Our research is concerned with the generation of new synthetic methods for the construction of complex organic molecules. Methods include the use of photochemistry in organic synthesis and in particluar various cycloaddition reactions of maleimides and derivatives for the construction of complex heterocyclic systems. We are also interested in new Pd(II) catalysed methods that involve C-H activation pathways. Our synthetic targets include biologically active complex polycyclic alkaloids and terpenes.
Kevin Booker-Milburn received his BSc Hons from Paisley College of Technology in 1985 and his Glaxo funded PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in 1988. After a period of postdoctoral work with Professor Phillip J. Parsons at the Universities of Southampton and Reading he obtained a Lectureship at the University of Salford in 1991. In 1994 he moved to the University of East Anglia where he was promoted to Reader in 1997. He then moved to the University of Bristol in 1999 and was promoted to Professor in 2006. He has recieved the Glaxo-Welcome award for ...
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