Our work covers organometallic chemistry with a particular focus include unsaturated ligands involving metal–carbon multiple bonding.

About

Our work covers a diversity of challenges in coordination and organometallic chemistry. Particular foci include unsaturated ligands involving metal–carbon multiple bonding and the interface of transition and main group chemistries. In attempting to understand and ideally control the reactivity of such systems, the nature of the metal centre is of paramount importance; this may be tuned through variations in oxidation state, d-configuration and, most importantly, the nature of the co-ligands.

Accordingly, considerable effort is directed towards the synthesis of new co-ligands which themselves do not necessarily take part in the transformations of other ligands but may moderate these indirectly.

Projects

Non-Classical Pincer Ligands for Catalytic Applications, Unusual Carbyne Complexes and Chains of Carbon

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Theme

Catalysis, Energy, Environment and Green Chemistry, Functional Materials and Interfaces, Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry, Organic chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry

Members

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News

Congratulations to Dr Ben Frogley who was awarded the University of Auckland L. H. Briggs Medal, recognising “the person judged to be the most distinguished research worker in the School of Chemical Sciences who has submitted a thesis for the degree of PhD in Chemistry."

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