Jonathan Paul Clayden
|Born||February 6, 1968|
|Awards||Royal Society of Chemistry's Merck Prize|
Royal Society of Chemistry's Stereochemistry Prize
Royal Society of Chemistry's Corday-Morgan Medal
|Institutions||University of Bristol|
University of Manchester
University of Cambridge
|Thesis||The asymmetric epoxidation of allylic phosphine oxides: a stereocontrolled synthesis of allylic systems (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Stuart Warren|
In 1992 he obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge working with Dr Stuart Warren on asymmetric synthesis using phosphine oxide chemistry. He then carried out a postdoc with Prof Marc Julia and in 1994 became a lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester where he became a reader in 2000 and a Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2001. In 2015 he moved to a chair in chemistry at the University of Bristol.
His research interests encompass various areas of synthesis and stereochemistry, particularly where conformation has a role to play: asymmetric synthesis, atropisomerism, organolithium chemistry, remote stereochemical effects and dynamic foldamer chemistry. He is one of the authors of the organic chemistry textbook - Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves, & Warren. He also wrote Organolithiums: Selectivity for Synthesis, which concerns the use of organolithium compounds in organic synthetic reactions.
From 2005 to 2011 he was editor-in-chief of the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.