Modern society relies on the chemical synthesis of thousands of compounds. The sustainable synthetic chemistry of the future will need make best use of abundant, cheap, and preferably non-toxic elements. This is why we are researching and developing the chemistry of the p-block elements. Specifically, we aim to advance the chemistry of Aluminium, Boron, Phosphorus, and Silicon, studying their low-coordinate chemistry to enable new modes of small-molecule activation and catalysis that will lead to new, more efficient, and more powerful synthetic chemistry.
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