28 June 2019: We are looking for a talented and highly motivated student to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship starting 1st of October 2019. See advert here
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.
23 May 2019: Our latest article in Chemistry Communications is now online: Influence of boron doping on the dynamics of formation of Os metal nanoclusters on graphitic surfaces. Congratulations to Anaïs!
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)
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