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Organometallic Functionalization of Colloidal Nanocrystal Surfaces

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • Science Building (SB)110

CHEM295- "Chem Seminars"

Join the students of CHEM295, "Chem Seminars", as they welcome guest speakers and presenters onto campus to learn about their unique work within the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. Learn about the numerous research projects, interesting developments, and dedication to their work that our presenters share with Calvin students, demonstrating how the sciences impact their call for service in the world.

Thursday, Sept. 16th, 2021

11:30a - 12:20p

Science Building (SB)110

Title: "Organometallic Functionalization of Colloidal Nanocrystal Surfaces"

Guest Speaker: Emily Tsui- University of Notre Dame

Despite the many advances in semiconductor nanocrystal technologies, characterization and rational modification of nanocrystal surfaces remains a longstanding challenge. At its core, these issues remain a problem that can be addressed through fundamental inorganic chemistry. Here, we show that metal carbonyl complexes can be selectively attached to nanocrystal surfaces. These organometallic species can be used as spectroscopic reporters of surface-centered redox processes as well as new functional reaction centers for new nanocrystal-promoted reactions.

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