Department of Chemistry

M.Sc. Juuso Valjus

Juuso Valjus

Juuso is one of the few locals in the group. He was born and raised at Vaajakoski which has been a part of Jyväskylä since 2009. Since 2015, Juuso has been pursuing a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry by conducting computational studies on the activation of small molecules with main group and transition metal systems. Juuso is also searching for new molecules for selective recognition of uranyl ion from aqueous solutions, a research project funded by the Academy of Finland. In his spare time, Juuso enjoys listening music, particularly electronic, and playing video games.

Recent publications:

  • Graham, C. M. E.; Millet, C.; Price, A. N.; Valjus, J.; Cowley, M. J.; Tuononen, H. M.; Ragogna, P. J. Preparation and Characterization of P2BCh Ring Systems (Ch = S, Se) and their Reactivity with N-heterocyclic Carbenes, Chem. Eur. J. XXXX, XX (XX), XXXX–XXXX. (DOI) 
  • Graham, C. M. E.; Valjus, J.; Pritchard, T. E.; Boyle, P. D.; Tuononen, H. M.; Ragogna, P. J. Phosphorus-Chalcogen Ring Expansion and Metal Coordination, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56 (21), 13500–13509. (DOI
  • Graham, C. M. E.; Pritchard, T. E.; Boyle, P. D.; Valjus, J.; Tuononen, H. M.; Ragogna, P. J. Trapping Rare and Elusive Phosphinidene Chalcogenides, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56 (22), 6236–6240. (DOI)
  • Brown, R. M.; Borau-Garcia, J.; Valjus, J.; Roberts, C. J.; Tuononen, H. M.; Parvez, M.; Roesler, R. Ammonia Activation by a Nickel NCN-Pincer Complex featuring a Non-Innocent N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Ammine and Amido Complexes in Equilibrium, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (21), 6274–6277. (DOI)

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