Synthesis of iron, manganese, and ruthenium coordination complexes toward sustainable chemistry; organometallic chemistry; synthetic oxygenases; electrochemical, photochemical, and chemical small molecule activation studies; bio-inspired catalyst design
657 Natural Sciences Complex
Buffalo NY, 14260
Phone: (716) 645-4114
Fax: (716) 645-6963
Our group studies the coordination chemistry and reactivity of Mn, Fe, and Ru complexes with the goal of designing sustainable catalysts for chemically reversible transformations involving molecular hydrogen and other small molecules (e.g., O2, CO2, CO, N2, etc.). Another significant effort in my group is ligand design and synthesis of new coordination complexes where our main goal is to bring out the unique properties of various transition metals to enable new chemistry. These studies have been fruitful in uncovering unprecedented coordination modes, discoveries of unexpected catalyst formulations, and developing synthetic applications that use manganese catalysts.
Students who join the Lacy Lab will participate in activities that include the following: