The relationships between structure, properties and reactivities of molecules are important for the fundamental understanding of chemical systems and processes. These relationships are the general focus of Dr. Keehn's research efforts. The lab synthesizes and studies molecules with unusual architecture or unique physical and/or chemical properties in order to better understand the novel structures, the causes for their unique characteristics and the general limitations of carbonaceous materials. Ultimately, the lab hopes to obtain a better comprehension of the properties of atoms and molecules in order to have a better understanding of chemical substances and in order to make more useful materials.
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