Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research in the School of Chemistry encompasses a diverse range of activities within and across our three Sections. Collaborations involving both internal and external groupings are strongly promoted.

Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Here at Bristol we have a thriving Inorganic and Materials section with a world class reputation for research and teaching. Research in the Inorganic and Materials section has three main strands which build on its strengths as a leading international centre of molecular and materials inorganic chemistry.

  • Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Main Group Chemistry

Organic and Biological Chemistry

The Organic and Biological Section of the School of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful in the UK, and as such makes a major contribution to the outstanding international reputation of the School of Chemistry in teaching and research.
Both of these activities are very broadly based and encompass a wide range of synthetic, supramolecular, physical organic, biological, environmental and analytical chemistry.

As befits a subject with its origins in the chemistry of life, there are strong interests in the biosynthesis, synthesis and metabolism of biologically important compounds from a wide range of natural sources.

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Physical and theoretical chemistry underlies all chemistry and, increasingly, biology, engineering and medicine. It is becoming ever more important as the investigative and computation capabilities of chemists continue to increase. This section of the School of Chemistry encompasses a very wide range of important and exciting research interests, which partition loosely into a number of sub-groupings, covering broad areas of Molecular Science and of Colloid Science.

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    Research Output

    Solids: Bonding and Electronic Properties

    Allan, N. L., 1 Jan 2021, Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction (5th edition) . CRC Press, p. 159-185

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    (E)-4-bromo-2-((phenyl¬imino)¬methyl)¬phenol: A New Polymorph and Thermochromism

    Mason, H. E., Howard, J. A. K. & Sparkes, H. A., 24 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 1,3-Difunctionalizations of [1.1.1]Propellane via 1,2-Metallate Rearrangements of Boronate Complexes

    Yu, S., Jing, C., Noble, A. & Aggarwal, V. K., 2 Mar 2020, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 59, 10, p. 3917-3921 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Projects

    Student theses

    Accelerated Sampling Methods for High Dimensional Molecular Systems

    Author: O'Connor, M., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Glowacki, D. (Supervisor) & McIntosh-Smith, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    A Chemical Synthesis Paradigm for in utero Repair of Spina Bifida

    Author: Michel, S. E. S., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Galan, C. (Supervisor), Briscoe, W. (Supervisor) & Cosgrove, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Advances in Iron-Catalysed Cross-Coupling Reactions: Methodology and Mechanism

    Author: O'Brien, H., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Bedford, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Prizes

    ABTA Doctoral Research Award

    Potticary, Jason L (Recipient), 13 May 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    ACS Physical Chemistry Division Postdoctoral Award

    Oliver, Tom (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Goldschmidt Virtual 2020

    Tugba Isik (Participant), Heather L Buss (Participant) & Ian D Bull (Participant)

    26 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    SPring 8, Japan Synchrotron Radiat Res Inst

    Emma Raven (Visiting researcher)

    5 Jun 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    1st International Gas Adsorption Summer School

    Huan V Doan (Participant)

    9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course