Imperial College London

Professor Philip J. Parsons

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Senior Research Investigator







110EMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Professor Philip Parsons obtained his doctorate from the University of Southampton in organosulfur chemistry with Prof. R. C. Cookson FRS. This was followed by post doctoral research on the steroidal alkaloid germine with Prof. G. Stork. In 1979, he joined the faculty of chemistry at the University of Southampton. Prof. Parsons subsquently held chairs at the University of Reading and later Sussex University, before moving to Imperial College London as a senior research investigator in 2011.

Prof. Parsons was founder director of Cookson chemicals, later Tocris Cookson. Tocris Cookson won the Queen's award for industry in 2002 before becoming Tocris Bioscience a part of the Bio-Techne brand.




Allen LAT, Raclea R-C, Natho P, et al., 2021, Recent advances in the synthesis of α-amino ketones, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol:19, ISSN:1477-0520, Pages:498-513

Patel C, Mies T, White AJP, et al., 2021, Biomimetic syntheses of amorfrutin C and C-5 substituted amorfrutin analogues, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:2021, ISSN:1099-0690, Pages:1258-1265

Petti A, Natho P, Lam K, et al., 2021, Regioselective Electrochemical Cyclobutanol Ring Expansion to 1ÔÇÉTetralones, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:2021, ISSN:1434-193X, Pages:854-858

Mies T, White AJP, Parsons PJ, et al., 2021, Biomimetic syntheses of analogs of hongoquercin A and B by late-stage derivatization, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:86, ISSN:0022-3263, Pages:1802-1817

Natho P, Yang T, Allen L, et al., 2021, An entry to 2-(cyclobut-1-en-1-yl)-1H-indoles through a cyclobutenylation/deprotection cascade, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, ISSN:1477-0520

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