Joe Abdalla’s paper on bond activation and catalysis using a cooperative ligand/Group 13 metal approach has been highlighted as a hot paper by the editors of Angewandte Chemie. Joe’s work involved the demonstration of catalytic turnover in the reduction of carbon monoxide to a methanol derivative.


Co-worker Mike Kelly successfully defends his DPhil thesis on Hybrid ferrocene based systems and becomes the sixteenth doctoral student to graduate from the group. Some of the work which formed part of his thesis can be found here.


Post-doctoral co-worker Jesus Campos was awarded the Annual Prize for the Best PhD Thesis (2012-2013) from the Andalusia Section of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) for his work entitled Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Rhodium and Iridium Complexes bearing Phosphine and Cyclopentadienyl Ligands.


Former post-doctoral co-worker Drasko Vidovic returns to Oxford to give a research seminar on Aluminium and Phosphorus Lewis Acids as part of a lecture tour of the UK.
















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