Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

iluc

Vlad Iluc2

Capabilities

Inorganic / Organometallic synthesis:

•Complex organic ligands
•Homogenous organometallic catalytic species

Characterization:

• multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography
•UV-vis-NIR, IR, EPR, Mossbauer, X-ray absorption

Reactivity:

• kinetics
•DFT calculations

Current Energy Research

Frustrated metal-ligand interaction for C-H activation

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Metal-ligand cooperation: water activation via H-atom abstraction

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Potential SEI Research

Water Activation

•Use of hydrogen atom transfer processes between ligands for water (and other substrates) activation

C-H bond functionalization

•Use frustrated ligand-metal bonds to lower the activation energy of C-H bonds

Functionalization of alkanes: alkenes, alcohols