Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit (Julia Khusnutdinova)
Left to right: Eugene Khaskin, Tanner Jankins, Ayumu Karimata, Kyoko Chinen, Julia Khusnutdinova, Pradnya Patil, Minh Hoan Dinh, Georgy Filonenko, Abhishek Dubey, Sebastien Lapointe
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.
Congratulations to everyone with our paper "Controlled and reversible stepwise growth of copper(I) linear chains enabled via dynamic ligand scaffolds" that has just been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!
Congratulations to Abhi, our former intern Luca and Robert (visiting scientist at CCCU), as well the rest of our team!
The article is now highlighted in OIST News: "Recruiting Manganese to Upgrade Carbon Dioxide".
Our article in "Advanced Materials" is now in press. It was also highlighted in OIST News: "Twist and Shine: Development of a New Photoluminescent Sensor Material".