Scott Stewart

Dr, BSc Deakin, PhD ANU

  • The University of Western Australia (M313), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 330, Bayliss Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1507 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
19982020

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Personal profile

Biography

 

A/Prof Scott Stewart completed a PhD at the Research School of Chemistry (ANU) and in 2002, A/Prof Stewart was awarded an Alexander von-Humboldt Fellowship to work at the Universität Göttingen, Germany. He was appointed at The University of Western Australia in late 2005.  Awards and affiliations include

2019:  Japan Gateway Lectureship, Kyoto University Top Global Program (JGP), Japan
2019:  Lectureship Jinan University, China
2018:  Talent Recruitment Project of Guangdong, China
2018: Vice-President Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Australian Association
2018: UWA Student Guild, Students Choice Award Winners, Semester 2, 2018
2017: Kyoto University Foundation Invitation Fellowship for Research
2013: Awarded the Tasmanian Alkaloids Lectureship
2013: Awarded Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2010 to 2104 and 2017, 2018:  RACI Organic Chemistry WA Representative
2010, 2003, 2004: Alexander von-Humboldt Fellow and Return Fellowship
2010: Awarded the RACI Athel Beckwith Lectureship 
2008: Establishment of the WA Synthetic and Organic Group of the RACI and of which he held the chair position from 2008-2012. 

 

Funding overview

Cancer Council of Western Australia
Alexander von-Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation
Ada Bartholomew Medical Research Trust Grant
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
UWA Priming Grant
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
NH&MRC

Current projects

Nickel Catalysis in modern organic synthesis

The synthesis of indole alkaloid natural products

Rhodium catalysis methedology

Pyrrolesesquiterpene natural product synthesis

Synthesis of Thalidomide Derivatives for treatment of liver cancer

Natural Product Synthesis Utilising Palladium Catalysis

The preperation of anthrapyranone natural products as highly active antimicrobial and anticancer agents

The mechanism of enzymatic oxidative coupling reactions in biosynthesis


Collaborators

Dr. Kersten Gericke, Bayer AG

Dr Donald Bierer, Bayer AG.

Professor Masahiro Murakami, University of Kyoto

A/Professor Tomoya Miura, University of Kyoto

Professor George Yeoh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UWA

Professor Lutz F Tietze, Universität Göttingen

Dr Yit Heng Chooi, UWA

A Professor Frederick Pfeffer, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University

 

Teaching overview

CHEM3004 Modern Organic Synthesis (Course Coordinator)

CHEM1002 Organic Chemistry (Course Coordinator)

Research

Research interests include:

1. The efficient synthesis of natural products and their simplified ring systems.

2. The development of palladium and nickel catalysed cross coupling reactions

3. The use of domino type reactions in organic synthesis

4. The synthesis of new nickel catalysts

5. Medicinal chemistry: antibacterial agents; thalidomide analogues; anti-cancer agents

Research expertise keywords

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Reaction methodology
  • Natural products and natural product synthesis
  • Nickel catalysis
  • Palladium and nickel mediated cross coupling reactions
  • Domino transformations
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Anti-bacterial agents
  • Thalidomide

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Research Output

  • 1507 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
  • 63 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

A One-Pot Reaction of α-Imino Rhodium Carbenoids and Halohydrins: Access to 2,6-Substituted Dihydro-2 H-1,4-oxazines

Jones, K. D., Nutt, M. J., Comninos, E., Sobolev, A. N., Moggach, S. A., Miura, T., Murakami, M. & Stewart, S. G., 13 Apr 2020, In : Organic Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of New Mixed NHC-Phosphite Nickel(0) Complexes

    Duczynski, J., Sobolev, A. N., Moggach, S. A., Dorta, R. & Stewart, S. G., 13 Jan 2020, In : Organometallics. 39, p. 105-115

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereochemical Assignment of 12C/13C Isotopomers

    Miura, T., Nakamuro, T., Nagata, Y., Moriyama, D., Stewart, S. G. & Murakami, M., 28 Aug 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 34, p. 13341-13345 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Heterologous biosynthesis of elsinochrome A sheds light on the formation of the photosensitive perylenequinone system

    Hu, J., Sarrami, F., Li, H., Zhang, G., Stubbs, K. A., Lacey, E., Stewart, S. G., Karton, A., Piggott, A. M. & Chooi, Y-H., 7 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 5, p. 1457-1465 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    14 Citations (Scopus)

    Nickel Phosphite/Phosphine-Catalyzed C-S Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides and Thiols

    Jones, K. D., Power, D. J., Bierer, D., Gericke, K. M. & Stewart, S. G., 5 Jan 2018, In : Organic Letters. 20, 1, p. 208-211 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 44 Citations (Scopus)

    Projects