The Delcamp Research Group

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Our Goals: The Delcamp Group is focused on understanding photon conversion processes for: 1) designing strong photoinduced oxidants to understand fundamental electron transfer processes in solution, at interfaces, and to drive chemical transformations, 2) generation of chemical fuels from molecular catalysts in solution and at surfaces, and 3) designing NIR/SWIR emissive small molecules. We employ advanced synthetic and molecular design strategies to design novel materials to probe light-matter interactions and the subsequent photonic, electron transfer, and chemical reactions that take place after excitation.

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Current Highlighted Discoveries and Announcements

Our latest collaborative work with the Watkin's Group in J. Mater. Chem. C! Davita's group really did the heavy lifting on this one. Electropolymerization chemistry is an exciting new area for us. We were happy to contribute and grow this collaboration. Look at that deep NIR absorption! Nice work Phillip! Best of luck in the new position at Susquehanna University. We are excited to see the new molecules you come up with. [link]

Jackie, Ivy, and Roberta’s latest finding on reversible binding CO2 molecules has just come out in ACS Omega! Congrats to Ivy on her first peer-reviewed paper! Thanks to Glake Hill’s team for the collaboration. [link]

Nice work Hunter Shirley and Nalaka Liyanage on the acceptance of their work in EurJIC. Thanks to the Tschumper and Hammer teams for a nice collaborative study. We are happy to show some of the unique mechanism of NHC-Re complexes in the photocatalytic conversion of CO2 compared to the classic Lehn catalyst. These two operate on different reduction waves which is curious and this report gets at what is going on. Hunter made a graphic for this that was selected for a Cover Feature. Nice work! [link]

"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard-enough problems. And that's a mistake."

                                                                                                                      - Frank Wilczek

Department of Chemistry,

University of Mississippi

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