Research Interests

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

A major research focus for our team is to make renewable materials that benefit the environment and sustainability in the broadest sense. Waste valorisation, pollution capture and sustainable gold mining are three active projects.

Mercury Capture

Mercury Capture

Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 16219-16230

Oil Spill Remediation

Oil Spill Remediation

Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2018, 1800024

Mercury-free Gold Mining

Mercury-free Gold Mining

Chem. Eur J. 2018, 24, 6905-6916

MATERIAL SCIENCE
 

Our research team is dedicated to developing new methods for the sustainable synthesis of polymers and other functional materials. Metal scavenging polymers, flame resistant composites, and bio-degradable wound dressing are a few materials developed in our laboratory.

Sulfur Polymers

Sulfur Polymers

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 1714-1718

Polymeric Catalysts

Polymeric Catalysts

J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 2094-2104

Medicated Nanofibers

Medicated Nanofibers

Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 156-158

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 

Our efforts in organic chemistry are focused on designing efficient and environmentally benign strategies for preparing valuable molecules. New tactics and catalysts feature prominently in this research. We are also interested in exploring alternative feedstocks for chemical synthesis.

Melamine Ligands for Palladium

Melamine Ligands for Palladium

J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 2094-2104

Allyl Sulphides in Metathesis

Allyl Sulphides in Metathesis

Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 515-518

Halides Inhibit the CuAAC

Halides Inhibit the CuAAC

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 1974-1978

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
 

The biology of post-translational modifications motivates our studies in this area. We are interested in developing chemical probes that can detect specific post-translational modifications in complex biological media. We are also interested in developing new technologies for the synthesis of diagnostic and therapeutic proteins.

Chemical Mutations

Chemical Mutations

Science 2016, 354, aag1465

Probes for Cysteine Oxidation

Probes for Cysteine Oxidation

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 231-268

Therapeutic Proteins

Therapeutic Proteins

Chem. Biol. Drug Des. 2013, 81, 122-135

CONTACT

 

Email:      justin.chalker@flinders.edu.au
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 College of Science and Engineering

              Flinders University

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              South Australia, 5042

              Australia

Office:     Physical Sciences 3109

Phone:    +61 (8) 8201 2268

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