Dr John S. Fossey


Lecturer in Synthetic Chemistry
Royal Society Industry Fellow
International Representative for Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Dr John Fossey

Contact details

School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


 Website: www.johnfossey.com


  • Oct 2000 - Dec 2003 PhD with Dr Christopher J. Richards at Queen Mary University of London
  • Oct 1996 - June 2000 MChem at Cardiff University of Wales
John's full professional profile can be found at www.johnfossey.com/group/jsf


Research Interests

  • Multi-component, atom economic organic synthesis
  • Chiral induction in molecular processes
  • Cation π-stacking
  • Carbohydrate and glycoconjugate recognition
  • Carbohydrate analytical chemistry

Detailed information can be found on John's ResearcherID profile.


Selected recent publications include:

Synthesis of azetidines and pyrrolidines via iodocyclisation of homoallyl amines and exploration of activity in a zebrafish embryo assay: A. Feula, S. Dhillon, R. Byravan, M. Sangha, R. Ebanks, M. H. Salih, N. Spencer, L. Male, I. Magyary, W.-P. Deng, F. Müller and J. S. Fossey, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, doi:10.1039/c3ob41007b

Base and solvent dependency of an oxidative retro-alkylation of secondary and tertiary benzylamines: A. Feula and J. S. Fossey,* RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 5370

Colorimetric enantioselective recognition of chiral secondary alcohols via hydrogen bonding to a chiral metallocene containing chemosensor: S.-Y. Xu, B. Hu, S. E. Flower, Y.-B. Jiang, J. S. Fossey, W.-P. Deng* and Tony D. James,* Chem. Commun., 2013, doi:10.1039/c3cc43083a

Glucose sensing via selective aggregation: Y.-J. Huang, W.-J. Ouyang, X. Wu, Z. Li, J. S. Fossey, T. D. James and Y.-B. Jiang,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 1700

A full list of John's publications can be found at johnfossey.com/publications 

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