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

    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)

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    A Bioinspired Strategy for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Bicyclic Oxygen Heterocycles

    Rodriguez Venegas, E. & Willis, C. L., 16 Mar 2020, In : Organic Letters. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Accurate compound-specific 14C dating of archaeological pottery vessels

    Casanova, E. J. A., Knowles, T. D. J., Bayliss, A., Dunne, J. B., Baranski, M. Z., Denaire, A., Lefranc, P., di Lernia, S., Roffet-Salque, M., Smyth, J., Barclay, A., Gillard, T., Claβe, E., Coles, B., Ilett, M., Jeunesse, C., Krueger, M., Marciniak, A., Minnitt, S., Rotunno, R. & 5 others, van de Velde, P., van Wijk, I., Cotton, J., Daykin, A. & Evershed, R. P., 23 Apr 2020, In : Nature. 580, p. 506–510 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 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)

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    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)

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    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

    Samuel Chigome

    Charl F J Faul (Host), & Justice Archer (Host)

    20 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Sanjib Patra

    Charl F J Faul (Host), , Ian Manners (Host), , Natalie Fey (Host), & Simon Burbidge (Host)

    23 Jul 201930 Jul 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor