Our new paper published in J. Phys. Chem. A. combines broadband transient absorption spectroscopy with complementary ab initio calculations to explore the kinetics of the reactions of the simplest Criegee intermediate with a series of alcohols. The results of this study provide new insights into trends in Criegee reactivity.
You can read the paper here: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09773
Last Saturday, Liz was hooded by Craig as a (soon-to-be) Doctor of Philosophy! The ceremony was held at the Bren Events Center and honored the hard work and achievements of the class of 2017. Craig did a great job with the hooding (no hats were knocked off!) and everyone’s efforts were rewarded with a champagne reception following the event.
Craig, Liz, and Dean Janda
Unofficially an official PhD!
Liz gives the experience two thumbs up!
Last week Craig and Sara traveled to Chicago for the 10th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. This 4-day conference featured talks from many different areas of research including pyrolysis, catalysis, and atmospheric chemistry.
Sara presented a poster on the reactions of the simplest Criegee intermediate with inorganic acids and alcohols:
They also had many opportunities to try the fantastic food Chicago has to offer, and highly recommend the cheeseburger with egg and bacon at Au Cheval.
They also visited The Bean!