專題：“Main Group Elements in Chemical Synthesis ”
主講人：Dr. Pulis Alex
Alex has recently begun his first independent position as a Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leicester. Prior to Leicester:
§ Fixed Term Lecturer within the group of Prof. David J. Procter, University of Manchester, 2015-18 – Organic chemistry – Research: development of sulfur and copper based catalytic reactions.
§ Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Prof. Douglas W. Stephan FRS, 2014-15 – Inorganic chemistry – Research: Frustrated Lewis Pairs in the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide
§ PhD, University of Bristol, Postgraduate Scholarship, Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal FRS, 2008-13 – Organic chemistry – Research: boron based asymmetric synthetic methods
§ MSci with Industrial Experience, University of Bristol, graduated top of class, 2004-08.
Chemical synthesis is a cornerstone of science. Everything around you is here because of some shape or form of chemical synthesis. Whether it be biological in origin, that for example, provides the oxygen we breath, or performed by humans in the discovery and production of life saving medicines.
Our current research explores the fascinating and wide ranging reactivity of main group elements. For example, we use the reactivity of boron and sulfur to develop new reactions that can be applied in efficient and sustainable methods for chemical synthesis. These new methodologies and reactivity principles are applied in the synthesis of natural and unnatural products that are used in a variety of important, life changing applications.