Organometallic complexes

Applications of organometallic complexes


Research Fields

Synthetic organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, coordination chemistry, inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, dendrimer chemistry

Research Highlights

  • Development of effective catalysts alkene transformation reactions
  • Immobilation of novel homogeneous catalysts
  • New catalysts for tandem synthesis of amines from alkenes
  • Development of highly active metallodrugs as potential anti-cancer agents

Research Summary

The main research focus of the Organometallic Research Group is the design of novel organometallic complexes with the aim of exploiting these in catalytic applications as well as in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, especially medicinal applications of novel metallodrugs.


Applications of Research

  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Preparation of polymeric materials mediated by metal complexes
  • Medicinal chemistry (new metallodrugs)
  • Biosensors

Selwyn Mapolie

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
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