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Professor Stephen P Thomas

Dr Stephen P Thomas

Professor of Sustainable Catalysis

Room 223

University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FJ

Research Interests

Catalysis, organometallic chemistry of 1st row transition metals, mechanism, small molecule activation, reductive functionalisation of alkenes, group 13 catalysis

Research Overview

We are a small, close-knit and enthusiastic team focused on the development and understanding of catalytic methodologies. Our overarching goal is to introduce operationally simple methods for use by academic and industry that use non-toxic, environmentally benign and inexpensive reagents and catalysts. Underpinning this is a keen interest in mechanism and organometallic chemistry. We have active research programmes in 1st-row transition metal catalysis (Ti, Mn and Fe), group 13 catalysis (B and Al) and accessing low oxidation-state species using non-organometallic activators (Mn, Fe, Co). We are grateful to the Royal Society, EPSRC, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline who currently support our research.

Overview of Thomas research