Benjamin PartridgeDr Benjamin M. Partridge

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

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Biographical Sketch

Dr Ben Partridge graduated with an MSci in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Bristol in 2007. He stayed at Bristol for his PhD, working with Prof. Varinder Aggarwal FRS, before moving to the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 for a post-doc with Prof. John Hartwig. From 2013 he worked with Prof. Hon Wai Lam at the Universities of Edinburgh and then Nottingham. He was appointed as Lecturer of Organic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in June 2016

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

MRSC, Member SCI

Research Keywords

Asymmetric synthesis, boron, catalysis, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry

Teaching Keywords

Organic Chemistry

Selected Publications:

Research Interests

Research in the Partridge group focuses on the development of new methods for the synthesis of organic molecules. We design our methods to make chiral molecules, controlling the stereochemistry in our reactions. To achieve this, we use our two main interests: catalysis and organoboron chemistry. Ultimately our work aims to:

  • make it easier for chemists to synthesise libraries of complex molecules.
  • improve the sustainability of organic synthesis.

Teaching Section

Organic Chemistry

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Alkene Chemistry (Year 2)
    This segment examines methods available for the synthesis of alkenes and to discuss the important reactions of alkanes and alkenes.
  • Strategy in Synthesis (Year 3)
    This course introduces the ideas of retrosynthetic analysis, providing a basis for the design of synthetic routes, and to reinforce key aspects of basic organic chemistry, especially drawing molecules, pKa values and mechanism.

Tutorial & Workshop Support

  • First Year General Tutorials.
  • Second Year Organic Chemistry Tutorials.
  • Third Year Literature Review.

Laboratory Teaching

  • Third Year Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Fourth Year Research Project

Journal articles