Matthew Shores

Matthew ShoresAssociate Professor
Office: Chemistry Research Building 213
Phone: 970-491-7235
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Our lab uses the tools of synthetic inorganic chemistry to understand and ultimately control electron spin at the molecular level. Our efforts address fundamental questions in inorganic and coordination chemistry, but directly pertain to applications in chemical sensing, magnetic / electronic materials and solar photoconversion. We employ a broad range of synthesis and characterization techniques, with emphasis on X-ray crystallography and the measurement of magnetic properties. Our group contributes to and benefits from strong research relationships. Our work in molecular magnetism and solar photoconversion have provided opportunities for collaboration with groups focused on photophysical measurements (Niels Damrauer at CU Boulder) and computational chemistry (Tony Rappé at CSU). These efforts both validate and push the boundaries of modern electronic structure theory. In addition, we collaborate with several groups to help characterize and interpret the magnetic properties of their novel compounds. Selected representative publications are listed below. For a complete publication list and more details about our lab's research, please see our group website.

Selected Publications

“Structural and Electronic Comparison of 1st Row Transition Metal Complexes of a Tripodal Iminopyridine Ligand,” McDaniel, A. M.; Rappé, A. K.; Shores, M. P. Inorg. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ic301909u.

“Spin-State Switching in Solution,” Shores, M. P.; Klug, C. M.; Fiedler, S. R. In Spin-Crossover Materials – Properties and Applications, Halcrow, M. A., Ed. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK, 2012. (ISBN: 9781119998679)

“Anion Dependence in the Spin-Crossover Properties of a Fe(II) Podand Complex,” Klug, C. M.; McDaniel, A. M.; Fiedler, S. R.; Schulte, K. A.; Newell, B. S.; Shores, M. P. Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 12577-12585. link

"Magnetic Observation of Anion Binding in Iron Coordination Complexes: Toward Spin-Switching Chemosensors" Ni, Z.; Shores, M. P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 32-33. link

"Experimental Evidence for Magnetic Exchange in Di- and Trinuclear Uranium(IV) Ethynylbenzene Complexes," Newell, B. S.; Rappé, A. K.; Shores, M. P., Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 1595–1606. link

"Synthesis and Solution Phase Characterization of Strongly Photooxidizing Heteroleptic Cr(III) Tris-Dipyridyl Complexes," McDaniel, A. M.; Tseng, H.-W.; Damrauer, N. H.; Shores, M. P. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 7981–7991. link

"Ambient Temperature Anion-Dependent Spin State Switching Observed in "Mostly Low Spin" Heteroleptic Iron(II) Diimine Complexes," Ni, Z.; McDaniel, A. M.; Shores, M. P., Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 615-621. link

"Unusual Electronic Effects Imparted by Bridging Dinitrogen: an Experimental and Theoretical Investigation," Hoffert, W. A.; Rappé, A. K.; Shores, M. P. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 9497–9507. link

“Topological and Electronic Influences on Magnetic Exchange Coupling in Fe(III) Ethynylbenzene Dendritic Building Blocks,” Hoffert, W. A.; Rappé, A. K.; Shores, M. P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 20823–20836. link

“Antiferromagnetic Coupling Across a Tetrametallic Unit Through Noncovalent Interactions,” Dahl, E. W.; Baddour, F. G.; Fiedler, S. R.; Hoffert, W. A.; Shores, M. P.; Yee, G. T.; Djukic, J.-P.; Bacon, J. W.; Rheingold, A. L.; Doerrer, L. H. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 602-609. link

"High-Spin Square-Planar Co(II) and Fe(II) Complexes and Reasons for Their Electronic Structure," Cantalupo, S. A.; Fiedler, S. R.; Shores, M. P.; Rheingold, A. L.; Doerrer, L. H. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1000–1005. link