Synthesis in Paradise
X-ray Crystallography: Arnold L. Rheingold, UCSD
Arnie is the best-of-the-best, and we are thrilled to have him and his team analyzing our X-ray quality crystals.
Computational: Russell P. Hughes, Dartmouth College
When it comes to organometallics, not many people know more than Russ. Recently, Russ became emeritus, but that has not wavered his passion for organometallic chemistry. When we want to know what the computer has to say about our complexes, we call Russ.
Elemental Analysis: William Brennessel, University of Rochester
Any research lab is not complete without an elemental analysis collaborator. Bill has years of experience in many of the most critical aspects of characterizing organometallics, including elemental analysis, NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography.
Cyclic Voltammetry: Colleen E. Krause, University of Hartford
In the Fall of 2015, the University of Hartford welcomed Colleen to their chemistry department. She is an expert in electrochemistry, and we will use her skills and potentiostat to gain useful information about our redox-active/non-innocent ligands.
See Papers #11 and 17.
Group 15 Pnictogen Chemistry: Dostal Group, University of Pardubice
At ICHAC-12 in June 2017 at the University of British Columbia, a collaboration was born. Both of our groups have interest in stabilizing and isolating compounds derived from generating pnictogens in the +1 oxidation state within pincers and other chelating ligands. See Paper #14 for our first joint paper.
NMR Simulations: Timothy W. Chapp, Allegheny College
Tim was a third year graduate student at Dartmouth College in the Glueck Lab when MFC started his first year, and therefore, Tim played a prominent mentoring role. One of the many skills Tim acquired while synthesizing Pd and Pt bis(phosphine) complexes was in simulating complicated NMR spectra using gNMR. Now, using similar software, Tim helps simulate and reproduce complex 31P, 19F, and 1H NMR spectra of a variety of organophosphorus species and transition metal complexes synthesized in the Cain Lab.
See Papers #18 and (soon-to-be) 19.