Chemistry

American Studies

Dr. R. Chris Schnabel

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Chris SchnabelOffice: CMLS-134
(727) 864-8446
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Dr. Schnabel earned his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wyoming, and did postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He joined the Eckerd College faculty in 2004. His main teaching responsibilites are the lecture and laboratory section of the Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and General Chemistry I and II courses. Dr. Schnabel's research involves the synthesis and characterization of model complexes of many for the zinc-containing enzymes found in the human body. He also works on the synthesis and characterization of cerium(IV) aryloxide complexes, and on transuranic (Pu and Np) coordination complexes.

Publications:

"Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Cerium(IV) Aryloxide Complexes" R. Chris Schnabel, Stephen T. Kottmann, Jennifer L. Lefler, Inorg. Chem., 2001, in preparation.

"Oxidation of Plutonium (III) Aryloxide Complexes" R. Chris Schnabel, Ann Schake, Carol J. Burns, and Ben Warner, Inorg. Chem., 2001, in preparation.

"The Fate of a Bimetallic Ethylene Dimerization Catalyst: Synthesis and Structure of (dfepe)2Ir2(µ-eta1,eta3-(C 4H6)(µ-H)(H)" R. Chris Schnabel, Justin M. Hoerter, Patricia A. Goodson, and Dean M. Roddick, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 5717.

"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Uranium Ansa-Metallocene Complexes Containing Organoimido Functional Groups; Electronic Effects of Ancillary Ligands" Schnabel, R. Chris, Scott B. L., Smith W. H., and Burns C. J. J., Organometallic Chemistry, 1999, 591, 14.

"Protonation and H2 Heterolysis Reactions of Electrophillic (eta5-C5R5)Ru(dfepe)(X) (R = H,Me; X = H, OTf) Complexes" Onkto, Allyn C.; Houlis, James F.; Schnabel, R. Chris; Roddick, Dean M.; Fong, Tina P.; Lough, Alan J.; Morris, Robert H., Organometallics, 1998, 17(25), 5467.

"(Fluoroalkyl)phosphine Coordination Chemistry: Synthesis and Structure of {[µ,eta1,eta6-(C6H5)P(C 2F5)2]Cr(CO)2}2" Peters, R. Gregory; Bennet, Byron L.; Schnabel, R. Chris; Roddick, Dean M., Inorg. Chem., 1997, 36(25), 5962.

"Preparation of Actinide Phosphinidene Complexes: Steric Control of Reactivity," R. C. Schnabel, D.S.J. Arney, B. Scott, C. J. Burns, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 6780.

"New Electrophilic Iridium (I) Complexes: H-H and C-H Bond Heterolysis by [(dfepe)Ir(µ-X]2 (X = O2CCF3, OTf)," R. C. Schnabel and D. M. Roddick, Organometallics, 1996, 3550.

"Polyhydride(Fluoroalkyl)phosphine Complexes of Iridium. Synthesis, Dynamics, and Reactivity Properties of (dfepe)2Ir2(µ-H)3(H)," R. C. Schnabel and D. M. Roddick, Organometallics, 1995, 665.

"(Fluoroalkyl)phosphine Complexes of Rhodium and Iridium. Synthesis and Reactivity Properties of [(dfepe)Ir(µ-Cl)]2," R. C. Schnabel and D. M. Roddick, Inorg. Chem., 1993, 32, 1513.

"(Fluoroalkyl)phosphine Hydride Complexes of Iridium. Synthesis and Structure of (dfepe)2IrH and (dfepe)2Ir2(H)(µ-H)2(µ-O3SCF 3)," R. C. Schnabel and D. M. Roddick, Organometallics, 1993, 12, 704.

"(Fluoroalkyl)phosphine Coordination Chemistry," D. M. Roddick and R. C. Schnabel, ACS Symp. Ser. Vol. 555, 1993, p. 421.

"Kinetics and Mechanism of Biaryl Reductive Elimination from Electron-Poor [C6F6)PCH2CH2P(C6F 6)]Pt(Ar)2 Complexes," R. K. Merwin, R. C. Schnabel, J. D. Koola, and D. M. Roddick, Organometallics, 1992, 11, 2972.

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