Department of Chemistry Seminar
- Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:10pm
- Chemistry & Biochemistry Building, Byker - view map
Dr. May Nyman from Oregon State University will present "Building Materials from Molecular Clusters" pm.
Metal-oxo clusters are modular building blocks for materials via hydrolysis reactions and coordination chemistry. Landmark discoveries in cluster-based materials include zeolites and MOFs. Understanding and controlling solution phase reaction pathways from monomers to clusters to materials (and vice versa) will lead to new discoveries from across the periodic table, and most aspirational, the next new class of cluster-based materials.
I will present an overview of our studies of metal-oxo clusters and their importance in functional materials and understanding reaction pathways, beginning with an introduction to small-angle X-ray scattering as a primary tool in studying cluster systems. Time permitting, presented cluster systems will include; 1) The iron Keggin ion and its relevance to natural systems; 2) Diversifying Zr/Hf oxocluster chemistry with peroxide (and use in microelectronics); 3) Behavior of Nb-POMs around neutral pH; and 4) heterometallic U(IV) clusters and materials.
- Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry