Impact

Our research is working to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.

We collaborate with many industries and national and international organisations to translate our high quality chemical research into a broad spectrum of applications. These include:

  • health (e.g. novel imaging agents)
  • clean chemical manufacture (e.g. exploiting benign oxidising agents)
  • environmental clean-up (e.g. exhaust after-treatment)
  • sustainability (e.g. replacing rare metals in catalysis)
  • security (e.g. sensors for chemical warfare agents) 
  • energy (e.g. photocatalysis and biofuels)

Highlights

Why gold is the key to a glittering future

Our newly identified catalyst has the potential to save lives, improve health and clean up the environment.

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

18 March 2016

Gold Catalysts for Vinyl Chloride Manufacture

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Environmentally friendly Perspex production

We developed a homogeneous catalyst to enable an environmentally friendly and efficient route for Perspex.

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

18 March 2016

Enabling the cost-effective and environmentally friendly production of Perspex

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Predicting molecular properties using advanced computing

Molpro is a software package that enables chemists to calculate from first principles the properties of molecular matter.

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

Read our REF 2014 impact case study

18 March 2016

Transforming quantitative prediction of molecular properties through software - Molpro

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Supplying clean air to save lives

We are developing catalysts which remove deadly carbon monoxide from confined environments.