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Dr Nicolas Barry


Dr Nicolas Barry
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

MSc, PhD, CChem, CSci

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Research Summary

Our research aims to combine inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology for designing water-soluble metallated particles with new applications in catalysis, medicine and nanotechnology. We particularly focus on single-atom-by-single-atom fabrication of metal nanocrystals, and on the experimental elucidation of atomic motion. We also develop innovative nanomedicines combining unusual ligands, precious metals, and polymers.


Selected Publications

Osmium Atoms and Os2 Molecules Move Faster on Selenium-Doped Compared to Sulfur-Doped Boronic Graphenic Surfaces N. P. E. Barry, A. Pitto-Barry, J. Tran, S. E. F. Spencer, A. M. Johansen, A. M. Sanchez, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, R. J. Deeth, R. Beanland, P. J. Sadler, Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 5100-5105.

Arene ruthenium dithiolato–carborane complexes for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), I. Romero-Canelón, B. Phoenix, A. Pitto-Barry, J. Tran, J. J. Soldevila-Barreda, N. Kirby, S. Green, P. J. Sadler, N. P. E. Barry, J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.05.011.

Fabrication of crystals from single metal atoms, N. P. E. Barry, A. Pitto-Barry, A. M. Sanchez, A. P. Dove, R. J. Procter, J. J. Soldevila-Barreda, N. Kirby, I. Hands-Portman, C. J. Smith, R. K. O’Reilly, R. Beanland, P. J. Sadler, Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 4851

Pluronic® block-copolymers in medicine: From chemical and biological versatility to rationalisation and clinical advances, A. Pitto-Barry, N. P. E. Barry, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 3291-3297.

Exploration of the medical periodic table: towards new targets, N.P.E. Barry, P.J. Sadler, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5106-5131.