Inorganic Chemistry

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Inorganic chemistry encompasses a wide range of molecular and materials research

Inorganic chemistry research at McMaster encompasses a wide range of molecular and materials research. Some research groups study the synthesis and characterization of unique high oxidation-state fluorides and noble-gas compounds, while others focus on ligand design and the syntheses of new organometallic catalysts. We study the development of organometallic precursors and reactions for thin film deposition, new solid state materials for thermoelectric and magnetocaloric applications. Other areas of exploration include supramolecular structures assembled using heavy main-group element interactions, radiolabeled compounds for medical imaging and treatment, and development and study of new electric vehicle battery and fuel cell materials. Our research approach blends applied and exploratory goals, in combination with in-depth understanding derived from detailed structural, bonding, computational and reactivity studies.

  • Organometallic catalysts and precursors
  • Radiolabeled compounds
  • Solid state materials
  • Thin film deposition
  • High oxidation-state fluorides
  • Supramolecular structures

Our researchers:

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology | McMaster University has 6 registered members
David Emslie
Professor
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Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Inorganic Synthesis, Ligand Design, Reactivity Studies and Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition

Gillian Goward
Professor and Chair
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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of Materials for Alternative Energy Storage & Conversion; Lithium Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells

Yurij Mozharivskyj
Professor
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Thermoelectric materials; magnetocaloric phases; inorganic phosphors for temperature sensing.

Gary Schrobilgen
Professor
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Fluorine, noble gas, main group and transition metal chemistry; radiochemistry

John Valliant
Professor
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Medicinal inorganic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry

Ignacio Vargas-Baca
Associate Professor
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Supramolecular
Main-Group Chemistry: New Materials and Functional Multimolecular Assemblies
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