Sciences: Organometallics/Inorganic/Catalysis

Department: Chemistry

Supervising Faculty Members: T. Brent Gunnoe

Specialization: Organometallics/Inorganic/Catalysis

Research Focus: Our research is focused on the development of homogeneous catalysts based primarily on transition metal complexes. We seek to prepare new catalysts and study/understand their reaction mechanisms.

Job Description: Students will learn to synthesize, isolated and characterize new transition metal complexes and conduct both stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. Projects typically require use of multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy, GC-MS and/or GC-TCD.

Required Skills, Courses, Resources, or Background:  General chemistry and associated lab work (experience with coursework focused on inorganic chemistry helpful, but not required)

Training: Training in chemical and laboratory safety          

What You Will Learn: 1. Synthesize and characterize transition metal complexes
2. Use of multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy
3. Anaerobic synthesis techniques (including use of Schlenk lines and gloveboxes)

**Please note the participant in this placement will receive course credit instead of wages.**