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Dr Alexey Sergeev Ph.D. in Chemistry

Lecturer in Chemistry Chemistry

Research

Research Interests

Research interests in our group focus on organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis related to energy and clean generation of chemicals.

We seek to develop novel catalytic transformations to establish milder, safer and shorter routes to fuels and value-added chemicals. In particular, we exploit the unique reactivity of well-defined metal complexes in the selective scission of C-H and C-C bonds in hydrocarbons, and in activation of small molecules.

Research Grants

Arene functionalizations through metal-mediated scission of aromatic rings

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

April 2019 - September 2021

Iridium-catalyzed selective reductive cleavage of unstrained C-C bonds: insight into the catalytic cycle

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

April 2016 - July 2016

Selective reduction of arenes to alkanes by assisted tandem catalysis

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

April 2015 - March 2016

Small items of Research Equipment at the University of Liverpool

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

November 2012 - March 2013