Texas Tech University


We are glad to announce that we have purchased a Cu X-ray tube for the APEXII instrument to help determine the absolute configuration of crystals containing only light element (< Si).

Congratulations to Vidura D. Thalangamaarachchige for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Donor substituted Group 14 Anions – New Ligand Platforms for Main Group and Transition Metal Complexes.”


Vidura with his ytterbium silanide complex.


The model was printed in full color sandstone by the company Shapeways and then spray coated with a lacquer. Hydrogen atoms were omitted for clarity.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry