PhD Studentship: Organometallic Chemistry of Mechanically Interlocked Transition Metal Complexes

University of Warwick

Project description: 

The project will involve the preparation and study of interlocked systems featuring macrocyclic “pincer” ligands, currently being developed in the Chaplin group. These interlocked supramolecular systems will be used to probe the fundamental organometallic chemistry of C–H bond activation and alkane dehydrogenation reactions. The research will entail a range of practical work including, ligand orientated organic synthesis and the manipulation and characterisation of reactive organometallic metal species under an inert atmosphere.

Further information about the Chaplin group can be found at:

Practical experience in synthetic supramolecular and/or organometallic chemistry is highly desirable. Enquires are welcomed; applications should be directed as soon as possible (with a CV) to Dr Adrian Chaplin (

Funding Notes:

This studentship is only open to UK or EU Nationals (fees paid, plus stipend - currently £14,553 per annum). Funding is for 3 years starting October 2017 although the registration period will be for 4 years. Applicants should have (or be about to receive) an honours degree (at least II.1 or equivalent) in chemistry.

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