2018 Pedler Award Winner


Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones
The University of Edinburgh

 

Awarded for the mechanism-informed design of significant practical improvements to the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction

 


About the Winner


Guy Lloyd-Jones studied Applied Chemistry at Huddersfield Polytechnic (1985-1989) during which he spent a year at ICI Pharmaceuticals. He conducted his final year project with Professor Mike Page, who instilled in him a deep appreciation of the power of applied physical-organic chemistry. After a doctorate at Oxford under the supervision of John Brown FRS, awarded for mechanistic deconvolution of Rh-catalysed hydroboration / hydrosilation, Lloyd-Jones secured a Royal Society postdoc fellowship (1992-1995) to work with Andreas Pfaltz in Basel, Switzerland. In 1996 he moved to the University of Bristol, becoming full Professor in 2003, and then to the University of Edinburgh (Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry, 2013). 

His current research interests include physical organic studies of boronic acids and derivatives, transition metal catalysed reactions of organosilicon reagents, gold catalysed couplings, understanding and controlling ambident nucleophiles and electrophiles, and the development of new methodologies for in situ and stopped-flow analysis, particularly by NMR. He is an ERC Advanced Investigator and collaborates with a number of companies in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fine chemical and materials sectors. 

Lloyd-Jones is an elected fellow of the Royal Society (FRS, 2013) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE, 2015) and has received a number of RSC awards and Prizes, including the Hickinbottom, Physical Organic, Corday-Morgan, Tilden, and Pedler. He is a trustee of the Murchison Charitable Trust, and enjoys malt whisky, lawn bowls, and fly-fishing for salmon. 


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