We warmly welcome Professor Louise Berben (University of California Davis) as a new Associate Editor for Chem Soc Rev.
Louise Berben is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Davis where her research program focuses primarily on synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry. Her honours and awards include the Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator Lectureship (2013), Organometallics Young Investigator Fellowship (2014), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014), and Kavli Fellow (2015).
Her research program spans synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry with a primary emphasis on synthesis of new transition metal and main group molecules with unusual electronic structures, which support electron and proton transfer reactions, and the generation and reaction of hydride with small molecules such as CO2 and N2. Recent work includes electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formate in neutral water, including thermochemical and kinetic investigations that explain the selectivity of the C-H bond formation event.
Read Professor Berben’s recent articles published in Chem Soc Rev‘s sister journals:
A pendant proton shuttle on [Fe4N(CO)12]− alters product selectivity in formate vs. H2 production via the hydride [H–Fe4N(CO)12]−
Natalia D. Loewen, Emily J. Thompson, Michael Kagan, Carolina L. Banales, Thomas W. Myers, James C. Fettinger and Louise A. Berben
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 2728-2735
Making C–H bonds with CO2: production of formate by molecular electrocatalysts
Atefeh Taheri and Louise A. Berben
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1768-1777
Synthesis and characterization of bis(imino)pyridine complexes of divalent Mg and Zn
Thomas W. Myers, Tobias J. Sherbow, James C. Fettinger and Louise A. Berben
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 5989-5998