Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Telephone: 44 (0) 1865 272673
The scope of our research takes in the synthesis and chemistry of novel inorganic and organometallic compounds, mostly of the Typical Elements but also of transition metals. The emphasis is on reactive molecular species important for their roles as reaction intermediates. The work is diverse in the practical and analytical skills employed and has relevance in areas as varied as the environment (O3 and SO2), catalysis of biologically or commercially important reactions and semiconductor and solid-state device technology.
Specific objectives include:
Experimental methods which feature prominently in our work include the following:
Recent investigations have been concerned with the formation and properties of the following: (a) metal derivatives of the ligands CO, CH3, C2H5, and O2, where interest centres on the ability of the metal centre to perturb the coordinated ligand; (b) hydrides of the Typical Elements, e.g. hydride and borane derivatives like [GaH3]n; ( and c) ozone and dioxygen and their photolytic reactions.
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