Inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds. The field is broad and covers all chemical compounds with the exception of carbon-based compounds, which are the subject of organic chemistry. The distinction between the two disciplines is far from binary and there is a significant degree of overlap, most noticeably in the sub-discipline of organometallic chemistry. Inorganic chemistry has application in wide-ranging aspects of the chemical industry, such as catalysis, materials science, building materials, pigments, surfactants, coatings, medicines, fuels and agricultural chemicals. Shelston IP’s chemistry team has a wealth of industry-specific experience in the field of inorganic chemistry. This experience covers the synthesis, characterisation and industrial application of inorganic (or inorganic-crossover) compounds from the laboratory to the marketplace. In combination with our extensive experience in patent law, Shelston IP is ideally placed to assist our clients from sectors as broad as construction, pharmaceuticals, mining and agribusiness achieve their commercial objectives.