The 241st Commencement of the Georgia Institute of Technology was held on December 17, 2011. Clarence Rolle returned to receive his doctoral degree and hood. Photos with the Ramblin’ Wreck ensued.
Our latest research on rhenium-catalyzed aerobic alcohol oxidations is published on European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry Early View. It builds on our previous studies of dioxygen homolysis by five-coordinate oxorhenium(V) complexes with redox-active ligands by using the resulting dioxorhenim(VII) products for oxidations of benzylic alcohols. Cameron Lippert and Korbinian Riener collaborated on a study of the rhenium(VII) alcohol oxidation mechanism, which revealed the net PCET process has a surprising catalytic dependence on rhenium(V). Check it out.
The Inorganic Chemistry Forum on Redox-Active Ligands is now available. This special compilation of papers presents a fantastic summary of the field, ranging from historical perspectives on the discovery of redox-active ligand complexes to recently developed methods for stoichiometric and catalytic transformations of small molecules. The Preface by guest editor Professor Paul Chirik is definitely worth checking out. We are proud to have a paper included in this issue.
To get started, here are some Soper Group highlights from the first ten months of 2011.
Welcome to the new Soper Group website. We are planning to use the blog format to keep you updated on the latest news and happenings from our lab. Stay tuned…