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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

zntp(sqnn)-line

zntp(sqnn)

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

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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

co(sq)2(4cnpy)2-line

co(sq)2(4cnpy)2-struc

 

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).

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