School of Life Sciences

Crossley Lab

Welcome

Research in the Crossley lab falls broadly under the umbrella of organometallic chemistry and is primarily concerned with the development and study of electronically distinctive molecules at the transition metal / main group interface.   We are particularly interested in molecules that challenge traditional models of chemical structure and reactivity, both from an academic standpoint, and their hitherto unrealised potential for synthetic and materials science. 

Current projects are focused on developing synthetic routes to novel, highly conjugated, organometallics doped with low-coordinate phosphorus centres, as part of the widespread effort toward realising 'molecular-scale wires'.

Other areas of research include: i) development of ambiphilic chelates for small-molecule activation, ii) preparation and study of reactive polyphosphanes, for exploitation in chemical synthesis.

Our work is supported by:
Royal SocietyLeverhulme Trust

Contact

Dr Ian Crossley

Royal Society Research Fellow

University of Sussex
Chichester III Building
Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9QJ

E i.crossley@sussex.ac.uk
T +44 1273 877302

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