Mark  Anstiss

m.anstiss@chem.leeds.ac.uk

0113 343 6436

Mark graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class MChem degree in 2001.  Mark joined the Nelson group in 2002, and he has been investigating the desymmetrisation of centrosymmetric piperazines by enantioselective acylation.  Mark applied this approach in a synthesis of Dragmacidin B, the first total synthesis to exploit the desymmetrisation of a centrosymmetric molecule.  Mark has moved to a position with Shasun.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

60 Mark  Anstiss and Adam  Nelson , "Catalytic and stoichiometric approaches to the desymmetrisation of centrosymmetric piperazines by enantioselective acylation: A total synthesis of Dragmacidin A", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 4135-4143
Open Access Version - provided courtesy of the RSC
Keywords: "New strategies for asymmetric synthesis" "Natural product synthesis"

35 Mark  Anstiss , Joanne  Holland , Adam  Nelson and James  Titchmarsh , "Beyond breaking the mirror plane: The desymmetrisation of centrosymmetric molecules as an efficient strategy for asymmetric synthesis", Synlett 2003, , 1213-1220
Keywords: "New strategies for asymmetric synthesis" "Natural product synthesis"

Research areas

Natural product synthesis

New strategies for asymmetric synthesis