Imperial College London

Dr Leah C Frenette

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

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Location

 

Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Exploiting the photochemical reactivity of colloidal quantum dots for enhanced biosensing

Research Interests

Nanomaterials (Synthesis and characterisation), Photocatalysis, Biosensing, Point-of-Care Diagnostics


Publications

Frenette, L. C.; Krauss, T. D. “Uncovering Active Precursors in Colloidal Quantum Dot Synthesis”. Nature Communications 2017, 8, 2082. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01936-z

Caputo, J. A.; Frenette, L. C.; Zhao, N.; Sowers, K. L.; Krauss, T. D.; Weix, D. J. “General and Efficient C-C Bond Forming Photoredox Catalysis With Semiconductor Quantum Dots” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (12), 4250-4253. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13379 [Editor’s Choice in Science] [Featured in C&EN News] [Featured in RSC-Chemistry World]

Durney, A.; Frenette, L.C.; Hodvedt, E.C.; Krauss, T.D.; Mukaibo, H. "Fabrication of Tapered Microtube Arrays and Their Application as a Microalgal Injection Platform” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (50), 34198–34208. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b11062


Media Mentions

“Discovery could take guesswork out of making quantum dots” Amanda Staller. The Electrochemical Society. December 29, 2017.  https://www.electrochem.org/redcat-blog/discovery-take-guesswork-making-quantum-dots/

“Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery” Bob Marcotte. University of Rochester newscenter. December 12, 2017. http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/frenette-krauss-quantum-dots-286592/

“Quantum dots visibly forge carbon bonds” Jake Yeston. Editor’s Choice, Organic Chemistry. Science. May 12, 2017. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6338/twil

“Quantum dots offer a brighter future for photocatalysis” Stephen K. Ritter. Chemical & Engineering News. American Chemical Society.  April 3, 2017. https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i14/Quantum-dots-offer-brighter-future.html

“Quantum dot first for carbon–carbon bond photocatalysis” Katrina Kramer. Chemistry World. Royal Society of Chemistry. March 27, 2017. https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/quantum-dot-first-for-carboncarbon-bond-photocatalysis/3007017.article

“Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds” Bob Marcotte. University of Rochester newscenter. March 26, 2017. http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/light-emitting-quantum-dots-could-ease-synthesis-of-novel-compounds-249662/