Awards and Activities in chemistry


Past members

Rosalind Franklin International Lecturer Program

Ph. D. studentships

Industrial Collaborators


The Gibson group is interested in all aspects of transition metal chemistry and its application in organic synthesis. The group involves in organic synthesis, organometallic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis and asymmetric catalysis.


Currently we are working in the following areas of chemistry.


Development of new and effective catalysts of the traditional Pauson-Khand reaction, and their application to the discovery of new variants of this powerful [2+2+1] annelation.


The creation of planar chirality in arene(tricarbonyl)chromium (0) complexes by novel and versatile route, and its application in asymmetric catalysis.


Exploring the reactivity of tricarbonylchromium complexes of paracyclophanes


 The synthesis of novel chiral cyclophanes and their applications in catalysis and molecular recognition.