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Dr. Vincent R. Magnuson, Professor -Retired

Inorganic Chemistry

Office: 420 Darland Administration Building
Phone: (218) 726–7394
E-mail: vmagnuso@d.umn.edu

  • Ph.D. 1968 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration, University of Minnesota, Duluth (1995-Present)

Research Interests

  • Structure determination of low oxidation state transition metal complexes.
  • Topological indices.

Representative Publications

  1. Tandem Sequence of ArSCl Initiated AD Reaction Resulting in Formation of Two C–C Bonds, I.P. Smoliakova, R. Caple, V.R. Magnuson, V.R. Polyakov, W.A. Smit, A.S. Shashkov, and B.D. Ohinov, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans., 1, 1065, 1995.
  2. Isolation and X–Ray Characterization of a New Crystal Modification of Pd6(–CO)6(-dppm)3 During the Synthesis of the Novel Fluxional Triangulo Pd(0) Complex [Pd3(–CO)3(dppm)2]n (n = 1 or 2), D.G. Holah, A.N. Hughes, E. Krysa, R.T. Markewich, M.D. Havighurst, and V.R. Magnuson, Polyhedron, in press, 1996.
  3. The X–Ray structure of a sodium peroxide hydrate, Na2O2 8H2O, and its reactions with carbon dioxide: Relevance to the brightening of mechanical pulps, G.S. Hill, D.G. Holah, S.D. Kinrade, V.R. Magnuson, V. Polyakov, and T.A. Sloan, Can. J. Chem., in press, 1996.
  4. Reactions of Fe(III) with LiAlH4 and LiBH4 in the Presence of Bis(Diphenylphosphino)Methane (dppm) and CO. The Crystal and Molecular Structures of trans-[Fe(Cl)(CO)(–dppm)2][FeCl4], trans–Fe(H)2(–dppm)2 and cis-[Fe(–S2CH)(–dppm)2]BF4, Y. Gao, D.G. Holah, A.N. Hughes, G.J. Spivak, M.D. Havighurst, V.R. Magnuson, and V. Polyakov, Polyhedron, in press, 1996.
  5. A Convenient Synthetic Route to Bi– and Tri–Nuclear Palladium and Platinum Complexes. The Crystal Structures of [M3(–CO)(Cl)(–dppm)3]Cl, M=Pd, Pt, dppm = Bis(Diphenylphosphino)Methane, D.G. Holah, A.N. Hughes, E. Krysa, G.J. Spivak, M.D. Havighurst, and V.R. Magnuson, Polyhedron, in press, 1996.

Education

  • Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska 1959-1961
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln B.S., Chemistry, 1963
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison M.S., Chemistry, 1965
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 1968

Jobs and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1968-1973
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1973-1983
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1983-Present
  • Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1984-1988
  • Assistant Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth 1988-1995
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1995-present

Professional and Honor Societies & Awards

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Crystallographic Association
  • Sigma Xi