Independent publications

78) W P Unsworth, N Clark, T O Ronson, K Stevens, A L Thompson, S G Lamont, J Robertson,
Chem. Commun. 2014, in press [DOI:10.1039/c4cc05159a]
Rhodium(II)-Catalysed Tandem Aziridination and Ring-opening: Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalised Tetrahydrofurans

77) J Robertson and K Stevens,
Nat. Prod. Rep. 2014, in press [DOI:10.1039/c4np00055b]
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

76) W P Unsworth, S G Lamont, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron 2014, in press [DOI:10.1016/j.tet.2014.06.051]
Substrate Scope and Stereocontrol in the Rh(II)-Catalysed Oxyamination of Allylic Carbamates

75) K Y Seah, S J Macnaughton, J W P Dallimore, J Robertson,
Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 884
Synthesis of Pandamarilactone-1

74) B Wu, G C Feast, A L Thompson, J Robertson,
J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 10623
Synthesis of Stereoisomers of Artemisia and Chrysanthemum Bis(acetylenic) Enol Ether Spiroacetals

73) K Clarke, K Tchabanenko, R Pawlowsky, E Carter, M T King, K Musa-Veloso, M Ho, A Roberts, J Robertson, T B VanItallie, R L Veech,
Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 2012, 63, 401
Kinetics, Safety and Tolerability of (R)-3-Hydroxybutyl (R)-3-Hydroxybutyrate in Healthy Adult Subjects

72) K Clarke, K Tchabanenko, R Pawlowsky, E Carter, N S Knight, A J Murray, L E Cochlin, M T King, A W Wong, A Roberts, J Robertson, R L Veech, Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 2012, 63, 196
Oral 28-Day and Developmental Toxicity Studies of (R)-3-Hydroxybutyl (R)-3-Hydroxybutyrate

71) O Zhurakovskyi and J Robertson,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 243, 578-ORGN
Pericyclic Rearrangements of Tethered Allene Azides [abstract]

70) S Naud, S J Macnaughton, B S Dyson, D J Woollaston, J W P Dallimore, J Robertson,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 3506
Conformational Preferences of Oxy‐ Substituents in Butenolide‐tetrahydropyran Spiroacetals and Butenolide‐piperidine Spiro‐N,O‐acetals

69) K Stevens, A J Tyrrell, S Skerratt, J Robertson,
Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 5964
Synthesis of NP25302

68) W P Unsworth, K Stevens, S G Lamont, J Robertson,
Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7659
Stereospecificity in the Au-Catalysed Cyclisation of Monoallylic Diols. Synthesis of (+)-Iso-altholactone

67) K Stevens, J Robertson,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 241, 255-ORGN
Total Synthesis of the Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Natural Product NP25302 [abstract]

66) J Robertson, C North, J E R Sadig,
Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 5011
Asymmetric Synthesis of the C(6–18) Bis(tetrahydropyran)spiroacetal Fragment of the Lituarines

65) J Robertson, K Clarke, R L Veech, WO 2010/120300
Process for the Preparation of (3R)-Hydroxybutyl (3R)-hydroxybutyrate by Enzymatic Enantioselective Reduction Employing Lactobacillus brevis Alcohol Dehydrogenase

64) J W Levell, J P Gunning, P L Burn, J Robertson, I D W Samuel,
Org. Electron. 2010, 11, 1561
A Phosphorescent Poly(dendrimer) with Increased Viscosity for Solution-Processed OLED Devices

63) B Wu, A Mallinger, J Robertson,
Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2818
Synthesis of Taurospongin A

62) S Macnaughton, J Robertson, J Dallimore,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 239, 1066-ORGN
Development of an Extended Aza-Achmatowicz Cyclisation: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Pandamarilactone-1 [abstract]

61) G C Feast, J Robertson, L W Page,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 239, 389-ORGN
Aziridination of Tethered Allenes [abstract]

60) J Robertson, G C Feast, L V White, V A Steadman, T D W Claridge,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 3060
Structure and Reactivity of Bicyclic Methylene Aziridines Prepared by Intramolecular Aziridination of Allenes

59) J P Gunning, J W Levell, M F Wyatt, P L Burn, J Robertson, I D W Samuel,
Polymer Chem. 2010, 1, 730
The Development of Poly(dendrimers) for Advanced Processing

58) G C Feast, L W Page, J Robertson,
Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2835
The Intramolecular Amination of Allenes

57) J Robertson, W P Unsworth, S G Lamont,
Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 2363
Aspects of Stereocontrol in the L-Selectride Reduction of 4-Acyl-1,3-dioxolane Derivatives

56) J Robertson, P T Chovatia, T G Fowler, J M Withey, D J Woollaston,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 226
Oxidative Spirocyclisation Routes Towards the Sawaranospirolides. Synthesis of ent-Sawaranospirolides C and D

55) G C Feast, J Haestier, L W Page, J Robertson, A L Thompson, D J Watkin,
Acta. Cryst. 2009, C65, o635
An Unusual Methylene Aziridine Refined in P21/c and the Nonstandard Setting P21/n

54) J Robertson, A J Tyrrell, P T Chovatia, S Skerratt,
Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 7141
Synthesis of Pyrrolidin-3-ones from Dihydropyran Precursors via Spiro-N,O-acetals

53) C North, J Robertson,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 237, 523-ORGN
Studies on the Total Synthesis of the Lituarines [abstract]

52) W P Unsworth, J Robertson, S Lamont,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 237, 75-ORGN
Rhodium(II) Catalyzed Oxyamination Reactions in the Synthesis of Malayamycin A [abstract]

51) J Robertson, E Abdulmalek,
Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 3516
Concerning Directed Oxidation and Transacylation During a General Approach to Hydroxylated Lactams

50) J Robertson, M J Hall, S P Green,
Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 5541
Stereospecific α-Methallylation of Hydroxy-aldehydes by Silatropic Ene Cyclisation

49) J Robertson, In
Elegant Total Synthesis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009, K J Hale (ed.)
Chapter 9,
Saturated Alkaloid Synthesis [book chapter, under review]

48) J Robertson, S Naud,
Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 5445
Synthesis of Spiroacetal Enol Ethers by Oxidative Activation of Furan Derivatives

47) J Robertson, M J Palframan, S A Shea, K Tchabanenko, W P Unsworth, C Winters,
Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 11896
Radical 1,4-Aryl Transfer in Arylcarboxamides Leading to Phthalimides, Biaryls, and Enantiomerically Enriched β-Arylethylamines

46) A J Tyrrell, G C Feast, J Robertson,
Acta. Cryst. 2008, E64, o1261
(1RS, 4SR)-1,4-Dimethyl-3-dichloromethylene-2-oxabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-5-ene

45) J Robertson, K Stevens, S Naud,
Synlett 2008, 2083
Synthesis of Pyrenolide D Analogues

44) J Robertson, S P Green, M J Hall, A J Tyrrell, W P Unsworth,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 6, 2628
Further Studies on Silatropic Carbonyl Ene Cyclisations: β-Crotyl(diphenyl)silyloxy Aldehyde Substrates; Synthesis of 2-Deoxy-2-C-phenylhexoses

43) J Robertson, T G Fowler,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 4307
Synthesis and Claisen Rearrangement of Bridged Bicyclic Enol Ethers of Relevance to the Course of Ketene s-cis-Diene Cycloaddition

42) M J Palframan, K Tchabanenko, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 8423
Aryl Pyrrolidinones via Radical 1,4-Aryl Migration and 5-endo-trig Cyclisation of N-(2-bromoallyl)arylcarboxamides

41) D Woollaston, J Robertson,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 232, 913-ORGN
Natural Product Synthesis via the Oxidation of Furan Derivatives [abstract]

40) J Robertson, A J Tyrrell, S Skerratt,
Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6285
Oxidation Products of 2-Acyl-4,5-dihydrofurans

39) J Robertson, S J Bell, A Krivokapic,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2005, 3, 4246
On the Reaction of Diphenylketene with Isocyanides

38) J Robertson, J W P Dallimore,
Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 5007
Progress in the Synthesis of the Lituarines: Stereocontrol in Sequential C–C Bond Formation on a Spirobutenolide Template

37) J Robertson, P M Stafford, S J Bell,
J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 7133
Silatropic Carbonyl Ene Cyclisations in the Synthesis of Pseudosugars and Hydroxylated Piperidines

36) J Robertson, B M Doyle, C Hoarau, P Meo,
Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 3861
Stereoselective Synthesis of the Lituarine Tricyclic Spiroacetal

35) J Robertson, J W P Dallimore, P Meo,
Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 3857
Syntheses of the C(1–6) and C(19–24) Fragments of Lituarines A, B, and C

34) J Robertson, M Menard, R Ford,
Synlett 2004, 2788
An Approach to the Tricyclic Lactone Core of Brasoside and Related Natural Products

33) J Robertson, M Menard, R Ford,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2004, 2, 2988
Conjugate Addition of Organocopper Reagents to γ-Alkoxybutenolides and Application to the Synthesis of Non-racemic Alkyl Cyclopentenones

32) J Robertson, M J Hall, P M Stafford, S P Green,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2003, 1, 3758
Ene Cyclisations of α-(Prenyl)dialkylsilyloxy Aldehydes: Formation and Oxidative Cleavage of Oxasilacyclohexanols

31) J Robertson, M J Hall, S P Green,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2003, 1, 3635
Stereospecificity in the Silicon Tethered α-(Methyl)allylation of Aldehydes

30) J Robertson and P M Stafford, In
Carbohydrates, Academic Press, Place, 2003, H M I Osborn (ed), Chapter 1, Selective Hydroxyl Protection and Deprotection [book]

29) M Menard, J Robertson, R Ford,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 225, 434-ORGN
Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Cyclopentenone Derivatives [abstract]

28) J Robertson, Times Higher Education Supplement, January 4th 2002
Watch Out for Bearded Geezer [book review]

27) J Robertson, J Pillai, R K Lush,
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2001, 30, 94
Radical Translocation Reactions in Synthesis

26) J Robertson, H-W Lam, S Abazi, S L Roseblade, R K Lush,
Tetrahedron 2000, 56, 8959
Radical Cascade Processes Leading to Fused- and Spiro-bicyclic Ring Systems

25) J Robertson, R J D Hatley, D J Watkin,
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 2000, 3389
Preparation of the Tricyclic Ketopyrrole Core of Roseophilin by Radical Macrocyclisation and Paal–Knorr Condensation

24) J Robertson, G O’Connor, C L Ringrose, D S Middleton,
Tetrahedron 200056, 8321
Silicon Tethered Alkenyl Transfer and Type I Ene Cyclisations

23) J Robertson, G O’Connor, T Sardharwala, D S Middleton,
Tetrahedron 2000, 56, 8309
Stereoselective Synthesis of Silacyclohexanols by Silicon Tethered Type II Ene Cyclisation

22) J Robertson, N Kuhnert, Y Zhao,
Heterocycles 2000, 53, 2415
Synthesis of 3-Chloro-2-formylpyrrole Derivatives

21) J Robertson,
Protecting Group Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000 [book]

20) J Robertson, In
The Chemical Synthesis of Natural Products, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, 2000, K J Hale (ed.), Chapter 4, Important Developments in the Total Synthesis of Alkaloids [book]

19) J Robertson, R J D Hatley,
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1999, 1455
Formal Synthesis of Roseophilin

18) N Kuhnert, J Peverley, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 3215
Bistrifluoromethanesulfonimide in the Catalytic Conjugate Allylation of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds

17) J Robertson, D S Middleton, G O’Connor, T Sardharwala,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 669
Oxasilacyclopentanes as Intermediates for Silicon Tethered Ene Cyclisations

16) J Robertson, J Pillai,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 215(2), 310-ORGN
Heterocycle Synthesis by Hydrogen Atom Abstraction and Cyclisation [abstract]

15) J Robertson, J N Burrows,
Synthesis 1998, 63
Preparation and Reactivity of 2-Cyclodecynone

14) J Robertson, J N Burrows, P A Stupple,
Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 14807
Bicyclo[10.2.1]pentadecenone Derivatives by Free Radical Macrocyclisation

13) J Robertson, G O’Connor,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 213(2), 461-ORGN
Silicon Tethered Ene Cyclisations [abstract]

12) K Tchabanenko, J Robertson,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 213(2), 113-ORGN
Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Nagstatin [abstract]

11) J Robertson, M A Peplow, J Pillai,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 5825
The Synthesis of (±)-Heliotridane and (6S,7S)-Dihydroxyheliotridane via Sequential Hydrogen Atom Abstraction and Cyclisation

10) J Robertson, G O’Connor, D S Middleton,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 3411
Silicon Tethered Type II Ene Cyclisations

9) J Robertson, J N Burrows,
Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 211(2), 448-ORGN
Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Roseophilin [abstract]

8) J Robertson, J N Burrows,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1994, 35, 3777
Free Radical Rearrangement of Alkenyl Epoxy Silanes. Isolation of α-Trimethylsilyl Aldehydes


Postdoctoral research

7) T Doi, J Robertson, G Stork, A Yamashita,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1994, 35, 1481
Regiospecificity in the Cyclization of 6-(1-Hydroxyalkyl) Geraniol Derivatives. A Simple Route to the Taxol A-ring System


• Graduate research

6) J E Baldwin, R M Adlington, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron 1991, 47, 6795
Carbocyclic Ring Expansion Reactions via Radical Chain Processes. Part II

5) J E Baldwin, R M Adlington, M B Mitchell, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron 1991, 47, 5901
Intramolecular SH2’ Macrocyclisations

4) J E Baldwin, R M Adlington, M B Mitchell, J Robertson,
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1990, 1574
Radical Reactions in Organic Synthesis: Intramolecular SH2’ Macrocyclisations

3) J E Baldwin, R M Adlington, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron 1989, 45, 909
Carbocyclic Ring Expansion Reactions via Radical Chain Processes

2) J E Baldwin, R M Adlington, J Robertson,
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1988, 1404
Carbocyclic Ring Expansion Reactions via Radical Chain Processes


• Undergraduate research

1) L M Harwood, J Robertson,
Tetrahedron Lett. 1987, 28, 5175
Preparation of Cyclic Ethers via Oxidative Cyclisation of 2-(4-Hydroxyalkyl)- and (5-Hydroxyalkyl)furans with DDQ