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Professor, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
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Research Description

I am an inorganic chemist interested in organometallic and main group chemistry. Over the years I have worked with the lightest elements such as boron and the heaviest such as uranium. In our current research we are exploring the chemistry of hemilabile ligands, studying metal alkoxides that thermally decompose into ceramics, and evaluating metal complexes that form supramolecular hydrogen bond networks.

  • PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, 1965, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BS in Chemistry, 1961, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Select Publications
  • Cramer, R.E.; Higa, K.T.; Pruskin, S.; Afzal, D.; Gilje, J.W. “The Reaction of Cp3U=CHPMenPh3-n, n = 1, 2, or 3, with [CpM(CO)2]2, M = Fe or Ru” J. Organomet. Chem. 2023, 986, 122620.
  • Palombo, T.M.; Liebing, P.; Hildebrand, S.J.; Patrikus, Q.R.; Assarsson, A.P.; Wang, L.; Amenta, D.S.; Edelmann, F.T.; Gilje, J.W “Complexes of Palladium(II) chloride with 3-(Pyrazol-1-yl)propanamide (PPA) and Related Ligands” Polyhedron 2019, 171, 493-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2019.07.043.
  • Walton, L.R.; Knight, S.E.; Herold, S.K.; Olsonowski, K.J.; Amenta, D.S.; Gilje, J.W.; Yap, G.P.A. "The reactions of RuCl3(NO)(PPh3)2 and RuCl3(NO).H2O with Ph2P(CH2)nP(O)Ph2, n = 1, 2, or 3: Crystal structures of ruthenium nitrosyl complexes containing monodentate and chelating Ph2P(CH2)nP(O)Ph2 ligands" Polyhedron 2018, 144, 44-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.01.001.

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