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Recent News from the Schelter Group

Eric Elected 2022 AAAS Fellow

January 31, 2023

Eric and seven other Penn faculty members have been elected 2022 American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows! They are among more than 500 researchers honored for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.” Learn more here ->

Paper Accepted

January 5, 2023

We have a new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society!

“Synthesis and Characterization of a Bridging Cerium(IV) Nitride Complex.” Wilson, H. H.; Yu, X.; Cheisson, T.; Smith, P. W.; Pandey, P.; Carroll, P. J.; Minasian, S. G.; Autschbach, J.; Schelter, E. J.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023. In print. Read it here ->

Paper Accepted

December 15, 2022

We have a new paper in Inorganic Chemistry!

“Metalating 5-Methyl-2-[(2-nitrophenyl)amino]-3-thiophenecarbonitrile (ROY): Understanding the Denticity and Speciation of Complexes of the ROY Anion” Kumar, A.; Pandey, P.; Gau, M. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61 (51), 20785-20792. Read it here ->

Paper Accepted

November 3, 2022

We have a new paper in Organometallics!

“Synthesis, Electrochemical, and Computational Studies of Organocerium(III) Complexes with Ce–Aryl Sigma Bonds” Pandey, P.; Yu, X.; Panetti, G. B.; Lapsheva, E.; Gau, M. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Autschbach, J.; Schelter, E. J. Organometallics 2022. In print. Link

Schelter Group Wins 2022 Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize

October 31, 2022
Eric accepted the 2022 Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize in Geneva, Switzerland in October on behalf of his research team! (Read more)

Paper Accepted

9.29.22 – We have a new paper in RSC Advances!

“Harnessing magnetic fields for rare-earth complex crystallization–separations in aqueous solutions.” Kumar, A.; Geng, H.; Schelter, E. J. RSC Adv. 2022, 12 (43), 27895-27898. Link

Paper Accepted

9.19.22 – We have a new paper in Journal of the American Chemical Society!

“Actinide–Oxygen Multiple Bonds from Air: Synthesis and Characterization of a Thorium Oxo Supported by Redox-Active Ligands” Rupasinghe, D. M. R. Y. P.; Baxter, M. R.; Gupta, H.; Poore, A. T.; Higgins, R. F.; Zeller, M.; Tian, S.; Schelter, E. J.; Bart, S. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022144 (38), 17423-17431. Link

Paper Accepted

8.30.22 – We have a new paper in Accounts of Chemical Research!

“Coordination Chemistry-Driven Approaches to Rare Earth Element Separations” Higgins, R. F.; Ruoff, K. P.; Kumar, A.; Schelter, E. J. Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55 (18), 2616-2627. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

05.12.22 – We have a new paper in Chemical Science!

“Tantalum, easy as Pi: understanding differences in metal-imido bonding towards improving Ta/Nb separations” Weberg, A. B.; Chaudhuri, S.; Cheisson, T.; Uruburo, C.; Lapsheva, E.; Pandey, P.; Gau, M. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Schatz, G. C.; Schelter, E. J. Chem. Sci. 2022, in press. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

03.21.22 – We have a new paper in Organic Chemistry Frontiers!

“Light-Mediated Aerobic Oxidation of C(sp3)−H Bonds by a Ce(IV) Hexachloride Complex” Wang, Y-H.; Yang, Q.; Walsh, P.; Schelter, E. J. Org. Chem. Front. 2022, 9, 2612-2620. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

03.21.22 – We have a new paper in Chem Catalysis!

“Discovery and mechanistic investigation of photoinduced sp3 C–H activation of hydrocarbons by the simple anion hexachlorotitanate” Panetti, G. B.; Yang, Q.; Gau, M. R.; Carrol, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.;  Schelter, E. J. Chem Catalysis 20222, 1-14. Link

Paper Accepted

1.25.22 – We have a new paper in Chemical Science!

“Electronic structure studies reveal 4f/5d mixing and its effect on bonding characteristics in Ce-imido and -oxo complexes” Moreau, L. M.; Lapsheva, E.; Amaro-Estrada, J. I.; Gau, M. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Manor, B. C.; Qiao, Y.; Yang, Q.; Lukens, W. W.; Sokaras, D.; Schelter, E. J.; Maron, L.; Booth, C. H. Chem. Sci. 2022, In Press. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

12.20.21 – We have a new paper in Inorganic Chemistry!

“Selective Reduction of Niobium(V) Species to Promote Molecular Niobium/Tantalum Separation” Furigay, M. H.; Chaudhuri, S.; Deresh, S. M.; Weberg, A. B.; Pandey, P.; Carroll, P. J.; Schatz, G. C.;  Schelter, E. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 23-27. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

11.15.21 – We have a new paper in Journal of the American Chemical Society!

“A Metal-Free, Photocatalytic Method for Aerobic Alkane Iodonation” Hirscher, N. A.; Ohri, N.; Yang, Q.; Zhou, J.; Anna, J. M.; ; Schelter, E. J.; Goldberg, K. I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 19232-19267. Link

New Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

5.21.21 – We have a new paper in Science!

“Photocatalytic C–H activation and the subtle role of chlorine radical complexation in reactivity” Yang, Q.; Wang, Y.-H.; Qiao, Y.; Gau, M.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. Science 2021372, 847–852. Link

Paper Accepted

Paper Accepted

02.03.21 – We have a new paper in Chemical Science!

“Synthesis of an elusive, stable 2-azaallyl radical guided by electrochemical and reactivity studies of 2-azaallyl anions ” Panetti, G. B.; Carrol, P. J.; Gau, M. R.; Manor, B. C.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. Chem. Sci. 2021AcceptedLink

New Group Members

New Group Members

01.04.21 – We have two new group members in the lab. Welcome Brett Vincenzini and Christian Uruburo!

12.04.20 Paper

Paper Accepted

08.04.20 – We have a new paper in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers!

“A Hydrolytically Stable Ce(IV) Complex of Glutarimide-dioxime” Yang, Q.; Qiao, Y.; McSkimming, A.; Moreau, L. M.; Cheisson, T.; Booth, C. H.; Lapsheva, E.; Carrol, P.J.; Schelter, E. J. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2020, Accepted. Link

8.25.20 Paper

Paper Accepted

08.25.20 – We have a new paper in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering!

“Understanding Molecular Factors That Determine Performance in the Rare Earth (TriNOx) Separations System” Cole, B.E, Cheisson, T.; Nelson, J. J. M.; Higgins, R. F.; Gau, M. R.; Carroll, P.J.; Schelter, E. J. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 20208, 14786. Link

5.16.20 Paper

Paper Accepted

05.16.20 – We have a new paper in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics!

“Proton affinities of pertechnetate (TcO4) and perrhenate (ReO4)” Jian, J.; Barathan, E.; Cheisson, T.; Jian, T.; Lukens, W. W.; Davis, R. L.; Schelter, E. J.; Schreckenbach, G.; Gibson, J. K. Chem. Phys. Phys. Chem. 202022, 12403. Link

Get to know the group and our research with a video made for Penn Chemistry Visit Weekend 2021!