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Exploring the electronics of metal olefin complexes

on Sat, 19/12/2015 - 18:47
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Check out Shirin's latest paper focusing on the electronics of an important rhodium olefin intermediate.

Some unusual reactivity of NHCs

on Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:55

Graphical abstract: Even the normal is abnormal: N-heterocyclic carbene C2 binding to a phosphaalkene without breaking the P  C π-bondChemistry sometimes throws curve balls. A strong donor like an NHC involved in the formation of a weak adduct with a phosphaalkene. What?!? Take a look at this recent collaboration with UBC colleague Prof. Derek Gates and Prof. Rainer Streubel from Bonn.

New insights into Ruthenium arene anticancer agents

on Wed, 25/11/2015 - 08:26

Table of Contents graphical abstractOur most recent publication is now available in Inorg. Chem. ASAP. Congrats to Thamy and Shirin on their hard work putting this manuscript together.

Thanks Weiying!

on Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:59

It had to end. Weiying, our excellent Globalink undergraduate student left Vancouver to return home to complete his undergraduate degree. Weiying worked in the lab for three months, working on probing the electronic structure of a series of pi-complexes of both nickel and copper.

Welcome Melanie!

on Tue, 15/09/2015 - 00:00

Melanie Backer has joined the group to pursue her undergraduate senior thesis. She will be working on studying the interactions between halogenated dyes and peptides and proteins, with the thought that halogen bonding can disrupt hydrogen bonding and thus prevent peptide aggregation processes.