The research in the Musgrave Lab focuses on species with multiple metal centres: in both small and macro-molecules.


Polymers which contain metallic elements (i.e. metallopolymers) combine the functionality of metal centres with the processing advantages of macromolecules. We are investigating novel routes to main-chain metallopolymers.

Metal-metal bonding

Metals which typically exhibit one-electron reactivity can be paired with a second metal to promote multielectron redox processes. We are interested in bimetallic species for multielectron transformations with substrates such as carbon dioxide and dinitrogen.