Key research in the Department of Chemistry focuses on issues that affect the environment. Researchers are working on the creation of new energy efficient and environmentally friendly batteries; figuring out the impact nanoparticles have on the environment; and capturing excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These are just some of our scientists' important research initiatives.
November 24, 2015
First time ever: cryptand-encapsulated Co–O–Co unit
Minnesota researchers and others have, for the first time, isolated and characterized a unique linear Co-O-Co core encapsulated inside a cryptand ligand. Read More
November 20, 2015
New synthetic method enables substrate recognition by enzyme
Research into a new synthetic method for the synthesis of peptides containing C-Terminal cysteine esters is featured on the November 20, 2015, cover of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Read More