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John F. Corrigan

Johanna M. Blacquiere

Contact Information

Title: Professor
Office: Rm 16 ChB,
Lab: 14/15 ChB
Phone (Office): ext 86387
Phone (Lab): ext 86285
E-mail: corrigan@uwo.ca

Inorganic Teaching Division

Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Materials

Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

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B.Sc. (University of Toronto); Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)



The research program in the Corrigan group is based on the development of molecular inorganic synthesis with a primary focus on the assembly of mixed d block metal-main group polynuclear complexes. The research program focuses on the design of new reagents for the assembly of metal containing molecular species, which include nanometer sized, semiconductor architectures with specialized properties (functionalization). The functionalities are incorporated into (or onto) the frameworks via a “molecular precursor approach” whereby small molecules are designed, prepared and integrated into higher order structures via controlled assembly. The preparation of such well-defined (re: size, shape and composition) results in molecular architectures with size-dependent properties and potential applications in areas encompassing energy (eg. photovoltaics), medicine (eg. bio-labels) and catalysis. Research in our laboratory works within a continuum of molecule to cluster to nanomaterial.


Selected Publications