May
01

March & April Updates: COVID-19 Outbreak & Writing on Thesis

Hi all, Hope you’re stay safe and healthy. As the laboratories shut down in the beginning of March, I was not able to carry out more experiments for my honor project. A lot of things need to be done, but unfortunately I could not finish them up before leaving W&M. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19…
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Apr
09

Honor research update#2: Traveling in SE Asia

Hi everyone, The topic of this post is kind of irrelevant to my research, but it is still important since this travel experience truly open my view of this world. I got a chance with several schoolmates to travel around SE Asia, including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This 20-day tour was a brand-new experience…
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Apr
09

Honor Research update #1: Research done during last semester

Hi everyone, It has been a long while since my last post. I was busy at doing my in-lab research experiments together with some data gathering. Last semester, I spent the majority of my time synthesizing proposed ligands. One was successfully synthesized, and the other one was never coming out. Continuing the same results from…
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Aug
02

Summary of summer research progress—-ligand syntheses, complexation and cyclic voltammetry

Hi all, since summer research this year almost comes to end, I want to summarize my research progress. I spent most of my time synthesizing several different organic chemicals which could be utilized as ligands binding to metal centers (e.g. iron) to create catalytically active metal complexes. All organic syntheses are from published literatures. Until…
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Apr
10

Honor project introduction

Hi guys, I’m Jiashu Wang, a current junior majoring chemistry & minoring mathematics. My honor project is going to discovering several metal complexes as proton-reduction catalysts in Artificial Photosynthesis process. The significance here is finding both efficient and inexpensive catalysts to reduce protons into hydrogen gas which can be a considerable alternative energy resouce. Thanks…
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