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.
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!
Our article in Inorganic Chemistry has just appeared online. Congratulations to everyone and thanks for hard work!
After giving the excellent presentation "Unsymmetrical naphthyridinone based ligand scaffolds for the development of linear chain multimetallic complexes" (4A7-11) at the 98th Annual CSJ meeting, Orestes received CSJ Presentation Award 2018.