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.
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.
Congratulations to Abir, Pradnya, Hoan, Olga, Robert, Sebastien and Eugene on our new paper in Chem. Comm. about Mn complexes with N,S-pyridinophane ligand and their reversible dearomatization, and thanks to everyone for your hard work! Good start of year 2019!
We were lucky to host three great undergraduate research interns this summer, Luke (Harvard University), Saiyyna (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and Jiratheep (University of Oxford), who, unfortunately, have to leave our group to continue their studies. Thank you all for your great job and good luck with your future careers!