Drasko Vidovic

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure and Application
We are interested in using a new class of ligands called carbones that are best described as neutral, C-centred, 4-electron donor ligands that are extremely useful in isolation of electron deficient main group (e.g. P and Bi) and transitional metal (e.g. Ru)species.

Green and Sustainable Chemistry
We are developing complexes based on earth abundant aluminium that act as very powerful Lewis acids for a variety of organic transformation such as Diels-Alder, Michael additions, borylations, dearomatisations, etc.

Medicinal chemistry
We collaborate with Retrotope (https://www.retrotope.com/) about the development of catalytic protocols for site-specific deuteration (i.e. H/D exchange) of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Deuterated PUFAs have been identified as an unique approach to treat various neurodegenerative diseases including dementia (e.g. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s’).

20022023

Research activity per year

Network

University of Oxford

External organisation: Academic

Retrotope Inc

External organisation: Corporate

Cardiff University

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University of Hail

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Cornell University

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BioJiva Inc

External organisation: Corporate

University of Ottawa

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University of Wales

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Dalhousie University

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Hohai University

External organisation: Academic

BP Plc

External organisation: Corporate

McMaster University

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Shiv Nadar University

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Tianjin University

External organisation: Academic

University of Miami

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Plasma Jet Co

External organisation: Corporate

University of London

External organisation: Academic

Bharathiar University

External organisation: Academic