Suzanne C. BartAssistant Professor—Inorganic Chemistry
Office: BRWN 4170D
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Catalytic transformations play a crucial role in society, including the large-scale production of commodity chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials via transition metal catalysis. Understanding how the active species in catalytic processes work is the key to their future development. The central theme in our group focuses on examining the role of the electronic structure of metal complexes, pre-catalysts and catalytically active species in their reactivity towards small, industrially relevant molecules. The core of our program involves chemical synthesis, including ligand design, new metal complexes, and potential pre-catalysts and intermediates involved in catalytic processes. A wide range of techniques are employed for this synthetic effort, including standard benchtop chemistry for ligands and air- and moisture-sensitive manipulations using gloveboxes and vacuum lines for organometallic complexes. Traditional methodology will be used for complex screening to determine potential catalytic activity, and the electronics of each system will be probed using techniques such as multinuclear NMR, IR, EPR, and electronic absorption spectroscopies as well as X-ray diffraction, electrochemistry, and magnetic studies.
EducationB.S., 2001, University of Delaware; Ph.D., 2006, Cornell University; Postodoctoral Fellow, 2006-2008, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
- Bart, S.C.; Meyer, K., Highlights in Uranium Coordination Chemistry. Structure and Bonding, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2008 , online, .
- Bart, S.C.; Meyer, K., Ligands for Small Molecule Activation. Advances in Inorganic Chemistry 2008 , In Press, .
- Bart, S. C.; Lobkovsky, E.; Bill, E.; Wieghardt, K.; Chirik, P. J., Neutral-Ligand Complexes of Bis(imino)pyridine Iron: Synthesis, Structure, and Spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry 2007 , 46, 7055-7063.
- Bart, S.C.; Bowman, A.C.; Lobkovsky, E.; Chirik, P.J, Iron Diazoalkane Chemistry: N-N Bond Hydrogenation and Intramolecular Alkane Dehydrogenation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007 , 129, 7212-7213.