Structural inorganic and organometallic chemistry; Crystallography; Bilingual chemical education
532 Natural Sciences Complex
Buffalo NY, 14260
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X-ray diffraction studies on organometallic and inorganic complexes, with emphasis on derivatives of metal carbonyl clusters and the binding of unusual organic fragments to transition metal centers; crystallographic disorder; hydrogen bonding; absolute configuration.
My research group was interested primarily in the determination of the molecular geometry of unusual organometallic molecules. Structural trends and variations in molecular systems are studied and related, where possible, to the formation and reactivity of the individual molecules. For complicated molecules (e.g., substitution products of small metal clusters and high-nuclearity metal clusters), an X-ray diffraction study is often the sole means of determining the stoichiometry and connectivity of the species. Areas of interest included: