Professor Ian Fairlamb

01904 324091
Email: ian.fairlamb@york.ac.uk

Fairlamb Group Website

We are affiliated with the Durham-York Research Consortium chem-mechanism.uk

Mechanisms in Catalysis and Synthetic Chemistry: Reactivity, Quantification and Applications

Our core interests are in the development and application of transition metal chemistry in mechanism-driven catalysis and synthetic chemistry.  We are particularly interested in metal catalyst design and mechanistic understanding, especially in C-H and C-X bond activation processes, which we have a strong track record in.  Our work has links to chemical biology. Organometallic therapeutic agents such as carbon monoxide releasing molecules and fluorescent heteroaromatic compounds (purines, 2-pyrones and tryptophan derivatives) are of interest to the research group. We use natural product synthesis as a sharpening tool for our new catalysts and catalytic processes. Quantitative mechanistic chemistry underpins both our fundamental and applied research.

  

Selected Publications

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Research

Overview

We are an Organic Chemistry research group with multi-disciplinary links to Computational Studies (DFT), Inorganic Chemistry and Nanoscience through to Biophysics. 

Projects

Catalytic C-H activation in biomolecules.

Organometallic CO-releasing therapeutics.

Reaction optimisation using robotics.

Mn-Catalysed C-H activation in organic chemistry.

Study of Pd clusters and nanoparticles in C-H activation chemistry.

Mechanisms in Pd catalysis.

Research group(s)

The research group is made up of PhD students, post-doctoral scientists, M.Chem. students and research visitors.

Collaborators

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Available PhD research projects

Please contact Prof. Fairlamb about new research projects available within the group.