This section of our website contains references to some projects which have now ended, particularly those involving organometallic chemistry. This work involved developing a versatile modular system for carrying out reactions in supercritical fluids on a very small scale, a system which is still in use in Nottingham today.
Key publications in this area include:
- “New Directions in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Coordination Chemistry in Supercritical Fluids” (J. A. Darr and M. Poliakoff) invited contribution to Chem. Rev. (1999) 99, 495-541
- “Vibrational Spectroscopy in Supercritical Fluids:- from Analysis and Hydrogen-Bonding to Polymers and Synthesis”, (M. Poliakoff, S.G. Kazarian and S.M. Howdle) invited Review for Angew. Chem. Intl Ed. Engl. (1995) 34, 1275-95.
- “Organometallic chemistry in supercritical fluids: The Generation and Detection of Dinitrogen and Non-Classical Dihydrogen Complexes of Group 6, 7 and 8 Transition Metals at Room Temperature.” (S. M. Howdle, M. A. Healy and M. Poliakoff), J. Am. Chem. Soc., (1990) 112, 4804-13.
- “Organometallic Photochemistry in Supercritical Fluids: The Reaction of H2 with [(n5-C5H5)M(CO)3](M = R and Mn) and the Formation of a “Non-Classical” Dihydrogen Complex of Manganese (I).” (S. M. Howdle and M. Poliakoff) J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., (1989) 1099-1101.