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Philip D Magnus

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry

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


Postal Address
105 E 24TH ST
, 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