Head of School - Distinguished Professor
BSc Hons, PhD, DSc(Monash), FRACI, FAA
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Allan is a Monash Uni DSc Graduate, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Research is supported by the Australian Research Council.
Allan's Research is specifically concerned with fundamental organometallic chemistry involving projects of direct relevance to the roles of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis and catalysis, with a particular emphasis on complexes containing metal to carbon sigma-bonds, usually involving palladium or platinum. Studies have included the development of the first organopalladium complexes with oxidation state +IV for palladium, and mechanistic studies of carbon...carbon and carbon...heteroatom bond formation at a palladium(IV) centre, and is currently concentrated on computational studies of mechanism in organometallic chemistry in catalysis.
Authorised by the Head of School, Chemistry
30 September, 2013