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Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry hosts a seminar series during the academic year featuring presentations by individuals (students, faculty, and invited guests) discussing their research within the field of chemistry.  These presentations are free and open to the public.  

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Our Next Seminar:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - CP 350 - 3:30 PM

Chemistry of Divalent Lanthanides

Dr. Matthew J. Allen
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

Research in the Allen laboratory is focused on the lanthanide chemistry of contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and catalysts for aqueous asymmetric bond formation. Our studies involve the use coordination chemistry to influence the properties of the metals. Specifically, I will present our studies of the chemistry of divalent lanthanides coordinated by ligands called cryptates. We have found that derivatives of these ligands stabilize the relatively uncommon oxidation state of lanthanides (to the point that they can be used in mice) and lead to interesting magnetic and optical properties.


This Semester's Seminar Schedule:


Thursday, September 3, 2015 

Dr. Dennis G. Peters
Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

"Environmental Electrochemistry"



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dr. Patricia Lang and Dr. Tykhon Zubkov
Department of Chemistry, Ball State University.

"Externship at Element Laboratory-Daleville"

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dr. Matthew J. Allen
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

"Chemistry of Divalent Lanthanides"



Department of Chemistry
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 305
Muncie, IN 47306

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