Richard Grainger


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Work in Richard Grainger’s group is centred on the development of new synthetic methods and strategies, and their application in the synthesis of organic molecules of biological or structural interest. Chemistry being developed by the group includes the use of reactive intermediates such as radicals and carbenes, photochemistry, cycloaddition reactions and organosulfur chemistry. They also have an active interest in the use of peri-substituted naphthalenes for the generation and stabilisation of reactive functionalities.

Dr Grainger is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

Methodology development and application in natural product synthesis
Organosulfur chemistry

1993 …2023

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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