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Expert in Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry

Expert ID: 711885 Idaho, USA

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For over 25 years, Expert has been involved in the inorganic and organometallic chemistry of the transition elements. He has conducted research projects involving the chemistry of over half of the transition metals, and is very familiar with the chemistry of the common reagents, as well as the less common intermediates. In addition, he has taught inorganic chemistry for over 20 years and has a strong knowledge of the literature of these materials.

Expert's primary area of research is organometallic chemistry, with a strong emphasis in cyclopentadienyl metal chemistry. He has been responsible for contributions in substituent effects, synthesis and chemistry of chiral compounds, bimetallic compounds, metal basicity, and reductive elimination of dihydrogen from bimetallic compounds. He also serves as referee for all major journals in this field, and for NSF, PRF, DOE, and other funding agencies.

Expert has been involved in research projects to develop the chemistry of organotin antifouling paints. As a result of this work, he is very familiar with the chemistry and environmental effects of tin and its compounds.

Expert has extensive experience in the synthesis and handling of thallium reagents. These toxic materials are excellent reagents for many syntheses, but require more than average caution and care in their handling.

Expert's work on these materials has been primarily focused on their use as ligands on metal complexes. He also has substantial experience in organophosphorous and organoarsenic chemistry, having prepared many common and unusual ligands for his work.

Expert has been involved in the synthesis of organometallic derivatives of chromium, tungsten, and copper as precursors for thin metal films. In addition, OMCVD reagents of copper, gold, and tungsten are of considerable importance in the semiconductor industry.

Expert has consulted on projects involving organotin anti-fouling paints, Ziegler-Natta catalysis, rhodium chemistry and catalysis, engine exhaust emissions, and custom organic synthesis. He has expertise in the handling and synthesis of a broad range of organometallic compounds by conventional, photochemical, and high-pressure routes. In addition, he has a broad knowledge of modern spectroscopy and its application to the analysis of reactions and products.

Expert is familiar with organic chemistry in the areas of aldehydes, ketones, and esters. He is well-versed in carbocation chemistry and polymer modification chemistry, and is familiar with aromatic hydrocarbons, crown ether chemistry, organic and inorganic acids, and ethylene oxide

Expert has recently undertaken projects in the synthesis of chiral organometallic compounds, and has pioneered the use of chiral HPLC to resolve mixtures of these compounds. His primary research areas include the separation of chiral catalytic compounds.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Spokane, Washington

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: PhD Subject: Organometallic Chemistry Institution: West Virginia University
Year: 1968 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Centenary College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Teaching and research in inorganic and organometallic chemistry
Years: 1978 to 1987 Employer: Adjunct Professor, Ann Arundel Community College Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1987 Employer: Associate Professor, U.S. Naval Academy Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1987 to 2000 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Visiting professor at the University of Padova. Synthetic organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy and catalysis chemistry.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society, Inorganic Division Program Chair
Sigma Xi
Royal Society of Chemistry
Professional Appointments
Editorial Board, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publications and Patents Summary
Over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals

Fields of Expertise

palladium, transition element, transition element chemistry, transition element compound, chromium, cobalt, ruthenium, rhenium, molybdenum, organometallic chemistry, organometallic compound, tin (element), tin chemistry, tin compound, group IIIA element, thallium chemistry, arsenic, ligand, phosphorus chemistry, organophosphorus chemistry, chemical vapor deposition precursor material, metal organic chemical vapor deposition, tungsten, copper, spectroscopy, rhodium, organotin antifouling paint, aldehyde, carbocation, carbocation chemistry, ester, ketone, polymer modification chemistry, chiral high-performance liquid chromatography, molecular chirality, chiral synthesis, chiral separation, toxic substance, multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, paint chemistry, thallium compound, group IIIA element compound, chromium compound, crown ether, organotin compound, polymer modifier, group VA element, energy-efficiency exhaust-gas analyzer, automotive gasoline-engine emission-control specification, high-performance liquid chromatography, ether compound, pseudocumene environmental effect, organophosphate compound, indium chemistry, cadmium chemistry, rhodium chemistry, photochemical reaction, aromatic ketone, ultraviolet absorption, zirconium, toluene, tantalum, sodium, potassium, polymer chemistry, osmium, organic synthesis, organic acid, niobium, nickel, mercury, magnesium, lithium, liquid chromatography, iron, iridium, inorganic synthesis, inorganic acid, infrared absorption spectroscopy, hafnium, gold, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ethylene oxide, cyclopentadiene environmental effect, crown ether chemistry, benzene, aromatic hydrocarbon, alkali metal, aldehyde environmental effect

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