WOLF RESEARCH GROUP

Dr. Michael Wolf

Department of Chemistry

University of British Columbia

RESEARCH THEMES

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TUNABLE BRIDGED CHROMOPHORES

Small chemical changes at the bridging site between two aromatic systems enables control over the electronic communication and charge transfer properties of the system. These molecules are being investigated as anti-counterfeiting agents, emissive dyes, and ligands for organometallic complexes.

STIMULI RESPONSIVE FLUORESCENT DYES

Stimuli such as solvent, temperature, and light are being used to modify the emission lifetime and wavelength of fluorescent molecules. We investigate these systems for use in fluorescence microscopy such as FLIM and STORM.

PHOTOCHEMICAL MATERIALS

We study the use of light as a stimuli for the modification of molecular dyes, single crystals, and polymers. This enables materials with mechanical, electronic, and photophysical properties that can be fine tuned using light.

Xu, Z.; Hean, D.; Climent, C.; Casanova, D.; Wolf, M.O. Switching between TADF and RTP: anion-regulated photoluminescence in organic salts and co-crystals. Mater. Adv. 2021, 2, 5777–5784.

Hean, D.; Alde, L. G.; Wolf, M. O. Photosalient And Thermosalient Crystalline Hemithioindigo-Anthracene Based Isomeric Photoswitches. J. Mater. Chem. C 2021, 9, 6789–6795.

 

Wright, T.; Karis, D.; Millik, S. C.; Tomkovic, T.; Hatzikiriakos, S. G.; Nelson, A.; Wolf, M. O. Photocross-Linked Antimicrobial Amino-Siloxane Elastomers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 22195–22203.

CONTACT US

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Michael O. Wolf

Professor and Head
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Office: Chemistry E318
Tel: (604) 822-1702
Fax: (604) 822-2847

Email: mwolf@chem.ubc.ca

Lab: Chemistry E415
Tel: (604) 822-1673

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