Nisha go to OMCOS18 in Barcelona.

May:
Welcome CDT rotation students Killian and Minh!

February:

Welcome CDT rotation students Nod and Sarah, and Diego who is visiting from Italy for 6 months!

January:

Hengzhi, Emeline and Mireia’s latest work has appeared in Nature!

October:

Welcome Zhenbo, Nisha, Sarah and Elise to the lab!

August:

Welcome to Ina Scheipers visiting from Muenster

July:

Steve, Philipp, Emeline, Henzhi, Andrew, Mireia and Manu go to Chirality2014 in Prague!

Steve and Andrew go to Origins2014 in Nara Japan.

Welcome Alexandra a visiting Oxford undergraduate student.

June:

Welcome Laura Mola visiting the group for 3 months from Barcelona

Elle and Becky’s paper on lactones has been highlighted by “ACS Editors’ Choice” - free open access.

April

Congrats to Becky on successfully passing her DPhil Viva!!

February:

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

Sigma-Aldrich is now selling a catalyst complex we developed  Catalogue number L512532

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!

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

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