11/20/13 - The Shultz Group welcomes its newest member, David Daley. David earned his B.S. from Colorado State University and was engaged in research in the laboratory of Prof. Matthew Shores.
11/18/13 - Our paper showing the superexchange contribution to beta in oligo(para-phenylene)- and oligo(2,5-thiophene)-bridged D-B-As is published in JACS!
10/4/13 - Our paper describing superexchange pi-pathways in cross conjugated D-B-As is published in JACS!
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.
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 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.