Professor S. L. James
BSc (University of Bristol), 1989
PhD (University of Bristol), 1992
Chair of Inorganic Chemistry
Tel: + 44 (0) 28 9097 5419
Fax: + 44 (0) 28 9097 6524
Solvents, which can be environmentally harmful, are not always necessary in chemical synthesis. Simply grinding together solids in a ball mill can also give fast, quantitative reactions as we have shown in inorganic, organic and materials synthesis.
Permanent porosity is normally only associated with solids. We have introduced the novel concept of permanent microporosity in liquids and are working towards demnostrating such materials.
Self-assembly is a way to make complex materials from simple building blocks. We are developing new approaches such as pseudo-micellar metal complexes (right).