Major grant success:A grant from the EPSRC of £504k for 3½ years from September 2012 has been awarded to Prof. A. J. Welch for the project "Bond Activation – the Remarkable Emerging Chemistry of Bis(carboranes)".  The project will seek to understand and exploit the way in which two linked carborane cages can cause unusual bond activation e.g. the reductive cleavage of an aromatic C–C bond at room temperature (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 4943 and Fig.)