Research Network for Metals in Medicine



Associate Professor Anthony F Masters

BSc(Hons), PhD(ANU)

Position: Associate Professor in Chemistry

Affiliation: School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

Postal Address:
School of Chemistry, Building F11
University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

Phone: +61 (2) 9351 4504
Fax: +61 (2) 9351 3329

Research Profile

BSc(Hon)(1972) University of Melbourne, PhD (1976) Australian National University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Temporary Lecturer, Imperial College London, 1975-77
Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1977-79
La Trobe Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Victoria, 1979-80
Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Materials Science, Melbourne, 1980-86
Appointed at the University of Sydney, 1986

Areas of interest:

  • Organometallic chemistry catalysis
  • Olefin oligimerization catalysts
  • Oxidation catalysts
  • The chemistry of highly hindered metallocenes
  • EXAFS in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis
  • Synthesis gas catalytic chemistry
  • Carboxylate chemistry

Our research is devoted primarily to organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. Aspects of the research involve the design and synthesis of organometallic species as possible catalysts or active site models (olefin digomerization catalysts, the chemistry of pentaphenylcyclopenhardienyl complexes), the characterization of existing catalysts (the chemistry of ,metal carboxylates, metal carbonyl cluster chemistry, EXAFS or organometallic species and very fast EXAFS of operating catalysts), investigations into and optimization of catalytic conversions of small molecules by homogeneous catalysis (olehin oligomerization, syngas chemistry, hydrocarbon oxidation) and the preparation and characterization of homogeneous catalysts chemically anchored to insoluble supports.