Greg A. N. Felton

Assistant 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

Professor Felton head shot

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.