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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Dr Christopher R Jones

Christopher R

Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6631
Room Number: Room 1.07, Joseph Priestley Building

Undergraduate Teaching

  • CHE100 Essential Skills for Chemists (tutorials)
  • CHE102B Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (MO)
  • CHE202A Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
  • CHE210 Essential Skills for Chemists II (tutorials)
  • CHE211 Practical Chemistry (MO)
  • CHE600/1 Chemistry Project
  • CHE700 Chemical Research Project
  • CHE410 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (MO)


Research Interests:

We are a synthetic organic chemistry group, interested in developing new methods that have the potential to impact upon contemporary socioeconomic issues such as new drug discovery and the need to find more sustainable chemical feedstocks.

As such, we aim to harness the high levels of reactivity of arynes, carbenes and radicals (“reactive intermediates”), as they afford unique and powerful opportunities to control challenging new chemical and biological processes.

In our group we are particularly focused on exploiting aryne reactivity for the development of new synthetic strategies, including direct Csp3-Csp2 bond formation and aliphatic C-H bond functionalisation, that will enable cheap and abundant hydrocarbon sources to be utilised and therefore reducing our reliance upon more limited and heavily functionalised starting materials.

Research department



Current PhD opportunities

PhD supervision

  • Qi Li
  • Haseeb Ur-Rehman Shah
  • Mi Zhang
  • Peter Lock
  • Khushal Siddiq
  • Zainab Shafique
  • Eleanor Mathias (50:50 with Stellios)
  • Kaicheng Zhang (50:50 with Stellios)
  • Yibing Chen (50:50 with Stellios)
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