Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Brown University

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 Electronic Structure and Bond Dissociation of SO3 and SO3– using High-Resolution Cryogenic Photoelectron Imaging" D. F. Yuan, Tarek Trabelsi, Y. R. Zhang, J. S. Francisco, and L. S. Wang J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022 133 doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c04698
"Defining the HIV Capsid Binding Site of Nucleoporin 153" Shunji Li, Jagdish Patel, Jordan Yang, Angela Crabtree, Brenda Rubenstein, Peik Lund-Andersen, F. Ytreberg, and Paul Rowley mSphere 2022
"Synthesis of Double Perovskite and Quadruple Perovskite Nanocrystals through Post-Synthetic Transformation Reactions" H. Yang, T. Cai, L. Dube, O. Chen. Chemical Science 2022 doi.org/10.1039/D2SC00574C
"Selective Semihydrogenation of Polarized Alkynes by a Gold Hydride Nanocluster" J. Dong, J. R. Robinson, Z. H. Gao, L. S. Wang Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022 144 10.1021/jacs.2c05046
"Error Cancellation in Diffusion Monte Carlo Calculations of Surface Chemistry" Iyer, G. and B.M. Rubenstein The Journal of Physical Chemistry 2022 doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2206.00729