Dr Ben Murray

Dr Ben Murray

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summary

Ben is a lecturer in inorganic chemistry whose research focuses on the development of functional metal complexes, with an emphasis on organometallic compounds with therapeutic and catalytic applications. Current projects include the development of organometallic complexes with pH-dependent reactivity, and chiral-at-metal complexes for applications in catalysis.

Ben joined the University of Hull in February 2015. He previously gained a first in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Durham where he remained to be awarded a PhD in coordination chemistry in 2009.

He performed postdoctoral research at Newcastle University (2009-2011) and was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2011-2013).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Recent progress in the development of organometallics for the treatment of cancer

Murray, B. S., & Dyson, P. J. (2020). Recent progress in the development of organometallics for the treatment of cancer. Current opinion in chemical biology, 56, 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.11.001

The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes

Kemp, S. A., Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes. Molecules, 25, https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020244

An organometallic compound which exhibits a DNA topology-dependent one-stranded intercalation mode

Ma, Z., Palermo, G., Adhireksan, Z., Murray, B. S., von Erlach, T., Dyson, P. J., …Davey, C. A. (2016). An organometallic compound which exhibits a DNA topology-dependent one-stranded intercalation mode. Angewandte Chemie, 128(26), 7567-7570. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201602145

Nucleosome acidic patch-targeting binuclear ruthenium compounds induce aberrant chromatin condensation

Davey, G. E., Dyson, P. J., Davey, C. A., Davey, G., Adhireksan, Z., Ma, Z., …Davey, C. (2017). Nucleosome acidic patch-targeting binuclear ruthenium compounds induce aberrant chromatin condensation. Nature communications, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01680-4

pH-dependent modulation of reactivity in Ruthenium(II) organometallics

Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2018). pH-dependent modulation of reactivity in Ruthenium(II) organometallics. Organometallics, 37(3), 294-297. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00868

Postgraduate supervision

We are always interested to hear from potential fellowship, postdoctoral, PhD, masters and Erasmus applicants to the group. Contact Ben for an informal discussion.