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Dr James Sherwood

01904 322705
Supervisor: Professor James Clark

Research Interests

Bio-based products, green chemistry, solvent effects in organic synthesis, catalysis.

James Sherwood is a research scientist at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York. James completed a PhD at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in 2012 for Professor James Clark and Dr Duncan Macquarrie, where he examined the synthesis and application of bio-based solvents in examples of organic transformations of relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. James’ research interests now also include the analysis and certification of bio-based products, including solvents.

James Sherwood research

Selected publications

  • Biocatalysis in bio-derived solvents: an improved approach for medium optimisation.
    G Paggiola, A J Hunt, C R McElroy, J Sherwood and J H Clark, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2107-2110.
  • The Combined Role of Catalysis and Solvent Effects on the Biginelli Reaction: Improving Efficiency and Sustainability.
    J H. Clark, D J Macquarrie and J Sherwood, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2013, 19, 5174–5182.
  • Expanding GSK's solvent selection guide – embedding sustainability into solvent selection starting at medicinal chemistry.
    R K Henderson, C Jiménez-González, D J C Constable, S R Alston, G G A Inglis, G Fisher, J Sherwood, S P Binksa and A D Curzons, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 854-862.

James Sherwood