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Expert in Boron, Inorganic, & Analytical Chemistry

Expert ID: 107885 Virginia, USA

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ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY; TRANSITION ELEMENT CHEMISTRY; BORON HYDRIDE CHEMISTRY; CARBORANE. Expert' research has centered on the chemistry of boron hydrides, carboranes, and their transition-metal and main group metal derivatives (metallaboranes and metallacarboranes). In recent years, he has been increasingly involved in transition metal-organometallic chemistry as well and has generated new chemistry in which borane cages and metal-arene sandwich structures are combined in the same molecule.

BORON. He has directed the research of graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral associates in the synthesis, characterization, and studies of the chemical reactivity of new cage and cluster compounds involving boron. He and his students have pioneered the discovery and development of many novel compound types (e.g., stable multi-decker metal sandwich complexes, metal-rich metallaboron clusters, large carbon-rich carboranes), new reactions (metal-induced cage fusion), and techniques for determining the molecular structure of boron clusters (two dimensional boron-11 nuclear magnetic resonance).

AIR-SENSITIVE MATERIAL HANDLING. Expert is familiar with the handling of air-sensitive materials including reactive gases; the analysis, separation, and purification of new compounds in the laboratory; and the standard techniques used in compound characterization. He has knowledge of mass spectrometry, NMR, infrared, UV-visible spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. He is very knowledgeable of liquid chromatography, HPLC, and high vacuum techniques.

Consulting work over several years for a small private firm that is developing carborane-based drugs for use in anticancer therapy and other applications.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1962 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1957 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Lafayette College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department of Chemistry (Chairman 1981-1984) Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1962 to 1963 Employer: University of California, Riverside Title: Postdoctoral Research Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1962 to 1962 Employer: Harvard University Title: Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 1999 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Research and lecturing at University of Heidelberg; invited lectures at many German and other European uinversities and institutes
Years: 1974 to 1975 Country / Region: New Zealand Summary: Research at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, as Senior Fulbright Scholar
Years: 1970 to 2007 Country / Region: United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea Summary: Expert has lectured at many international conferences and has been a resident scholar in several countries.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Inorganic Syntheses Inc., and the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America.
Professional Appointments
He is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Virginia
Awards / Recognition
He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Scholarship for study in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury and in was a Guest Professor at the University of Heidelberg. He was awarded a Boron U.S.A. (BUSA) Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science and was a recipient of the Sigma Xi President's and Visitors' Research Prize in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics from the University of Virginia.

Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals and authored or edited 4 books.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert is able to read scientific German.

Fields of Expertise

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