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Daron Janzen to present research at awards symposium

Daron Janzen, assistant professor of chemistry, has been invited to present his research during an awards symposium at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society March 27-31, 2011, in Anaheim, CA. The symposium will honor his post-doctoral advisor, Greg Grant, of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

Janzen has published two research articles with Grant this year — Ruthenium(II) Thiacrown Complexes: Synthetic, Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, and Single Crystal X-ray Structural Studies of [Ru([15]aneS5)(Cl)](PF6) and Platinum group metal thiacrown complexes as precursors for self-assembly reactions — and several others with him within the last four years. 

"We have continued to collaborate," Janzen says, "and our fruitful work has also resulted in funds to pay for a student researcher at St. Kate's this next summer."

Janzen's presentation, "Electronic, steric, and anion control of solid-state luminescence in cyclometallated Platinum(II) complexes," will encompass the research work of three St. Kate's students over the past two years. The student work was funded by a 3M Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant through St. Kate's Center of Excellence for Women, Science and Technology.

The new student researcher will continue this work in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She would be involved in the synthesis and characterization of new systems with interesting solid-state luminescence properties for potential applications in molecular electronic materials. 

Sep. 27, 2010 by Pauline Oo

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