Pure And Applied Chemistry

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry has one of the largest chemistry research schools in the UK. Research topics range from analytical chemistry to materials science and from biological chemistry to theoretical chemistry.

Research is well supported by industry, government, research councils, the EU and charitable foundations. Extensive networks of national and international collaborations exist in all fields.

The department contributes to collaborative drug research through PharmaLinks (external link) and the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research (external link).

The research carried out in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry spans a very wide range of topics, and many of the staff are involved in collaborations with one another and with industrial sponsors.

WestCHEM (external link) is the joint research school of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. In the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of WestCHEM researchers were rated as Internationally Excellent.

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Polymers Chemical Compounds
Ligands Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds
Metals Chemical Compounds
Raman scattering Chemical Compounds
Amides Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Lithium Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2002 2024

Research Output 1976 2020

2 Downloads (Pure)

Aldehydes and ketones influence reactivity and selectivity in nickel-catalysed Suzuki-Miyaura reactions

Cooper, A. K., Leonard, D. K., Bajo, S., Burton, P. M. & Nelson, D. J., 6 Jan 2020, In : Chemical Science. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Functional groups

Alkene syn- and anti-oxyamination with malonoyl peroxides

Curle, J. M., Perieteanu, M. C., Humphreys, P. G., Kennedy, A. R. & Tomkinson, N. C. O., 30 Jan 2020, In : Organic Letters. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Trifluoroacetic Acid

Atomic spectrometry update-a review of advances in environmental analysis

Bacon, J. R., Butler, O. T., Cairns, W. R. L., Cook, J. M., Davidson, C. M., Cavoura, O. & Mertz-Kraus, R., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 35, 1, p. 9-53 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article



Academy of Pharmaceutical Science Emerging Scientist Award

Clare Hoskins (Recipient), 23 Sep 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, Germany

Aruna Ivaturi (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Analytical Bioscience Group Travel Award

Lynn Dennany (Recipient), 20 Jun 2012

Prize: To be assigned

Activities 1991 2020

R&D Management Conference 2020 (Event)

Beverly Wagner (Chair), Juliette Wilson (Chair), Aliakbar Jafari (Advisor), John Liggat (Advisor), Jillian MacBryde (Advisor)
27 Jun 20201 Jul 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Widening access for chemistry degrees

Patrick Thomson (Invited speaker)
4 Apr 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Visible Light Photocatalysts for Water Remediation

Aruna Ivaturi (Speaker)
4 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


A unique computer technology for the accelerated discovery of drugs that “shape-shift” proteins refocuses and expands a U.S. Drug Discovery company

Mark Dufton (Participant), John N. Wilson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services


Bee venom research drives industrial Drug Discovery initiative in Republic of Korea

Mark Dufton (Participant), David Watson (Participant), John Parkinson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

DNA policy and practice

Jim Fraser (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation