Staff in the Department of Chemistry have a broad range of research interests providing opportunities for postgraduate research leading to the award of MPhil and PhD. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, analytical services and specialist instrumentation within research groups.Subject Overview
The Department benefits from online subscriptions to a vast number of primary research journals and access to online databases to facilitate your literature searching. As part of your research training, and to develop your communication skills, you will be encouraged to attend conferences and present your results both within the Department and externally. Some illustrative titles of recent PhD theses are:
- Synthesis and applications of metal (IV) phosphates, phosphonates and their analogues in oxidation reactions using hydrogen peroxide
- The self-assembly of nanostructured gold dithiol systems
- The synthesis of nucleotide analogues using the Michaelis-Arbuzov Reaction
- Pulsed reaction studies of simple reactions on alumina supported rhodium
- Inhibitors of alpha-methylacyl-CoAracemase
- New robust and chiralmolecular frameworks.
If you wish to carry out research in Chemistry at Liverpool, please contact Mrs Samantha Dunn, who will supply you with more detailed descriptions of the work of individual research groups. The Departmental website www.liv.ac.uk/chemistry/index.html also provides a good overview of the research interests of the staff.