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The Ortu Group

Main Group and f-Block Organometallic Chemistry


From left to right: Matthew Stevens, Alex Bowles (top right), Emily Spray (bottom right) and Fabrizio Ortu (tiny bottom right corner!)

Welcome to the webpage of the Ortu Research Group


News

  • 6/2021: Fabs is one of the recipients of the 2021 Dalton Division Horizon Prize as part of the Molecular Magnetism Team.
  • 6/2021: Emily has finished her MChem project – best of luck with your future endeavours!
  • 5/2021: New preprint published on ChemRxiv on uranyl(V) luminescence, from PDRA work with Dr Louise Natrajan (Manchester) and in collaboration with Prof. Henry La Pierre (Georgia Tech), Prof. Karsten Mayer (Erlangen-N├╝rnberg) and Dr Andrew Kerridge (Lancaster).
  • 3/2021: New paper published in Dalton Transactions, from a collaboration with teams from the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), ICIQ (Spain) and Warwick on Pd(II) and Pt(II) chemistry.

 

Who we are and what we do

We are a synthetic group based at the School of Chemistry, University of Leicester. Our research focuses on the organometallic chemistry of main group and f-block metals. Together with improving our fundamental understanding of these elements, we want to exploit their physicochemical properties for developing new methodologies applied to sustainable synthesis. Go to our Research page to know more about this, or visit the Group page to meet our team.

As you can see, we love Schlenk-line chemistry…

Research

Find out more about our research interests and current research themes 

Opportunities

Go here to find out about opportunities to join our Team

Dr Fabrizio Ortu

Go here to know more about Fabs, his academic CV and favourite pastimes

Publications

List of publications in peer-reviewed journals from the Fabs and the Group

Meet the Team

Get to know our Research Team and find out more about each Group member

News archive

Hot (and cold) off the press…

Contact details

Fabrizio Ortu, PhD MRSC
Office 2.19, School of Chemistry
University of Leicester
LE1 7RH Leicester
UK
Tel: +44(0)116 294 4670
E: fabrizio.ortu@leicester.ac.uk
T: @FabOrtu