Dr  Daniel  Morton

d.morton@leeds.ac.uk

0113 343 6436

Daniel graduated with a MChem degree from the University of East Anglia in 2001, incorporating a final year project under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Cammidge, investigating the solid-supported synthesis of water-soluble porphyrins. Following this he undertook PhD studies under the joint supervision of Dr. Robert A. Stockman and Prof. Robert A. Field with CASE support from Millennium Pharmaceuticals UK on the synthesis of chiral vinyl-aziridines and their potential in the synthesis of more complex skeletons.


In July of 2005 Daniel joined the Nelson group and is investigating methods toward the total synthesis of the natural product Hemibrevetoxin B.  Daniel then moved onto a project concerning the diversity-oriented synthesis of natural product-like compounds.  Daniel moved onto a postdoctoral position with Huw Davies' group at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, USA, in May 2008.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

74 Chris  Cordier , Stuart  Leach , Daniel  Morton , Adam  Nelson and Stuart  Warriner , "Synthesis of natural product-like molecules with over eighty distinct skeletons", Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 104-109
Keywords: "Chemical Genetics" "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

71 Chris  Cordier , Stuart  Leach , Daniel  Morton , Adam  Nelson , Catherine  O'Leary-Steele , Stuart  Warriner and Thomas  Woodhall , "An efficient method for synthesising unsymmetrical silaketals: substrates for ring-closing, including macrocycle-closing, metathesis", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 6, 1734-1737
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

70 Chris  Cordier , Daniel  Morton , Sarah  Murrison , Adam  Nelson and Catherine  O'Leary-Steele , "Natural products as an inspiration in the diversity-oriented synthesis of bioactive compound libraries", Nat. Prod. Rep. 2008, , 719-737
Keywords: "Chemical Genetics" "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

69 Chris  Cordier , Stuart  Leach , Gordon  McKiernan , Daniel  Morton , Adam  Nelson and Stuart  Warriner , "A fluorous-tagged linker from which small molecules are released by ring-closing metathesis", J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 2752-2759
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

67 Teresa  Damiano , Daniel  Morton and Adam  Nelson , "Photochemical transformations of pyridinium salts: mechanistic studies and applications in synthesis", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2007, 5, 2735-2752
Open Access Version - provided courtesy of the RSC

65 Karen  Dodd , Daniel  Morton , Robert  Narquizian, Adam  Nelson and Stephen  Worden , "Desymmetrisation of a Centrosymmetric Molecule by Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Asymmetric Aldol Reactions of a Centrosymmetric Dialdehyde", Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 5857-5861
Open Access Version
Keywords: "New strategies for asymmetric synthesis"

Research areas

Diversity-oriented synthesis