Matthew Allen

Faculty Profile

Department Chair






Chem 243

Selected Publications

Ekanger, L. A.; Basal, L. A.; Allen, M. J.* The Role of Coordination Environment and pH in Tuning the Oxidation Rate of Europium(II). Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1145–1150

Tu, Y.-J.; Allen, M. J.; Cisneros, G. A.* Simulations of Water Exchange Dynamics on Lanthanide Ions in 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolim Ethyl Sulfate ([EMIm][EtSO4]) and Water. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 30323–30333.

White, S. A.; Piechocki, J. A., Jr.; Allen, M. J.* Building an Outstanding ACS Student Chapter. In Building and Maintaining Award-Winning ACS Student Member Chapters Volume 1: Holistic Viewpoints; Mio, M. J., Benvenuto, M. A., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1229; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016; Chapter 1, pp 1–14.

Jin, G.; Bailey, M. D.; Allen, M. J.* Unique Eu(II) Coordination Environments with a Janus Cryptand. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9085–9090.

Ekanger, L. A.; Mills, D. R.; Ali, M. M.; Polin, L. A.; Shen, Y.; Haacke, E. M.; Allen, M. J.* Spectroscopic Characterization of the +3 and +2 Oxidation States of Europium in a Macrocyclic Tetraglycinate Complex. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9981–9988.

Research Description

Aqueous lanthanide chemistry relevant to magnetic resonance imaging and catalysis.

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