Professional Education

  • Master of Science, University of Saint Andrews (2015)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol (2020)
  • MChem, University of St Andrews (2015)
  • PhD, University of Bristol, Organic Chemistry (2019)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Recent Methodologies That Exploit C-C Single-Bond Cleavage of Strained Ring Systems by Transition Metal Complexes CHEMICAL REVIEWS Fumagalli, G., Stanton, S., Bower, J. F. 2017; 117 (13): 9404–32


    In this review, synthetic and mechanistic aspects of key methodologies that exploit C-C single-bond cleavage of strained ring systems are highlighted. The focus is on transition-metal-catalyzed processes that are triggered by C-C bond activation and β-carbon elimination, with the review concentrating on developments from mid-2009 to mid-2016.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00599

    View details for Web of Science ID 000405642800022

    View details for PubMedID 28075115

  • Capture-Collapse Heterocyclization: 1,3-Diazepanes by C-N Reductive Elimination from Rhodacyclopentanones JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY McCreanor, N. G., Stanton, S., Bower, J. F. 2016; 138 (36): 11465–68


    Rhodacyclopentanones derived from carbonylative C-C activation of cyclopropyl ureas can be "captured" by pendant nucleophiles prior to "collapse" to 1,3-diazepanes. The choice of N-substituent on the cyclopropane unit controls the oxidation level of the product, such that C4-C5 unsaturated or saturated systems can be accessed selectively.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/jacs.6b07046

    View details for Web of Science ID 000383410700011

    View details for PubMedID 27589060

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5025829