Short CV/Education and training

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    Degrees from Oxford and Sussex

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    Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at MIT

  • 1999
    Lectureship UK

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    Crum Brown Chair of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh

Selected publications

  • Actinide catalysts for carbon oxygenate transformations. P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, Nature Chem. Rev. 2017, in press. doi:10.1038/s41570-016-0002.

  • Reduction Chemistry of Neptunium cyclopentadienide complexes: from structure to understanding. M. S. Dutkiewicz, C. Apostolidis, O. Walter, P. L. Arnold. Chem. Sci. 2017, in press. doi:10.1039/C7SC00034K.

  • Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed formal [3+2] cycloaddition using α-aroyloxyaldehydes and oxaziridines. R. W. F. Kerr, M. Greenhalgh, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. L. Arnold, A. D. Smith. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2017,28, 125. doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2016.10.012.

  • Inner-sphere vs. outer-sphere reduction of uranyl supported by a redox-active, donor-expanded dipyrrin. J. R. Pankhurst, N. L. Bell, M. Zegke, L. N. Platts, C. A. Lamfsus, L. Maron, L. S. Natrajan, S. Sproules, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 108. doi:10.1039/C6SC02912D.



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