Richeson Research Group 


Darrin Richeson

Inorganic, Solid State, and Organometallic Chemistry


  • Position: Professor
  • Education: Ph.D. (Cornell)
  • Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 6074
  • Fax: (613) 562-5170
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Specific Topics:

As inorganic chemists we have at our disposal all of the elements of the periodic table. We take advantage of this freedom in our efforts to design, synthesize, and explore the reactivity of inorganic and organometallic complexes with the goals of: (1) discovering novel catalytic and stoichiometric chemical transformations, (2) designing novel species for molecular imaging of cells and tissues using Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, and (3) employing these complexes as molecular precursors in non-traditional routes to solid state materials.

Students in my group are exposed to a wide array of topics in organometallic, inorganic and solid state chemistry. Design and synthesis of fundamentally interesting, catalytically active and application oriented compounds form the central effort of our research program. We employ a variety of spectroscopic techniques (e.g.  multinuclear NMR), thermal analysis and diffractometry in order to characterize the materials we prepare.

Highly motivated, inventive students interested in a multidisciplinary environment are encouraged to apply.

Recent Publications

Group Pictures

Teaching: CHM 8302 2010

CHM 8343 Fall 2007

CHM 4313 Winter 2003