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Name Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn
Job title Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(CNAA), PhD(Strath)
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Keywords palladium (ii) catalysed alkene functionalisation
synthetic organic photochemistry
total synthesis of natural products
laser mediated photochemistry
Areas of expertise -Palladium (II) catalysed alkene functionalisation: Work in our group concerns the use of Pd (II) mediated oxidative chemistry to create novel methodology towards biologically and synthetically useful molecules.

-Synthetic organic photochemistry: Over the last ten years the Booker-Milburn group has investigated a wide range of photochemical transformations. The group's most recent work has been in acid-catalysed rearrangement of alkylideneoxetanols, the use of temporary tethers for asymmetric control over intramolecular [2+2] photocycloadditions and finally the intramolecular photometathesis of pyrroles.

-LASER mediated photochemistry: We investigate the [5+2] cycloaddition mechanisms of maleimide substrates, the [5+2] vs [2+2] cycloaddition and finally the Norrish Type I vs Norrish Type II photoreaction.