Research Themes
Our main research focus is on organometallic chemistry of s- and f-block metals. Together with improving our fundamental understanding of these elements, we are interested in their application in small molecule activation, C-H activation, sustainable synthesis and catalysis.

All our compounds are synthesised using advanced Schlenk line and glovebox techniques. We then perform comprehensive characterisations of our compounds using a variety of spectroscopic and analytical techniques e.g. single crystal X-ray crystallography, multinuclear NMR, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, EPR, cyclic voltammetry.

Fabrizio Ortu, PhD MRSC
Office 2.19, School of Chemistry
University of Leicester
LE1 7RH Leicester
Tel: +44(0)116 294 4670
T: @FabOrtu