Research Interests

Our laboratory is engaged in a bit of synthetic organic chemistry as well as a good deal of synthetic inorganic chemistry. We seek to make contributions to two areas:

1) Study the coordination chemistry of Mesoionic N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligands towards first row transition metals.

2) Develop dual-pocket N-Heterocyclic carbene ligands to provide bimetallic complexes for use in the activation of small molecules (O2, N2 CO, CO2).

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