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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  • Incorporation of novel structural units into polymers of intrinsic microporosity 

    Kirk, Richard Andrew (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
  • Neutron inelastic scattering studies of effective spin-1/2 magnets 

    Sarte, Paul Maximo (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    Owing to a combination of both their intrinsic "simplicity" and enhanced quantum nature, effective spin-1/2 systems have been subject of intense research for the past three decades. Fuelled by their role in quantum computing ...
  • Solvent effects on hydrogen bonding 

    Meredith, Nicole Yvette (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    Determining the strength of H-bonds in solution can be challenging due to competing solvent interactions, especially in biologically relevant polar solvents such as water. In this thesis, various molecular balance designs ...
  • Experimental and computational investigations into the (bio)synthesis of the Angiopterlactones 

    Thomson, Marie Isabel (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    This thesis details our experimental and computational investigations into the (bio)synthesis of two related and structurally complex natural products: angiopterlactone A and angiopterlactone B. Chapter 1 introduces ...
  • Biocatalytic application of rare PLP-dependent aminotransferases for the synthesis of high value amino acids and amines 

    Serpico, Annabel (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    Optically active amines and amino acids are ubiquitously distributed in nature where they play many crucial roles. Moreover, it was recently estimated that around 40% of blockbuster drugs and 20% of agrochemicals contain ...
  • Orbital molecules in vanadium oxide spinels 

    Browne, Alexander James (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    Orbital molecules are clusters of transition metal cations, formed by orbital ordering in materials with extended structures that allow direct d-orbital interactions. Vanadium oxides exhibit an especially rich variety ...
  • Immobilised semiconductors for photocatalytic water purification 

    Odling, Gylen (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-01)
    TiO2 based nanomaterials are currently the most widely studied for photocatalytic water purification. Despite high stability and low environmental impact, instances of water treatment applications using TiO2 photocatalysis ...
  • Fluorescence microscopy of inkjet prints 

    Castro Spencer, Maria Diana (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-25)
    Inkjet printing technology has been developing rapidly during recent years, pressing the ink and paper manufacturers to develop a better understanding of the mechanism of fixation of inkjet dye into the substrate. The ...
  • High pressure studies of hydrogen-chalcogen systems 

    Pace, Edward John (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Binary element-hydride systems have become a pertinent topic for high pressure research, following the measurement of record high temperature superconductivity in the dense hydrogen-sulfur system. The experimental study ...
  • Understanding metallophilic interactions 

    Zheng, Qingshu (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Metallophilic (metal–metal) interactions are weak interactions between closed-shell (d10, s2) or pseudo-closed-shell (d8) metal cations. This type of interaction is generally believed to be responsible for various ...
  • Synthesis and reactivity of phosphorus-boron multiple bonds 

    Price, Amy Nicole (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Phosphorus-boron multiple-bonds are of interest because of their predicted reactivity with small molecules; their potential as reagents for the synthesis of molecules isosteric to carbon analogues which exhibit conjugation; ...
  • Orbital interactions 

    Pascoe, Dominic James (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    It is widely accepted that the sharing of electrons constitutes a bond. Conversely, molecular interactions that do not involve electron transfer, such as van der Waals forces and electrostatics are defined as “non-bonding” ...
  • Structural and mechanistic studies of the pyridoxal 5’-phosphate-dependent enzyme serine palmitoyltransferase 

    Mykhaylyk, Bohdan (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Sphingolipids (SLs) are complex lipid-derived structures that are essential components of cell membranes in eukaryotes and some bacteria. SLs and their complex derivatives ceramides are known to be involved in multiple ...
  • Tested to destruction: advanced spectroscopic, spectrometric, and chemometric analysis of Scotch whisky 

    Kew, William (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Scotch Whisky is a complex mixture comprising thousands of chemical species at a diverse range of concentrations. The identities, origins, and significance of many of these compounds is largely unknown. Routine ...
  • Magneto‐structural studies of paramagnetic metal cages 

    Fraser, Hector William Lucas (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    A central concern within the field of molecular magnetism has been the elucidation of magneto-structural correlations. This thesis describes a variety of systems and endeavours to study the relationship between structure ...
  • Detection of calcification in atherosclerotic plaques using optical imaging 

    Sim, Alisia Mara (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    PET imaging, using the bone tracer Na18F, allows the non-invasive location of atherosclerotic plaques that are at risk of rupture. However, the spatial resolution of PET is only 4-5 mm, limiting the mechanistic information ...
  • Boronic acid speciation in Suzuki-Miyaura cross–coupling 

    Geogheghan, Katherine Jayne (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Since its discovery in 1979, the Suzuki-Miyaura (SM) reaction has become one of the most widely utilised tools for carbon-carbon bond formation. The palladium catalysed coupling of an organoboron and organohalide compounds ...
  • Development of electrochemical sensing in nuclear pyroprocessing: a study of the cerium-aluminium binary system with macro- and microelectrodes 

    Reeves, Simon John (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Future nuclear fission reactors (GEN IV) are designed to include fast breeder reactor technologies, which can accept transuranics (elements heavier than uranium) as fuel. This has the potential of being more fuel efficient ...
  • Importance of dialysis in the study of colloids 

    Desai, Bhimbai Nichhabhai (The University of Edinburgh, 1938)
    Dialysis has been utilised since the time of Graham for freeing a colloidal solution from the impurities introduced into it at the time of its preparation viz., the peptising agent and the other electrolytes formed as a ...
  • 1. The coagulation of TH (OH) 4 Sol by electrolytes 2. Studies in ceric oxide Sol and Gel 

    Desai, Bhimbhai Nichhabhai (The University of Edinburgh, 1928)
    I. Coagulation of Th( O1i)4 sol (Muller ) with the mixtures of electrolytes KCI+ HCI, KC1 +KNO3, KCl K2804 KNO 2 4 3 +K 2 SO 4 KNO +HC1 3 + KC1+ K 2 S0 4 and Li Cl +BaCl; has been studied and the coagulation velocity ...

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