Dr Joy Farnaby
- Lecturer (School of Chemistry)
The Farnaby group studies the fundamental science and applications of f-element chemistry.
These elements have unique properties with wide application in materials science and are a critical resource in low-carbon and renewable energy technologies.
To develop future energy materials, there is a need for ‘bottom-up’ synthetic routes and better understanding of structure/property/function relationships.
Our interest is in the synthesis of complex multi-metallic lanthanide and actinide systems from organometallic building-blocks.
- Organometallic precursors to functional actinide materials
- Hetero-metallic compounds (5f with 3d/4f) for materials science
- Nuclear reprocessing chemistry and next generation fuels
- Synthetic uranium chemistry: Molecular and Supramolecular
Informal enquiries from eligible PhD, PRDA and fellowship candidates are welcome at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hickson, J. R., Horsewill, S. J., McGuire, J., Wilson, C. , Sproules, S. and Farnaby, J. H. (2018) The semiquinone radical anion of 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione: synthesis and rare earth coordination chemistry. Chemical Communications, 54(80), pp. 11284-11287.(doi:10.1039/C8CC05591B) (PMID:30239538)
‘Organometallic neptunium(III) complexes,’ M. S. Dutkiewicz, J. H. Farnaby, C. Apostolidis, E. Colineau, O. Walter, N. Magnani, M. G. Gardiner, J. B. Love, N. Kaltsoyannis, R. Caciuffo and P. L. Arnold,* Nat. Chem., 2016, 8, 797.
‘Characterizing Pressure-induced Uranium C-H Agostic Bonds,’ P. L. Arnold,* A. Prescimone, J. H. Farnaby, S. M. Mansell, S. Parsons* and N. Kaltsoyannis,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 6735.
‘New Chemistry from an Old Reagent: Mono- and Dinuclear Macrocyclic Uranium(III) Complexes from [U(BH4)3(THF)2],’ P. L. Arnold,* C. J. Stevens,‡ J. H. Farnaby,‡ M. G. Gardiner and J. B. Love* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10218.