1FLO: Introduction to Borylene Ligands (Braunschweig)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 09:55
Description

This literature discussion LO was created for the ACS National Award Winners 2024 collection. Dr. Holger Braunschweig was the recipient of the 2024 M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry. This LO is based on a figure from the article "Transition metal borylene complexes" published in Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 3197. DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35510a.

Using MOF and zeolite nanoparticles to produce microporous water (Mason)

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 13:01
Description

In fall 2023, Jarad Mason from Harvard University was awarded the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry for his contributions to the fields of phase-change materials, microporous materials, and materials chemistry.  In this literature discussion, students will examine his recent paper “Microporous water with high gas solubilities," Nature 2022, 608, 712-718 which is related to that work.

National ACS Award Winners 2024 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 06:58

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2024 who conduct research related to inorganic chemistry.

The list of award winners included in this collection are shown below. (* denotes learning object pending) The LO for V. Sara Thoi is a problem set and visible only to VIPEr accounts with faculty privileges.

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New Members of the Class of [Fe(CN)x(CO)y] Compounds (Koch)
Description

This LO was written by the IONiC Leadership Council to celebrate Steve Koch as the recipient of the 2024 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry. Steve has been a major supporter of the IONiC community since its inception. This LO is based on the article New Members of the Class of [Fe(CN)x(CO)y] Compounds. published in Inorganic Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/ic015604y).

Barbara Reisner / James Madison University Mon, 03/11/2024 - 17:23
Enthalpic and entropic contributions to metal ion binding in a metalloprotein (Austin)
Description

This LO is part of the 2024 series for national ACS award winners.  This particular LO focuses on a collaborative paper from the winner of the 2024 ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, sponsored by Research Corporation (Rachel Narehood Austin). The award was given "for contributions to our understanding of the bioinorganic chemistry of alkane oxidation and metal binding to neurologically important metallothionein and for the development of heterogeneous catalysts." This literature discus

Rachel Narehood Austin / Barnard College, Columbia University Mon, 03/04/2024 - 08:01
SLiThEr #58: Embracing the maker culture in chemistry research and instruction
Description

BoB LeSuer (Associate Professor at SUNY - Brockport and President of IBiB) discusses using a maker space for teaching chemistry. Topics include: digital fabrication of pedagogical materials (models and periodic tables); instrumentation (potentiostat and liquid dispenser); and upcycling plastics into functional materials. Of special interest to this group will be work BoB has done on making the ICE solid state model kits available to anyone!

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:43

Lewis Base Stabilized Dichlorosilylene (Roesky)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Wed, 02/21/2024 - 15:08
Description

This literature discussion LO was created for the ACS National Award Winners 2024 collection. Dr. Herbert Roesky was the recipient of the 2024 Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry. This LO is based on the article "Lewis Base Stabilized Dichlorosilylene" published in Angewandte Chemie 2009, 121, 5793-5796.

SLiThEr #57: What to do when your published results are questioned?

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 02/13/2024 - 15:19
Description

This was the 57th SLiThEr, presented by Dr. George Stanley, retired professor from LSU. It was a very interesting story and would be a valuable lesson to students about proper characterization and working with challenging and paramagnetic systems.