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Welcome to the Frost Research Group

Frost Research Group December 2011

Frost Group December 2011: (Left to Right)
Wei-Chih, LingLee, BJF, Jason, Ralph, Jeremiah, Jocelyn, Kathryn


About the Group:

We are interested in the synthesis, structure, and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic complexes with emphasis on those applicable to catalysis. Our research program encompasses a wide range of interests including: Organometallic chemistry, Coordination chemistry, Green chemistry, Catalysis in alternative media, Kinetic and mechanistic studies, Ligand design and synthesis (organic synthesis).

Currently our group is working on projects involving the synthesis and characterization of new water-soluble phosphines and exploring the catalytic activity of water-soluble inorganic and organometallic complexes derived from these phosphines. Our group tries to bring together aspects of inorganic, organic, and organometallic chemistry. Techniques used in the laboratory include, but are not limited to, infrared (particularly in situ IR), UV-vis, and NMR (1H, 13C, 31P) spectroscopies, as well as X-ray crystallography and computational chemistry.

Group Announcements:


Janurary 2012:
  • Congratulations to Wei-Chih for his paper in Green Chemistry!

  • December 2011:
  • Congratulations to Dr. Wei-Chih Lee!

  • December 2009:
  • Congratulations to Dr. Radhika Nair!

  • July 2008:
  • The group is happy to announce that Prof. Frost has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.

  • May 2008:
  • Congraulations to Jennifer Harkreader who was awarded the 2008 Chemistry Department TA award!

  • March 2008:
  • The group is pround to announce that Prof. Frost has been awarded the 2008 Outstanding Undergradute Research Mentor Award!
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  • Thanks to all the current and former undergradaute students!

  • December 2007:
  • Congratulations to undergraduate Steve Johnson who received his B.S. in chemistry

  • November 2007:
  • The Frost lab is pleased to welcome Dr. Taeho Kim and graduate students Saranya Chatterjee and Jason Weeden to the group.
  • The group would also like to welcome former undergradute Phil Gingrich home from Iraq!

  • June 2007:
  • The Group is pleased to welcome REU student Jessica Vellucci. Jessica joins us this summer from Western Washington University. She will be working with Gene Wong on the synthesis of new phosphine derivatives.

  • May 2007:
  • Congratulations to Dr. Charles Mebi who has become the first Frost group Ph.D. Charles will join the groups of Profs. Lichtenberger and Glass at the University of Arizona as a postdoctoral research associate beginning June 2007.
  • Congratulations to Charles Mebi for being awarded the Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student award at the 2007 Honor the Best Ceremony.
  • Congratulations to group members Gene Wong, Travis Norton, and Carolyn Bautista who received their B.S. degrees in Chemsitry.
  • Good luck to Gene Wong who will enter the Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin!

  • April 2007:
  • Congratulations to Charles Mebi for successfully defending his Ph.D. Dissertation!

  • February 2007:
  • The group is proud to announce that Prof. Frost has been awarded an NSF-CAREER award!

  • November 2006:
  • The Frost group would like to welcome graduate student Wei-Chih Lee.

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