Welcome to the website of Professor Steven V. Ley FRS CBE and his organic chemistry research group. Our labs (The Whiffen and the Innovative Technology Centre) are in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.
- Highly regioselective lithiation of pyridines bearing an oxetane unit by n-butyllithium
- Synthesis of riboflavines, quinoxalinones and benzodiazepines through chemoselective flow based hydrogenations
- Preparation of unsymmetrical ketones from tosylhydrazones and aromatic aldehydes via formyl C-H bond insertion
- Synthesis and use of trifluoromethylated azomethine ylide precursor: ethyl 1-benzyl-trans-5-(trifluoromethyl) pyrrolidine-3-carboxylate
- Continuous flow chemistry: a discovery tool for new chemical reactivity patterns
- Accelerating spirocyclic polyketide synthesis using flow chemistry
- Flow chemistry meets advanced functional materials
- Camera enabled techniques for organic synthesis
- Flow chemistry syntheses of natural products
“Complex synthesis remains a challenging occupation requiring an exceptional level of experimental skill, extensive knowledge of both mechanistic and molecular reactivity, and a bold, inventive, and creative spirit. It is the combination of these qualities that transforms the synthesis process from one of simple logistics to an art form.” Steve Ley
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