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WOLF RESEARCH GROUP

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.

Yuan, J.; Xu, Z.; Wolf, M. O. "Sulfur-bridged chromophores for photofunctional materials: using sulfur oxidation state to tune electronic and structural properties" Chem. Sci. 2022, in press.

Arsenault, N. E.; Xu, Z.; Wolf, M. O. "Lewis Pair-Functionalized Pt(II) Complexes with Tunable Emission Color and Triplet-State Properties" Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 2804–2812.

Wright, T.; Vlok, M.; Shapira, T.; Olmstead, A. D.; Jean, F.; Wolf, M. O. "Photodynamic and Contact Killing Polymeric Fabric Coating for Bacteria and SARS-CoV-2" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20221449–56.

CONTACT US

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Dr. Michael Wolf

Department of Chemistry

University of British Columbia

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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