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  • Chemistry Family 2016

    Chemistry Family 2016

  • Chernoff Main Hall

    Chernoff Hall - Home of the Department of Chemistry

  • Chernoff Hall lounge area

    Chernoff Hall lounge area

  • Lecture taking place in Chernoff

    Lecture taking place in Chernoff

  • Equipment in the Mass Spectrometry Lab

    Equipment in the Mass Spectrometry Lab

  • Equipment in the Nuclear Magnetic Reaction Lab

    Equipment in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab

  • Equipment in the Surface Analysis Lab

    Equipment in the Surface Analysis Lab

  • Equipment in the X-ray Crystallography Lab

    Equipment in the X-ray Crystallography Lab

Department Spotlight


An Announcement from the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that the new Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Green Chemistry, starting in January, will be Philip Jessop.

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Seminar Series


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    Friday, January 20, 2017
    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Garnet Chan

    Princeton University

     

    Quantum chemistry: where we are and where we are going

    Abstract (PDF, 4 KB)

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    Friday, January 27, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Zhijun Li - PhD Student
    Supervisor: H. Horton

     

    Self-Assembled N-heterocyclic Carbene Monolayers on Gold as a Feasible and Tunable Platform for Designing Biosensor Surfaces

    Abstract (PDF, 233 KB)

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    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Start time: Noon

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Gonzalo Cosa
    McGill University

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    Friday, February 3, 2017

    McRae Lecture

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117
     

    Don Tilley
    University of California

     

    Highly Oxidized Metal Species in Water Splitting and Solar Fuels Production

    Abstract (PDF, 200 KB)

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    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Synlett/Synthesis Lecture

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Alison Frontier

    University of Rochester

     

    Stereocontrolled Reactions for Complex Molecule Synthesis

    Abstract (PDF, 171 KB)

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    Friday, February 17, 2017
    PhD Departmental Seminar
    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Mona Ashrafkhorasani - PhD Student
    Supervisor: A. Petitjean

News & Events


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    Stan Brown, receives the Graduate Supervision Award during Fall Convocation.

     

    Stan Brown receiving the Graduate Supervision Award

    From left are: Principal Daniel Woolf; Chancellor Jim Leech; Rector Cam Yung; and Brenda Brouwer. Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)

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    2016 QCIC events and Homecoming a great success!

     QCIC Event

    To see more photos from Homecoming, click here

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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Sir Fraser Stoddart, who is the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, has been a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Queen’s Chemistry Department from 1967-1970. During this time he was in the group of Prof. J.K. Jones, but was effectively supervised by Walter Szarek, who had been hired only a year earlier. It was Walter Szarek who directed Stoddart’s research interests from carbohydrate chemistry (Jones’ work) to the, then new, area of macrocycle synthesis and chemistry. As Walter said: “… and the rest is history…” [The photo shows Szarek and Stoddart in 1979]

    Sir Fraser Stoddart & Walter Szarek

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    Convocation 2016: Congratulations to all graduates!

    Gillian Mackey, Steve Walker, Annica Freytag and John Saunders obtained their degrees on November 16, 2016

    Students at Convocation

Research Spotlight


Members of the Liu group have been highlight by ACS Chemical & Engineering News!

Congratulations to graduate students Zijie Wang and Shuaishuai Huang of the Liu group. Their recent paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition has been highlighted by the ACS Chemical & Engineering News.  This paper describes how to graft a single polymer in one reaction step unto fibres of cotton fabrics to yield a filter that not only breaks emulsions but also separates de-emulsified oil from water.

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