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February Section Meeting - Charles G. Riordan

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Wednesday February 26, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
DoubleTree 4727 Concord Pike, Rt 202 Wilmington, Delaware 19803  (map)

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Coordination Chemistry: Respiring on CO2, O2 and NOx

Dr. Charles G. Riordan (2013 Delaware Section Award Winner)

Vice Provost of Research and Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Delaware

Metalloproteins have evolved to perform a vast range of chemical transformations of intellectual and practical interest. Unlocking the principles of their fundamental structure-function properties offers the potential to utilize lessons learned to design efficient and cost effective catalysts in areas ranging from renewable energy to fine chemical synthesis. This lecture provides an overview of bioinorganic research in the Riordan laboratory along two fronts- biomimetic CO2 reduction by nickel complexes that involve organonickel intermediates in biocatalysis, and bioinspired O2 reduction by low valent nickel species. The former line of investigation has aided the understanding of carbon cycling by archaebacteria, which respire on CO2, whereas the latter studies have uncovered basic tenets of the structure-function relationship applicable to chemical synthesis. These studies have provided a fertile framework for the education and training of the next generation of chemists.

Date: February 26th, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Networking, Desserts and Drinks (cash bar)

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation and Q&A

Location: Doubletree

4727 Concord Pike, Rt 202

Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Cost: $5 (non-members welcome, bring a friend, includes dessert)


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2. E-mail delawareacs@gmail.com to receive a link to online registration

Members who are unable to register online should call Rakesh Nambiar at 302-695-2760