Current news

2016 Tetrahedron Chair (see Group News) More: BOSS XV

2015 ACS Award for Creative work in Fluorine Chemistry (see Group News) More: the 249th ACS National Meeting

Postdoctoral Positions

If you are keen to work in the Gouverneur group and wish to apply for EU-funded Fellowships (or any other scholarships for which you are eligible), please contact Professor V. Gouverneur by email with an attached CV.


We have studentships available for October 2016. Please contact Professor V. Gouverneur by email with an attached CV. For more information, SBM CDT, ONBI CDT and SABS CDT [click on logos].

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Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre Chemistry/Radiochemistry Programme

Prof. V. Gouverneur is the Coordinator of the EU funded project RADIOMI (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN) and PI for ISOTOPICS (H2020) - Jobs available.

Welcome to the Gouverneur Group, University of Oxford

Recent publications:

Asymmetric 18F-Fluorination for Applications in Positron Emission Tomography
F. Buckingham, V. Gouverneur*
Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 1645-1652

18F-Labeling of Arenes and Heteroarenes for Applications in Positron Emission Tomography
S. Preshlock, M. Tredwell, V. Gouverneur*
Chem. Rev. 2016, 116 (2), 719–766

Cu-Catalyzed Heteroatom-H Bond Insertions with Trifluorodiazoalkanes
S. Hyde, J. Veliks, B. Liégault, D. Grassi, M. Taillefer, V. Gouverneur*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (11), 3785-3789

Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel N-F Reagent derived from the Ethano-Tröger’s Base: 1JFN Coupling Constant as Signature for the N-F Bond
R. Pereira, J. Wolstenhulme, G. Sandford, T. D. W. Claridge, V. Gouverneur*, J. Cvengroš*
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 1606-1609

Ag-Mediated 18F-Labeling of Aryl-CF3 and Aryl-CHF2 with 18F-Fluoride
S. Verhoog, L. Pfeifer, T. Khotavivattana, S. Calderwood, T. L. Collier, K. Wheelhouse, M. Tredwell, V. Gouverneur*
Synlett 2016, 27, 25-28. In celebration of Prof. Steven Ley's 70th birthday.