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Department of Chemistry

Research Topics

A flavour of the areas encompassed by recent and on-going postgraduate research projects undertaken in the Department of Chemistry here in Durham include:

  • Synthetic organic and bioorganic chemistry
  • Preparative main group and transition metal chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Structural organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Cluster Chemistry
  • New synthetic and asymmetric methodology
  • Catalysis and high pressure chemistry
  • Parallel and high throughput syntheses
  • Innovative fluorination methodology
  • Synthesis and chemistry of fluorine-containing organic compounds
  • Carbohydrate chemistry
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Macrocyclic and heterocyclic chemistry
  • Polymer and materials synthesis and characterisation
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • The chemistry and physics of electronic and photonic materials
  • Solution state kinetics and reaction mechanism
  • Theoretical and computational chemical physics
  • Molecular reaction dynamics
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (solution and solid state)
  • Solid-state chemistry
  • X-Ray crystallography
  • Functional materials
  • Chemistry of surfaces and interfaces
  • Fullerene and carbon nanotube chemistry
  • Flow cytometry
  • The chemistry of proteins and lipids

For further information please view the individual research profiles of our academic staff.