Prof. Keith Hollis from Mississippi State University will present a seminar on February 4 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm in 1093 Shelby Hall
Feeding and Powering the World: Designing, Developing and Applying Molecules to Solve Tomorrow’s Problems. CCC-NHC Pincer Complexes: Early and Late Transition Metal Complexes – Synthesis & Applications
General Interest Technical Title:
Feeding and Powering the World: OLEDs, Photovoltaics, Nanomaterials, Small Molecule Activation, Strong Bond Activation and Organic Transformations United by Next Generation Ligand Design for Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy Capture, Molecular Rotors and Catalysis
Abstract: The Hollis Group designs and develops next-generation organometallic ligands and complexes (CCC-NHC pincers) for many applications, which often requires the development of new synthetic methodologies. Access to new molecules and materials is required to solve many of the technological challenges facing society, such as improving energy-efficiency, direct conversion of solar energy to useful forms, and more cost-effective access to medicines. These goals are reached by developing efficient, scalable syntheses of molecules with interesting properties.