The Cronin Group

Research in the Cronin Group is motivated by the fascination for complex chemical systems, and the desire to construct complex functional molecular architectures that are not based on biologically derived building blocks.


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Cronin Group Blasts Experiment into Space

The Cronin group have successfully placed a digital chemistry experiment into orbit aboard a DIDO 2 nano-satellite. The experiment extends the groups ground-breaking work in the digitisation of chemistry, exploring the formation of a drug in a microfluidic device. It is hoped that this experiment could pave the way for the development of drug printing devices for space exploration, allowing for the production of drugs on demand from a minimal set of chemicals.

The satellite was launched in partnership with SpacePharma, a company specialising in microgravity experimentation, aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation PSLV-C37. The rocket launched successfully in the early hours of 15th February, and set the record for the most satellites launched on a single mission (104 satellites, the previous record being 37).

University of Glasgow Press Release

BBC news article on the launch

Our partners at SpacePharma

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Prof. Leroy (Lee) Cronin

Prof Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Regius Chair of Chemistry
Cronin Laboratory
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 6650
Email: lee.cronin@glasgow.ac.uk

Latest Publications

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452. [Fe15]: a frustrated, centred tetrakis hexahedron

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451. Robotic Stepwise Synthesis of Hetero-Multinuclear Metal Oxo Clusters as Single-Molecule Magnets

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450. Standardization and Control of Grignard Reactions in a Universal Chemical Synthesis Machine using online NMR

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449. A robotic prebiotic chemist probes long term reactions of complexifying mixtures

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448. Identifying molecules as biosignatures with assembly theory and mass spectrometry

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447. A molecular computing approach to solving optimization problems via programmable microdroplet arrays

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446. Influence of the Contact Geometry and Counterions on the Current Flow and Charge Transfer in Polyoxometalate Molecular Junctions: A Density Functional Theory Study

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445. Elucidating the Paramagnetic Interactions of an Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Radical-Functionalized Mn-Anderson Cluster

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444. Automatic Generation of 3D-Printed Reactionware for Chemical Synthesis Digitization using ChemSCAD

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443. Optimization of Formulations Using Robotic Experiments Driven by Machine Learning DoE


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