About

Organic chemist fluent in Italian and some Spanish. Enjoy heavy metal, guitar and shooting.

My main research interests are in harnessing the power of organic synthesis, focusing on developing catalytic methodology and applying this to the synthesis of molecules with biological importance

Projects
‘Asymmetric Alkylation of ortho-substituted diarylmethane derivatives in the presence of chiral bases’. Supervisor: Dr. Jim Wilkinson.
Independent research developing improved methodology for the asymmetric synthesis of ortho-substituted diphenylmethanes by dynamic kinetic resolution. (doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2015.05.006). Independent research into using an organolithium based synthesis of asymmetric diphenylmethanes.

‘Novel organolithium approaches to the synthesis of alkaloids’. Supervisor: Dr. Jim Wilkinson                                                                                                                                Independent research project into the synthesis of dehydroemetine analogues for use as an anti-malarial agent.