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Dale Ward B.Sc., Ph.D. Professor

Office
Spinks 297

Research Area(s)

  • the design, development, and demonstration of novel strategies and methodologies for application in the synthesis of natural products and their analogues
  • symmetric synthesis by group selective reactions
  • new approaches to control selectivity in aldol and Diels-Alder reactions
  • total synthesis of 'complex' natural products

About me

For links to an abbreviated cv, list of publications, list of supervised research students, and the 'Ward Group' website, click the 'Documents & Links' tab

Publications

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Teaching & Supervision

NMR laboratory techniques for synthetic chemistry organic chemisry organic synthesis stereochemistry structure determination

For lists of current and formerly supervised research students, click the 'Documents & Links' tab

Research

Diels-Alder aldol group selective reactions organic synthesis polypropionates stereoselective reactions total synthesis

The objectives of my research program focus on the design, development, and demonstration of novel strategies and methodologies for application in the synthesis of natural products and their analogues. New synthetic methodology is often required to support these objectives and applications of strategy-level group selective reactions (e.g., desymmetrization, kinetic resolution) are emphasized. Our research has been generally directed along three often interrelated themes: i) asymmetric synthesis by group selective reactions; ii) new approaches to control selectivity in aldol and Diels-Alder reactions; iii) total synthesis of 'complex' natural products. For more details, see the 'Ward Group' website click the 'Documents & Links' tab).