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Square planar d10 complexes - really?

on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:46

We are pleased that our latest contribution is now available on the ChemRXiv. Weiying and Shirin's contribution, in collaboration with the Love Group, is a rather voluminous piece of work that looks at Ni(0) π-complexes and it is possible for a d10 complex to support a rigid square planar geometry.

Thank you Kerstin!

on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 12:52

We are sad to see Kerstin leave the group to go back to Germany. It has been an eventful few months and her contributions have been really excellent. Thanks for all of your hard work and we wish you all the best in the completion of your studies in München!




First group submission to ChemRXiv

on Thu, 04/01/2018 - 13:41

ChemRxiv has been around for a little while, providing the chemistry community with its own preprint service allowing for direct distribution of manuscript drafts without relying on publishers.

Welcome to our new graduate students!

on Mon, 16/10/2017 - 09:25

A hearty welcome to new UBC graduate students Xing Tong and Hao Zhou! Both have just officially joined the group to pursue their doctoral studies.

Chem Comm highlights Chantal in write-up on recent Faraday Discussions on Halogen Bonding

on Mon, 16/10/2017 - 09:24

Chem Comm wrote up a nice summary of this summer's Faraday Discussions on Halogen Bonding and took the opportunity to highlight the two student poster prize winners, including our very own Chantal Mustoe (see Figure 4)! The conference report provides quite a comprehensive view of the whole

Halogen bonding in dye sensitized solar cells

on Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:54

We are pleased to announce that our latest contribution to the field of halogen bonding has been officially accepted by Nature Commun. The article, entitled "Spectroscopic Detection of Halogen Bonding Resolves Dye Regeneration in the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell" represents a collaboration between

Merci Gautier et Bon Voyage!

on Thu, 21/09/2017 - 16:32

Our visiting scholar from CESI Pau leaves today after three months of research in the group. Gautier worked on trying to understand the complex EPR signature of a series of S=1/2 linear Ni(I) complexes and we now have a better idea of the rather amazing effect of solvent on these complexes.