Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit (Julia Khusnutdinova)
Left to right: Ayumu Karimata, Abir Sarbajna, Sebastien Lapointe, Saiyyna Stepanova, Pradya Patil, Eugene Khaskin, Jiratheep Pruchyathamkorn, Julia Khusnutdinova, Luke Kramer, Kyoko Chinen, Orestes Rivada Wheelaghan.
Our group is interested in developing transition metal complexes with modular properties controlled through ligand design (photoluminescent properties, redox reactivity). Eventually, we plan to use these properties in the design of new stimuli-responsive polymers.
We also work on developing homogeneous catalysts for reactions relevant to renewable energy production (e.g. carbon dioxide reduction to liquid fuel) and environmentally benign, “green” transformations.
Twitter handle: @KhusnutdinovaU
We just received good news today that Sebastien got the 2019 Student Presentation Award at the 99th Chemical Society of Japan meeting! Congratulations for great presentation!
Our paper in ChemCatChem is online, and it will be a part of the Special Issue on "Women of Catalysis"!
Sebastien's first paper as the first author is now online as an ASAP article in Organometallics! Read here about unusual paramagnetic Ni(I) complexes with the sterically hindered pincer ligands.