Organometallic ChemistryCatalysisChemistryChemistry of Metal-metal BondsTransition Metal ChemistryLow Oxidation State ChemistryMain Group Chemistry
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Cameron Jones is a recognised international leader in the emerging field of Modern Main Group Chemistry. He has made numerous landmark contributions to the stabilisation of low-oxidation state and metal-to-metal bonded systems. Many novel compound types developed in his laboratory were thought incapable of ambient existence, and their isolation has prompted a re-evaluation of the limits of what is synthetically achievable, and the very nature of metal-to-metal bonding. Jones is also at the forefront of applying reactive, yet environmentally benign, main group compounds to synthetic transformations, normally requiring expensive/toxic transition metal compounds to proceed.