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Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium

Probing actinide-ligand interactions by EPR spectroscopy

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Eric Mcinnes, The University of Manchester presents: Probing actinide-ligand interactions by EPR spectroscopy.

  • From: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: CTL LT3, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Eric Mcinnes, The University of Manchester presents: Probing actinide-ligand interactions by EPR spectroscopy.

Abstract

Our understanding of the bonding regimes in actinide (5f) materials lags behind that of the rest of the Periodic Table. However, this has become an increasingly important topic as early actinide (particularly uranium) chemistry has developed. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy methods, being specifically sensitive to the environment of unpaired electrons, should be powerful tools to probe actinide-ligand interactions but have rarely been used beyond classic studies of doped mineral lattices in the 1970s. In this lecture I will summarise recent work on molecular actinide species including Th(III), U(III) and U(V) coordination and organometallic complexes.

Bio

Eric is an expert in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy (also known as Electron Spin Resonance, ESR) methods, and their application to the characterisation of inorganic materials. These, and complementary techniques including magnetometry, have been applied widely to problems in p, d and f-block chemistry.

Hosted by Dr Nitin Seetohul & Dr Sophie Benjamin

All welcome

For enquires please contact Dr Sophie Benjamin

Location details

Room/Building:

CTL LT3, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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