Work in our group targets synthetic inorganic chemistry, with the primary goal being to make, purify, and study molecules and materials that are interesting by virtue of their unusual structures and chemical reactivity.
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Group meetings are generally held on Friday from 2.30-4 in 433 Latimer. See Calendar for details.
Jade's review appears in Chem. Sci.!
In this Perspective, we discuss the strategy of π-loading, i.e., coordination of two or more strongly π-donating ligands to a single metal center, as it applies to promoting reactivity at group 5 transition metal-imido groups.
Group alumni Dr. Mark Straub wins a 2021 Nuclear Science & Security Consortium award!
Mark wins the "Best Reviewed Publication" award for his nuclear forensic chemistry review article, which was featured on the cover of Analytical Chemistry. Congrats, Mark!
Brighton's paper on fluorinated Li aryls published
"Perturbation of 1JC,F Coupling in Carbon–Fluorine Bonds on Coordination to Lewis Acids: A Structural, Spectroscopic, and Computational Study"
Latest Re chemistry just published in Inorg. Chem.
"Diverse Reactivity of a Rhenium(V) Oxo Imido Complex: [2 + 2] Cycloadditions, Chalcogen Metathesis, Oxygen Atom Transfer, and Protic and Hydridic 1,2-Additions"
New imido chemistry review published, joint with Mashima and Tonks groups
"Reactivity of terminal imido complexes of group 4–6 metals: Stoichiometric and catalytic reactions involving cycloaddition with unsaturated organic molecules"
Michael's U paper appears in Inorganic Chemistry!
"Does Reduction-Induced Isomerization of a Uranium(III) Aryl Complex Proceed via C–H Oxidative Addition and Reductive Elimination across the Uranium(II/IV) Redox Couple?"
Anukta and Jade's niobium paper is live in Inorganic Chemistry!
"[3 + 2] Cycloadditions and Retrocycloadditions of Niobium Imido Complexes: An Experimental and Computational Mechanistic Study"
Latest Re work from Erik published in Organometallics!
"Spectroscopic, Magnetic, and Computational Investigations on a Series of Rhenium(III) Cyclopentadienide β-diketiminate Halide and Pseudohalide Complexes"
Congrats to Jacob and Chris, both of whom were awarded NEUP Fellowships today!
U.S. Department of Energy announces education awards for the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.
Erik and Julian's review article published in Accounts of Chemical Research!
"Applications of Low-Valent Transition Metalates: Development of a Reactive Noncarbonyl Rhenium(I) Anion"
More Re! EPR paper in JACS now published
"Electronic Structures of Rhenium(II) β‐Diketiminates Probed by EPR Spectroscopy: Direct Comparison of an Acceptor-Free Complex to Its Dinitrogen, Isocyanide, and Carbon Monoxide Adducts"