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Applying Main Group Systems to Small Molecule Binding, Activation and Catalysis

Research in the Aldridge group is focussed on moulding Main Group compounds to achieve ground-breaking reactivity in the capture and activation of small molecules. Much of our work focuses on the design and synthesis of compounds based on the group 13 and 14 elements, targeting systems with unprecedented bonding motifs and/or electronic structure and which are capable of the transformation of industrially relevant substrates. Ultimately, our aim is to develop compounds which alter the perception of the capabilities of Main Group compounds in stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. The group is based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory in central Oxford. If you are interested in our research, in joining us, or collaborating with us, please don't hesitate to email.