The project will initially explore new amido chemistry of the Lanthanoids. This chemistry will develop towards complexes with lanthanoid-or Group2-Phosphorus, -arsenic, -antimony or -bismuth connectivities. This chemistry is surprisingly underdeveloped given the wealth o applications found for oxo and amido complexes of the same metals. Structural studies involving the complexes using cutting edge ligands will reveal interesting coordination modes. The discovery of new reaction pathways will be of interest to the wider chemical community. The chemical reactivity and potential catalytic or luminescent properties of these compounds will be studied and will result in publications in international journals.
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD187,118.00