Our research is devoted towards establishing new synthetic avenues, structural understanding, and applications for inorganic and organomimetic clusters and assemblies. We focus on the development of an extensive and versatile synthetic toolbox, allowing for the functionalization of various 3D cluster motifs (polyhedral boranes and carboranes), polyoxometallates (POMs) and several other main group cluster species. We are currently working on new ligand platforms with unique electronic and steric features, stable inorganic radicals, solid-state materials, new reagents for synthetic organic chemistry and atomically precise nanosized molecules used to selectively bind biomolecules. These research efforts will reveal novel and potentially useful solutions to important problems across several fields, including: catalysis, energy storage and protein recognition and labeling.
Spokoyny Group, December 2018. Photo Credit: Penny Jennings.
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