Biomedical, catalytic and materials applications of coordination chemistry
Jon Dilworth’s research focusses on applications of coordination chemistry in biomedicine, catalysis and materials. The biomedical research is directed to the development of new imaging and therapeutic agents based on complexes of technetium, rhenium and copper radioisotopes. The copper based programme synthesises new radioactive complexes for use in imaging hypoxia to improve treatments for cancer. The materials research aims to make new metal sulphur complexes as precursors for binary sulphides with novel electronic properties and suitable for use as engine oil additives. The catalysis work is directed to making novel metal-based catalysts with sulphur co-ligands.