Greg A. N. Felton

Associate Professor of Chemistry

James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences 081


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Leicester

Courses Taught

  • CH 121 General Chemistry I
  • CH 122 General Chemistry II
  • CH 212 Analytical Chemistry
  • CH 326 Instrumental Analysis

Research interests

Research interests: Using organometallic electrochemistry for small molecule activation in environmental applications

Select Publications

  • Donovan, E. S.; Plummer, H. M.; Sosa Parada, A.; Nichol, G. S.; Felton, G. A. N. “Pnictogen ligand coordination to an iron-sulfur compound” Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 487, 387–397.
  • Kurtz, D. A.; Brereton, K. R.; Ruoff, K. P.; Tang, H. M.; Felton, G. A. N.; Miller, A. J. M.; Dempsey, J. L. “Bathochromic Shifts in Rhenium Carbonyl Dyes Induced through Destabilization of Occupied Orbitals” Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (9), 5389–5399.
  • Kurtz, D.A.; Dhakal, B.; Donovan, E. S.; Nichol, G. S.; Felton, G. A. N. “Non-photochemcial synthesis of Re(diimine)(CO)2(L)Cl (L = phosphine or phosphite) compounds” Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2015, 59, 80–83.
  • Kurtz, D.A.; Dhakal, B.; Hulme, R. J.; Nichol, G. S.; Felton, G. A. N. “Correlations between photophysical and electrochemical properties for a series of new Mn carbonyl complexes containing substituted phenanthroline ligands” Inorg. Chim Acta 2015, 427, 22–26.
  • Donovan, E. S.; Nichol, G. S. Felton, G. A. N. “Structural effects upon the durability of hydrogenase-inspired hydrogen-producing electrocatalysts: Variations in the (μ-edt)[Fe2(CO)6] system” J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 726, 9–13.
  • Donovan, E. S.; McCormick, J. J.; Nichol, G. S. Felton, G. A. N. “Cyclic voltammetric studies of chlorine-substituted benzenedithiolato-diiron hexacarbonyl electrocatalysts inspired by the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site” Organometallics 2012, 31, 8067–8070.
  • Felton, G. A. N.; Petro, B. J.; Glass, R. S.; Lichtenberger, D. L.; Evans, D. H. “One- to two-electron reduction of an [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site mimic: The critical role of fluxionality of the [2Fe2S] core” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(32), 11290–11291.
  • Felton, G. A. N. “Electrocatalytic reactions: Anion radical cyclobutanation reactions and electrogenerated base reactions” Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 884–887.
  • Felton, G. A. N.; Vannucci, A. K.; Chen, J.; Moser, T.; Okumura, N.; Petro, B. J.; Zakai, U. I.; Evans, D. H.; Glass, R. S.; Lichtenberger, D. L. “Hydrogen generation from weak acids: electrochemical and computational studies of a diiron hydrogenase mimic” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12521–12530.
  • Felton, G. A. N.; Glass, R. S.; Lichtenberger, D. L.; Evans, D. H. “Iron-only hydrogenase mimics. Thermodynamic aspects of the use of electrochemistry to evaluate catalytic efficiency for hydrogen generation” Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45(23), 9181–9184.