Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Sir Edward Frankland BP Chair -Inorganic Chemistry



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Nick Long is the Sir Edward Frankland BP Chair in Inorganic Chemistry and Head of the Catalysis, Sustainability and Applied Inorganics Research Section.

The Long Group have expertise in applied synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry.  Research interests focus on transition metal and lanthanide chemistry for the synthesis of functional molecules, homogeneous catalysis and in recent years, probe design and novel methodologies for biomedical imaging.

Nick has published around 180 papers, including several high impact review articles and textbooks - ''Metallocenes'' and 'The Chemistry of Molecular Imaging'   (

pnggifSee our  recent findings of some beautiful ferrocene rings in Nature Chemistry (Sept issue)

He was awarded the 2006 RSC Prize in Organometallic Chemistry, was a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow 2009/10 and in 2011, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was appointed to the Frankland Chair.

Applications from prospective researchers are welcomed at the postgraduate and postdoctoral level - see the group web pages (link below) for further details about Nick, his research interests and group.

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** Applications for Presidents PhD Scholarships, CSC Scholarships and Departmental Studentships are welcomed now **


PhD studentships for 2017/8 entry will be available in 

(i) New Ferrocene Ring Systems for Molecular Electronics

(ii) Lanthanide-Containing Probes and Biomarkers for Dual-Modal Imaging

(iii) Functionalised Metal Nanoparticles for MRI and Cancer Imaging

(iv) Redox-active Catalysts for Single-site Polymerisation





Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hurtubise VL, McArdle JM, Naeem S, et al., 2014, Multimetallic Complexes and Functionalized Nanoparticles Based on Unsymmetrical Dithiocarbamate Ligands with Allyl and Propargyl Functionality, Inorganic Chemistry, Vol:53, ISSN:0020-1669, Pages:11740-11748

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