The organometallic chemistry group holds regular meetings of the five constituent research groups.
Specific interests in organometallic chemistry include:
Transition metal organometallic chemistry has brought breakthroughs in asymmetric catalysis and in alkene metathesis that underlie two recent Nobel prizes. It has also allowed the activation of numerous small molecules including alkanes. The principles of organometallic chemistry are exploited in major industrial processes such as stereoselective polymerisation and hydroformylation. The York department is one of the most active in the country for oganometallic chemistry and research activity spans many aspects of the subject.