The School of Chemistry also houses its own library containing all of the major books required for postgraduate researchwork. Comprehensive online access to journals and national and international databases is available.
Research Areas The key areas of research within the School can be classified as follows:
• Molecular Synthetic and Structural Chemistry • Materials Chemistry • Chemical Biology • Surface Science • Theoretical Chemical Physics
The School has several groups carrying out research in core areas of organic synthesis and molecular inorganic chemistry. This includes diversity orientated synthesis, natural product chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, inorganic and organic heterocycles, sulfur and phosphorus chemistry.We are a leading centre in the area of catalysis. Homogeneouswork includes asymmetric catalysis, carbonylation and oxidation reaction, together with novel dendrimer systems. Heterogeneous catalysis includes synthesis and characterisation of zeolites and other solid-acid catalysts and sorbents, preparation and study of supported metal catalysts for automotive and fuel cell applications, and also surface and interface studies.
Molecular Synthetic and Structural Chemistry includes both powder, single crystal and macromolecular X-ray diffraction, and covers areas of structure-property relations within a diverse range of chemical systems, together with studies in crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry.
InMaterials Chemistrywe have considerable strength in battery and fuel cell technology, solid state electrochemistry, microporous materials, conducting polymers and ceramic oxides for electronic, magnetic and optical applications. These fields are backed up by ongoing theoretical and modelling studies aswell as developments in techniques such as X-ray diffraction and solid state NMR.
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