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 ...
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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