Dr Ian Fallis

Dr Ian Fallis

Reader in Inorganic Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Email:
fallis@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5976
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4030
  • Synthesis and coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands and polydentate Lewis acids.
  • Systematic syntheses of multi-metal redox active systems and assembly.
  • Immuno-histochemical imaging and applications in clinical pathology.
  • Fundamental studies on chiral discrimination in solids and in solution.
  • Synthesis and properties of surfactants and chiral liquid crystals

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PhD University of Glasgow (1992, B. Peacock, synthesis and spectroscopy of metal complexes of chiral macrocyclic ligands). Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh (1992-5, M. Schröder and D. W. Bruce, selective synthesis of azamacrocyclic ligands; synthesis of platinum group metal containing liquid crystals). Appointed lecturer, Cardiff, in 1995

CH3201 Reactivity and Properties of the Elements and their Compounds

CH2301 Training in Research Methods

CH2306 Application of Research Methods

CH3308 Bioinorganic Chemistry

CH3401 Project

CH3402 Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry

CH3403 Bio-imaging Applications of Coordination Chemistry

CHT226 Bioinorganic Chemistry

CHT232 Key skills for Postgraduate Chemists

Details of each module is available in course finder

  • Synthesis and coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands and polydentate Lewis acids.
  • Systematic syntheses of multi-metal redox active systems and assembly.
  • Immuno-histochemical imaging and applications in clinical pathology.
  • Fundamental studies on chiral discrimination in solids and in solution.
  • Synthesis and properties of surfactants and chiral liquid crystals.

The main research themes of the Fallis group are synthesis, reactivity and applications of transition metal complexes. This research is predominantly synthetic in nature involving multi-step organic and inorganic syntheses. The materials are subsequently analysed by a range of in-house techniques (ENDOR, X-ray, electrochemistry) or by collaboration with other expert groups within the UK or abroad (neutron scattering, Mössbauer, EPR). Fundamental studies are also in progress (in collaboration with Dr. D. M. Murphy) that examine the interactions chiral species in solution with the goal of developing new efficient chiral catalysts and enzyme mimics. We also have a strong interest in the development of molecular sensors for the detection and "green" catalysts for the decontamination of hazardous chemicals.