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University of Minnesota Duluth
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

PI: Paul Kiprof, Associate Fellow

Fluorescent Organoboron Compounds

This researcher is studying large boron-containing compounds that have use as light-emitting compounds. This project includes the study of the structures in solution and prediction of their light emission characteristics using time-dependent DFT methods (TDDFT) as implemented in the GAUSSIAN system and other program systems. The current focus is on luminescent compounds design using boron as a key element in the compounds studied. With the arrival of new versions of software, especially in the Gaussian system, it is hoped that one can make better predictions about spectroscopic properties of our compounds. The researcher will study substation effects and other modifications to the compounds that lead to shifting of the light emission range.