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Name Professor Paul Pringle
Job title Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
Personal web page http://www.inchm.bris.ac.uk/people/pringle.htm
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Qualifications BSc(Leic), PhD(Leeds)
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Keywords catalysis
energy
waste
chemical products
clean chemical technology
homogeneous catalysis
transition metal chemistry
Areas of expertise Catalysis offers the prospect of low energy, low waste synthetic routes to chemical products, i.e. clean chemical technology. Homogeneous catalysis is one of the most elegant and useful applications of transition metal chemistry and it is therefore not surprising that it is intensively studied throughout the world.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of phosphorus(III) ligands for academic and industrial research in homogeneous catalysis. Pick up any current chemistry journal concerned with synthesis and you will find many papers featuring applications of M-P(III) catalysts to processes ranging from megatonne commodity chemicals to milligramme quantities of natural products.

The research we do concerns the design and synthesis of new phosphorus(III) ligands for transition metal complexation and homogeneous catalysis.