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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

04/15/14 - Congratulations to Tich on his paper "Ligand Control of Donor-Acceptor Excited State Lifetimes" being accepted to Inorg. Chem.!

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!

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.