• Reactions
  • Reactions of phenanthrene typically occur at the 9 and 10 positions, including: Organic oxidation to phenanthrenequinone with chromic acid Organic reduction to 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene with hydrogen gas and raney nickel Electrophilic halogenation to 9-bromophenanthrene with bromine Aromatic sulfonation to 2 and 3-phenanthrenesulfonic acids with sulfuric acid Ozonolysis to diphenylaldehyde Phenanthrene is more stable than its linear isomer anthracene. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • In January 2008 he became Head of the Synthesis Group before being elected Deputy Head of School for Research (from August 2008 to June 2011). (southampton.ac.uk)
  • He is on the Organising Committee of ANORCQ and a lead figure in the Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow group at Southampton with wide ranging research interests. (southampton.ac.uk)
  • ortho-Substituted substrates generally give 1-substituted phenanthrenes, unless the substituent is a good leaving group, in which case elimination to form unsubstituted phenanthrene occurs. (wikipedia.org)