Chemistry Events

See a list of this year’s seminar speakers, along with summaries of past seminars, on the Chemistry Department Seminars page.

Oct 11

Chemistry Department Seminar: Valeria Kleiman (University of Florida)

Polynuclear Ru-based Metal Complexes for Energy and Electron Transfer

Friday, October 11th, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 pm / AND329
Valerie Kleiman

"Polynuclear Ru-based Metal Complexes for Energy and Electron Transfer”

The harvesting and transduction of the solar energy can be achieved by absorption of multiple photons (antenna effect) followed by electron transfer processes that lead to charge separation creating reduction/oxidation equivalents. An approach to provide antennae and/ or catalytic properties is the use of metal-organic supramolecular systems, where the ligands provide vast tunability of the electronic and structural properties.  We are embarked on ultrafast time-resolved studies to understand the first steps in photoinduced processes of Ru-based metal light-harvester through the lens of the coordination chemistry.

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