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Roy Schreiber

Dr Roy Schreiber

Research Fellow


University of Oxford

Research summary

I am currently a Royal Society - Kohn International Fellow at the University of Oxford studying mechanistic inorganic chemistry. My research deals with how phosphorus and arsenic atom transfer chemical reactions occur from PCO- and AsCO- molecules, while releasing carbon monoxide. The research focuses both on how organic phosphides and arsenides form during such reactions as well as on how clusters of phosphorus and arsenic atoms, called Zintl clusters, form. The formation of phosphorus and arsenic clusters is especially intriguing as this is an example of self-assembly, that is formation of a complex structure from simple starting materials by a single reaction, without human intervention. How such chemical reactions occur is an important open question in chemical research that we intend to investigate.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Mechanistic studies on pnictide transfer and Zintl cluster formation from 2-pnictaethynolate anions

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Oct 2017 - Sep 2019

Value: £66,000