Organometallic Chemistry

Chemistry researchers at UNE are developing new biological redox sensors based upon N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) macrocyclic metal complexes. This work requires quantitative elucidation of the relationships between structure and properties of the complexes so sensors can be “tuned” for specific applications. Further investigations are looking at different structural motifs (including macrocyclic and pincer complexes) and their applications as catalysts for a variety of reaction types. For current research opportunities, contact Dr Michelle Taylor or Dr Peter Lye.