Although the primary focus of our laboratory involves vanadium chemistry, we are involved in several other research projects, all under the umbrella of “coordination chemistry”.
Tris His Enzyme Models
We have made a number of complexes with tris-imidazolyl ligands involving cobalt, nickel, copper, and zinc to model histidine-containing metalloproteins.
In collaboration with Dr. Al Herlinger at Loyola-Chicago, we have been investigating the X-ray crystal structures of bisphosphonates and bis-phosphonic esters that are synthesized in his laboratory. We have been examining the structural role of even and odd alkyl chain liner lengths.