Department of Chemistry  |  University of Saskatchewan

Scott Research Group

About us

Our research lies in the fascinating world of nanoscale materials, in which the properties and chemistry of materials can change with size.

Current interests include:

  • The rational design and characterization of metallic bimetallic clusters and nanoparticles for selective catalysis (alcohol oxidations, hydrogenations, C-C coupling),
  • in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy and total scattering analysis of catalysts at the Canadian Light Source
  • Studies of the synthesis of materials and nanoparticle catalysts in ionic liquid solvents,
  • Chemistry and catalysis with atom-precise monolayer protected clusters