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Lucia Lee

Assistant Professor

Inorganic, Organic and Supramolecular

Department of Chemistry

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Chernoff Hall, CHE513 (office), CHE339S (lab)
Department of Chemistry
90 Bader Lane
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Lab Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75688

Research Interests

My research is inspired by the need to apply the principals of green chemistry to the emerging field of main-group supramolecular interactions (known as secondary bonding/sigma-hole interactions), with potential applications ranging from materials to medicine.

Sigma-hole interactions are non-covalent interactions featuring main-group elements whose strength and directionality could be comparable to hydrogen bonds. I intend to integrate these unique interactions in metal-coordination chemistry, catalysis and chemical biology. In all cases, a σ-hole located on the heavy main-group element would serve a key role in guiding the assembly of these structures, as well as introducing the desired functionality indicated in each project.

Main-group Supramolecular Interactions in:
1) d-metal coordination chemistry
2) Catalysis
3) Chemical Biology