Main Group Metal-Metal Bonds
Research in the Weetman group focusses on the design and development of new bimetallic catalysts based upon main group elements due to their low cost, high natural abundance, and environmentally benign nature. The combination of two metal centres, which are directly bound together in the bimetallic framework, aim to develop our fundamental understanding of chemical bonding, and will allow for new reactivity pathways not accessible to monometallic compounds. Calculations are intended to provide insight into the structure/activity relationships of the metal-metal bonded complexes.
For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Catherine Weetman (email@example.com), who is a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow at the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.
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