Our core interests are in the development and application of transition metal chemistry in catalysis and synthetic chemistry. We are particularly interested in metal catalyst design and mechanistic understanding, especially in C-H and C-X activation processes, which we have a strong track record in. Our work has links to chemical biology, supported by collaboration with others. Organometallic therapeutic agents such as carbon monoxide releasing molecules and fluorescent heteroaromatic compounds (purines and 2-pyrones) are of interest to the research group. Finally, we are engaged in some natural product synthesis, e.g. macrocyclic terpene derived compounds, which acts as a sharpening tool for our new catalysts and catalytic processes.
We are an Organic Chemistry research group with strong multi-disciplinary links to Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Nanoscience.
Catalytic C-H Activation in biomolecules.
Organometallic CO-releasing therapeutics.
Alkene ligands for Pd catalysis.
Pseudohalide ligands for metal catalysis.
The research group is made up of PhD students, post-doctoral scientists, M.Chem. students and research visitors.
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Please contact Prof. Fairlamb about new research projects available within the group.