The Graves Research Group

Summer 2017: Rares, Mackinsey, Audra, and Henry

Research at the Interface of Inorganic,
Organic & Green Chemistries

Research activities in the Graves group are devoted to the development of novel aluminum complexes for application as catalysts. We have a specific interest in the synthesis of aluminum complexes of redox-active ligands across various oxidation states. These complexes aim to expand the utility of aluminum in catalysis by enabling novel reaction profiles. The catalytic application of the aluminum complexes we prepare are guided by an understanding of the electronic structure and fundamental reactivity patterns of the compounds, as well as theory.