Catalysis is central to solving some of the grand sustainability challenges of our day. Research efforts in our group will focus on the development of new classes of catalysts based on atomically precise, multimetallic architectures. Projects will span synthetic, structural, mechanistic, and reactivity studies using a range of techniques, including spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, and rigorous anaerobic techniques for the manipulation of air-sensitive compounds. Modern tools will be leveraged and developed from other areas to impact inorganic synthesis and catalyst development, leading to accelerated discovery and expanded innovation.
Le, L.; Bailey, G. A.; Scott, A. G.; Agapie, T. Partial Synthetic Models of FeMoco with Sulfide and Carbyne Ligands: Effect of Interstitial Atom in Nitrogenase Active Site. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2021, 118, e2109241118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2109241118
Bailey, G. A.; Buss, J. A.; Oyala, P. H.; Agapie, T. Terminal, Open-Shell Carbide and Carbyne Complexes: Spin Delocalization and Ligand Noninnocence. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 13091–13102. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c03806
Bailey, G. A.; Agapie, T. Terminal Carbide and Carbyne Reactivity: H2 Cleavage, B–C Bond Activation, and C–C Coupling. Organometallics 2021, 40, 2881–2887. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00336
Gwen Bailey University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431