Research impact

Chemistry research at Manchester is about more than citations in academic papers.

Our aim is to apply our expertise to finding solutions to the great challenges society faces. We strive to shape the international agenda in collaboration with our partners in industry, government and academia.

Discover the impact our research has in the real world: 

Commercialisation of a ’gentle’ ion beam – new analysis for biolabs

Pioneering a new ion beam for secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), our research has revolutionised analysis of organic materials.

C60 SIMS case study

Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy

Our research led to the development of diffusion-ordered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (DOSY), a technique for quick, in-depth analysis of complex chemical mixtures.

DOSY case study

Selectfluor – Safer, cheaper fluorination

The development of Selectfluor by Professor Eric Banks has transformed the production of fluorinated pharmaceuticals. 

Selectfluor case study

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