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Dr Jonathan Knowles

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

Jonathan Knowles is a Lecturer in Chemistry in the Department of Applied Sciences.

Jonathan graduated with an MChem degree from Durham University in 2005, and remained at Durham to complete his PhD under the supervision of Professor Andy Whiting. Following two years in an industrial research position he then moved to the position of Research Officer within the Booker-Milburn group at the University of Bristol, working on synthetic and mechanistic projects in the areas of photochemistry and palladium catalysis. In 2019 he was appointed to his current role at Northumbria University.

Jonathan Knowles

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A low temperature, vinylboronate ester-mediated, iterative cross-coupling approach to xanthomonadin polyenyl pigment analogues, Madden, K., Knowles, J., Whiting, A. 8 Nov 2019, In: Tetrahedron
  • Using Batch Reactor Results to Calculate Optimal Flow Rates for the Scale-Up of UV Photochemical Reactions, Knowles, J., Elliott, L., Stacey, C., Booker-Milburn, K. 1 Feb 2018, In: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering
  • Conformationally Driven 2- and 3-Photon Cascade Processes in the Stereoselective Photorearrangement of Pyrroles, Koovits, P., Knowles, J., Booker-Milburn, K. 4 Nov 2016, In: Organic Letters
  • Unusually Facile Thermal Homodienyl-[1,5]-Hydrogen Shift Reactions in Photochemically Generated Vinyl Aziridines, Knowles, J., Booker-Milburn, K. 1 Aug 2016, In: Chemistry - A European Journal
  • Real-Time Biological Annotation of Synthetic Compounds, Gerry, C., Hua, B., Wawer, M., Knowles, J., Nelson, S., Verho, O., Dandapani, S., Wagner, B., Clemons, P., Booker-Milburn, K., Boskovic, Z., Schreiber, S. 20 Jul 2016, In: Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Batch versus Flow Photochemistry: A Revealing Comparison of Yield and Productivity, Elliott, L., Knowles, J., Koovits, P., Maskill, K., Ralph, M., Lejeune, G., Edwards, L., Robinson, R., Clemens, I., Cox, B., Pascoe, D., Koch, G., Eberle, M., Berry, M., Booker-Milburn, K. 10 Nov 2014, In: Chemistry - A European Journal

Qualifications

Chemistry PhD September 01 2008

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Organic Synthesis; Palladium Catalysis; Organosilicon Chemistry; Organoboron Chemistry; Bioactive Synthesis; Reaction Mechanism; Physical Organic Chemistry


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