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Professor Nick Norman

Professor Nick Norman

Professor Nick Norman
BSc, PhD(Bristol), CChem, MRSC

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Head of School

Area of research

Inorganic Chemistry of Boron

Office S226
Cantock's Close,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7577

Research summary

Low Oxidation State Boron Chemistry

The primary area in which we are currently active is the field of low-oxidation state boron chemistry with a particular emphasis on diborane(4) compounds, B2R4, where R is typically an amido, alkoxy or thiolate group. Specific research project areas include:

(i) The characterisation of amido diborane(4) compounds. Notable recent highlights have been the synthesis of primary amido diborane(4) compounds such as B2(NHPh)4, and the closely related tetra-imido diborane(4)-based anions [B2(NPh)4]4–, both carried out in collaboration with Dr. Russell’s group. Other ...

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Biography

In 1995 he was appointed to a Readership in Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol after a period of post-doctoral study in the USA, one year as a temporary lecturer at the University of Manchester and ten years at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was promoted to Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2006. He is a graduate of Bristol: BSc 1979 and PhD 1982.

He served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Chemistry at Bristol from 2000-2003 and as Head of the Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Section from 2003-2012 ...

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Recent publications

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