Research

My interests fall broadly under the umbrella of organometallic chemistry and are primarily concerned with the development and study of electronically distinctive molecules at the transition metal / main group interface.  In particular, 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.

See our lab website for further details.