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Research and teaching in Chemistry at Brown reflects Brown's innovative nature and is driven by the challenges of today's changing world. Discover how faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows collaborate to pursue scholarship across chemical fields and the interface of chemistry with biology, medicine, physics, and engineering.

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Recent Publications

"Probing the Nature of the Transition-Metal Boron Bonds and Novel Aromaticity in Small Metal-Doped Boron Clusters Using Photoelectron spectroscopy" T. T. Chen, L. F. Cheung, and L. S. Wang Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem 2022 doi.org/10.1146/annurev-physchem-082820-113041
""A General Design Strategy Enabling the Synthesis of Hydrolysis-Resistant, Water-stable Titanium(IV) Complexes." " Koller, A. J.; Saini, S.; Chaple, I. F.; Joaqui-Joaqui, M. A.; Paterson, B. M.; Ma, M. T.; BloKoller, A. J.; Saini, S.; Chaple, I. F.; Joaqui-Joaqui, M. A.; Paterson, B. M.; Ma, M. T.; Blowewer, P. J.; Pierre, V. C.; Robinson, J.R.; Lapi, S. E.; Boros, E. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2022 doi.org/10.1002/anie.202201211
"Pivoting to Remote Learning: An Inquiry-Based Laboratory Closed Gaps in Self-Efficacy and Science Identity Between Students from Underrepresented Groups and Their Counterparts" (L. A. Wilczek, M. Guerrero Martínez, K. B. Sreenivasan, and J. B. Morin) Journal of Chemical Education 2022 doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c0006
"Kinetic analysis of the effect of N-terminal acetylation on thymine DNA glycosylase" Tarantino, M. E., and Delaney, S. Biochemistry 2022 doi.org/10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00823
"Expanded Inverse-Sandwich Complexes of Lanthanum Borides: La2B10– and La2B11–" Z. Y.Jiang, T. T. Chen, W. J. Chen, W. L. Li, J. Li, and L. S. Wang J. Phys. Chem. A 2021 125 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c01149