4 June 2019: Joan attended the 15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC15) in Nara, Japan and presented the latest results of the group.
12 June 2019: We welcome Hélène who joins us for the summer from ESCOM to work on new metal complexes for biological applications.
01 May 2019: Anaïs presented her work yesterday at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium, held in Burlington House in London.
18 December 2018: Anaïs has won one of the University of Bradford‘s publication award which recognises the high quality output of the work we carry in the group. Have a read at the article we published earlier this year: New Class of Hybrid Materials for Detection, Capture, and “On-Demand” Release of Carbon Monoxide, published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
22 Novembre 2018: Our latest results on the controlled release of carbon monoxide (the silent killer gas) from organometallic complexes is now online (and open access)
Controlled Release of Carbon Monoxide from a Pseudo Electron-Deficient Organometallic Complex published in ACS Omega
A 16-electron iridium organometallic is reacted with carbon monoxide to form an 18-electron CO-adduct. This CO-adduct is stable for weeks in the solid state, but quickly reverts to its parent 16-e complex in tetrahydrofuran solution, releasing CO(g). Using a simple methodology, we show that this gas can subsequently be used to perform a carbonylation reaction on another molecule.
Topics: Acylation; Coordination chemistry (Organomet.); Equilibrium constant; Free energy
4 September 2018: Delighted to welcome Maria in the group; this time as a PhD student! Things are getting serious and exciting.
With a bit of delay (Aug 3, 2018), also very happy to welcome Joan, arriving fresh from Bochum to work with us on an Academy of Medical Sciences funded project.
And since we are catching up on the news section, congrats to Nicolas on meeting the requirements for Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy. Next in line is Anaïs (expected 2019). Good luck to her!