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Dr David Fox

Dr David J. Fox

Associate Professor

B.A. D.Phil.





Research Summary

Synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry

- Drug Discovery for inflammatory diseases, such as for asthma, and degenerative and metabolic diseases.

- Synthetic methodology including asymmetric and catalytic reactions, kinetics and DFT modelling.

- Polyaromatic hydrocarbons

Selected Publications
Synthesis and characterization of triangulene
Niko Pavliček, Anish Mistry, Zsolt Majzik, Nikolaj Moll, Gerhard Meyer, David J. Fox and Leo Gross, Nature Nanotechnology 2017, doi:10.1038/nnano.2016.305

Total synthesis of the azolemycins
Zoe J. Anderson, David J. Fox Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02520f

Stereo- and Chemodivergent NHC-Promoted Functionalisation of Arylalkylketenes with Chloral
J. J. Douglas, G. Churchill, A. M. Z. Slawin, D. J. Fox and A. D. Smith Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 16354-16358 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503308.

The Synthesis and STM/AFM Imaging of ‘Olympicene’ Benzo[cd]pyrenes
Anish Mistry, Ben Moreton, Bruno Schuler, Fabian Mohn, Gerhard Meyer, Leo Gross, Antony Williams, Peter Scott, Giovanni Costantini and David J. Fox Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 2011-2018. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404877

Trichloromethyl ketones: asymmetric transfer hydrogenation and subsequent Jocic-type reactions with amines
Perryman, Michael S.; Harris, Matthew E.; Foster, Jade L.; Joshi, Anushka; Clarkson, Guy J.; Fox, David J. Chem Commun., 2013, 49, 10022-10024. DOI:10.1039/c3cc46070c This paper was highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 175. DOI:10.1055/s-0033-1340532