Expert in Boron, Inorganic, & Analytical Chemistry
Expert ID: 107885 Virginia, USA
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
|Year: 1962||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: University of Minnesota|
|Year: 1957||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Lafayette College|
|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:|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|German||Expert is able to read scientific German.|
Fields of Expertise
air-sensitive material handling, boron, boron hydride chemistry, carborane, organometallic chemistry, transition element chemistry, borate, clathrate compound, mass spectroscope, high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy, multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chemical reactivity, chemical analysis separation, group IVA element, group IIIA element, vacuum leak detection, vacuum measurement, chemical reaction, high-performance liquid chromatography, boron compound, X-ray diffraction, magnetic resonance, boron chemistry, ultraviolet spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, transition element, titanium, tin (element), thallium, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, silicon, rhodium, rhenium, physical chemistry, palladium, nickel, metal hydride, mercury, mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, lead, iron, iodine, inorganic synthesis, inorganic chemistry, infrared absorption spectroscopy, indium, hydrogen chemistry, halogen, halogen compound, germanium, gas chromatography, gallium, fluorine, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, cobalt, chromium, chromatography, chlorine, chemistry, inorganic carbon chemistry, bromine, boron environmental effect, aluminum