Professor Philip Page is a graduate of the Imperial College, University of London (1978), from where he also obtained his PhD in 1981 in the area of organic synthesis, working with Prof Steve Ley FRS. He then spent two years working for Professor Leo Paquette at Ohio State University as an SERC/NATO Research Fellow before moving to the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in 1983, and subsequently to Loughborough University as Professor of Organic Chemistry in 1996. He has published over 240 articles, and has won a Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellowship, the Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Fellowship, the Glaxo Wellcome Award for Innovative Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Medal & Lectureship, and a Royal Society Industry Fellowship. In 2007, he moved to the Chair of Organic Chemistry at UEA. His research interests lie principally in the areas of asymmetric synthesis/catalysis, synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis. Professor Page, a Kentish Man, is married and currently lives in Norfolk with one wife and two cats. His hobbies include chemistry, reading, hifi and music, not necessarily all at once, and food and drink.


Selected Publications:

‘Asymmetric Oxidation of Enol Derivatives to α-Alkoxy Carbonyls Using Iminium Salt Catalysts: A Synthetic and Computational Study,’ P C B Page, S. Almutairi, Y Chan, G R Stephenson, Y Gama, R L Goodyear, A Douteau, S M Allin, G A Jones, J. Org. Chem.201984, 554-669. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02354 

‘Novel Binaphthyl and Biphenyl α- and β-Amino Acids and Esters: Organocatalysis of Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reactions. A Combined Synthetic and Computational Study,’ P C B Page, F Kinsey, Y Chan, I Strutt, A. M. Z. Slawin, G A Jones, Org. Biomol. Chem.201816, 7400-7416. DOI: 10.1039/c8ob01795f 

‘Formal Total Synthesis of (+)-C9-Deoxyomuralide from L-leucine Using a Double Sacrificial Chirality Transfer Approach,’ P C B Page, R L Goodyear, A E Horton, Y Chan, R Karim, M O’Connell, C J Hamilton, A M Z Slawin, B R Buckley, S M Allin, J. Org. Chem.201782, 12209-12223. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02078 

‘Asymmetric Epoxidation of Chromenes Mediated by Iminium Salts: Synthesis of Mollugin and (3S,4R)-trans-3,4-Dihydroxy-3,4-Dihydromollugin,’P C B Page, Y Chan, Abu Hassan Noor Armylisas, M Alahmdi, Tetrahedron201672, 8406-8416. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2016.10.070  

‘Ruthenium-Free Preparation of 1,5-Disubstituted Triazoles by Alkylative Debenzylation of 1,4-Disubstituted Triazoles,’ P C B Page, G R Stephenson, J M Harvey, A M Z Slawin, Synlett2016, 2500-2504. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562603 

‘“Janus” calixarenes: double–sided molecular linkers for facile, multi-anchor point, multi-functional, surface modification,’ J P Buttress, D P Day, J Courtney, E J Lawrence, D L Hughes, A Crossley, S E Matthews, P C B Page, C Redshaw, G G Wildgoose, Langmuir201632, 7806-7813. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02222 

‘Convenient access to mesobenzylic bis-alkynes,’ P C B Page, G R Stephenson, J M Harvey, A-C Gaumont, C Alayrac, A M Z Slawin, Synlett201627, 961-964. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561318. 

‘New Biphenyl Iminium Salt Catalysts for Highly Enantioselective Asymmetric Epoxidation: Role of Additional Substitution and Dihedral Angle,’ P C B Page, C J Bartlett, Y Chan, S M Allin, M J McKenzie, J Lacour, G A Jones, Org. Biomol. Chem.,201614, 4220-4232. DOI: 10.1039/c6ob00542j 



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