The School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh is the top rated for teaching and research in Scotland. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise EaStCHEM is 4th in the GPA metric and first when staff volume is factored in (the power ranking), sitting above Oxford and Cambridge.

The Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have formed EaStCHEM, which is the leading Chemistry research school in Scotland. Through continued collaboration between the two Universities EaStCHEM will become a driving force in a number of key research areas. EaStCHEM is also part of ScotCHEM, which strengthens links between the major Schools of Chemistry in Scottish Universities.

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  • Investigating redox posttranslational modifications in proteins using mass spectrometry 

    Thurlow, Sophie Erica (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    Redox potential, a measure of how oxidising or reducing an environment is, is tightly regulated by cells to minimise detrimental chemical oxidation and reduction reactions. In proteins, it is the sulfur containing cysteine ...
  • Molecular semiconductors based on transition metal complexes 

    Silber, Georg Thomas (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-27)
    The field of organic, or molecular, electronics is currently dominated by both polymeric and molecular organic materials, while considerably less research efforts are devoted to transition metal based complexes. Despite ...
  • Studies towards the decarboxylative cross-coupling of Azole-4-carboxylic acids. 

    Stephen, Jennifer Lea (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    Some interesting, biologically active natural products have been found to contain poly-azole fragments within their core. These fragments are linked through the 2- position of one azole and the 4-position of its neighbour. ...
  • Ligand design strategies for molecular nanomagnets 

    Frost, Jamie Michael (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    This thesis describes the synthesis and magnetic characterisation of a series of polynuclear 3d and 3d/4f complexes built using phenolic oxime type ligands. Chapter two describes the reaction of salicylaldoxime and its ...
  • Reagents for selective extraction of nickel(II), cobalt(II) and copper(II) from highly acidic sulfate feeds containing iron 

    Roebuck, James William (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    This thesis focuses on development of new regents which are suitable for recovering nickel, cobalt and copper from laterite leach solutions, specifically focusing on reagent requirements for novel base metal flowsheets ...
  • Improving the stability of the black carrot (Daucus carota L.) colourant 

    Iliopoulou, Ioanna (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-28)
    The replacement of artificial with natural dyes is one of the most challenging research fields in the food production area. Recent studies have shown that some frequently used synthetic colours, called the “Southampton ...
  • Development of solid phase-based PET isotope labelling methods 

    Jameson, Elizabeth Frances Mary (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-28)
    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has great value in research and clinical applications from oncology to neurodegenerative disorders. However, there is a barrier in translating biological knowledge into new PET applications ...
  • Development of fluorescent probes targeting Caspase-3 for detecting apoptosis 

    Mackay, Martha (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-06-28)
    The design and development of fluorescent reporters focussed on highly sensitive, specific, and selective imaging of cancer targets is described. These novel optical molecular probes were synthesised with the aim of ...
  • Synthesis and reactivity of scandium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes 

    Marr, Isobel Helen (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-27)
    Chapter one introduces N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and discusses their use as ligands for rare earth metal complexes, with particular emphasis upon compounds synthesised from 2009 until the present day. Chapter two ...
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of surface-active molecules under dynamic conditions found in engines 

    Doig, Michael (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-28)
    Lubricants oils play an important role in a wide range of industrial and mechanical processes, where they are used to reduce both the friction and wear between interacting moving surfaces. The current understanding of ...
  • High pressure synthesis and study of ternary ruthenates 

    Sinclair, Alexandra L. (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-28)
    Metal oxides containing ruthenium have a surprisingly varied range of low-temperature physical properties including the superconductor Sr2RuO4 and the metallic ferromagnet SrRuO3. The exceptionally broad manifold of ...
  • Continuous flow synthesis of chemical building blocks for biological application 

    Jong, Thing Soon (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-27)
    A collection of twenty three selectively mono-protected di- and triamines, masked with the Boc, Fmoc or Ddiv protecting groups, were synthesised via continuous flow synthesis in a self-assembled meso-scale ...
  • Evaluation of ligation methods and the synthesis of a specific PNA-encoded peptide library 

    Stindl, Martin Maria Matthias (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Dysfunctional or over and under expressed enzymes play a crucial role in a variety of diseases. A tool that can identify dis-regulated enzymes in individual patients would be beneficial and would allow personalised ...
  • Nickel-catalysed asymmetric Michael Additions of 2-acetylazaarenes to nitroalkenes. 

    Simpson, Alain (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Azaarenes are of widespread chemical significance, being present in numerous chiral, biologically active natural products, and serving as building blocks for the discovery of new medicines, agrochemicals, and functional ...
  • Development of novel enantioselective transition metal-catalysed 1,4- and 1,6-additions 

    Roy, Iain David (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    1. ENANTIOSELECTIVE RHODIUM-CATALYSED 1,4-ARYLATION OF ALKENYLAZAARENES An extended study on the enantioselective rhodium-catalysed 1,4-arylation of alkenylazaarenes has been conducted. The 1,4-arylation of various ...
  • Phase-change materials for thermal energy storage 

    Oliver, David Elliot (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    There is a current requirement for technologies that store heat for both domestic and industrial applications. Phase-change materials (PCMs) represent an important class of materials that offer potential for heat storage. ...
  • Peptides and polymers for stem cell modulation 

    Mangani, Christian (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    One of the requisites for a growth factor and a biomaterial in tissue engineering, cell therapy and regenerative medicine is the ability to control cell fate. Cells exist in a complex micro-environment consisting of ...
  • Synthesis and applications of carbon dots 

    Nolan, Andrew Steven (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    The use of non-invasive methods to visualise and monitor processes inside living organisms is vital in the understanding and diagnosis of disease. The work in this thesis details the synthesis and applications of a new ...
  • Impedimetric DNA detection: towards improved detection schemes for sensor integration 

    Kaatz, Miriam (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Detection of DNA by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) has been reported by many authors and assays have been developed using lab setups. However, as for most detection assay methods there are issues to address ...
  • Molecular balances 

    Muchowska, Kamila Barbara (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    Predicting and quantifying solvent effects on non-covalent interactions is often very challenging, as they are influenced and modulated by multiple factors. In this thesis, a series of molecular torsion balances is used ...

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