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Dr Paul Newman  -  MSc PhD MRSC

Dr Paul Newman
Position:Research Fellow

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70464
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030


Research Group: Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Development of new ligand frameworks for application in coordination chemistry and homogeneous catalysis
  • Phosphacyclic chemistry particularly the design and synthesis of structurally elaborate polycyclic phosphines as novel ligands
  • Chiral metal complexes
  • Rigid bicyclic N-heterocyclic carbenes with secondary donors as supporting ligands for high oxidation state metal centes
  • Asymmetric transition metal catalysed oxidations

Most of our work encompasses aspects of synthetic organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry with an emphasis on preparing new ligands and exploring their coordination chemistry and deployment in homogeneous catalysis.  Inherently chiral phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are of particular interest as discussed under the ‘research’ tab above.

For more information, click on the 'Research' tab above.


CH3102 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

CH3408 Modern Catalytic Processes

CHT215 Key skills in catalysis

CHT221 Mechanism and ligand design in homogeneous catalysis

CHT222 Homogeneous catalysts in industry