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Philip D Magnus

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry

R. P. Doherty, Jr. - Welch Regents Chair Emeritus in Chemistry


Phone: 512-471-3966

Office Location
WEL 4.320

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Chemistry Department
2506 Speedway STOP A5300
Austin, TX 78712

B.Sc., (1965)
Ph.D., Imperial College (1968)
D.Sc., London University (1982)

Representative Publications

P. Magnus and R.Turnbull "Thermal and Acid Catalyzed Hofmann-Martius Rearrangement of 3-N-Aryl-2-Oxindoles into 3-(Arylamino)-2-Oxindoles." Organic Letters 8 (2006): 3497-3499.

P. Magnus and A. Padilla "Proposed Biogenetic Origin of Secu'amamine A from Allosecurinine: A Model Study to Support the Intermediacy of the Putative Aziridinium Ion." Organic Letters 8 (2006): 3569-3571.

P. Magnus, and M. A. H. Stent "Stereospecific Synthesis of (+/-)-1,2-Anhydro Methyl Rocaglate." Organic Letters 7 (2005): 3853-3855.

F. W. Goldberg, P. Magnus and R.Turnbull "A Mild Thermal and Acid Catalyzed Rearrangement of O-Aryl Ethers into Ortho-Hydroxy Arenes." Organic Letters 7 (2005): 4531-4534.

P. Magnus and K. S. Matthews "Stereoselective Synthesis of the Tetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloid (+/-)-Renieramycin G and a (+/-)-Lemonomycinone Analogue from a Common Intermediate." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127 (2005): 12476-12477.

  • Novartis Research Award, 1998
  • Robert Robinson Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 1996
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 1985