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The Shultz group examines relationships between molecular structure of paramagnetic molecules and their properties, so-called “magneto-structural correlations.”  Such studies are important first steps in the design of molecules for spintronics (spin-based electronics) and for understanding and controlling electron transfer/transport events in general.
We thank the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their continued support of our research!

Recent Events

4/16/15 - Congratulations to Tich on his paper published in Inorganic Chemistry!

11/19/14 - Dave to co-chair a Telluride Science Research Center workshop entitled, "Zero-Field Spin Effects in Molecular Systems," June 23-27, 2015.
Workshop description, venue and meeting details.
Full listing of 2015 TSRC workshops and conferences.

10/25/14 - The Shultz Group welcomes its two newest members, Patrick Hewitt and David Russell!

Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Biradicals



Donor-Bridge-Acceptor (D-B-A) biradicals can provide us electronic coupling information across organic bridge fragments. There have been promising approaches for integration of D-B-A molecules into solar energy conversion electrochemical cells, application for nano-scale molecular electronics, as well as understanding the fundamentals of Donor-Acceptor interactions.

Excited State Dynamics of Photogenerated Biradicals


Photogenerated biradicals show promise for extending excited state lifetimes making them interesting for electron transfer mechanisms and potentially useful for solar energy purposes.

Cobalt Based Valence Tautomers




Cobalt based valence tautomers have a unique stability through their hs-CoII and ls-CoIII forms that make them ideal for spin-dependant electron transport in devices (spintronics).


Our work on valence tautomers has spawned numerous collaborations around the world.