Yung-Jin Hu

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The lack of an in-depth understanding of solution-phase speciation and its relationship to solid-state phase formation is a grand challenge in synthesis science. It has severely limited the ability of inorganic chemists to predict or rationalize the formation of compounds from solutions. The need to investigate mechanisms that underlie self-assembly has(More)
Multiconfigurational, intermediate valent ground states are established in several methyl-substituted bipyridine complexes of bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)ytterbium, Cp2*Yb (Me(x)-bipy). In contrast to Cp2*Yb(bipy) and other substituted-bipy complexes, the nature of both the ground state and the first excited state are altered by changing the position of(More)
Partial ytterbium f-orbital occupancy (i.e., intermediate valence) and open-shell singlet formation are established for a variety of bipyridine and diazabutadiene adducts with decamethylytterbocene, (C(5)Me(5))(2)Yb, abbreviated as Cp*(2)Yb. Data used to support this claim include ytterbium valence measurements using Yb L(III)-edge X-ray absorption(More)
The effect of stochastic noise on Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) data measurement, analysis, and fitting is discussed. Stochastic noise reduces the ability to uniquely fit a calculated model to measured EXAFS data. Such noise can be reduced by common methods that increase the signal-to-noise ratio; however, these methods are not always(More)
A freshly prepared solution of Pu(VI) in 2 M NaOH was oxidized to Pu(VII), via ozonolysis, while simultaneously collecting X-ray absorption spectra. Analyses of the XANES (X-ray absorption near edge structure) and EXAFS (extended X-ray absorption fine structure) data, acquired throughout the in situ experiments, show a dioxo coordination environment for(More)
Rapid shifts in the energy, technological, and environmental demands of materials science call for focused and efficient expansion of the library of functional inorganic compounds. To achieve the requisite efficiency, we need a materials discovery and optimization paradigm that can rapidly reveal all possible compounds for a given reaction and composition(More)
Single crystals of Np2Se5 have been prepared through the reactions of Np and Se at 1223 K in an Sb2Se3 flux. The structure of Np2Se5, which has been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods, crystallizes in the tetragonal space group P42/nmc. The crystallographic unit cell includes one unique Np and two Se positions. Se(1) atoms form(More)
In the title compound, [Sr(C(10)H(15))(2)(C(10)H(8)N(2))], the Sr-N distances are 2.624 (3) and 2.676 (3) Å, the Sr⋯Cp ring centroid distances are 2.571 and 2.561 Å and the N-C-C-N torsion angle in the bipyridine ligand is -2.2 (4)°. Inter-estingly, the bipyridine ligand is tilted. The angle between the plane defined by the Sr atom and the two bipyridyl N(More)
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