Inorganic Chemistry Presentation

Report
Inorganic Faculty
with Research Interests
Presentation to 2/c Chemistry Majors
January 13, 2014
Assoc. Prof.
Joseph F. Lomax
• Investigation of analytical methods for Art Conservation Science
• Collaboration with the National Gallery of Art and
Dr. Suzanne Q. Lomax
• Investigating modern organic pigments
• Raman and MALDI
• From standards understand works of art
• Research project
• Capstone projects based on Art Conservation
Chemistry term papers
• Electronic Properties of Novel Materials
• ONR Funded Research on Capacitors
• Collaboration with Physic Department
• Improved dielectric properties
• Synthesis of new polymeric composite
capacitors
• Modification of inorganic/organic components
•Thermal and chemical measurement on materials
Assoc. Prof. William Heuer
Overview:
Synthetic inorganic chemistry. Preparation and study of metal
complexes with interesting photophysical and redox properties.
Characterization by NMR, IR, UV-Vis, Luminecence, MALDI-MS,
Cyclic Voltammetry, X-Ray diffraction (with Prof. Pearson).
Active projects:
•Synthesis and photophysical studies of
transition metal complexes with
extended a-diimmine-dithiolene ligands
for solar cell applications. (Current
student: 1/C Doyoung Lee)
•Synthesis and characterization of
potentially luminescent heteroleptic
Pt(II) oxyquinolate complexes.
•(Current student: 1/C Delano Martins)
Assoc. Prof. Wayne Pearson
X-ray Crystallographic Studies of
Inorganic Systems
Possible Projects:
(1) Applications of cryolite fluxes to crystal
growth
(2) Alternative methods of crystal growth and
effects upon crystal quality
(3) Modeling thermal motion in the solid state
(4) Electron density determination using X-ray
diffraction
Current Students: 1/C Percival and 1/C Smith
CDR Doug Brown
Overview:
My Ph.D. research was dimolybdenum and
ditungsten paddlewheel complexes. The goal of
this work is to understand electron transfer
processes such as metal-to-ligand charge transfer
and electronic communication between dimetal
centers when connected by an unconjugated
bifunctional bridge.
My post-Ph.D. research is the fabrication of
nano-rods and particles to examine optical
properties through laser spectroscopy. In addition,
Ruthenium photo-sensitive complexes have been
synthesized to examine their optical dynamics.
My research interests are:
1) EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE SYNTHESIS OF INORGANIC
COMPLEXES USING MICROWAVE RXN EQUIPMENT.
2) COPPER-CATALYZED REACTIONS OF ARYL HALIDES
USING A CONCURRENT TANDEM CATALYTIC
METHODOLOGY
Current students: 1/C MacPherson and 1/C Thompson
Assoc. Prof. Amy MacArthur
Research interests:
• development of inexpensive catalysts (Co, Cu, and Ni) to
replace traditional, expensive Pd, Pt, Rh, and Ir catalysts
• development of catalytic reactions with two catalysts
operating simultaneously in solution (tandem catalysis)
Qualifies for
biochem concentration!
Hydrodehalogenation of ArCl
Cyanation of ArCl
K. A. Cannon, M. E. Geuther, C. K. Kelly, S. Lin, and A. H. R. MacArthur Organometallics 2011 30 (15), 4067-4073
M. M. Coughlin, C. K. Kelly, S. Lin, and A. H. R. MacArthur Organometallics 2013 32 (12), 3537-3543

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