Philip Andrews


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Phil works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as an Associate Professor.

Phil's research areas of interest are:

  • Main Group Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure and Application
    Novel chiral main group metal organometallic and amido complexes in asymmetric synthesis.
    Synthesis and structural studies of homo- and hetero-bimetallic main group metal complexes.
    Investigations into the synthesis, structure and stability of novel heavy p-block metal complexes.
  • Medical Imaging
    New bismuth and rare-earth based contrast media for optical and radiographic imaging.
  • Medicinal Chemistry
    Development of new bioactive bismuth compounds as anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-microbial
    Development of new metallo-drugs for combating Leishmania.
    Cellular uptake and bio-distribution of Bi(III).
  • Green and Sustainable Chemistry
    Solvent-free and microwave assisted metal mediated syntheses.
    New catalysts for sustainable chemistry.


  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1997 2018

Bismuth Phosphinates in Bi-Nanocellulose Composites and their Efficacy towards Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Werrett, M. V., Herdman, M. E., Brammananth, R., Garusinghe, U., Batchelor, W., Crellin, P., Coppel, R. & Andrews, P. C. 1 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comparative stability, toxicity and anti-leishmanial activity of triphenyl antimony(v) and bismuth(v) α-hydroxy carboxylato complexes

Duffin, R. N., Blair, V. L., Kedzierski, L. & Andrews, P. C. 2018 In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 3, p. 971-980 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transformation of Indium and Gallium Metal into Mixed Group11/13 Ternary Sulfide Nanoparticles by Using a Dithioic Acid

Senevirathna, D. C., Spiccia, L., Werrett, M. V. & Andrews, P. C. Jul 2018 In : ChemPlusChem. 83, 7, p. 565-568 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle