Our research focuses on the synthesis of organometallic complexes and their use in various chemical transformations. We also have interests in the application of organometallic complexes in biological applications. Our research aims to develop our students’ expertise in synthesis, spectroscopy and their catalytic and biological applications while contributing to scientific knowledge.
The world’s dependence on petroleum derived fuels and chemicals has placed a strain on our crude oil reserves. This has caused scientist to look towards alternative sources of deriving fuels and chemicals. One of such alternative sources is biomass. Our group is interested in synthesizing metal complexes that enable us to convert biomass-derived chemicals into various useful chemicals and fuels.
Bio-based polymers are materials with at least some part of the polymer sourced from renewable raw materials, such as biomass. They are considered to be more sustainable since their synthesis involves limited amounts of fossil based compounds, making them leave a lower carbon footprint as compared to their fully fossil derived analogues. Our group synthesizes new polymers from biomass-derived starting materials resulting in bio-based polymers with unique properties.
Carbon dioxide, a green house gas and a waste product from vehicles and most industries, contributes greatly to global warming. Efforts are being made by scientists to trap this waste gas in order to prevent it from entering the environment. These efforts are motivated by other efforts to utilize this gas by transforming them to other useful products. Our group is focused on synthesizing metal complexes aimed at catalysing the transformation of CO2 into useful chemicals like methanol.
Our group is also interested in the syntheses of metal complexes and screening them for their bioactivities. We are currently focused on the syntheses of anti-cancer bioorganic complexes.
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