Welcome to Steve Ley’s Organic Chemistry research group webpages. Our laboratories, the Whiffen and Innovative Technology Centre are in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Here you’ll find details of our current research as well as a look back at some of our historical achievements in natural product synthesis and other areas of organic synthesis. Visitors from academia and industry are welcome to come and work with us and are invited to get in touch.
Watch This Space … April 8th 2016 – ‘Special’ Symposium Speakers will include David MacMillan, Dieter Enders and Bob Grubbs. More information will be posted here in the New Year. Please don’t send any requests just yet for registering until we have had the formal announcement. Thank you!
The Internet of Chemical Things – the IoCT which we define as the interconnection and networking of chemical machines, computing devices and all chemical services delivered through the infrastructure of the Internet is coming.
Creator Space™ Science Symposium – Steve’s lecture at the BASF anniversary conference
Organic Chemistry Science Gateway – enabling researchers to rationalise and predict organic reactions using computational analysis in silico.
LATEST PAPERS Flow Chemistry
- Dynamic Flow Synthesis of Porous Organic Cages
- A Novel Internet-Based Reaction Monitoring, Control and Autonomous Self-Optimization Platform for Chemical Synthesis
- Synthesis of a Precursor to Sacubitril Using Enabling Technologies
- An Orthogonal Biocatalytic Approach for the Safe Generation and Use of HCN in a Multistep Continuous Preparation of Chiral O-Acetylcyanohydrins
- Callipeltosides A, B & C: Total Syntheses and Structural Confirmation
- Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Semi-synthetic Triazole-containing Caffein Acid Analogues as 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibitors
- Machine-Assisted Organic Synthesis
- Flow Chemistry: Intelligent Processing of Gas-Liquid Transformations Using a Tube-in-Tube Reactor
- Organic Synthesis: March of the Machines
- Flow Chemistry Meets Advanced Functional Materials
- Chemistry in a Changing World
- 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.