Kaifer Research Group

Welcome to the Supramolecular Electrochemistry Group

Our research focuses on the use of electron transfer reactions to control supramolecular structure.  We are also interested on the effects that supramolecular structure may have on the thermodynamics and kinetics of electron transfer reactions.  

Most often we study heterogeneous electron transfer reactions, so our experimental approach relies heavily on electrochemical techniques, such as CV, SWV, DPV, etc.. Our research lies at the frontier between supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry.  

We use many organic and organometallic molecules in our research work.  Typically we synthesize the molecules that we want to investigate.  Therefore, students in our group must develop synthetic, separation and purification skills, but they are also asked to characterize supramolecular interactions using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques (NMR, EPR, UV-Vis, fluorescence, etc..).‌

Our research group is a part of the Center for Supramolecular Science and the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida.

We are grateful to NSF for the long-standing support of our research.