Research in the Biros group involves the development of tripodal ligands for use as multidentate chelators for Gd3+. Students will be involved in the sythesis of the ligands and study of their complexes with by Gd3+NMR spectroscopy.
Those working with Prof. Brisbois will engage in the synthesis new luminescent compounds.
Members of the Iovine group will work on boroxines–the dehydration product of boronic acids.
Students working with the Katz research group will help synthesize oxygen- and nitrogen-bridged [1n]cyclophanes such as 1 and 2 using nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions, and study the properties and conformational dynamics of these compounds using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.
Students joining the Mills’ Group will study aromaticity and anti aromaticity by preparing and studying dications such as 1-3.
Students participating in the Russell Research Group will work on annulenes like 3a and 3b, which will then be connected to even larger molecules.