Dr Bhaven Patel

Dr Bhaven Patel is a senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry and course leader for Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery BScPharmaceutical Science BSc and Pharmaceutical Science MSci.

Photograph of male lecturer Dr Bhaven Patel.

Dr Bhaven Patel

Dr Bhaven Patel is a senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry. He became a lecturer at London Met in 2014 and in 2015 he became the course leader for Pharmaceutical Science BSc

He graduated with a first class honours in Chemistry MSci from King’s College London in 2005. After this, he went on to do his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Richard Grainger. While there, he also gained a prestigious EPSRC PhD Plus fellowship working in partnership with Queensland University of Technology.

Bhaven worked as an industrially funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham. Once completed, he then did a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UCL School of Pharmacy. Here, he worked on a range of interesting projects including the application of flow chemistry to reactions involving radical chemistry and 3D printing.

Dr Patel teaches students in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science subject areas at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

His main area of teaching is organic chemistry where his interests are carbonyl chemistry and aromatic chemistry. He also teaches about metals in organic synthesis and combines his area of research interest of radical chemistry and the development of new synthetic methods with medicinal chemistry and drug design. He helps students to understand the area of designing and synthesising current or novel drug like structures and NMR spectroscopy which is used to analyse structures.

Dr Patel is course leader for the following subjects: 

  1. Acetic Acid Catalysed One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxaline Derivatives; Allan, P. N. M.; Ostrowska, M. I.; Patel, B.; Synlett 2019, 30, 2148.
  2. Highly Efficient Copper‐Catalyzed Amidation of Benzylic Hydrocarbons Under Neutral Conditions; Howard, E–L.; Guzzardi, N.; Tsanova, V. G.; Stika, A. Patel, B.; Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 794.
  3. Three-Dimensional Printing of a Scalable Molecular Model and Orbital Kit for Organic Chemistry Teaching and Learning; Penny, M. R.; Cao, Z. J.; Patel, B.; Sil dos Santos, B.; Szulc, B.; Asquith, C. R. M.; Monaco, A.; Ishaq, A.; Rao, Z.; Bayona, R. M.; Hassan, Z. M.; Malkinson, J.; Hilton, S. T.; J. Chem. Ed., 2017, 94, 1265.
  4. 3D-Printed Polypropylene Continuous-Flow Column Reactors: Exploration of Reactor Utility in SNAr Reactions and the Synthesis of Bicyclic and Tetracyclic Heterocycles; Rao, Z.; Patel, B.; Monaco, A.; Cao, Z. J.; Barniol-Xicota, M.; Pichon, E.; Hilton, S. T.; Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2017, 6499.
  5. A Radical-Mediated Approach to the Total Synthesis of Fluorinated Marinoquinoline A and Related Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Congeners; Patel, B.; Hilton, S. T.; Synlett 2015, 26, 79.
  6. Tuneable radical cyclisations: A non-toxic/tin-free mediated approach to tricyclic heterocycles or spirocyclic heterocyles; Patel, B.; Saviolaki, G.; Ayats, C.; Garcia, M.; Kapadia, T.; Hilton, S. T.; RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 18930.
  7. Resolution and determination of the absolute configuration of the enantiomers of a trans-α-disulfoxide; Allenmark, S.; Grainger, R. S.; Olsson, S.; Patel, B.; Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 4089.
  8. Sulfur monoxide transfer from peri-substituted trisulfide-2-oxides to dienes: substituent effects, mechanistic studies and application in thiophene synthesis; Grainger, R. S.; Patel, B.; Kariuki, B. M.; Male, L.; Spencer, N., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 5843.
  9. In search of a new class of stable nitroxide: synthesis and reactivity of a peri-substituted N,N-bissulfonylhydroxylamine; Patel, B.; Carlisle, J.; Bottle, S. E.; Hanson, G. R.; Kariuki, B. M.; Male, L; McMurtrie, J. C.; Spencer, N.; Grainger, R. S.; Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 2336.
  10. 2,7-Di-tert-butylnaphtho[1,8-cd][1,2]dithiole 1,2-dioxides: Thermally Stable, Photochemically Active vic-Disulfoxides; Grainger, R. S.; Patel, B.; Kariuki, B. M., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 4832.

Email: b.patel1@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 2154

Room: T12-02, Tower Building