Research in the Aldridge group is centred on Main Group and Transition Metal organometallic chemistry, and ranges from fundamental studies of structure/bonding and small molecule activation/capture by new classes of compounds through to applications of Lewis acids in anion recognition and sensing. An over-arching theme is in the synthesis, stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of potent Lewis acidic systems.



The work is/has been supported by a range of sources including the EPSRC, the EU, charities (e.g. the Leverhulme Trust), governmental and industrial partners (e.g. BP, DSTL/MoD). Recent post-doctoral visitors have been sponsored by a number of external agencies including Marie Curie actions, NSERC, the DFG, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and the Talentia program. Research has been recognized by two recent awards, and has given rise to over 160 publications, including reports which have been highlighted in Science, Nature and Angewandte Chemie. Work by the group on molecular detection in collaboration with former colleagues at Cardiff University has recently been commercialized as part of a sensor system for toxic environmental contaminants.



The group for the academic year 2015/16 numbers sixteen, comprised of five post-doctoral research associates, seven doctoral students and four Part 2 undergraduate project students. Our research is carried out in the state-of-the-art Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) on Mansfield Road. More information on current research projects, published work, current and former group members and opportunities within the group can be found by following the links shown right.


Latest news: Arnab Rit publishes the group’s fifth Angewandte paper for 2015

‘Hot paper’ for Talentia post-doctoral fellow Jesús Campos in Angewandte Chemie



Information regarding doctoral and Part 2 opportunities in the Aldridge group.










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