Welcome to the home of Martin D. Smith's research group, based in the
Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford
We are a synthetic organic chemistry group with wide-ranging interests in
synthesis, structure and asymmetric catalysis
"Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Atropisomeric Biaryls
by a Cation-Directed O-Alkylation
Nature Chem. 2017, in press
"A Cascade Strategy Enables a Total Synthesis of Morphine"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14306-14309.
"A Counterion-Directed Approach to the Diels-Alder Paradigm:
Cascade Synthesis of Tricyclic Fused Cyclopropanes"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13813-13817.
"Catalytic Enantioselective synthesis of C1 and C2-symmetric spirobiindanones
through counterion-directed enolate C-acylation"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13180-13183.
"Torsional and Electronic factors control the C-H···O interaction"
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 16513-16521.
"Cation-controlled enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis of indolines:
an autoinductive phase–transfer initiated 5-endo-trig process"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015,137, 13414-13424.
"Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of indanes by a cation-directed 5-endo-trig cyclization"
Nature Chem. 2015, 7, 171.