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Colebatch Group

We are interested in synthesis, reactivity and catalysis with multimetallic transition metal complexes.

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Our research interests span inorganic chemistry, synthesis, catalysis, supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry. The main focus across these areas is looking at the way multiple chemical entities can “cooperate” to achieve a particular chemical outcome and designing systems capable of utilising these cooperative effects. Our team are developing bimetallic complexes and investigating the interplay of the two metals on the chemical and catalytic reactivity as well as physical properties such as electrochemical and photochemical properties. A key focus of the group’s work is ligand design to support such systems where multiple metal centres can bind and interact. The long term aim of our work is to develop catalysts to address challenges in sustainability.

Our work involves the synthesis of ligands and their transition metal complexes, and studying their reactivity and catalytic behaviour, using an array of analytical techniques including NMR spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrochemistry and X-ray crystallography.

Visit our group website for more information https://colebatchlab.com/.

Projects

We hope that these will give interesting catalytic properties as we will be able to incorporate coordinatively unsaturated metal ions next to a well-defined 3D binding pocket. This will be studied in collaboration with the Colebatch group.

Student intake

Open for Honours, Master, PhD, Summer scholar students

Theme

Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry

In this project you will combine organic ligand synthesis with organometallic synthesis and reactivity to prepare bimetallic complexes and study their reactivity using a range of analytical techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, cyclic voltammetry and X-ray crystallography.

Student intake

Open for Honours, Master, PhD, Summer scholar students

Theme

Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry

Members

Leader

Senior Lecturer
Rita Cornforth Fellow

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PhD Candidate

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PhD Candidate

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