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Peters Group Research Overview

Peters Group – About Us

Our synthetic studies in (bio)inorganic and organometallic chemistry emphasize catalysis, electrocatalysis, and fundamental mechanistic studies in longstanding areas of interest to us. These include reactions of biological significance (e.g., N2-to-NH3 conversion), transformations of significance to global sustainability and human health (e.g., solar fuels via electrocatalytic CO2 and N2 fixation), and the development of new and efficient photocatalytic methods for the synthesis of organic molecules (e.g., photoinduced, Cu-catalyzed C-heteroatom couplings). Within each area we prepare structurally unusual inorganic species that can feature fascinating electronic structures. Using a range of spectroscopies and accompanying theoretical studies, we map electronic structures alongside our studies of their corresponding reactivity patterns.

Diversity is very important to our group. We are committed to training and educating young chemists and to celebrating diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic diversity, diversity with respect to gender and sexual orientation, as well as religious diversity. If you are scientifically curious, especially about chemistry, we share a lot in common. Please explore our site and contact us if you are interested.