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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.

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.