Minnesota has one of the largest inorganic faculties in the country, offering students a broad choice of research topics. We are a recognized leader in areas as diverse as bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and inorganic materials. A shared area of continued interest is the application of modern synthetic methods toward the preparation of new compounds that may be useful as catalysts, photocatalysts, solid state materials, chemical vapor deposition agents, or reagents for organic synthesis. Our researchers gain hands-on experiences with cutting-edge instrumentation housed in our department's outstanding facilities.
Some of our research topics include:
- bioinorganic chemistry,
- materials chemistry,
- metal clusters,
- solid-state chemistry,
- environmental chemistry and solar energy conversion,
- coordination chemistry,
- structural and stereochemical studies,
- main group chemistry,
- electronic and magnetic properties of metal complexes,
- electron transfer, and
- substitution reactions.