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 Expert  107885

Expert in Boron, Inorganic, & Analytical Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY; TRANSITION ELEMENT CHEMISTRY; BORON HYDRIDE CHEMISTRY; CARBORANE. Expert' research has centered on the chemistry of boron hydrides, carboranes, and their transition-metal and main group metal derivatives (metallaboranes and metallacarboranes). In recent years, he has been increasingly involved in transition metal-organometallic chemistry as well and has generated new chemistry in which borane cages and metal-arene sandwich structures are combined in the same molecule.

BORON. He has directed the research of graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral associates in the synthesis, characterization, and studies of the chemical reactivity of new cage and cluster compounds involving boron. He and his students have pioneered the discovery and development of many novel compound types (e.g., stable multi-decker metal sandwich complexes, metal-rich metallaboron clusters, large carbon-rich carboranes), new reactions (metal-induced cage fusion), and techniques for determining the molecular structure of boron clusters (two dimensional boron-11 nuclear magnetic resonance).

AIR-SENSITIVE MATERIAL HANDLING. Expert is familiar with the handling of air-sensitive materials including reactive gases; the analysis, separation, and purification of new compounds in the laboratory; and the standard techniques used in compound characterization. He has knowledge of mass spectrometry, NMR, infrared, UV-visible spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. He is very knowledgeable of liquid chromatography, HPLC, and high vacuum techniques.


air-sensitive material handling




boron hydride chemistry




organometallic chemistry


transition element chemistry



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Roanoke, Virginia;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   PhD   Chemistry   University of Minnesota  
1957   BS   Chemistry   Lafayette College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1963 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Chemistry (Chairman 1981-1984)


1962 to 1963


University of California, Riverside


Postdoctoral Research


1962 to 1962


Harvard University


Research Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Inorganic Syntheses Inc., and the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America.

Professional Appointments

He is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Virginia


He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Scholarship for study in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury and in was a Guest Professor at the University of Heidelberg. He was awarded a Boron U.S.A. (BUSA) Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science and was a recipient of the Sigma Xi President's and Visitors' Research Prize in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics from the University of Virginia.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals and authored or edited 4 books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Royal Society of Chemistry  
 - Elsevier  
 - Elsevier, Oxford  
 - Organometallics  
 - Journal of Organometallic Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting work over several years for a small private firm that is developing carborane-based drugs for use in anticancer therapy and other applications.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in boranes for consulting on potential industry applications.
  • Semiconductor expert for consulting on boron removal in p+ semiconductor grade silicon.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1986 to 1999   Germany   Research and lecturing at University of Heidelberg; invited lectures at many German and other European uinversities and institutes
1974 to 1975   New Zealand   Research at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, as Senior Fulbright Scholar
1970 to 2007   United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea   Expert has lectured at many international conferences and has been a resident scholar in several countries.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is able to read scientific German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has vendor knowledge of: inorganic and organometallic chemicals, boron hydrides, and carboranes.

He has access to: personal contacts and literature references.


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