MOLECULAR SYNTHESIS FACILITY
The CHASE Molecular Synthesis Facility, led by Dr. Stephen Tereniak, supports CHASE’s Molecular Catalyst Synthesis & Evaluation Capability by supporting synthesis and characterization of molecular catalysts and assemblies with new linker technologies. This includes scale-up synthesis of benchmark catalysts needed to support ongoing projects in water oxidation and CO2 and N2 reduction. The synthesis capabilities supported by this facility also streamline research, preparing common starting reagents such as functionalized ligands. Equipment including an inert atmosphere glovebox, a microwave synthesis reactor, and a high-throughput column chromatography system enhance productivity and the quantity of purified molecular catalysts available to CHASE researchers.