Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik’s lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and greener alternatives.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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A New World In Chemistry
Engagement & cooperation fueling progress
Faculty in the Department of Chemistry value collegiality, innovation and scientific rigor. As a community we are committed to excellence in research and education.
In pursuit of solutions to chemistry's biggest challenges, researchers follow their scientific curiosity, often leading to valuable collaborations beyond their research area.