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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 2017

Synthesis and characterisation of heterobimetallic lanthanoid O-based cluster/cages

Andrews, P. C., Bousrez, G., Junk, P. C., Thielemann, D. T. & Werrett, M. V. Jan 2017 In : European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2017, 3, p. 679-684 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Loss of chirality through facile lewis base mediated aza-enolate formation in Na and K (S)-N-(α-Methylbenzyl)methallylamides

Flynn, M. T., Stott, R. A., Blair, V. L. & Andrews, P. C. 22 Aug 2016 In : Organometallics. 35, 16, p. 2707-2714 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polynuclear bismuth oxido sulfonato clusters, polymers, and ion pairs from Bi2O3 under mild conditions

Senevirathna, D., Blair, V., Werrett, M. & Andrews, P. 7 Nov 2016 In : Inorganic Chemistry. 55, 21, p. 11426-11433 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle