报告题目：Rings, Chains and Polymers
报告人：Nicholas J. Long教授
Nicholas Long is the Sir Edward Frankland BP Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (endowed chair) at Imperial College London. He possesses wide-ranging experience and expertise in synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry and his novel compounds have found applications within catalysis, materials science and biomedical imaging. He has published 191 scientific papers (hindex 45) and several patents, won the 2006 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for Organometallic Chemistry, was a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow in 2010 and gained a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2018. He is currently Deputy-Director of the new King’s/Imperial EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging (www.imagingcdt.com) and will be on the UK REF Assessment Panel (2020/21).
Catalytic chemistry has many roles, and it is difficult to imagine a society without its use in the formation of a myriad of chemicals, polymers, and pharmaceuticals, most of which are prepared industrially. In biology, there is enzyme catalysis, a form of homogeneous catalysis that controls the rates of virtually all reactions occurring in living systems. This presentation details the use of d- and f-block elements in catalytic processes leading to the formation of a range of functional materials.