Campus Directory: Paul Hayes

University of Lethbridge

Paul Hayes
Faculty
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: E870 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2313
Email:

Degrees

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Chemistry); Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry)

Expertise

Organometallic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Catalysis, Synthesis, Early transition metal chemistry, Late transition metal chemistry, Polymerization, Green chemistry, Air sensitive chemistry

Research Areas

Catalysis, Synthesis, Organometallic chemistry, Environmentally friendly materials, Hydrocarbon functionalization, Biocompatible polymers, Early main group chemistry, Early transition metal chemistry, New chemical transformations, Unusual oxidation states, Lanthanide chemistry, Green chemistry

Previous Research Areas

Catalysis, Synthesis, Organometallic chemistry, Early transition metal chemistry, Late transition metal chemistry, New chemical transformations, Main group chemistry, Olefin polymerization, Metal silylene (M=Si) complexes

Selected Publications

http://people.uleth.ca/~p.hayes/research_publications.php

In The Media

Southern Alberta Magazine, "Cream of the Crop", Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010, Pg 30-31.

CAUT Bulletin, "CAFA Honours Two Academics", Volume 57, Issue 8, 2010, Pg A8.

The Legend, "Finding the Right Equation", Volume 10, Issue 2, 2010, Pg 1.

Research Interests

Research in the Hayes group involves the synthesis of high-energy and reactive inorganic molecules for application in new chemical transformations and catalysis. Three unique projects directly address this goal. The first involves the preparation of novel tridentate pincer ligands to support low-valent complexes and metal main-group multiple bonding within lanthanide and group 3 metals. Another project tackles the challenge of preparing new materials that are both biodegradable and biocompatible through the use of discrete alkaline earth metal complexes. The third project is tailored toward the catalytic functionalization of hydrocarbons and small molecule activation. Students within the Hayes group will learn inert atmosphere methodologies (high-vacuum, Schlenk and glove-box) and characterize new compounds using a wide array of spectroscopic techniques (multinuclear NMR, IR, UV-Vis, ESR), Mass Spectrometry, X-ray crystallography and analytical methods.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Catalytic Functionalization of Hydrocarbons and Other Small Molecules: Toward The Development of New Materials, Pharmaceuticals and Agricultural Compounds from Peterochemical Byproducts Alberta Ingenuity, $288,000, 2009-12.

Paul G. Hayes
Glove Box: An Essential Tool for the Hayes Group Research Program Lethbridge Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Research Tools and Instruments Grant (NSERC), $52,833, 2007.

Paul G. Hayes, University of Lethbridge
Highly Reactive Molecules for New Chemical Transformations and Catalysis: Design, Synthesis and Applications Lethbridge University of Lethbridge Start-up Grant, $80,000, 2006-08.

Paul G. Hayes, University of Lethbridge
Organometallic Complexes for Application in New Chemical Transformations and Catalysis Lethbridge Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant (NSERC), $70,050, 2007-10.

Paul G. Hayes, University of Lethbridge
Research Facility for Organometallic Chemistry, Catalyst Development and New Material Synthesis Lethbridge Canada Foundation for Innovation, $297,802, 2007-08.

Paul G. Hayes, University of Lethbridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Synthesis and Mechanism of Catalytic Hydrosilation by Late Metal Silylene Compounds. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Award. (NSERC) 2006
Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of b-Diketiminato Supported Organoscandium Cations. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada PostGraduate Scholarships (NSERC) 2004


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