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Durham University

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Department Of Chemistry

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Research Expertise

  • Amperometry
  • Anti-hypertensive compounds
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Biosynthesis of polypeptides
  • Boron clusters and carboranes
  • Chiral synthesis
  • Conjugation of radiolabelled metals to tumour targeting moieties
  • Crystalline charge-transfer complexes
  • Crystalline organic, inorganic and organometallic systems
  • Electron spectroscopies
  • Fluorinated anti-virals and blockers
  • Gene therapy
  • Heterogeneous systems including catalysts
  • High throughput synthesis
  • Impedance
  • Interactions and intermolecular forces
  • Ionically and/or electronically conducting polymers
  • Kinetics in solution
  • Labelling methods
  • Luminescence spectroscopy
  • NLO materials
  • Organoboron synthesis
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Organopalladium mediated transformations
  • Peptide and protein chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Polymers of novel topology
  • Potentiometry
  • Quantum mechanics of complexes and clusters
  • Ring opening metathesis polymerisations (ROMP)
  • Scanning electrochemical microscopy
  • Scanning Kelvin probe microscopy
  • Selective fluorination methods
  • Semi-conductors, alloys, polymer films and sensors
  • Single crystal and powder diffraction
  • Solution- and solid-state NMR
  • Stereospecific routes to alkaloids
  • Theory of liquids, solids and liquid crystals
  • Ziegler-Natta catalysts

Research Facilities

  • Vacuum lines, spectroscopic and analytical instruments for
  • Synthesis and characterisation of novel compounds and materials
  • XPS, SIMS, ISS, AES, LEED, FT-IR, UV, atomic force microscopy
  • Ion Beam Analysis: RBS, ERDA, 3He-NRA
  • Solid and solution state multinuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers,
  • ESR
  • Single Crystal and Powder X-Ray diffraction under ambient and
  • Non-ambient conditions (10K-1500K, high pressure, laser-irradiated, etc)
  • Molecular graphics laboratory for modelling studies
  • Temperature jump instrument for measurements in the microsecond range
  • High pressure reaction laboratory with a full range of control and
  • Measuring instrumentation
  • Gamma radiation source
  • Analysis and characterisation of organic materials including HPLC,
  • GC-MS, ES-MS and elemental analysis
  • FTIR and UV spectrometers
  • Small angle X-ray scattering, X-ray reflectometry, neutron reflectometry
  • Light scattering, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry
  • Ns-Excimer pumped dye laser, flash photolysis, time-resolved
  • Luminescence
  • Low temperature (77K)absorption, emission and transient spectroscopy
  • Parallel and combinatorial solution and solid phase synthesisers


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