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Professor Duncan Wass

My research interests are in the area of homogeneous catalysis and organometallic chemistry. Catalysis is the key technology used to make useful molecules and a broad range of chemical products are our targets, from high molecular weight polymers to small molecules. The drivers for this work are achieving better catalytic activity and selectivity, using cheaper and greener feedstocks, and producing end-materials with better performance. We have specific interest in transition metal-containing frustrated Lewis pairs, new catalysts for selective olefin oligomerisation, catalytic upgrading of bioethanol and carbon dioxide, and composite materials with new functionality.

Professor Wass is a supervisor in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis

Research keywords

  • homogeneous catalysis
  • organometallic compounds
  • molecules
  • biofuels
  • low carbon chemical manufacturing
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