Organometallic ChemistryChemistryInorganic ChemistryMain Group Metals
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Dr Wild has achieved international recognition for his research in inorganic chemistry, especially for his major contribution to the design and syntheses of chiral phosphines and arsines for use as auxiliaries for asymmetric syntheses and as probes of inorganic stereochemistry. His work is widely recognised as being both innovative and extremely elegant. He has also made important contributions to other areas. These include the synthesis of new 3- and 4-membered phosphorus and arsenic heterocycles, the self-assembly of novel metal-containing double helices and related complexes incorporating poly (tertiary phosphines and arsines) as well as research into the biotransformation of arsenic.