12 Apr 2019
Pictured is another solution containing a slightly larger starting molecule before applying the same reductant.
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12 Apr 2019
Seconds after adding the reductant, the once yellow solution turns to a murky brown. This color change signifies that there is a reaction occurring between the chemicals. “The change in color is a...
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12 Apr 2019
Pictured is the solution with the starting material Sebastien Lapointe did his reaction on. This is before adding the reductant to the reaction. “To check how our stabilizing system performs, we...
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12 Apr 2019
The two powders on the left are the starting Nickel (II) molecules, while the two on the right are the final Nickel(I) products after the experiment. The difference in color for the starting Nickel (...
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12 Apr 2019
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe in the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit prepares his experiment. The experiments are done in the glovebox, in order...
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7 Nov 2018
As copper complexes grow bulkier in structure (increases left to right), their movements slow down. This slowing down motion of the copper complexes increases their photoluminescent property and they...
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7 Nov 2018
The researchers constructed copper complexes using ligands with varying amine groups. From left to right: N-methyl, N-isobutyl, N-isopropyl and N-tert-butyl.  
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7 Nov 2018
With Halloween over, ghostly decorations are now being replaced by Christmas themed ornaments, many of which glow in the dark. This glow, termed luminescence, is produced by chemical and biochemical...
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16 Jan 2018
A cartoon by Dr. Rivada-Wheelaghan shows the simple stepwise process of copper atom chain synthesis using a dynamic ligand. Copper atoms can be added or removed one by one to make chains of different...
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16 Jan 2018
The structure of the longest EMAC reported in the literature, confirmed by X-ray crystallography. It contains 11 nickel atoms arranged in a linear chain.
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16 Jan 2018
Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking...
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7 Jul 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is known as a greenhouse gas and plays an essential role in climate change; it is no wonder scientists have been looking for solutions to prevent its release in the environment....
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