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Overview

  • I am originally from north-central Pennsylvania and received my education at the Lehigh University (BS and PhD) in southeastern Pennsylvania. I then stayed in the Lehigh Valley for five years working at J. T. Baker Chemical Co. (Phillipsburg, NJ) on the development of new plant growth regulators and deep-UV photoresists. I was awarded patents in each of these areas.

    I then decided to pursue an academic career and accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UAB in 1983. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 1989 and to Professor in 1999. My two daughters both attended Vestavia High School; one went to Auburn University and the other to the University of Alabama. Rita, my wife of nearly 40 years, has worked at both UAB and Southern Research Institute.

    My research is in the area of poly-functional inorganic and organometallic compounds with applications as catalysts, sensor elements, and sensor protectors. Research Corporation, the Petroleum Research fund of the American Chemical Society, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the US Army have generously supported my research. I enjoy teaching a variety of courses, including General Chemistry, junior and senior Inorganic Chemistry, and advanced graduate courses. In 2011, I initiated the Honors General Chemistry course and continued to teach these courses.

    In my spare time, I am involved in sponsoring individuals who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church and in preparing and presenting adult education courses on everything from the Bible to the theology of J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Synthesis and characterization of tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) and pentacarbonyltungsten(0) complexes of TADDOL-derived, monodentate P-donor ligands 2019
    2018 Synthesis, characterization and reactions of [RhCl(CO){(Ph2P(CH2CH2O)mCH2CH2Ph2-P,P’)}]n (m = 3, 4, 5 n = 1, 2 …) metallacrown crown ethers 2018
    2018 Comparative Study of Novel Phosphordiamidite and Phosphite Ligands Used in Alkene Hydroformylation; Synthesis, Characterization, Metalation, and Catalytic Evaluation 2018
    2018 A 31P{1H} NMR Spectroscopic Study of Phosphorus-Donor Ligands and Their Transition Metal Complexes 2018
    2017 Single-stream processing technique for in situ polymerization of glass fiber/polyamide-6 laminates 2017
    2017 Synthesis, Linear, and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Phosphonato-Substituted Bithiophenes Derived from 2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-propanediol 2017
    2016 Synthesis, thermal analysis, and linear and nonlinear optical characterization of substituted polyphosphonates derived from 1,12-dodecanediol 2016
    2016 Correlating the Activity of Rhodium(I)-Phosphite-Lariat Ether Styrene Hydroformylation Catalysts with Alkali Metal Cation Binding through NMR Spectroscopic Titration Methods 2016
    2015 Metallathiacrown Ethers: Synthesis and Characterization of Transition-Metal Complexes Containing α,ω-Bis(phosphite)-Polythioether Ligands and an Evaluation of Their Soft Metal Binding Capabilities 2015
    2014 Synthesis, characterization and the thermal isomerization mechanism of a series of trans-tetracarbonyl-bis(phosphinite)molybdenum(0) complexes and an evaluation of their potential to form heterobimetallic compounds 2014
    2013 Synthesis, linear and nonlinear optical properties of phosphonato- substituted bithiophenes derived from 2,2′-biphenol 2013
    2013 The coordination chemistry of phosphonites 2013
    2013 Multinuclear NMR spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic studies of electronic and steric effects of phosphonous acid ligands and their chlorophosphite ligand precursors in tungsten pentacarbonyl complexes 2013
    2012 Syntheses, X-ray crystal structures, and optical, fluorescence, and nonlinear optical characterizations of diphenylphosphino-substituted bithiophenes 2012
    2011 Generally applicable NMR titration methods for the determination of equilibrium constants for coordination complexes: Syntheses and characterizations of metallacrown ethers with α,ω-bis(phosphite)- Polyether ligands and determination of equilibrium binding constants to li+ 2011
    2011 X-ray crystallographic studies of a bimetallic cis-Mo(CO) 4(PPh2NH2CH2CH2N=CHC 6H4-o-O)2Cu Complex, the Starting Material, cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2Cl)2, and the Reaction Intermediates cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2NH2CH 2CH2NH2) 2011
    2011 Nonlinear optical absorption and fluorescence of phosphine-substituted bithiophenes in the violet-blue spectral region 2011
    2011 Syntheses, and optical, fluorescence, and nonlinear optical characterization of phosphine-substituted terthiophenes 2011
    2010 Metallacrown ethers with a symmetric bis(phosphite) ligand derived from 1,2-bis-(2-hydroxyethoxy)benzene: Synthesis, characterization and hydroformylation of styrene 2010
    2010 Syntheses, crystal structures and photophysical measurements of phosphite-substituted schiff base and azobenzene liâgands 2010
    2010 Synthesis, characterization and coordination chemistry of a new phosphite-ether ligand: The effects of alkali metal salts and the ligand/Rh molar ratio on the catalytic activity and regioselectivity of a Rh(I) complex of this ligand in the hydroformylation of styrene 2010
    2009 Synthesis and the crystal structure of (E)-2-(7-(3-(Thiophen-2-yl) acrylamido)-2,3-dihydro-5-oxobenzo[e][1,4]oxazepin-1(5H)-yl)ethyl acetate 2009
    2009 Metallacrown ethers containing a bis(phosphite) ligand derived from 1,2-bis(2-hydroxyethoxy) benzene: Syntheses, characterization and use of a Rh(I) metallacrown ether as a catalyst for the hydroformylation of styrene 2009
    2009 Metallacrown ethers containing a bis(phosphite) ligand derived from 1,2-bis(2-hydroxyethoxy)benzene: Syntheses, characterization, and use of a Rh(I) metallacrown ether as a catalyst for the hydroformylation of styrene 2009
    2009 Na(I) binding by tartaric acid derivatives 2009
    2009 Syntheses and characterization of phosphine-substituted oligothiophenes for nonlinear absorbers and chiral quaternary phosphonium salts for magneto-optic materials 2009
    2008 Synthesis, characterization, and coordination chemistry of two new tartaric acid-derived bis(phosphite) ligands 2008
    2008 Synthesis, characterization, and cis-trans isomerization studies of cis-[PdCl2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O) 3CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}] and trans-[PtCl2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O) 3CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}] metallacrown ethers 2008
    2008 Study of the effects of alkali metal salts on styrene hydroformylation reactions catalyzed by rhodium(I) complexes of bis(phosphite) ligands 2008
    2008 INOR 1065-New tartaric acid-derived bis(phosphite) ligands for the Rh catalyzed asymmetric hydroformylation of styrene 2008
    2008 Synthesis of E isomer and crystal structures of E and Z isomers of 3-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)acrylonitrile 2008
    2008 Synthesis, separation and crystal structures of E and Z isomers of 3-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)acrylic acid 2008
    2007 X-ray crystal structures of [Et3NH][{(CO) 5Mo(P(OCH2CMe2CH2O)O)}2H] and (CO)5Mo{μ-Ph2POPPh2}Mo(CO)5, two complexes derived from the hydrolysis of coordinated chloro-phosphorous- donor ligands 2007
    2007 X-ray crystal structure of trans-PdCl2(PPh2C 12H7S3)2, a new morphology 2007
    2007 INOR 405-Synthesis and characterization of tartaric acid-derived (bis)phosphite ligands for asymmetric catalysis 2007
    2007 Syntheses, characterisations and X-ray crystal structures of 5,5′-bis(diphenylphosphino)2,2′-bithiophene derivatives, Ph<inf>2</inf>(X)P(C<inf>4</inf>H<inf>2</inf>S)<inf>2</inf>P(X)Ph<inf>2</inf> (X = O, S and CH<inf>3</inf><sup>+</sup> · I<sup>-</sup>) 2007
    2006 Synthesis and characterization of transition metal systems containing phosphino-oligothiophene ligands for nonlinear optical materials 2006
    2006 31P{1H} NMR studies of the nonoxidative chlorination of poly(1,12-dodecane phosphonate) and subsequent coordination and nucleophilic reactions 2006
    2006 Functionalization of polyphosphonates 2006
    2006 Preparing students for a successful research experience throughout the undergraduate curriculum 2006
    2005 Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures and linear and nonlinear optical characterization of a series of nickel(II) and copper(II) salicylaldiminato complexes 2005
    2005 Higher-order triplet interaction in energy-level modeling of excited-state absorption for an expanded porphyrin cadmium complex 2005
    2004 Excited state lifetime and intersystem crossing rate of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like metal complexes 2004
    2004 Unusual hydrolysis reactions of cis-Bis((2,2′-biphenylylene) phosphochloridite ester)tetracarbonylmolybdenum(O) 2004
    2004 Synthesis, characterization and X-ray crystallography of a metallacrown ether complex containing a RuII(bpy)22+ chromophore and its Mo(CO)4 analog 2004
    2004 Crystallographic and NMR spectroscopic studies of a novel bimetallic trans-ligating tetradentate Schiff base complex, cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2NHCH2CH2N=Ch-O-C6H4O)2Cu, and its precursors: Cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2CL)2, cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2NHCH2CH2NH2)2, and cis-Mo(Co)4(PPh2NHCH2CH2N=CH-O-C6H4OH)2. 2004
    2004 Recruiting and retaining chemistry majors: A scholars program. 2004
    2004 Synthesis and characterization of cyclic oligomeric [cis-Mo(CO)4(Ph2P(C4H2S)2 PPh2)]n and model complexes for the edge and corners in the cyclic oligomer 2004
    2004 Comparison of the X-ray crystal structures of four closely related Mo(CO)5(R2PXR′) (R2 = OCH 2CMe2CH2O, XR′ = S-2-Pr, NHC 6H4-4-Me; R2 = Ph2, XR′ = NHC6H4-2-Me, OC6H4-4-SMe) complexes 2004
    2003 Nucleophilic displacement reactions of cis-bis((2,2′-biphenylylene)phosphochloridite ester)tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0). The first example of an unusual hydrolysis reaction yielding unsymmetrically substituted products 2003
    2003 Synthesis and characterization of [Pd2X2 (μ-X)2{Ph2P-(CH2 CH2O)nCH2 CH2PPh2-P,P′}]m (n = 3, 5, X = Cl, I) dimetallacrown ethers and the related dinuclear (see abstract) 2003
    2003 Synthesis and characterization of [Pd2X2(μ-X)2(Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P, P′)]m (n = 3, 5, X = Cl, I) dimetallacrown ethers and the related dinuclear [Pd2Cl2(μ-Cl)2(Ph2P(CH2)12PPh2-P, P′)]m and [Pd2X2(μ-X2)(Ph2P(CH2CH2O)2CH2CH3-P)2)] (X = Cl, I) complexes 2003
    2003 Diaquobis-μ-(dimethylsulfoxo)bis(dimethylsulfoxo) dilithium tetraphenylborate 2003
    2003 31P and 1H NMR studies of the transesterification polymerization of polyphosphonate oligomers 2003
    2003 New synthesis and structure of a polar manganese coordination polymer 2003
    2003 Synthesis, NMR characterization, and cation binding of metallacrown ethers with asymmetric Bis(phosphinite) and bis(phosphite) ligands derived from 2-hy droxy-2′-(1,4,7-trisoxo-9-nonanol)-1,1′-biphenyl 2003
    2002 Diaquo(1,2-dimethoxyethane)lithium tetraphenylborate 2002
    2002 Preparation of dichloro(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)(1,2-diphenoxy)phosphorane and its nonoxidative chlorination reactions with alkyl and aryl phosphonates 2002
    2001 Metallacrown ethers with trans-tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) centers 2001
    2001 Degenerate four-wave mixing and Z-scan measurements of stilbazolium derivatives 2001
    2001 Synthesis and characterization of mono- and bimetallic complexes with phosphine-salicylaldimine ligands. The X-ray crystal structure of trans-PdCl2{Ph2P(CH2)3 N=CHC6H4-o-OH}2 2001
    2000 Phospha[3]radialenes. Syntheses, structures, strain energies, and reactions 2000
    2000 Oligomerization and cis-tram isomerization equilibria in dichloropalladium(n) metallacrown ethers and a dichloropalladium(n) complex of l,12-bis(diphenylphosphino)-dodecane 2000
    2000 Preparation of soluble, linear titanium-containing copolymers by the free-radical copolymerization of vinyl titanate monomers with styrene 2000
    2000 Third-order nonlinear optical properties of an expanded porphyrin cadmium complex 2000
    2000 Third-order nonlinearity and optical limiting of dichloromethane solutions of cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh3)2 2000
    2000 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic studies of conformational dynamics in cis-M{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)5CH2CH2PPh2-P,P'} (M = Mo(CO)4, PtCl2) metallacrown ethers 2000
    2000 Solution Conformational Features of the Unsymmetrical Metalla Crown Ether cis-Mo(CO)4{2-(2,2′-O2C12H 8)PO(CH2CH2O)2-2-C 20H12-2′-OP(2,2′-O2C 12H8)} from 2D NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling 2000
    2000 Polycondensations of dimethyl phosphonate with diols: SEC and 1P and 13C NMR spectroscopic studies 2000
    2000 31P(1H) NMR studies of the preparation of dichlorotris(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)phosphorane, trichlorobis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)phosphorane and tetrachloro(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)phosphorane, and their nonoxidative chlorination reactions with dimethyl phosphonate 2000
    1999 Synthesis, structure, strain energy, and excess strain of a phospha[3]triangulane 1999
    1999 31P NMR and X-ray crystallographic study of atropisomerism in cis-tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) and cis-dichloroplatinum(II) complexes of (±)-6,6′-[[1,1′-Biphenyl]-2,2′-diylbis(oxy)] bis(dibenzo[d,f]-[1,3,2]dioxaphosphepin) and (±)-6,6′-[[1,1′-Binaphthyl]-2,2′-diylbis(oxy)] bis(dibenzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepin) ligands 1999
    1999 31 P NMR and X-ray Crystallographic Study of Atropisomerism in cis -Tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) and cis -Dichloroplatinum(II) Complexes of (±)-6,6‘-[[1,1‘-Biphenyl]-2,2‘-diylbis(oxy)]bis(dibenzo[ d , f ]- [1,3,2]dioxaphosphepin) and (±)-6,6‘-[[1,1‘-Binaphthyl]- 2,2‘-diylbis(oxy)]bis(dibenzo[ d , f ][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepin) Ligands 1999
    1999 Synthesis, reactions and X-ray crystal structures of metallacrown ethers with unsymmetrical bis(phosphinite) and bis(phosphite) ligands derived from 2-hydroxy-2′-(1,4-bisoxo-6-hexanol)-1,1′-biphenyl 1999
    1999 Third-order susceptibilities of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like metal complexes 1999
    1999 Synthesis of poly(alkylene phosphonate)s polymers via the transesterification of dimethyl phosphite with diols. 1999
    1999 X-ray crystal structure of cis-{(±)-6,6′-[[1,1′-biphenyl]-2,2′-diylbis(oxy)]bis-di benzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepin} diiodoplatinum(II) · dichloromethane 1999
    1998 A unique mode of molecular recognition in palladium(II) metallacrown ethers 1998
    1998 Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes 1998
    1998 Reversible Polymerization and Cis-Trans Isomerization Equilibria in [PdCl2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O) 4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}] Metallacrown Ethers 1998
    1998 Erratum: Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes (Appl. Phys. Lett. (1998) 73 (1167) (10.1063/1.122366)) 1998
    1998 Conformationally restrained octahedral metallacrown ethers with 1,2-(Ph2P(CH2CH2O)2) 2C6H4 ligands. X-ray crystal structure of cis-Mo(CO)4{1,2-(Ph2P(CH2CH2O) 2)2C6H4-P,P′} 1998
    1998 Oxidative enhancement of the χ(3) values of solutions of cis-Mo(CO)4L2 (L = PPh3, AsPh3, PPh2Np) complexes as measured by DFWM 1998
    1998 Synthesis and structural studies of hydrophilic mesocyclic trithioethers 1998
    1998 X-ray crystal structure of 2-hydroxy-2′-(1,4-bisoxo-6-hexanol)-1,1′-biphenyl 1998
    1997 2-Alkylidenephosphiranes 1997
    1997 Erratum to “An NMR spectroscopic study of the binding of alkali metal cations and methanol by cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} (n = 4, 5) metallocrown ethers. The X-ray crystal structures of cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} · MeOH and cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} · H2O” [Inorganica Chimica Acta, 246 (1996) 229–240] 1997
    1997 Molecular architecture via coordination: Marriage of crown ethers and calixarenes with molecular squares, unique tetranuclear metallamacrocycles from metallacrown ether and metallacalixarene complexes via self-assembly 1997
    1997 Erratum to “An NMR spectroscopic study of the binding of alkali metal cations and methanol by cis Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} (n=4,5) metallacrown ethers. The X-ray crystal structures of cis-Mo (CO)4 {Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} · MeOH and cis-Mo (CO)4 {Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} · H2O” [Inorganica chimica acta 246 (1996) 229–240] 1997
    1997 Reactions of Titanocene Derivatives with Molecular Carboxylic Acids and Copolymers Bearing Carboxylic Acid Groups 1997
    1996 Nonlinear optical characterizations of metal-organic complexes with a wavelength tunable color center laser 1996
    1996 Reactivity of R2AlH (R = Me, Bui) with selected aminoarsines and secondary amines 1996
    1996 An NMR spectroscopic study of the binding of alkali metal cations and methanol by cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} (n = 4,5) metallacrown ethers. The X-ray crystal structures of cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}·MeOH and cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}·H2O 1996
    1996 fac-tricarbonyldichloro(tetrahydrofuran)-ruthenium(II) 1996
    1996 An NMR spectroscopic study of the binding of alkali metal cations and methanol by cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O) nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P′} (n = 4, 5) metallacrown ethers. The X-ray crystal structures of cis-Mo(Co)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O) 4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}·MeOH 1996
    1995 Metallacrown Ethers: Unique Organometallic Ligands 1995
    1995 Conformationally defined cyclohexyl carnitine analogs. 1995
    1995 Nonlinear optical properties of transition metal-phosphine complexes 1995
    1995 Size-Selective Reactions of cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P'} (n = 4, 5) Metallacrown Ethers with Mercury(II) Salts. Crystal Structure of cis-Mo(CO)4{.mu.-Ph2P(CH2CH2O)5CH2CH2PPh2-P,P',O,O',O'',O''',O''''}.cntdot.HgCl2, an Unusual Bimetallic Complex Containing a Molecular Cleft 1995
    1995 Size-Selective Reactions of cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P'} (n = 4, 5) Metallacrown Ethers with Mercury(II) Salts. Crystal Structure of cis-Mo(CO)4{μ-Ph2P(CH2CH2O)5CH2CH2PPh2-P,P',O,O',O″,O‴,O‴}•HgCl2, an Unusual Bimetallic Complex Containing a Molecular Cleft 1995
    1995 [cie,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}]m(n = 4, 5; m = 1, 2,…) Metallacrown Ethers. X-ray Crystal Structures of cie,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}, a Complex Which Exhibits Rotational Isomers in the Solid State, and [cis,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2-{μ-Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4(CH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}]2, an Unusual Dimetallacrown Ether 1995
    1995 [cis,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}]m (n = 4, 5; m = 1, 2, ...) Metallacrown Ethers. X-ray Crystal Structures of cis,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}, a Complex Which Exhibits Rotational Isomers in the Solid State, and [cis,cis,trans-RuCl2(CO)2{.mu.-Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P'}]2, an Unusual Dimetallacrown Ether 1995
    1994 Olefin Reactivities toward the Ph-P-W(CO)5 Phosphinidene 1994
    1994 Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structure of trans-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P,P′}, a Molecular Gyroscope Formed by Trans Coordination of a Bis(phosphine) Ligand in an Octahedral Metal Complex 1994
    1994 Nonlinear-optical studies of molybdenum metal organics 1994
    1994 Synthesis, reactions and x-ray crystal structure of Mo(CO)5(Ph2PCH2CCHC(O)OC(CH3)2O), a complex prepared via the unusual reaction of a coordinated chlorophosphine ligand with a carbanion 1994
    1993 X-ray crystal structures of two cis-Mo(CO) 4 {(Ph 2 PO) 2 P(O)R} (R=Me, MeO-p-C 6 H 4 ) complexes with unusual Mo-PPh 2 -O-P(O)R-O-PPh 2 chelate rings 1993
    1993 X-ray crystal structures of cis-bis(diphenylphosphinamide)tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) and trans-bis(N-methyl diphenylphosphinamide)tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) 1993
    1993 Synthesis of 1-Phosphaspiro[2.n]alkanes by Addition of Terminal Phosphinidene Complexes to Exocyclic Olefins 1993
    1992 Addition of a Terminal Phosphinidene Complex to a Conjugated Diene. Thermal Rearrangement of a Vinylphosphirane to a 1,4-Adduct 1992
    1992 Coordinated 2-halo-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinane ligands. III. cis-Mo(CO)4{REP(OCH2CMe2CH2O)}2 (E O, S, NH; R alkyl, aryl or ER Cl, Br) complexes: syntheses, spectroscopic studies and the molecular structures of the cis-Mo(CO)4{iPrEP(OCH2CMe2CH2O)}2 (E O, NH) complexes 1992
    1992 Syntheses and Reactions of the Cis-PtCl2{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2-P, P'} (n = 3-5) Metallacrown Ether Complexes. The x-ray Crystal Structures of the n = 4 and 5 Complexes and of [Cis-Pt{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)4CH2CH2PPh2-P, P', O}(H2O)](BF4)2 1992
    1991 cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)nCH2CH2PPh2} (n = 3–5) Metallacrown Ethers. X-ray Crystal Structure of cis-Mo(CO)4{Ph2P(CH2CH2O)3CH2CH2PPh2} 1991
    1990 Rhodium hydride complexes with phosphite / phosphito ligands: syntheses, reactions with isocyanates and the X-ray crystal structure of HRh{[P(OMe)2O]2H}2(PPh2Me) 1990
    1990 An NMR spectroscopic study of the reactions of (2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)diphenylphosphine with rhodium(I) olefin complexes 1990
    1990 X-ray crystallographic studies of three heterocyclic complexes of the type cis-Mo(CO)4{(R2PO)2Si(Me)R′} (R2 = OCH2CMe2CH2O; R′ = Me, But or R2 = Ph2; R′ = But) 1990
    1990 Synthesis and characterization of a serie of... 1990
    1989 Synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes of (2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)diphenylphosphine and (2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)dimethylarsine 1989
    1988 Preparation and multinuclear NMR and IR spectroscopic characterization of some complexes of acetyldiphenylphosphine, diphenyl(2-thienyl)phosphine, bis(2-thienyl)phenylphosphine and cyanodiphenylphosphine 1988
    1988 Syntheses and NMR spectroscopic characterizations of the bimetallic complexes: (CO)5Mo(η-R2PXPR′2) Mo(CO)5 (R2,R′2 = Ph2, OCH2CMe2CH2O; X = O, NHCH2CH2NH); the structure of... 1988
    1988 Synthesis and characterization of a series of trans-[Mo(CO)5(R2PNHCH2CH2NC HC6H4-o-O)]2M (R2 Ph2, OCH2CMe2CH2O; M Co, Ni, Cu) complexes and the crystal structure of... 1988
    1987 Erratum: Correlations between the Taft Es parameters and 13C chemical shifts in Mo(CO)4((Ph2PO)2Si-(Me)R) (R = alkyl) complexes. A new method for the measurement of Taft Es parameters ( Inorganic Chemistry (1985) 24, (1280)) 1987
    1987 Erratum: Synthesis and structure of trans-bis[[pentacarbonyl(N-(2-((diphenylphosphino)-amino)ethyl) salicylaldiminato-P)]molybdenum(0)-N,O]copper(II): A novel trimetallic complex with a mixed P-donor-Schiff-base bridging ligand ( Inorganic Chemistry (1986) 25, (2923)) 1987
    1987 13C and170 NMR and IR Spectroscopic Study of a Series of CarbonyI(4-substituted pyridine) (meso-tetraphenylporphinato)iron(II) Complexes: Correlations between NMR Chemical Shifts and IR Stretching Frequencies of the Carbonyl Ligand and Taft Parameters of the Pyridine Substituent 1987
    1986 Coordinated 2-halo-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinane ligands. II. Syntheses and 13C, 31P and 95Mo NMR and IR spectroscopic characterization of some Cr and Mo pentacarbonyl complexes of 2-substituted-4-methyl-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinanes 1986
    1986 Coordinated 2-halo-l,3,2-dioxaphosphorinane ligands. I. syntheses and 13C, 17O, 31P and 95Mo NMR and IR spectroscopic characterization of some molybdenum pentacarbonyl complexes of 2-substituted-5, 5-dimethyl-1,3, 2-dioxaphosphorinanes 1986
    1986 A multinuclear NMR spectroscopic study of some Mo(CO)4[(R2″PO)2Si(R)R′] complexes [R2″=Ph2, OCH2CMe2CH2O; R, R′ = alkyl, haloalkyl, aryl] 1986
    1986 Multinuclear NMR and infrared spectroscopic study of a series of cis‐Mo(CO)4(py‐R)2 (Py‐R = 3‐ or 4‐substituted pyridine) complexes: Relationship between chemical shifts and infrared force constants and the Taft electron donor/acceptor parameters of the pyridine substituents 1986
    1986 Synthesis and Structure of trans-Bis[[pentacarbonyl(N-(2-((diphenylphosphino)-amino)ethyl)salicylaldiminato-P)]molybdenum(0)-N,O]-copper(II): A Novel Trimetallic Complex with a Mixed P-Donor-Schiff-Base Bridging Ligand 1986
    1985 Chemical shift correlations in the 13C, 17O and 31P NMR spectra of some Mo(CO)4((PPh2O)2Y(R)R′) (Y(R) = P(O), Si(Me); R′ = alkyl, haloalkyl, aryl) and [Mo(CO)4(PPh2O)2]2Si complexes 1985
    1985 Correlations between Taft EsParameters and 13C Chemical Shifts in Mo(CO)4((Ph2PO)2Si(Me)R) (R = Alkyl) Complexes. A New Method for the Measurement of Taft EsParameters 1985
    1984 Molybdenum carbonyl complexes of diphenylphosphinous acid and diphenylphosphinous acid derivatives. Crystal and molecular structures of... 1984
    1984 Multinuclear NMR spectroscopic study of a series of Mo(CO)5(PPh2OC6H4-p-R) complexes. The relationship between chemical-shift correlation and the polar and resonance properties of the R group 1984
    1984 Synthesis and multinuclear NMR and mass spectroscopic study of some Mo(CO)5(PPh)2XR) (X = O, S, NH; R = alkyl, aryl, Me3Si) complexes. Chemical shift correlations with cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh)2XR)2 chemical shifts 1984
    1983 A correlation study: 13C, 17O, 29Si and 31P NMR chemical shifts and approximate CO stretching force constants for cis-disubstituted molybdenum carbonyl complexes 1983
    1983 A Molybdenum-95 NMR Study of Some cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2XR)2 and Mo(CO)4(PPh2YPPh2) Complexes. Correlation between Molybdenum-95 NMR Chemical Shifts and UV-Vis Absorption Band Wavelengths 1983
    1983 Synthesis and a Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopic Study of Some Mo(CO)5(PPh2XR) (X = O, NH; R = 1-4 Carbon Alkyls) Complexes. Steric Effects on 31P and 95Mo Chemical Shifts 1983
    1982 Reactions of coordinated ligands. VIII. Synthesis and characterization of molybdenum carbonyl complexes of diphenylphosphinous acid and diphenylphosphinous acid derivatives 1982
    1982 A Multinuclear Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of Metal Complexes of the Ligands Ph2ECH2CMe2CH2EPh2 (E = P, As) 1982
    1981 Synthesis and Structure of trans-[[[cis-Tetracarbonylbis(N-((2-diphenylphosphinamido) ethyl)salicylaIdimino-P)]molybdenum(0)]-N,-N’,O,O']nickel(II), a Novel Bimetal Trans-Ligating Tetradentate Schiff Base Complex with a “Fly-over” Chain Containing a Metal Atom 1981
    1980 Reactions of coordinated ligands VII. Reactions of (CO)5MoPPh2Cl and cis-(CO)4Mo(PPh2Cl)2 with selected diamines and amino alcohols. Synthesis of cis-(CO)4M(PPh2OCH2CH2NMe2) (M = Cr, Mo, W) 1980
    1978 Reactions of coordinated ligands. VI. Reactions of cis-tetracarbonylbis-(chlorodiphenylphosphine)molybdenum(0) methylamine, p-toluidine, water, methanol, p-cresol, and ethanethiol and the subsequent reactions of the ammonolysis and hydrolysis products with chlorosilanes and boron trifluoride diethyletherate 1978
    1975 The preparation and characterization of some phosphinoacetic acids, salts, and esters 1975
    1928 Case for Diagnosis 1928

    Research Overview

  • My research interests are in three areas of inorganic/organometallic chemistry.
    The first area of research interest is the synthesis and characterization of metallacrown ethers, complexes formed by the chelation of α,ω-bis(phosphorus donor)polyether ligands to transition metals. These complexes are able to bind a variety of cations and small molecules and have applications as alkene hydroformylation catalysts and as sensors.
    My second area of research interest is in the incorporation of inorganic and organometallic functional groups into linear polymers. Such polymers may exhibit properties that are quite different from those of the better-known organic polymers and thus have quite different applications.
    My third area of research interest is in transition metal complexes and phosphine-substituted oligothiophenes as nonlinear optical materials. Our studies have demonstrated that such materials exhibit some of the highest non-resonant third order optical nonlinearities that have been reported and that the phosphine-substituted oligothiophenes are some of the first materials to exhibit nonlinear absorption in the blue spectral region. This research is carried out in collaboration with Dr. Chris Lawson of the UAB Physics Department.

    Keywords - Synthesis and Characterization of New Poly-functional Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds with Applications as Catalysts, Sensor Elements and Sensor Protectors.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Honors General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy and Small-molecule X-ray Crystallography.
  • Teaching Activities

  • CH125 - General Chemistry I HONORS (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH125R - Gen Chem I Honors Recitation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH125R - Gen Chem I Honors Recitation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH125R - Gen Chem I Honors Recitation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH117R - General Chem II Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH117R - General Chem II Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH117R - General Chem II Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH115R - General Chemistry I Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH115R - General Chemistry I Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH115R - General Chemistry I Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CH540 - Inorganic Chem I Grad Study (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH345L - Inorg Chem Lab: Periodicity (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CH729 - Spec Topics in Physical Chem (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CH540 - Inorganic Chem I Grad Study (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem: Periodicity (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Periodicity (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH499 - Honors Research and Thesis (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH540 - Inorganic Chem I Grad Study (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis - RES (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CH729 - Spec Topics in Physical Chem (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem:Prin/Appl Chem (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Prin/Appl Che (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Prin/Appl Che (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH540 - Inorganic Chem I Grad Study (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CH115 - General Chemistry I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CH345 - Inorganic Chem:Prin/Appl Chem (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Prin/Appl Che (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CH345L - Inorganic Chem/: Prin/Appl Che (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CH117R - Genl Chemistry II Recitation (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CH345 - Prin/Appl Chemical Periodicity (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis - RES (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CH117 - General Chemistry II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis - RES (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CH345 - Prin/Appl Chemical Periodicity (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis - RES (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CH642 - Organometallic Chem/Catalysis (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CH649 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CH742 - Organometallic Chem/Catalysis (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CH749 - Spec Topics in Inorganic Chem (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis - RES (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CH345 - Prin/Appl Chemical Periodicity (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH540 - Inorganic Chem I Grad Study (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH701 - Foundations of Org/Inorg Chem (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CH440 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CH541 - Transition Metal Chemistry (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CH345 - Prin/Appl Chemical Periodicity (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CH345L - Prin/Appl Chem Periodicity Lab (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CH499 - Honors Thesis (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Gary Gray