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The Teets Group, established in 2014, studies mechanistic inorganic chemistry, catalysis, and photochemistry. Please visit our pages to learn more about the group members and our research.

Teets Group, March 2018

Pictured left to right: Ge Mu, Burny Lai, Evanta Kabir, Hanah Na, Mina Song, Tom Teets, Louise Cañada, Ku Sun Choung, Jong-Hwa Shon

Recent News

July 2018: Burny's paper on champion red-emitting cyclometalated iridium complexes is accepted for publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats to Burny on her first paper in the group, with an assist from Jiming Bao's group in the UH College of Engineering and Thomas Gray's group at CWRU.

July 2018: Ge Mu's paper on homoleptic platinum azo-iminate complexes,prepared by reductive cleavage of formazanates, appears in Inorganic Chemistry. Thanks to our collaborators in the Kadish and Wu groups for their help!

June/July 2018: High-school student Noah Bryce joins the group through the Welch Summer Scholars Program. In a very successful four weeks Noah worked on iridium formazanate complexes.

May 2018: Hanah's paper on cyclometalated iridium complexes with acyclic diaminocarbene ancillary ligands appears online in Journal of the American Chemical Socitey. Some innovative "on-complex" syntheses and impressive blue emission - give it a read!

May 2018: The accolades keep piling up for Hanah, who was awarded a Professor Jay K. Kochi Graduate Fellowship, the top graduate research award in the Department of Chemistry. Congrats!

April 2018: Tom's book review is published online in ChemPhotoChem.

March 2018: Congrats to Hanah, who was selected by the International Precious Metals Institute to receive the Sabin metal Ron Bleggi Student Award!

November 2017: Jong-Hwa's paper on potent cyclometalated iridium photoreductants is published online in Inorganic Chemistry. Excited-state redox potentials, Stern-Volmer plots, electron transfer kinetics, and more!

November 2017: Ku Sun, Din, and Richard's paper on platinum complexes of fluorinated β-Diketiminate ligands appears in Inorganic Chemistry. Check it out if you're interested in unusual ligand binding modes, redox-active ligands, and luminescence.

November 2017: Undergraduate chemistry major Mina Song joins the Teets group. Welcome!

September 2017: Tom is selected as the recipient of the 2017 ACS Greater Houston Section Younger Chemist Award.