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, March 1, 2018 - 3:30PM, CP 253

New Class of Constrained Geometry Ligands for Applications in Catalysis

Mark Mason
University of Toledo

This presentation will introduce a new class of constrained geometry ligands under development in the Mason laboratory at the University of Toledo. The presentation will include a brief overview of the history of olefin polymerization catalysis, the impact of single-site and constrained geometry catalysts on polyolefin properties, and the importance and role of the methylaluminoxane (MAO) co-catalysts. The synthesis and characterization of a few representative ligands and metal complexes from our new class of patented constrained geometry catalysts will be discussed, as will the results of a recent NSF I-Corps customer discovery project aimed at identifying potential commercial applications of these new ligands.


Spring 2018 Semester Seminar Schedule

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mark Mason
University of Toledo

"New Class of Constrained Geometry Ligands for Applications in Catalysis"


Friday, April 6, 2018

Gregory S. Girolami
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign