Seminar Joseph T. Hupp, Dec. 3rd and 4th
Joseph T. Hupp will visit us and gives two seminars on Metal organic Frameworks (Dec. 3rd) and on Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Conversion (Dec. 4th).
Welcome to a Seminar series with Professor Joseph T. Hupp!
December 3 and 4
at the Ångström laboratory,
Research in the Hupp Laboratory is highly interdisciplinary, within the ranges of Physical, Inorganic, Materials and Organic Chemistry. Most research projects revolve around a theme of studying materials for alternative energy applications and other environmental issues, such as monitoring and destruction of chemical pollutants in water. Two seminars will be given, one on each of the two major research tracks: Metal-Organic Frameworks and Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion.
Seminar 1: Metal Organic Frameworks
Time and place: December 3, 14:15-15:00h, Seminar room (71121) house 7 floor 1.
This presentation will focus on high-area, permanently microporous, metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds as functional materials. The presentation will touch upon very recent advances in MOF synthesis. These advances are facilitating the construction of exceptionally robust MOFs that show promise for energy-related applications, including: a) hydrogen storage and release, b) chemical separations based on emergent phenomena, c) carbon capture, d) multi-stage catalysis of chemical reactions, and e) light-harvesting and long-range directional energy transfer, followed by catalytic photochemistry. New developments in one or more of these areas will be described.
I will also describe our initial work on hybrid MOFs obtained via “AIM” (Atomic-layer-deposition In Metal-organic frameworks). This materials synthesis strategy has enabled us to build arrays of otherwise synthetically inaccessible, metal-oxide clusters within mesoporous MOFs. Of particular interest are the catalytic and electrocatalytic properties of the first members of this new collection of hybrid materials.
Seminar 2: Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Conversion
Time and place: December 4, 14:15-15:00h, Fakultetsrummet (room 1203) house 1 floor 2.
To convert sunlight to electricity dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) employ a strategy that is much like the first stages of photosynthesis, entailing light harvesting by strongly absorbing molecules, followed by fast electron transfer to a charge-transporting conduit. The best existing DSCs convert solar energy to electrical energy with about 14% efficiency – less than half of what is theoretically achievable with cells of this kind. This lecture will focus on: a) understanding what limits the efficiency, and b) illustrating how nanostructured molecular-dye architectures and semiconductor-electrode architectures are might circumvent these limits. Shown will be some illustrative examples that take advantage of newly developed atomic-layer-deposition chemistry, as well as new ways of building effective redox shuttles and light harvesting molecules.
Join after-seminar discussions both days from 15:00-16:00h! Fika will be provided.
Hanna Ellis, Mohammad Mirmohades and Sonja Pullen.
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Congrats to Arvind.
Phosphaalkene bridges ...
Our recent publication on imiine functionalized phosphaalkenes and their hydrogen bonding behavior is accepted in Dalton Trans. link
Congrats to Daniel and Arvind!
European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry in Uppsala
Last chance to register for the EWPC-15 in Uppsala Sweden! Deadline 31st of Januay 2018.
Postdoctoral funding from Carl-Trygger foundation
The Carl-Trygger foundation supports the Orthaber group with a postdoctoral stipend.
Allylic Substitution in CEJ
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Grant from the Engkvist foundation
A two-years postdoctoral fellowship is granted from the Olle-Engkvist foundation to support the Orthaber group.
New Postdoc Josh Green
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The Orthaber group got funding from the Swedish Research council (Vetenskapsrådet).
The new SC-XRD microsource is operational
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A joint project by Tian-Orthaber-Berggren was funded by the Swedish Energy Agency.
We bridge the gap between Europe and UK
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Congrats and big thanks to our collaborators in Uppsala and Montpellier ! link to the cover. link
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Sonja's thesis defence
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Edgar's, Souvik's and Sonja's paper in Dalton Trans.
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Sonja's and Souvik's paper in Chem Comm
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Sascha Ott is a new editorial board member for Dalton Transactions
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Sonja's thesis nailing
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Ben's and Asamanjoy's paper is puplished in Dalton Transactions
The article, featured on the issue's cover page, describes succesful incorporation of a water oxidation catalyst into a metal-organic framework, enhancing stability of the catalyst and providing an important tool for tuning its properties in the future works.
Our group has participated in the annual scientific festival under the title "KEMI ÄR KUL".
Paper on arsoles in Inorganic Chemistry
Arvinds and Sunisas paper on the coordination chemistry of dibenzoarsoles was accepted in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats!
A great combinatin of catalysis and structural investigations.
Shameems paper in Chem. Eur. J.
Shameems collaborative paper with Amal El-Nahas and Jens Uhlig on cyclopentadithiophene heterofulvenes is published in Chem. Eur. J.
Souvik's paper in Chem Comm
The new paper by Souvik and others adresses the role of transport channels in the performance of catalyst-MOF composites.
Keyhan's and Juri's paper in JACS
The article features groundbreaking selective analogue of McMurry aldehyde coupling reaction.
Sonja's and Sascha's review article
The new paper by Sonja and Sascha reviews photochemical hydrogen production with metal-organic frameworks.
Sascha Ott is Full Professor
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Design of Gold Nanopartiles for Molecular Electronics
Our newly designed gold nanoparticles and their application in molecular electronics has been accepted in Mol. Sys. Des. Eng. Big thanks to our collabaroation partners from Engineering (Leifer group) and Montpellier (Serein-Spirau group).
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Thanks for the nice collaborations!
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Main group polymers in Chem Comm.
Daniels paper on phospha- and arsaalkene containing polymers is accepted in Chem. Comm. CONGRATS !!
Big thanks to all the contributors!
Excellent news from Åforsk. Daniel receives a travel grant.
Andreas on a short tour through Austria:
General Assembly of the Austrian Chemical Society in Vienna.
GÖCH invited lecture at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.
Docent in Inorganic Chemistry
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House 7, Floor 1 at 15:15
Highly emissive supramolecular Cu(I) polymetallic supramolecular assemblies
link to homepage
Flavonoid analytics by NMR and HPLC
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Phosphorus and organic electronics
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Our CO2 reduction catalyst featured in Chemistry Views
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Ben A. Johnson, Hemlata Agarwala, Travis A. White, Edgar Mijangos, Somnath Maji, Sascha Ott,
Chem. Eur. J. 2016.
ERC Consolidator Grant till Sascha Ott
ERC Consolidator Grant was awarded to Sascha. Congratulations!
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Invited Review on Organophosphorus Compounds
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Congrats to Shameem!!!
Sulfonyl Acetylenes and phosphaalkenes
Shameem and Keyhans paper got accepted in Chemistry - A European Journal.
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Seminar room House 7 Floor 1
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Bis' paper in ChemSusChem: CONGRATS!
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Dr. Amanda Morris
(Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech)
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Group 15-eniums in Aust J Chem
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Low Overpotential CO2 Reduction Catalyst
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New Post Doc
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