Advancing the chemistry of topical Rare Earth metals

  • Junk, Peter C. (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mashima, Kazushi (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

With abundant, but until recently neglected, rare earth resources, Australia is positioned to become a major supplier of these strategic elements as the world faces a shortage created by a Chinese monopoly and much reduced exports. Advancing the chemistry of highly reactive rare earth metal-organic compounds including syntheses from the free metals and alloys will provide a knowledge base and breakthrough science to underpin future applications in chemical manufacture, catalysis, new materials and recycling. Steric and electronic manipulation of rare earth coordination behaviour will transform their syntheses and reactions.
Effective start/end date3/01/1331/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$120,000.00
  • Monash University