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The Hill Group

Welcome! We are a synthetic inorganic chemistry group at Auburn University working to develop new methods of controlling the reactivity of transition metal complexes.

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Our Research

Research in the Hill Group focuses on using long-range interactions to influence the reactivity of inorganic complexes. Long-range interactions can include not only through-bond effects via controlling ligand environment and electronic properties but also non-covalent interactions such as metal-ligand cooperativity or external electric fields. The manipulation of transition metal complexes via such interactions is essential to developing robust, effective, and sustainable catalysts for the future of energy and chemical synthesis. 

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