Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry is an exciting and expanding field of research that encompasses a wide range of areas and is at the crossroads of interdisciplinary inquiry. This is exemplified by work in inorganic/materials chemistry and main group/organometallic chemistry, which are major strengths in the division.

The faculty are recognized leaders in several areas of inorganic chemistry:

  • inorganic polymer chemistry
  • enantioselective catalysis mediated by transition-metal complexes
  • fuel cells
  • phosphorus and main-group chemistry
  • photoelectron spectroscopy
  • cooperativity effects in binuclear complexes
  • nanostructures
  • semiconductors
  • combinatorial methods
  • solid state chemistry
  • materials chemistry
  • electrical and magnetic properties of inorganic solids
  • kinetics and mechanisms of oxidation-reduction and substitution reactions
  • f-element organometallic complexes
  • metal carbonyl complexes
  • photochemistry