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Nick Carter

Nicholas Carter

Technical Specialist (Chemistry)

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Chemistry and Forensic Science


Dr. Carter’s role at NTU involves transferring practical knowledge to researchers, postgraduates and project students in Chemistry Research. He also provides technical support in the development and maintenance of laboratories within Chemistry Research. This may include delivering practical sessions, demonstrating equipment and techniques, and providing support, supervision and guidance. Dr. Carter also carries out research on projects in the laboratory on behalf of various members of academic staff.

Career overview

Dr. Carter gained his MChem at the University of Sheffield in 2013 and carried out his PhD at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Iain Coldham, graduating in 2018. After his PhD, he completed a 6-month post-doctoral position at Manchester Metropolitan University under the supervision of Dr. Beatriz Maciá-Ruiz. He started his current position at NTU in January 2019.

Research areas

Dr. Carter’s PhD was based on chiral organolithium chemistry and it involved the study of the lithiation-substitution of nitrogen-containing heterocycles with the main focus being on 2-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines. During his post-doctoral position, he carried out work on two projects. The first project involved the catalytic enantioselective addition of organozirconium reagents to aldehydes and the second project involved the stereoselective synthesis of 1,3-disubstituted dihydroisoquinolines via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions.


‘Synthesis and kinetic resolution of substituted tetrahydroquinolines by lithiation then electrophilic quench’; N. Carter, X. Li, L. Reavey, A. J. H. M. Meijer and I. Coldham, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1352.

‘Catalytic Enantioselective Addition of Organozirconium Reagents to Aldehydes’; R. Solà, M. Veguillas, M. J. González-Soria, N. Carter, M. A. Fernández-Ibáñez and B. Maciá, Molecules, 2018, 23(4), 961.

’Stereoselective synthesis of 1,3-disubstituted dihydroisoquinolines via L-phenylalanine-derived dihydroisoquinoline N-oxides’; J. Flores-Ferrándiz, N. Carter, M. J. González-Soria, M. Wasinska, D. Gill, B. Maciá and V. Caprio, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 6961.