Green Chemistry @ MUN

Light Scattering University
April 7, 2016, 6:18 pm
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Here is a promotional video for Wyatt Technology’s light scattering university featuring our own Dr. Chris Kozak (and with background appearance of Hart Plommer, PhD Candidate, Kerton group). Click on the video on the top right hand corner of the page linked below:


Now available online…
April 1, 2016, 2:20 pm
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Jen’s interview with CBC Radio can be found here:

Her story begins at 16.40 min

PhD Candidate inverviewed by CBC Radio
March 23, 2016, 6:43 pm
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We had a special visitor in our lab yesterday. Jennifer Murphy (PhD Candidate, Kerton Group) was interviewed by ‘The Broadcast’ on CBC radio about her research on NL mussels. We don’t know when her story will be heard on the air yet. However, we are excited to hear it and very proud of her.

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2014 Cat. Sci. Tech. paper in Top 10% of highly cited RSC authors
March 18, 2016, 11:46 am
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The Kerton group’s 2014 paper published in a special edition of Catalysis Science and Technology is in the top 10% of highly cited papers in the RSC’s Physical portfolio of journals. Congratulations to Qing and all other students involved.

This article was also featured in a special coffee table collection of articles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Chemistry at the University of York (UK). Dr. Kerton was an assistant professor (junior lecturer) and Royal Society University Research Fellow there before coming to Memorial University Chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides using ionic liquids and related catalysts including choline chloride–metal halide mixtures

Q. He,  J. W. O’Brien, K. A. Kitselman, L. E. Tompkins, G. C. T. Curtis and F. M. Kerton* , “Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 and Epoxides Using Ionic Liquids and Related Catalysts Including Choline Chloride-Metal Halide Mixtures”, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 1513-1528, DOI:10.1039/C3CY00998J. Invited Contribution for Themed Issue on “Catalytic Conversion and Use of Carbon Dioxide for Value-Added Organics

A little educational video to illustrate vibrational modes in a cyclopentadienyldicarbonyl iron anion
March 16, 2016, 2:06 pm
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Jen Murphy (PhD candidate) featured in today’s telegram
March 8, 2016, 2:02 pm
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Jen Murphy was interviewed at yesterday’s award ceremony. Read about her research and RDC OISRA in today’s telegram.

MUN GCCG PhD Candidate, Jen Murphy, Speaks at RDC OISRA Ceremony
March 7, 2016, 9:41 pm
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Today, at a reception held in the Bruneau Centre, the University President, members of the Memorial Univ. community, RDC representatives and others got together to celebrate the success of RDC-Ocean Industries Student Research Award recipients.

Jen Murphy, in our group, holds one of these awards (supported by the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association) for her research on valorization of waste mussel shells. She had the opportunity to talk to all assembled about her experiences. Congratulations Jen! We are so proud of you.

Michaela Ryan, who previously worked with Jen for a summer, holds one of the undergraduate awards for her research with Dr. Katz.


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