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Name: Michael Castellani
Title: Professor & Chair
Office: Science 450
Phone: 304-696-6486
Expert: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Research Based:
Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structure of [(C5Ph5)CrCl(.mu.-Cl)2Tl]2: An Example of the Rare M-X-TlI Linkage (X = Halide). Davis, K.B.; Harris, T.D.; Castellani, M.P.; Golen, J.E.; Rheingold, A.L. Organometallics 2007, 26, 4843-4845.

1,1´-Diethyl-2,2´,3,3´,4,4´,5,5´-octamethylferrocenium Tetracyanoethylenide, [Fe(C5EtMe4)2]+[TCNE]-, a Charge-Transfer Salt Magnetic Solid with a Novel Structural Motif. Harris, T.D; Castellani, M.P.; Rheingold, A.L.; Reiff, W.M.; Yee, G.T. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2006, 359, 4651-4654.

Ion-Pairing Thermodynamics for (.eta.5-pentadienyl)Fe(CO)2- (Pentadienyl = MeCp, C5Me5, C5Ph5, C9H7) and X-ray Crystal Structure of [(.eta.5-C5Ph5)Fe(CO)2][PPN]. Carter, B.T., Castellani, M.P.; Rheingold, A.L.; Hwang, S.; Longacre, S.E.; Richmond, M.G. Organometallics 2002, 21, 373-379.

Halogen Oxidation Reactions of (C5Ph5)Cr(CO)3 and Lewis Base Addition To [(C5Ph5)Cr(.mu.-X)X]2: Electrochemical, Magnetic, and Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of [(C5Ph5)CrX2]2 and (C5Ph5)CrX2(THF) (X = Cl, Br, I). X-ray Crystal Structure of [(C5Ph5)Cr(.mu.-Cl)Cl]2. Hutton, M.A.; Durham, J.D.; Grady, R.W.; Harris, B.E., Jarrell, C.S.; Mooney, J.M.; Castellani, M.P.; Rheingold, A.L.; Rieger, P.H.; Korte, B.J.; Sommer, R.D.; Yee, G.S.; Kölle, U.; Boggess, J.M.; Czernuszewicz, R. Organometallics 2001, 20, 734-740.

Guzei, I, Rheingold, A. L., Collins, J. E., & Castellani, M. P. Molecular structure of Bis(tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III) hexafluorophosphate, [(C5HPh4)2Rh]PF6•CH2Cl2. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 1998, 213, 431-433.

Connelly, N. G., Pike, R. D., Rieger, A. L., & Rieger, P. H. EPR spectra of [(Cr(CO)2L(h-C6Me6)]+, L = PEt3, PPh3, P(OEt)3, P(OPh)3: Analysis of line width and determination of ground state configuration from interpretation of 31P couplings. Organometallics 1997, 16, 4369-4376.

Hammack, D. J., Dillard, M. M., Castellani, M. P., Rheingold, A. L., Rieger, A. L., & Rieger, P. H. Substitution reactions of (C5Ph5)Cr(Co)3: Structural, electrochemical, and spectroscopic characterization of (C5Ph5)Cr(CO)2L,L=PMe3PMe2Ph, and P(OMe)3. Organometallics 1996, 15, 4701-4797.


Professional/Community Based Service:
Community Service:
Co-chair, WV Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol steering committee
Professional Service:
Chemistry Councilor, Council on Undergraduate Research 2001 - 2007

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow 2000 - 2002

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