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Dr Andrew Russell

Dr Andrew Russell, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
  • Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
  • School Director of Academic Tutoring (SDAT)
  • Department Director of Academic Tutoring.

Office

G29

Building location

Chemistry

Areas of interest

Dr Russell's research centres upon synthetic methodology and natural products synthesis. Thermal cycloaddition reactions are being employed to synthesise AI-77-B, whilst photochemical methods are being used in approaches to stemodin, aphidicolin, fortamine and conduramine E.

Asymmetric alkene-arene meta-photocycloadditions are being developed whilst chiral citrates have been developed for the syntheses of homocitrate, rhizoferrin and the side chains of homoharringtonine and anhydroharringtonine.

He headed the development of a Chemical Analysis Facility that encompasses laboratories for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Research centres and groups

Dr Russell is part of the Biomedical, Molecular and Analytical Chemistry research group.

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Publications