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Homogeneous Catalysis Redox Transformations of “Grand Challenge” Molecules


We are interested in homogeneous catalysis redox transformations of “grand challenge” molecules (those related to energy storage, or molecules generally found to be kinetically refractory: H2, O2, alkanes, fluorocarbons). We envision this happening not only by redox changes at the metal, but with an assist from a ligand which can exist in several different charge states, due to its delocalized pi system. Illustrated here is one example, two fused indoles with pendant redox active imines; together this can complex two metals (better redox versatility!), and be reduced (note the potassium cations which indicate a reduced state of the ligand) prior to transferring those electrons to substrate (e.g., CO2 or N2).


Veronica Siedle Associate Professor

Inorganic

Energy, Synthesis, Catalysis

James F. Jackson Professor of Chemistry

Organic

Life, Synthesis, Catalysis

Distinguished Professor
Professor and Robert & Marjorie Mann Chair

Analytical, Physical

Life, Analysis

Distinguished Professor
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Science

Chemical Biology

Life, Synthesis

Provost Professor of Chemistry

Physical

Life, Analysis, Origins

Distinguished Professor and Lilly Chemistry Alumni Professor

Chemical Biology

Life

Veronica Siedle Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic

Energy, Synthesis, Catalysis

Professor
Adjunct Professor, Physics

Materials, Physical

Energy, Life

Professor
Dorothy & Edward Bair Chair

Analytical

Life, Analysis, Origins

Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor
Adjunct Professor, Physics

Inorganic, Materials, Physical

Energy, Catalysis

Distinguished Professor and Robert & Marjorie Mann Chair

Analytical, Materials, Physical

Analysis, Origins

Professor and Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair, Associate Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic

Life, Synthesis

Associate Professor (SPEA),
Adjunct Professor (Chemistry)

Analytical, Physical

Analysis, Origins, Catalysis

James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic

Life, Synthesis, Catalysis

Adjunct Professor

Physical

Department Chair and Professor

Materials, Physical

Energy, Origins, Catalysis

Professor & Associate Vice President for Engagement

Chemical Biology, Organic

Life, Synthesis

Distinguished Professor and Harry G. Day Chair

Organic

Life, Synthesis