Design and synthesis of novel coordination complexes and ligands, and development of novel synthetic methodologies.
We will continue to support core capability that feeds into the development of disruptive, emerging technologies in the UK. Developments in fundamental synthetic coordination chemistry underpin advances, for example, in the key fields of catalysis and materials research.
In particular, our goal is for researchers in this area to generate new discoveries and insights with potential real-world benefits by working on truly interdisciplinary challenges and developing stronger links with:
- colleagues in research areas such as Catalysis, Supramolecular chemistry, Chemical biology and biological chemistry, and Functional inorganic materials and medicine – powerful collaborations will accelerate pull-through of new technologies that build on the fundamental understanding of the reactivity and chemical properties of metals
- industry, to ensure early consideration of scale-up opportunities that also increase pull-through of scientific outputs – this will accelerate impact and success will increase the profile of the capability generated by synthetic coordination chemistry.