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Linkage Photoisomerization of SO2 Bound to Osmium

Submitted by Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:34

In this literature discussion, students are asked to explore the chemistry behind a eta-1 to eta-2 linkage photoisomer of sulfur dioxide bound to pentammine osmium. There are questions that tie to chemical structure and the nature of the two bonding modes of the ligand as well as an examination of the spectroscopic properties of the complex in the solid state. Two of the questions ask students to draw some conclusions based on their knowledge of periodic trends and the sigma donor ability of ligands.

Green Chemistry and Redox Flow Batteries

Submitted by Abby O'Connor / The College of New Jersey on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:56

This paper in Chemical Science written by Ellen Matson and co-workers describes a structure function approach to improving the properties of non-aqueous redox flow batteries based upon polyoxovanadate-alkoxides (POV-alkoxides). Given the importance of battery technology on society and sustainable chemistry, this article allows students to engage with a paper that could have broad implications in society.

Spring 2021 SLiThEr Schedule

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 14:10

Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one...

Final SLiTher of 2020 - Lucky Number 13

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:23

At this point I feel like any time you can say the final _____ of 2020, it is a cause for celebration. And the fact that the final SLiThEr of this year is #13 seems incredibly appropriate.

Upcoming SLiThEr Schedule

Submitted by Flo / Slytherin' State on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:36

SLiThEr #11 – Implementing Green Chemistry in the Inorganic Laboratory

Luminescence Properties of a Dysprosium(III) Complex

This literature discussion explores the physical structure, electronic structure, and luminescent properties of a lanthanide coordination complex (dysprosium) through discussion of “Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence, and Electroluminescence Properties of a New Dysprosium Complex,” Li et al. J. Phys. Chem.

Amanda Bowman / Colorado College Thu, 10/08/2020 - 18:15

These are a few of my favorite sites

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:15

An interesting discussion took place on the Discord last week (not on Discord - learn more here). The conversation was about Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) analysis and it mostly involved Anthony Fernandez, Lori Watson and Adam Johnson. But towards the end of that discussion, Kyle Grice jumped in with a great link to a site describing NBO. Although I wasn't that interested in learning more about NBO at that very moment, Kyle's link certainly found its way into my bookmarks.