School of Arts & Sciences

Anita Mattson, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "Chiral silanediols in anion-binding catalysis.”


Under this grant, Dr. Mattson will design and implement studies related to chiral silanediols in anion-binding catalysis and will oversee two graduate students in the syntheses of chiral silanediols and the development of innovative enantioselective methodologies reliant on silanediol anion-binding catalysis.  Dr. Mattson will also oversee mechanistic studies probing the noncovalent interactions of silanediol-catalyzed anion-binding processes.