DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02862H, Paper
Ring opening of cyclic carbonates with unprotected amino acids in water - a route to highly functional carbamates.
Synthesis of highly functional carbamates through ring-opening of cyclic carbonates with unprotected α-amino acids in water
- Jan 1962–Jun 1967
KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyOrganic Chemistry and Catalysis · PhDSweden · Stockholm
Awards & achievements
- Jun 2009
- Feb 2009
- Oct 1997
- Oct 1991
- Oct 1978
- Aug 1977
- Nov 1976
Dr. Eric Johnston, Ph.D.
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Dr. Eric V. Johnston obtained his Master of Science degree in 2008 at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden. In the same year, he started his graduate studies under the supervision of Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall. During his PhD, he worked on the development of new homogeneous and heterogeneous transition-metal catalysts.
After receiving his PhD in 2012, he joined Prof. Samuel J. Danishefskys research group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA as a postdoctoral fellow supported by The Swedish Research Council. Here he was engaged in the total chemical synthesis of glycolsylated proteins that play important roles in modern cancer treatment.
In 2014 he returned to the Department of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University to establish his own group. The goal of his research is to contribute new advances to the strategy and methodology for the preparation of synthetic macromolecules such as proteins, glycopeptides, sequence and length-controlled polymers. He is also a Co-Supervisor for Prof. Björn Åkermarks research group, which aims at studying and developing new homogeneous, as well as heterogeneous, water oxidation catalysts.