Welcome to the Pecoraro Lab! Our research at the University of Michigan focuses on inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. We are interested in the development and design of Metallacrowns and Metallopeptides with novel and innovative applications.


Group News

“Dy3+ White Light Emission Can Be Finely Controlled by Tuning the First Coordination Sphere of Ga3+/Dy3+ Metallacrown Complexes”

Our latest Metallacrown paper on the analysis of a series of five Ga3+/Dy3+ MCs for their White Light Emission (WLE) properties. Read in JACS!

Traversing the Red-Green-Blue Color Spectrum in Rationally Designed Cupredoxins

Our latest Metallopeptide paper on our efforts to rationally design copper proteins with a CuHis2CysGlu binding sites with either green or blue copper chromophores using mutation strategies that have proven successful in native cupredoxins.
Read in JACS!

“[Ga3+8Sm3+2, Ga3+8Tb3+2] Metallacrowns are Highly Promising Ratiometric Luminescent Molecular Nanothermometers Operating at Physiologically Relevant Temperatures”

Our latest Metallacrown paper on molecular luminescent based nanothermometer using Sm and Tb based metallacrowns. Read in Chemistry A European Journal!

“Catalysis and Electron Transfer in De Novo Designed Helical Scaffold”

Our latest Metallopeptide paper is a review on protein design efforts to create de novo metalloproteins within alpha‐helical scaffolds. Read in Angewandte Chemie International Ed!

Peculiarities of crystal structures and photophysical properties of GaIII/LnIII metallacrowns with a non-planar [12-MC-4] core

Our latest Metallacrown paper on X-ray single crystal analysis revealing two types of structures depending on whether the nitrate counterion in the metallacrown coordinates or not to the Ln(III) center. Read it in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers!



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