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Expert in Organometallics, Metathesis

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California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Part of Expert' career has been devoted to understanding the fundamental steps in homogeneous catalysis. Transition metal organometallic chemistry has provided the basis for his studies.



catalyst mechanism


homogeneous catalysis

The results of Expert' studies of metal complexes has provided new routes for the synthesis of new polymers. He has prepared living systems, telechelic polymers, and block polymers.

polymer synthesis

Many of the new reactions resulting from Expert' studies in organometallic synthesis have provided new synthetic strategies for the synthesis of bioactive molecules.

transition element


organic synthesis

Dr. Grubb's field of expertise is organometallic chemistry and catalysis, especially organometallic, organic and polymer chemistry associated with early transition metal carbene and metallacycle complexes. His major focus has been the synthesis of new polymers with controlled structures. The materials synthesized have been studied as electrical conductors, as ionophores, and in new optical devices. Expert has initiated programs in the area of organometallic reaction mechanisms and in the synthesis of polymer attached catalysts. The olefin metathesis reaction, Ziegler polymerization, and the reactions of metallacycles and cyclobutadiene complexes were the focus of his mechanistic research.

olefin metathesis


organometallic chemistry


organometallic reaction mechanism




polymer chemistry


polymer modification chemistry


Ziegler polymerization

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   PhD   Chemistry   Columbia University  
1965   MS   Chemistry   University of Florida  
1963   BA   Chemistry   University of Florida  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to




Professor of Chemistry


He was a Professor of Chemistry (1978-1990), and is currently a Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry (1990-present).

1973 to 1978


Michigan State University


Associate Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, AAAS, and NAS.


Since 1990, Expert has been the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the Expert's Firm in Pasadena, CA. In addition, his awards and honors include: the ACS National Award in Organometallic Chemistry (1988); election to the National Academy of Sciences (1989); the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (1990); elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1994); the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry (Mobil Chemical Company) (1995); The Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry (1997); Fluka Prize - Reagent of the Year 1998 (1998); Honorary Membership to Royal Irish Academy in the Section of Science (1999); the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry (The Franklin Institute) (2000); the Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS POLY – The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation) (2000); and, the Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods (ACS – Aldrich Chemical Co. & The Purdue Borane Research Fund) (2001).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 31 patents and 335 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)  
 - Accounts of Chemical Research  
 - Science  
 - Org. Lett.  

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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1975 to 1975   Germany   Expert worked for six months in organometallic and metal evaporation chemistry.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert reads a little German.


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