Category chemistry

New Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Frameworks

[note: Figures are in the source article and not highlighted in this summary] This is a summary of work reported in the Journal of Inorganic Chemistry concerning crystallin inorganic-organic frameworks and their properties. In the literature, is is obvious that crystalline open frameworks have many potential uses in the storage of gases, magnetism, and catalytic […]

BARF & Advances in Macrocyclic Coordination in the S Group

[note: Figures are in the source article and not highlighted in this summary] This is a summary of work reported in the Journal of Inorganic Chemistry concerning macrocyclic coordination chemistry in the periodic S group. In the literature concerning these molecules we see that large cyclic chelate-type ligands, termed macrocyclic ligands, are often useful in […]

CONFIRMED: Four New Elements Synthesized.

It was recently confirmed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac) that four new elements have been successfully synthesized. Their atomic numbers are 113, 115, 117, and 118. With these four new elements we finally fill out the 7th row of the Periodic table. If you have been living under a rock or you […]

Catalytic Segregation of Graphene Using Silver Nanoparticles

INTRODUCTION The field of graphene research is quickly developing due to graphene’s unique physical, electrical and thermal properties. [1] Its performance in the lab has garnered it a lot of attention from the scientific community. Therefore, having the ability to cut graphene sheets precisely became an important goal in developing the correct shapes needed for […]

NMR’s and Dirty POCOPS

As an update to my research endeavors I built another batch of molecular ligands for the Iridium today.  I used varying temperatures as a test set for degradation since we were having problems with the Iridium not bonding.  After analysis via nuclear magnetic spectroscopy (NMR) I was able to deduce a good pincer structure, though some […]

Research and the Scourge of Time Wasted

Good morning! So today my professor returned from his vacation and we were able to get together and discuss some of our recent issues building our iridium pincer catalyst. This spring I was able to synthesize a ligand for the iridium that was unable to be synthesized prior, and we would have been able to publish into […]