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Cody’s first paper “Inhibition of AlF3·3H2O Impurity Formation in Ti3C2Tx MXene Synthesis under a Unique CoFx/HCl Etching Environment” has been published in ACS Applied Energy Materials on October 24, 2019. Congratulations, Cody!


Our collaborative study, “Manipulating Oxidation States of Copper within Cu-BTC Using Na2S2O3 as a New Strategy for Enhanced Adsorption of Sulfide” with Prof. Hui Sun’s group at East China University of Science and Technology, has been accepted by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research on September 27, 2019. Cheers!


On July 5, 2019, the new mineral “Navrotskyite” is named for Dr. Wu’s advisor, Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky.

“Navrotskyite is named for American physical chemist, geochemist and materials scientist Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky”
“Navrotskyite, K2Na10(UO2)3(SO4)9·2H2O, occurs underground in the Blue Lizard mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan County, Utah. Crystals of navrotskyite occur as thin tapered needles in radial sprays and as tightly intergrown aggregates resembling fiber optic bundles. The structure consists of [(UO2)(SO4)3]4– chains connected via a complex framework of K-O and Na-O polyhedra, which are closely related to the uranyl sulfate minerals fermiite, meisserite, and pseudomeisserite-(NH4). Navrotskyite is named for American physical chemist, geochemist and materials scientist Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky (born 1943).”

Our group at the ACS National Meeting Spring 2019.


Our laboratory and the Guo Research Group in the Department of Chemistry form the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics.