Studying chemistry Affiliated UWA Appointed 2018
Synthetic chemistry might be a science in that the scientific method is strictly followed in research; but it is most definitely an art where designing beautiful molecules and elegant synthetic pathways is concerned.
Adam is studying synthetic organic chemistry and will be creating a new class of electron-rich compounds called heterotriangulenes. Novel chemical synthesis provides the tools and resources to design new chemical structures, allowing us to become inventors, not just discoverers.
This project aims to synthesise and investigate the properties of a range of not-yet-made phosphorus-centred heterotriangulenes which have beautiful structures and unique properties. Once the compounds have been synthesised, potential applications, including new types of semi-conductor dopants, catalysts and solar cell dyes, will be explored.