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Daniel Allwood

Dr Daniel Allwood PhD, MChem, MRSC, FHEA

Lecturer In Organic Chemistry


I joined Sheffield Hallam University from the University of Cambridge, where I undertook a PhD (2008-2012) and post-doctoral research (2012-2015) with Professor Steven V. Ley CBE FRS. Prior to this, I attained my undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick (2004-2008). My current research programme is focused on the development of practical synthetic and catalytic organic transformations; in particular, sp2-sp3 and sp3-sp3 carbon-carbon bond formation.

  • Teaching

    Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

    Organic and Biological Chemistry

    Advanced Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy

    Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    R.R. Merchant, D.M. Allwood, D.C. Blakemore and S.V. Ley, Regioselective preparation of saturated spirocyclic and ring-expanded fused pyrazoles, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 8800-8811.

    D.M. Allwood, D.L. Browne and S.V. Ley, Synthesis and use of a trifluoromethylated azomethine ylide precursor: Ethyl 1-benzyl-trans-5-(trifluoromethyl)pyrollidine-3-carboxylate, Org. Synth. 2014, 91, 162-174.

    T.M. Beale, D.M. Allwood, A. Bender, P.J. Bond, J.D. Brenton, D.S. Charnock-Jones, S.V. Ley, R.M. Myers, J.W. Shearman, J. Temple, J. Unger, C.A. Watts and J. Xian, A-ring dihalogenation increases the cellular activity of combretastatin-templated tetrazoles, ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 177-181.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Jack Slater – Synthesis of Novel Potential Antibiotics Using Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis (Oct 2017-Oct 2020)

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