Imperial College London

Professor Chris Braddock

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Chemistry



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601EMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Chris Braddock read Chemistry at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated with first class honours in 1992. He remained in Oxford to work with John Brown, FRS, for his doctorate which he obtained in January 1996. He was immediately appointed as a Fixed-Term Lecturer at Imperial College where he worked in Professor Tony Barrett's laboratories. In October 1998 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the newly created Synthesis section in the Department of Chemistry and initiated independent research.  He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, to Reader in 2008, and to Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2015.


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McCarthy S, Braddock D, Wilton-Ely J, 2021, Strategies for sustainable palladium catalysis, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Vol:442, ISSN:0010-8545, Pages:1-26

McCarthy S, Lee Wei Jie A, Braddock D, et al., 2021, From waste to green applications: the use of recovered gold and palladium in catalysis, Molecules, Vol:26, ISSN:1420-3049

Davies J, Braddock D, Lickiss P, 2021, Silicon compounds as stoichiometric coupling reagents for direct amidation, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol:19, ISSN:1477-0520, Pages:6746-6760

Bahou K, Braddock D, Meyer A, et al., 2020, Relay cross metathesis for the iterative construction of terpenoids and synthesis of a diterpene benzoate macrolide of biogenetic relevance to the bromophycolides, Organic Letters, Vol:22, ISSN:1523-7052, Pages:3176-3179

Bahou K, Braddock D, Meyer A, et al., 2020, A relay strategy actuates pre-existing trisubstituted olefins in monoterpenoids for cross metathesis with trisubstituted alkenes, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:85, ISSN:0022-3263, Pages:4906-4917