Philip Andrews


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1988 …2020
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Phil is currently Professor and Interim Head of the School of Chemistry. 

His main 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, PhD, University of Strathclyde

Research area keywords

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Metals in Medicine
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Green and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Antimicrobials

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1988 2020

Bismuth phosphinate incorporated nanocellulose sheets with antimicrobial and barrier properties for packaging applications

Maliha, M., Herdman, M., Brammananth, R., McDonald, M., Coppel, R., Werrett, M., Andrews, P. & Batchelor, W., 10 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 246, 12 p., 119016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lithium‐Bromide Exchange versus Nucleophilic Addition of Schiff’s base: unprecedented tandem cyclisation pathways

Orr, S., Border, E. C., Andrews, P. C. & Blair, V., 2019, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 25, 51, p. 11876-11882 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Silver bismuth sulfoiodide solar cells: tuning optoelectronic properties by sulfide modification for enhanced photovoltaic performance

Pai, N., Lu, J., Gengenbach, T. R., Seeber, A., Chesman, A. S. R., Jiang, L., Senevirathna, D. C., Andrews, P. C., Bach, U., Cheng, Y-B. & Simonov, A. N., Feb 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 9, 5, 11 p., 1803396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

2D and 3D Coordination Networks of Polynuclear Bismuth Oxido/Hydroxido Sulfonato Clusters from Low Temperature Solid-State Metathesis Reactions

Senevirathna, D. C., Werrett, M. V., Blair, V. L., Mehring, M. & Andrews, P. C., 7 May 2018, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 24, 26, p. 6722-6726 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2018, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 24, 49, p. 12938-12949 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review