Electron Density Studies of Metal-Organic Complexes

PhD defence, Tuesday 18 April 2017. Maja Krüger Thomsen.

2017.04.18 | Steffi Hjerrild Iversen

Maja Krüger Thomsen

During her studies, Maja Krüger Thomsen probed the electronic system in metal-organic complexes exhibiting unusually low metal oxidation states and coordination numbers. The crystalline samples of such compounds are highly air and moisture sensitive, which complicates their physical characterization. The interesting properties and the related applications have, nevertheless, encouraged researchers to put a huge amount of work into the characterization of such species. Maja Krüger Thomsen combined single-crystal X-ray diffraction and theoretical calculations to gain fundamental chemical insight about these complexes.

The research contributes to the understanding of the chemical bonding, electronic and magnetic properties in these species.

The Ph.d. degree was completed at the Department of Chemistry, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the Ph.d. student.

Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1514, room 213, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Electron Density Studies of Molecular Compounds
Contact information: Maja Krüger Thomsen, e-mail: maja@chem.au.dk, tel.: +45 87155338, +45 26272142
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Claude Lecomte, The laboratory of Crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Modelling, University of Lorraine and CNRS, France.
Professor Ángel Martin Pendás, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, University of Oviedo, Spain.
Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt (chair), Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Main supervisor:
Dr. Jacob Overgaard, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Language: The Ph.d. dissertation will be defended in English.

The defense is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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