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Kenton H. Whitmire
Professor
Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:whitmire@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1977) Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia
  • Ph.D. (1982) Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • M.S. (1978) Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Department of Kinesiology
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Whitmire Research Group Web Page
     Whitmire Group Research Page
     Whitmire Research Group
     
    Research Areas
     Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry. Clusters of the heavy main group elements and transition metals. Chemistry of metal alkoxides, carboxylates and their conversion to metal oxides. Chemical Education, the Chemistry of Art and Curriculum Development.
     
    Research Statement
     The Whitmire research group has a range of interests in synthetic, structural and mechanistic inorganic and organometallic chemistry. A long term effort has been aimed at understanding how the incorporation of p-blockelements into transition metal clusters affects their structure, bonding and reactivity patterns. These studies bear on catalysis and materials chemistry applications. The group is attempting to create larger nuclearity species that will bridge the gap between molecular compounds and nanoparticles. An outgrowth of this work is a collaborative effort with Professor Stephanie Brock of Wayne State University to convert these clusters into important magnetic materials.

    Homometallic and heterometallic alkoxo-, carboxylato- and oxo-complexes of the heavy main group elements are also being actively examined. These compounds find application in sol-gel processing of oxide materials. A subarea of this field is the production of high oxidation state, alkoxide and/or oxide stabilized compounds which may find use in stoichiometric or catalytic oxidations. As with the case of the metal cluster compounds, larger discrete molecular oxide compounds are targetted for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. Some of these complexes also have biological activity. The Whitmire group has published extensively in the areas of synthetic, structural and dynamic inorganic and organometallic chemistry.

    In addition to the research program, Professor Whitmire also serves as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and is an associate editor for the American Chemical Society Journal Organometallics. He was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England and a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship to study at the University of Gottingen in Germany (1987 and 1989-1990). He maintains an active collaboration with the theoretical research group of Professor Jean-Yves Saillard at the University of Rennes in Brittany, France.
     
    Current Research in the Whitmire Group
     The Whitmire research group has a range of interests in synthetic, structural and mechanistic inorganic and organometallic chemistry. A long term effort has been aimed at understanding how the incorporation of p-block elements into transition metal clusters affects their structure, bonding and reactivity patterns. These studies bear on catalysis and materials chemistry applications. The group is attempting to create larger nuclearity species that will bridge the gap between molecular compounds and nanoparticles. An outgrowth of this work is study of conversion of these clusters into important magnetic materials.

    Homometallic and heterometallic alkoxo-, carboxylato- and oxo-complexes of the heavy main group elements are also being actively examined. These compounds find application in sol-gel processing of oxide materials. A subarea of this field is the production of high oxidation state, alkoxide and/or oxide stabilized compounds that may find use in stoichiometric or catalytic oxidations. As with the case of the metal cluster compounds, larger discrete molecular oxide compounds are targeted for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. Some of these complexes also have biological activity.
     
    Teaching Areas
     General chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, instrumental methods in inorganic chemistry, x-ray diffraction, chemistry of art
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Davidovich, R. L.; Marinin, D. V.; Stavila, V.; Whitmire, K. H., “Structural chemistry of fluoride and oxofluoride complexes of titanium(IV),” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2015, 299, 61-82.

     
     

    Kumar, I.; Andrews, P.; Whitmire, K. H., “The Unexpected Isolation of Bismuth Tris(carboxylate) Hydrates: Syntheses and Structures of [Bi(Hsal)3(H2O)] and [Bi(Hanth)3(H2O)] (H2sal = 2-OH-C6H4CO2H, Hanth = 2-NH2-C6H4CO2H),” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 2015 (4), 605-608.

     
     

    Kumar, I.; Bhattacharya, P.; Whitmire, K. H., “Structural diversity in phenyl bismuth(III) bis(carboxylate) complexes,” J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 794, 153-167.

     
     

    McClain, M. J.; Schlather, A. E.; Ringe, E.; King, N. S.; Liu, L.; Manjavacas, A.; Knight, M. W.; Kumar, I.; Whitmire, K. H.; Everitt, H. O.; Nordlander, P.; Halas, N. J., “Aluminum Nanocrystals,” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 2751-2755.

     
     

    Bulimestru, I.; Shova, S.; Popa, N.; Roussel, P.; Capet, F.; Vannier, R.-N.; Djelal, N.; Burylo, L.; Wignacourt, J.-P.; Gulea, A.; Whitmire, K. H. "Aminopolycarboxylate Bismuth(III)-Based Heterometallic Compounds as Single-Source Molecular Precursors for Bi4V2O11 and Bi2CuO4 Mixed Oxides," Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 6092-6103.

     
     

    Kumar, I.; Bhattacharya, P.; Whitmire, K. H. "Facile One-Pot Synthesis of Triphenylbismuth(V) Bis(carboxylate) Complexes," Organometallics 2014, 33, 2906.

     
     

    Ching, S.; Prieto-Centurion, D.; Kiappes, J. L., Jr.; Whitmire, K. H. "41. Bis[bis(triphenylphosphoranylidene)-ammonium] undecacarbonyltriferrate(2-)," Inorg. Synth. 2014, 36, 223.

     
     

    Boyd, T. D.; Kumar, I.; Wagner, E. E.; Whitmire, K. H. "Synthesis and structural studies of the simplest bismuth(III) oxo-salicylate complex: [Bi43-O)2(HO-2-C6H4CO2)8]·2Solv (Solv = MeCN or MeNO2)," Chem. Commun. 2014, 3556-3559.

     
     

    T. Ould-Ely; D. Prieto-Centurion; I. Rusakova; K. H. Whitmire, Wet chemical synthesis and characterization of polypodal In2O3 nanoparticles, CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 6918-6922, 10.1039/c3ce41264d.

     
     

    R. L. Davidovich; D. V. Marinin; V. Stavila; K. H. Whitmire, Stereochemistry of fluoride and mixed-ligand fluoride complexes of zirconium and hafnium, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2013, 257, 3074-3088, 10.1016/j.ccr.2013.06.016.

     
     

    S. R. Walsh; I. Rusakova; K. H. Whitmire, Rock Salt vs. Wurtzite Phases of Co1-xMnxO: Control of Crystal Lattice and Morphology at the Nanoscale, CrystEngComm 15 (2013), 775 - 784.

     
     

    A. C. Colson; C.-W. Chen; E. Morosan; K. H. Whitmire, Synthesis of Phase-Pure Ferromagnetic Fe3P Films from Single-Source Molecular Precursors, Adv. Func. Mater. 2012, 22, 1850-1855, 10.1002/adfm.201102386.

     
     

    A. C. Colson and K. H. Whitmire "Synthesis of Fe2-xMnxP Nanoparticles from Single-Source Molecular Precursors." Chem. Mater., 23 (2011) : 3731-3739.

     
     

    T. Mandal, G. Piburn, V. Stavila, I. Rusakova, T. Ould-Ely, A. C. Colson, and K. H. Whitmire "New Mixed Ligand Single-Source Precursors for PbS Nanoparticles and Their Solvothermal Decomposition to Anisotropic Nano- and Microstructures." Chem. Mater., 23 (2011) : 4158-4169.

     
     

    V. Stavila, I. Bulimestru, A. Gulea, A. C. Colson and K. H. Whitmire "Hexaaquacobalt(II) and hexaaquanickel(II) bis(μ-pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylato)bis[(pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylato)bismuthate(III)] dihydrate." Acta Crystallogr., 67 (2011) : m65-m68.

     
     

    A. C. Colson, K. H. Whitmire "Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of the Heterometallic Dinuclear µ-PH2 and µ-PPhH Complexes FeMn(CO)8(µ-PH2) and FeMn(CO)8(µ-PPhH)." Organometallics, 29 (2010) : 4611.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Molecular donuts and donut holes." Science, 327 (2010) : 38-39.

     
     

    R. L. Davidovich; V. Stavila; K. H. Whitmire "Stereochemistry of lead(II) complexes containing sulfur and selenium donor atom ligands." Coord. Chem. Rev., 254 (2010) : 2193-2226.

     
     

    V. Stavila, K. H. Whitmire "(N-N-dimethylformamide-K,O)bis(3-hydroxypicolinate-K2N,O)phenylbismuth(III)." Acta Crystallogr., E66 (2010) : ml1547.

     
     

    C. Hofmann, J. H. Thurston, K. B. Hartman, L. B. Alemany, K. H. Whitmire "New polyoxomolybdenum coordination compounds: Synthesis and characterization of mixed-valent Mo6O13(Hsal)2(sal)2(acac)2 and homovalent Mo4O10(acac)4 (Hsal- = 2-HO-C6H4CO2-, sal2- = 2-O-C6H4CO22-)." Inorg. Chem. Acta, 362 (2009) : 1665-1671.

     
     

    C. S. Levin, C. Hofmann, T. A. Ali, A. T. Kelly, E. Morosan, P. Nordlander, K. H. Whitmire, N. J. Halas "Magnetic-Plasmonic Core-Shell Nanoparticles." ACS Nano, 3 (2009) : 1379-1388.

     
     

    R. L. Davidovich, V. Stavila, D. V. Marinin, E. I. Voit, K. H. Whitmire "Stereochemistry of lead(II) complexes with oxygen donor ligands." Coord. Chem. Rev., 253 (2009) : 1316-1352.

     
     

    T. Mandal, V. Stavila, I. Rusakova, S. Ghosh, K. H. Whitmire "Molecular precursors for CdS nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization of carboxylate-thiourea or -thiosemicarbazide cadmium complexes and their decomposition." Chem. Mater., 21 (2009) : 5617-5626.

     
     

    V. Stavila, K. H. Whitmire, I. Rusakova "Synthesis of Bi2S3 Nanostructures from Bismuth(III) Thiourea and Thiosemicarbazide Complexes." Chem. Mater., 21 (2009) : 5456-5465.

     
     

    V. Stavila. J. H. Thurston, K. H. Whitmire "Selective Arylation Reactions of Bismuth-Transition Metal Salicylate Complexes." Inorg. Chem., 48 (2009) : 6945-6951.

     
     

    C. Hofmann, I. Rusakova, T. Ould-Ely, D. Prieto-Centurión, K. B. Hartman, A. T. Kelly, A. Lüttge, and K. H. Whitmire "Shape control of new FexO-Fe3O4 and FeMny----Mn2O4 nanostructures." Adv. Func. Mater., 18 (2008) : 1661-1667.

     
     

    E. Machnikova, K. H. Whitmire, N. Hackerman "Corrrosion inhibition of carbon steel in hydrochloric acid by furan derivatives." J. Org. Chem., 53 (2008) : 6024-6032.

     
     

    A. T. Kelly, I. Rusakova, T. Ould-Ely, C. Hofmann, A. Luettge, K. H. Whitmire "Iron Phosphide Nanostructures Produced for a Single-Source Organometallic Precursor: Nanorods, Bundles, Crosses, and Spherulites." Nano Lett., 7 (2007) : 2920-2925.

     
     

    B.-J. Zhao, H. J. Shine, J. N. Marx, C. Hofmann, K. H. Whitmire "Addition of the Phenoxathlin Cation Radical to Alkenes and Nonconjugated Dienes. Formation of (E)- and (Z)-(10-Phenoxathiiniumyl)alkenes and (E)- and (Z)-(10-Phenoxathiiniumyl)dienes on Basic Alumina." J. Org. Chem., 72 (2007) : 6154-6161.

     
     

    I. Rusakova, T. Ould-Ely, C. Hofmann, D. Prieto-Centurion, C. S. Levin, N. J. Halas, A. Luette, K. H. Whitmire "Nanoparticle Shape Conservation in the Conversion of MnO Nanocrosses into Mn3O4." Chem. Mater., 19 (2007) : 1369-1375.

     
     

    S. Shamsuddin, M. S. Ali, K. H. Whitmire, A. R. Khokhar "Synthesis characterization and X-ray crystal structures of cis-1,4-diaminocyclohexane-platinum(II) nucleobase adducts." Polyhedron, 26 (2007) : 637-644.

     
     

    V. Stavila, J. C. Fettinger, K. H. Whitmire "Synthesis and Characterization of New Phenylbis(salicylato)bismuth(III) Complexes." Organometallics, 26 (2007) : 3321-3328.

     
     

    V. Stavila, J. H. Thurston, D. Prieto-Centurion, K. H. Whitmire "A new methodology for synthesis of aryl bismuth compounds: arylation of bismuth(III) carboxylates by sodium tetraarylborate salts." Organometallics, 26 (2007) : 6864-6866.

     
     

    B.-J. Zhao, H. Shine, J. Marx, A. Kelly, C. Hofmann, T. Ould-Ely, K. Whitmire "Addition of thianthrene cation radical to non-conjugated dienes-Part I: Addition to one double bond." J. Sulfur Chem., 27 (2006) : 127-138.

     
     

    B.-J. Zhao, H. Shine, J. Marx, A. Kelly, C. Hofmann, T. Ould-Ely, K. Whitmire "Addition of thianthrene cation radical to non-conjugated dienes-Part II: Addition to two double bonds." J. Sulfur Chem., 27 (2006) : 139-147.

     
     

    M. S. Ali, E. Longoria, T. O. Ely, K. H. Whitmire, A. R. Khokhar "Homopiperazine PT(II) adducts with DNA bases and nucleosides: Crystal structure of [Pt(homopiperazine)(9-ethylguanine)2(NO3)2." Polyhedron, 25 (2006) : 2065-2071.

     
     

    T. Ould-Ely, D. Prieto-Centurion, A. Kumar, W Guo, W. V. Knowles, S. Asokan, M. S. Wong, I. Rusakova, A. Luettge, K. H. Whitmire "Manganese(II) Oxide Nanohexapods: Insight into Controlling the Form of Nanocrystals." Chem. Mater., 18 (2006) : 1821-1829.

     
     

    V. Stavila, R. L. Davidovich, A. Gulea, K. H. Whitmire "Bismuth(III) complexes with animopolycarboxylate and polyaminopolycarboxylate ligands: Chemistry and structure." Coord. Chem. Rev., 250 (2006) : 2782-2810.

     
     

    H. J. Shine, P. Rangappa, J. N. Marx, D. G. Shelly, T. Ould-Ely, and K. H. Whitmire "Adducts of Thianthrene- and Phenoxathiin Cation Radical Salts with Symmetrical Alkynes. Structure and Formation of Cumulenes on Alumina Leading to alpha-Diketones, alpha-Hydroxyalkynes, and alpha-Acetamidoalkynes." J. Org. Chem., 70 (2005) : 3877-3883.

     
     

    M. S. Ali, S. R. Ali Khan, H. Ojima, I. Y. Guzman, K. H. Whitmire, Z. H. Siddik, A. R. Khokhar "Model platinum nucleobase and nucleoside complexes and antitumor activity: X-ray crystal structure of [PtIV(trans-1R,2R-diaminocyclohexane)trans-(acetate)2(9-ethylguanine)Cl]NO3 H2O." J. Inorg. Biochem., 99 (2005) : 795-804.

     
     

    P. Rangappa, H. J. Shine, J. N. Marx, T. Ould-Ely, A. T. Kelly, and K. H. Whitmire "Adducts of Thianthrene- and Phenoxathiin Cation Radical Tetrafluorobotates to 1-Alkynes. Structures and Formation of 1-(5-Thianthreniumyl)- and 1-(10-Phenoxathiiniumyl)alkynes on Alumina Leading to alpha-Ketoylides and alpha-Ketols." J. Org. Chem., 70 (2005) : 9764-9770.

     
     

    R. M. Escovar, J. H. Thurston, T. Ould-Ely, A. Kumar, K. H. Whitmire "Synthesis and Characterization of NewMono-, Di-, and Trinuclear Copper(II) Triethanolamine-CarboxylateComplexes." Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 631 (2005) : 2867-2876.

     
     

    T. Ould-Ely, J. H. Thurston and K. H. Whitmire "T. Ould-Ely, J. H. Thurston and Kenton H. Whitmire, "Heterobimetallic Bismuth-Transition Metal Coordination Complexes as Single-Source Molecular Precursors for the Formation of Advanced Oxide Materials." Comptes Rend. Chim., 8 (2005) : 1906-1921.

     
     

    T. Ould-Ely, J. H. Thurston, A. Kumar, M. Respaud, W. Guo, C. Weidenthaler and K. H. Whitmire "Wet-Chemistry Synthesis of Nickel-Bismuth Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Nanowires." Chem. Mater., 17 (2005) : 4750-4754.

     
     

    J. H. Thurston, C. G. Z. Tang, D. W. Trahan and K. H. Whitmire "Toward Rational Control of Metal Stoichiometry in Heterobimetallic Coordination Complexes: Synthesis and Characterization of PB(Hsal)2(Cu(salen*))2, [Pb(NO3)(Cu(salen*))2](NO3), ...." Inorg. Chem., 43 (2004) : 2708-2713.

     
     

    J. H. Thurston, D. Trahan, T. Ould-Ely and K. H. Whitmire "Toward a General Strategy for the Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Coordination Complexes for Use as Precursors to Metal Oxide Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Decomposition of Bi2(Hsal)6.M(Acac)...." Inorg. Chem., 43 (2004) : 3299-3305.

     
     

    D.-Q. Qian, H. J. Shine, J. H. Thurston and K. H. Whitmire "Nucleophilic reactions of 5-(aryl)thianthrenium bromides with sodium aryl oxides." J. Phys. Org. Chem., 16 (2003) : 142-147.

     
     

    H. J. Shine, B. Zhao, D,-Q. Qian, J. N. Marx I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, J. H. Thurston, T. Ould-Ely, and K. H. Whitmire "Adducts of Phenoxathiin and Thianthrene Cation Radicals with Alkenes and Cycloalkenes." J. Org. Chem., 68 (2003) : 8910-8917.

     
     

    I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, J. W. Van Hal and K. H. Whitmire "Metal Cluster Catalysis: A Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of the Carbonylation of Methanol to Give Methyl Formate as Catalyzed by [Et4N]2[Fe3(CO)9E] (E = S, Se, Te)." Organometallics, 22 (2003) : 1914-1922.

     
     

    J. H. Thurston, T. O. Ely, D. Trahan, and K. H. Whitmire "Nanostructured Bimetallic Oxide Ion-Conducting Ceramics from Single-Source Molecular Precursors." Chem. Mater., 15 (2003) : 4407-4416.

     
     

    John H. Thurston and K. H. Whitmire "Molecular Precursors for Ferroelectric Materials: Synthesis and Characterization of Bi2M2(sal)4(Hsal)4..." Inorg. Chem., 42 (2003) : 2014-2023.

     
     

    K. Umezawa-Vizzini, I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, K. H. Whitmire and T. R. Lee "Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Stability of eta6:eta1C6H5CH2CH2PR2)Ru(CH3)2 (R = Cy, Ph, Et)." Organometallics, 22 (2003) : 3059-3065.

     
     

    R. E. Bachman, K. H. Whitmire, J. H. Thurston, A. Gulea, O. Stavila and V. Stavila "Bismuth Ladder Polymers: Structural and Thermal Studies of [Bi(OCH2CH2)3N]n and [(BixTb1-x(O2C2H2)3N.2H2O]n." Inorg. Chim. Acta, 346 (2003) : 249-255.

     
     

    U. Mukhopadhyay, J. Thurston, K. H. Whitmire, Z. H. Siddik and A. R. Khokhar "Preparation, characterization, and antitumor activity of new cisplatin analogues with 1-methyl-4-(methylamino)piperidine: Crystal structure of [PtII(1-methyl-4-(methylamino)piperidine)(oxylate)]." J. Inorg. Biochem., 94 (2003) : 179-185.

     
     

    D.-Q. Qian, B. Liu, H. J. Shine, I. Guzman-Jimenez and Whitmire, K. H. "Ring-opening reactions of 5-(aryl)thianthrenium bromides with aryl thiolates." J. Phys. Org. Chem., 15 (2002) : 139-147.

     
     

    D.-Q. Qian, H. J. Shine, I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, J. H. Thurston and Whitmire, K. H. "Mono- and Bisadducts from the Addition of Thianthrene Cation Radical Salts to Cycloalkenes and Alkenes." J. Org. Chem., 67 (2002) : 4030-4039.

     
     

    J. H. Thurston and Whitmire, K. H. "Heterobimetallic Bismuth - Transition Metal Salicylate Complexes as Molecular Precursors for Ferroelectric Materials. Synthesis and Structure of Bi2M2(sal)4(Hsal)4(OR)4 (M=Nb, Ta; R = ...." Inorg. Chem., 41 (2002) : 4194-4205.

     
     

    John H. Thurston, Elodie M. Marlier and Whitmire, K. H. "Towards a molecular model for bismuth(III) subsalicylate. Synthesis and solid-state structure of [Bi(Hsal)3(bipy)(C7H8]2 and [Bi(Hsal)(sal)(1,10-phenanthroline)(C7H8]2." Chem. Commun., 23 (2002) : 2834-2835.

     
     

    L. Xu and Whitmire, K. H. "Hybrid Metal Carbonyl - Oxide Clusters, Synthesis and Structure of [Et4 N]2[(OC)5WSbW3(CO)9(?3-OMe)2(?3-O)WO2(OR)](R = Me, H)." Organometallics, 21 (2002) : 2581-2583.

     
     

    M. S. Ali, U. Mukhopadhyay, S. M. Shirvani, J. Thurston, Whitmire, K. H., and A. R. Khokhar "Homopiperazine platiumn(II) complexes containing substituted disulfide groups: crystal structure of [PtII(homopiperazine)(diphenylsulfide)Cl]NO3." Polyhedron, 21 (2002) : 125-131.

     
     

    Whitmire, K. H., D. R. Derringer and K. R. Kongkasuwan "Re(dppm)2ReO4." Acta Cryst., E58 (2002) : m363-m365.

     
     Books
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire and Charles Trapp "Instructor's Resource Manual for Chemical Principles, The Quest for Insight, Second Edition." 

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire and Charles Trapp "Student Solutions Manual for Chemical Principles, The Quest for Insight, Second Edition." 

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Student's Solution Manual." 

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Instructor's Solution Manual." 

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Instructor's Solution Manual." 

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Student's Solution Manual." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    Whitmire, K. H.; Caudell, J. B. "First Row Transition Metal Phosphides, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: online, 2013, p 1-18.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "d-Block Complexes of Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, and Thallium." Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, 3 (2006) : 343-408.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire, A. T. Kelly, C. Hofmann "Mononuclear Iron Carbonyls without Hydrocarbon Ligands." Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, 6 (2006) : 1-76.

     
     Other
     

    M. Bochmann, M. Brookhart, J. A. Gladysz, D. L. Lichtenberger, L. S. Liebeskind, T. J. Marks, R. R. Schrock D. A. Sweigart, K. H. Whitmire "Dedication to the Special Volume for Dietmar Seyferth." Organometallics, 29 (2010) : 4647.

     
     

    D. Seyferth, T. J. Marks, L. S. Liebeskind, D. A. Sweigart, K. H. Whitmire "A Great Day for Organometallic Chemistry." Organometallics, 24 (2005) : 6073.

     
     

    I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, K. H. Whitmire, T. R. Lee, S. Hong and C. A. Mirkin "Self-Assembly of Organometallic Clusters onto the Surface of Gold." Thin Film Solids (2001)

     
     

    L. Xu and K. H. Whitmire "Hybrid Metal Carbonyl -Oxide Clusters, Synthesis, and Structure of [Et4N]2[(OC)5WSbW3(CO)9(?3-OMe)2(?3-O)WO2(OR)](R = Me, H)." Angew. Chemie (2001)

     
     

    M. S. Ali, C. A. Powers, K. H. Whitmire, I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, A. R. Khokar "Synthesis, Characterization, and Representative Crystal Structure of Lipophilic PlatinumII (Homopiperazine)Carboxylate Complexes." J. Coord. Chem., 52 (2001) : 273-287.

     
     

    V. A. Litosh, R. K. Saini, I. Y. Guzman-Jimenez, K. H. Whitmire, W. E. Billups "Reactions of Cycloproparenes with Metal Carbenes." Organic Letters, 3 (2001) : 65-66.

     
     

    Ilse Y. Guzmann-Jimenez and Kenton H. Whitmire "trans-Dichlorobis(methyldiphenylphosphine-P)palladium(II)." Acta Cryst., C55 (1999)

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, Ilse Y. Guzmann-Jimenez, J.-Y. Saillard and Samia Kahlal "Synthesis, Characterization, Structural and Theoretical Analysis of a Series of Electron Deficient, Monomeric Thallium Iron Carbonylates Isostructural and Isoelectronic to Diiron Nonacarbonyl." J. Organomet. Chem., 614-615 (2000) : 243-254.

     
     

    Paul S. Engel, Shaoming Duan, and Kenton H. Whitmire "Structure and Stability of an Azoalkane-Iodine Complex." , 63 (2000) : 5666-5667.

     
     

    Wang Keun Lee, Bo Liu, Chan Won Park, Henry J. Shine, Ilse Y. Guzmann-Jimenez, and Kenton H. Whitmire "Addition of Thianthrene Cation Radical to Cycloalkenes. An Unexpected Monoadduct." J. Org. Chem., 64 (1999) : 9206-9210.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire, P. S. Engel, and S. Duan "Structure and Stability of an Azoalkane-Iodine Complex,." Journal of Organic Chemistry, 63 (1998) : 5666-5667.

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, J. Chris Hutchison, Anna Gardberg and Chris Edwards "Triethanolamine Complexes of Copper." Inorganic Chimie Acta, 294 (1999) : 153-159.

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, Joseph L. Stark, Brian Harms, Ilse Guzman-Jimenez, Regis Gautier, Jean-Francois Halet and Jean-Yves Saillard "Different Ways to Distort a Tetracapped Tetrahedron on Route to Forming an E4M4Cubane: The Case of [E4{P(PPh2Me)2}4][Ph2EX2 (E = Sb, X = Cl; E = Bi, X = Br)." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 121 (1999) : 4409-4418.

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, S. Shamsuddin, C. C. Santillan, J. L. Stark, Z. H. Siddik, and A. R. Khokar "Synthesis characterization of antitumor activity of new platinum(IV)trans-carboxylate complexes: Crystal structure of [Pt(cis1,4-DACH)trans-acetate2Cl2]." Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 71 (1998) : 29-35.

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, Silke Hoppe, Orson Sydora, Jennifer L. Jolas and Carolyn M. Jones "Oligomerization and Oxide Formation in Bismuth Aryl Alkoxides: Synthesis and Characterization of Bi44-O)(Inorganic Chemistry, 294 (1999)

     
     

    Mohammad S. Ali, Kenton H. Whitmire, Taisuke Toyomasu, Zahid H. Sidduk, and Abdul Khokar "Preparation, characterization, and antitumor activity of new cisplatin analogues with homopiperazines: Crystal structure of [PtII(1-methylhomopiperazine)(methyl-malonato)].2H2O." J. Inorg. Biochem., 77 (1999) : 231-238.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Main Group-Transition Metal Cluster Compounds of the Group 15 Elements." Adv. Organomet. Chem., 42 (1997) : 1-145.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire "Organotransition Metal Compounds with Element to Transition Metal Bonds." Blackie Academic and Professional Books (1998) : 345-402.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire and J. W. van Hal "Bis[bis(triphenylphosphine)iminium] Di-?-thio-[bis(pentasulfido)ferrate(III)]." Acta. Cryst., C53 (1997) : IUC9700008.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire and S. Hoppe "Synthesis, Structure and Ligand Redistribution Equilibria of Pentavalent Bismuth(V) Alkoxides." Organometallics, 17 (1998) : 1347-1354.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire, B. Zouchoune, F. Ogliaro, J.-F. Halet, J.-Y. Saillardd "Bonding Analysis in Inorganic Transition-Metal Cubic Clusters. 3. Metal-Centered Tetracapped M9(?5-E)4Ln Species with a Tetragonal Distortion." Inorg. Chem., 37 (1998) : 865-875.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire, J. W. van Hal, and J. L. Stark "Hydride Abstraction from [PPN][HSb{Fe(CO)4}3] by Alkyl Iodides. Synthesis and Characterization of [PPN][Sb(Me)I{Fe(CO)4}2]." J. Organomet. Chem., 557 (1998) : 163-167.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire, S. Shamsuddin, J. W. van Hal, J. L. Stark, and A. R. Khokar "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Axial Dichloroplatinum(IV) Cisplatin Analogues: Crystal Structure of an Axial Dichloro Complex [Pt(cis-1,4-DACH)(trans-Cl2)(CBDCA)]?1/2MeOH." Inorganic Chemistry, 36 (1997) : 5969-5971.

     
    Presentations
     Conference abstracts
     

    I. Kumar; T. Boyd; P. Bhattacharya; K. H. Whitmire, New metal carboxylate complexes of bismuth, Abstracts of Papers, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 2013 2013, INOR-1248.

     
     

    K. H. Whitmire; A. C. Colson; A. Palve, Preparation of thin films from metal carbonyl clusters, Abstracts of Papers, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 7-11, 2013 2013, INOR-108.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, Ismael Loera, Ish Kumar, Samantha Donaldson, Exploration of the Coordination Chemistry of Bismuth Carboxylates, Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, HI, December 18, 2015

     
     

    Surprises in the Chemistry of Bismuth Carboxlates, Technische Universität Dresden, June 2, 2015

     
     

    Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes, Institüt für Chemie, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, June 3, 2015

     
     

    Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes, Institüt für Chemie, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany, June 18, 2015

     
     

    Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes, Institüt für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, June 18, 2015

     
     

    Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes, Université de Rennes I, Rennes, France  July 2015

     
     

    "Stars, Cubes, Dog Bones and Rods: Morphology Control and Characterization of Iron Oxide and Iron-Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles." Inter/Micro 2012, The McCrone Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois. (July 9, 2012) With Christina H. Hartman

     
     

    Kenton H. Whitmire, Adam C. Colson, Anna T. Kelly, Emilia Morosan, Chih-Wei Chen, irene Rusakova, Abstracts, 67th Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boise, ID, United States, June 24-27 (2012), NORM-186.

     
     

    "The Chemistry of Art ." Houston Art Partners Conference, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. (September 13, 2011)

     
     

    "Molecular Precursors for the Synthesis of Heterometallic Metal Phosphide Nanoparticles." Pacifichem 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, (December 15, 2010) With A. C. Colson

     
     

    "Natural Sciences at Rice." Explore Rice. Admissions Office Event, Houston, Texas. (September 13, 2009)

     
     

    "Synthesis of anisotropic CdS nanostructures of orthorhombic phase from single-source precursors: Proof of twinning through HRTEM studies." 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. (August) With V. Stavila, T. Mandal, I Rusakova

     
     

    "Synthesis of heterometallic metal phosphides from single-source precursors." 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. (August) With A. C. Colson, I. Rusakova

     
     

    "Things You Should Know When Applying to the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program." Wiess School of Natural Sciences and the Brown School of Engineering, Houston, Texas. (September 22, 2009)

     
     

    "New iron oxide and iron-manganese oxide shaped nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, growth studies, oxidation, and derivatization." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 6, 2008) With C. Hofmann, I. Rusakova, C. S. Levin, T. Ould-Ely, D. Prieto-Centurion, K. Hartman, A. Kelly, A. Luttge, and N. J. Halas

     
     

    "Arylation reactions of bismuth carboyxlates." 233rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois. (March 25-29, 2007) With J. H. Thurston, V. Stavila, D. Prieto-Centurion

     
     

    "Molecular precursors for the formation of iron phosphide nanoparticles." 233rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois. (March 25-29, 2007) With A. Kelly, I. Rusakova

     
     

    "New iron oxide, manganese oxide and iron-manganese oxide shaped nanoparticles. Synthesis, properties, and growth studies." 233rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois. (March 25-29, 2007) With C. Hofmann, T. Ould-Ely, I. Rusakova, D. Prieto-Centurion

     
     

    "Rational Design of Molecular Precursors for Advanced Materials Synthesis." William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. (October 20, 2006)

     
     

    "What is it like to be the editor of a scientific journal?." Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 31, 2006)

     
     

    "Factors Affecting the Growth of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles - Unusual Materials from the Metal Carboxylate Precursors." Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany. (June 2, 2005)

     
     

    "Factors Affecting the Growth of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles - Unusual Materials from the Metal Carboxylate Precursors." Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. (May 30, 2005)

     
     

    "Factors Affecting the Growth of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles - Unusual Materials from the Metal Carboxylate Precursors." International University Bremen, Bremen, Germany. (June 10, 2005)

     
     

    "Solid State Structure and the Effects of Disorder on Materials." University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. (June 9, 2005)

     
     

    "Strategies for the Design of Molecular Single Source Precursors to Advanced Materials." University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. (June 6, 2005)

     
     

    "Strategies for the Design of Molecular Single Source Precursors to Advanced Materials." Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. (June 1, 2005)

     
     

    "The Spring Consortium." Nano Materials for Defense Applications, Kono, Hawaii. (February 22-25, 2005)

     
     

    "Assembly of heterometallic metal alkoxide and carboxylate compounds for use as single source precursors to metal oxides." National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. (May 14, 2004)

     
     

    "Assembly of heterometallic metal alkoxide and carboxylate compounds for use as single source precursors to metal oxides." Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. (May 13, 2004)

     
     

    "Assembly of heterometallic metal alkoxide and carboxylate compounds for use as single source precursors to metal oxides." National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. (May 17, 2004)

     
     

    "Assembly of heterometallic metal alkoxide and carboxylate compounds for use as single source precursors to metal oxides." Tsing-Hua University, Taipei, Taiwan. (May 12, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University." UK-Texas Nanotechnology Initiative, Houston, Texas. (May 3, 2004)

     
     

    "Heterometallic carboxylate complexes as single-source precursors to ferroelectric metal oxide nanoparticles." 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003) With J. H. Thurston

     
     

    "Synthesis and Characterization of Main Group Element-Transition Metal Alloy Nanoparticles." 1st Annual Meeting of Strategic Partnership for Research In NanotechnoloGy, Austin, TX. (August 26, 2003)

     
     

    "The properties and reactivity of tetrahedral EM3 cluster compounds." 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003) With I. Y. Guzman and L. Xu

     
     

    Presenter.  "Designing Single Source Precursors to Advanced Oxide Materials." Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. (April 30, 2002) With Carolyn M. Jones, Silke Hoppe, John H. Thurston

     
     

    Presenter.  "Designing Single Source Precursors to Advanced Oxide Materials." Department of Chemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. (October 16, 2002) With John H. Thurston

     
     

    Presenter.  "Diversity and Applications of Main Group Element Transition Metal Clusters: The Case of Tetrahedral EM3 Clusters ." Southwest Regional ACS Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 4, 2002) With Ilse Guzmann, Li Xu

     
     

    "Graduate Study in Chemistry at Rice University." Chemistry Department, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. (October 23, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Nanotechnology and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences." Micron, Boise, ID. (November 8, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Understanding the Effects of Main Group Elements on Transition Metal Clusters: Materials and Catalysis Applications." Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech), Blacksburg, VA. (October 21, 2002) With Ilse Guzmann-Jimenez, Li Xu

     
     

    Presenter.  "Understanding the Effects of Main Group Elements on Transition Metal Clusters: Materials and Catalysis Applications." Roanoke College Chemistry Department, Salem, VA. (October 22, 2002) With Ilse Guzmann, Li Xu

     
     Lectures
     

    Adam C. Colson, Chih-Wei Chen, Emilia Morosan, Kenton H. Whitmire, Abstracts of Papers, 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, (2012), INOR-1182.

     
     

    "Iron phosphide nanomaterials from molecular precursors." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 10, 2008) With A. Kelly, I. Rusakova

     
     

    "Solvothermal synthesis of lead sulfide nanostructures from single-source precursors." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 10, 2008) With T. Mandal and V. Stavila

     
     

    "Majoring in the Natural Sciences at Rice University." Admission Office, Rice University, Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 12, 2004)

     
     

    "Undergraduate Study in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences." On Campus Day, Rice University, Houston, TX. (September 8, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "What it's like to be the editor of a scientific journal." Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. (October 21, 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "The Graduate Program in Chemistry at Rice University." Hollins University, Hollins, Virginia. (October 17, 2006)

     
     

    "The Graduate Program in Chemistry at Rice University." Mary Baldwin College, Lynchburg, Virginia. (October 18, 2006)

     
     

    "Probing the Limits of Lewis Acidity and Hypervalency in Bismuth Alkoxide Complexes." Université de Lyon, Lyon, France. (November 6, 2000)

     
     

    "Probing the Limits of Lewis Acidity and Hypervalency in Bismuth Alkoxide Complexes." Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France. (November 2, 2000)

     
     

    "The Reactivity and Bonding Capabilities of Main Group Elements in Main Group Transition Metal Cluster Compounds." Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. (November 16, 2000)

     
     

    "The Reactivity and Bonding Capabilities of Main Group Elements in Main Group Transition Metal Cluster Compounds." Centre National de Récherche Scientifique, Toulouse, France. (November 3, 2000)

     
     

    "The Reactivity and Bonding Capabilities of Main Group Elements in Main Group Transition Metal Cluster Compounds." Université de Paris 6, Paris, France. (November 7, 2000)

     
     

    "The Reactivity and Bonding Capabilities of Main Group Elements in Main Group Transition Metal Cluster Compounds." Université de Rennes, Rennes, France. (November 21, 2000)

     
     

    "The Reactivity and Bonding Capabilities of Main Group Elements in Main Group Transition Metal Cluster Compounds." Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. (November 15, 2000)

     
     

    "A Modular Approach to Advanced Chemistry Laboratories." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (August 22, 1999)

     
     

    "Organometallic Self-Assembled Monolayers." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (August 24, 1999)

     
     

    "The Structural and Functional Roles of Main Group Elements in Main Group Element-Transition Metal Clusters." Northern Illiniois University, DeKalb, Illinois. (October 25, 1999)

     
     

    "The Structural and Functional Roles of Main Group Elements in Main Group Element-Transition Metal Clusters." Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. (October 26, 1999)

     
     

    "The Structural and Functional Roles of Main Group Elements in Main Group Element-Transition Metal Clusters." Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana. (October 29, 1999)

     
     

    "Cubane Clusters Derivatives with Main Group-Main Group Element Bonding." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, Texas. (April 1, 1998)

     
     

    "Cubane Clusters Derivatives with Main Group-Main Group Element Bonding." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, Texas. (April 1, 1998) With with J. L. Stark, S. Hoppe, I. Guzman-Jimenez, B. D. Harms, J.-Y. Saillard and J.-F. Halet

     
     

    "Synthesis and Stability of Bismuth Alkoxides." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, Texas. (April 1, 1998) With S. Hoppe

     
     

    "The Interface of Main Group and Transition Metal Cluster Chemistry." University of Texas, Arlington, Texas. (February 20, 1998)

     
     Panelist
     

    "NSF Graduate Fellowship Review Panel." National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. (February 2-5, 2005)

     
     Posters
     

    "Stability of Metal Phosphide phases in Surfacant Media." Pacifichem 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies , Honolulu, Hawaii. (December 18, 2010) With A. T. Kelly, I. Rusakova

     
     

    "Cobalt oxide nanoparticles synthesized from metal carboxylates." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 7, 2008) With B. S. Henderson, C. Hofmann

     
     

    "Synthesis and reactions of HFe4(Mu4-Eta2-CH)(CO)12." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 7, 2008) With C. Lam, A. Kelly

     
     

    "Molecular Precursors to Controlled Synthesis of Nanoparticles." 2005 USAF/Taiwan Nanoscience Initiative Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii. (February 17-18, 2005)

     
     

    "Simple Routes to Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Nanowires form Organometallic Precursors." Nanotechnology for Defense Applications, Kahului, Hawaii. (February 23, 2004) With T. Ould Ely, A. Kumar, J. Thurston

     
     

    "Kinetics and thermodynamics of bond opening and breaking processes in main-group transition-metal clusters." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003) With A. Kumar

     
     

    "Toward nanostructured oxide ion-conducting ceramics from single-source molecular precursors." 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003) With J. H. Thurston

     
     

    "Graduate at Study in Chemistry at Rice University." Graduate Recruiting Fair at the National American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL. (April 7, 2002)

     
     

    "Homo- and Heterometallic Bismuth Salicylate Complexes." Gordon Research Conference, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. (July 23, 2002) With John H. Thurston

     
     

    Coauthor.  "Towards Molecular Precursors for Ferroelectric Materials." Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 8, 2002) With John H. Thurston

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Surprises in the Chemistry of Bismuth Carboxylates" Kenton H. Whitmire, University of Cheminitz, July 11, 2014.

     
     

    "Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes," Kenton H. Whitmire, University of Leipzig, Germany.

     
     

    "Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes," Kenton H. Whitmire, University of Goettingen, Germany.

     
     

    "Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes," Kenton H. Whitmire, University of Chemnitz, Germany.

     
     

    "Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes." Department of Materials Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. (November 3, 2011)

     
     

    "Using Molecular Single Source Precursors for the Preparation of Advanced Materials: Strategies, Limitations and Successes." Department of Chemistry, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. (September 23, 2011)

     
     

    "Making Nanoparticles with Unusual Shapes." Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. (July 5, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. (August 15, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peeople's Republic of China. (August 14, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. (July 6, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. (August 16, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." University of Monash, Melbourne, Australia. (October 2, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia. (October 2, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. (August 17, 2007)

     
     

    "Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Heavy Main Group Elements: Lessons for Materials and Biological Applications." Nankai University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (August 21, 2007)

     
     

    "Research in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University." Tianjin University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (August 22, 2007)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Nanoparticle Synthesis: Control of Shape and Stoichiometry Using Single Source Precursors." NSF Workshop in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Semiahmoo, Washington. (June 6-9, 2006)

     
     

    "Diversity and Applications of Main Group-Transition Metal Clusters: The Case of EM3 Clusters." National Science Foundation Workshop in Inorganic, Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Santa Fe, NM. (April 28, 2002) With Ilse Guzmann-Jimenez and Li Wu

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Organometallics. American Chemical Society, Organometallics. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, Oganometallics. American Chemical Society. (2001 - 2001)

     Associate Editor, Organometallics. American Chemical Society. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Organometallics. American Chemical Society. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, Organometallics. The American Chemical Society. (2002 - 2002)

     Associate Editor, Organometallics. American Chemical Society. (2005 - 2005)

     Associate Editor, Organometallics. American Chemical Society. (2006 - 2006)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Ilse Guzman-Jimenez, Ph.D. Applications of Chalcogen Containing Iron Carbonyl Clusters: Examination of Self-Assembled Films and Homogeneous Carbonylation Catalysis of Methanol. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     John Thurston, Ph.D. Synthetic, structural and thermal decomposition studies of heterobimetallic bismuth-based coordination complexes. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Michael Vinson, Ph.D. Crystal Dissolution Kinetics: Linking Surface Processes at the Solid-Solution Interface over Multiple Length-Scales. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Cristina Hofmann, PhD Synthesis and Characterization of homo- and hetero-metallic coordination compounds and oxide nanostructures. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Anna Kelley, PhD Synthesis, Characterization, and Functionalization of Transition Metal, Phosphide Nanomaterials from Single Source Molecular Precursors. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Trinanjana Mandal, Ph.D. Synthesis and characterization of anisotropic cadmium and leadsulfide nanostructures from single source molecular precursors and an insight to their growth mechanisms. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Huma Jaffry, Ph.D. Various Coatings of Carbon Fibers and Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and Applications. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     John Allen, Ph.D. Steric Considerations in Copper(I)-olefin Complexes Incorporating Substituted Bis(2-pyridyl)amines. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Adam Colson, Ph.D. Advanced transition metal phosphide materials from single-source molecular precursors. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Sean R Walsh, Ph.D. Rock Salt vs. Wurtzite Phases of Col-xMnxO: Control of Crystal Lattice and Morphology at the Nanoscale. (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Renewal (3 month extension), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (August 2013)

     Outstanding Faculty Associate, Sid Richardson College (May 2012)

     International Collaboration Travel Fund Award for Collaboration with Universities in Tianjin and Hong Kong, (2007)

     The Outstanding Associate for 2003, Jones College (2003)

     Named An Outstanding Associate of Jones College, (2002)

     Member, American Chemical Society

     Chair Elect, Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society (2001)

     Member, American Chemical Society

     Member, American Chemical Society