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Congrats Chantal for receiving a Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

on Wed, 06/04/2016 - 11:38
Chantal was awarded a 2016 UBC Killlam Graduate Teaching Award only a few weeks after receiving a similar award from our Department of Chemistry.

Welcome Darren and Zaida

on Fri, 15/01/2016 - 12:15

Zaida Romero and Darren Yu have joined the group for the term as part of their CHEM 445 Research Laboratory Experience (RLE). Zaida will be working on developing a protocol for the accurate measurement of lithium concentrations in solid mineral samples and Darren will be working on preparing and

Perspectives on Wood Preservation Chemistry

on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 10:31

A new Dalton Perspectives article focusing on Wei's pioneering work exploring the chemistry of micronized copper preservatives has just been published in Dalton Transactions.

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 [[double bond, length as m-dash]] 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.