William G. Van Der Sluys, Ph.D.

William G. Van Der Sluys, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry
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Science Building, 108
    Research Interests

    Early transition metal alkoxide chemistry

    Homogeneous polymerization catalysis

    Metal-Metal Bonded compounds

    Lanthanide and actinide chemistry


    M. H. Chisholm,* D. L. Clark, J. C. Huffman, W. G. Van Der Sluys, E. M. Kober, D. L. Lichtenberger and B .E. Bursten "The Tungsten-Tungsten Triple Bond. 13. Bisalkyl Tetracarboxylates of Dimolybdenum and Ditungsten. Triple Bonds Between Metal Atoms with the Valence Molecular Orbital Description 42" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109, 6796.

    W. G. Van Der Sluys, C. J. Burns, R. R. Ryan and A. P. Sattelberger* "First Example of a Neutral Homoleptic Uranium Alkyl. Synthesis, Properties and Structure of U[CH(SiMe3)2]3." Organometallics, 1989, 8, 855.

    J. M. Berg, D. L. Clark,* J. C. Huffman, D. E. Morris, A. P. Sattelberger,* W. E. Strieb, W. G. Van Der Sluys and J. G. Watkin "Early Actinide Aryloxide Chemistry. Synthesis, Characterization and Molecular Structures of Th(IV) and U(IV) Aryloxide Complexes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 10811.

    J. Fisher, W. G. Van Der Sluys,* J. C. Huffman and J. Sears, "Alcoholysis of Titanium Alkoxides by Fluoroalcohols. Synthesis, Characterization and X-Ray Crystal Structure of [Ti(O-i-Pr)2{OCH(CF3)2}2]2" Syn. React. Inorg. and Met.-Org. Chem. 1993, 23, 479.

    C. E. Campbell, S. Bott, R. Larsen, W. G. Van Der Sluys* "Preparation of Titanium 
Fluoroalkoxides by Alcoholysis of Titanium Alkoxides" Inorg. Chem. 1994, 33, 

    "Synthesis of Actinide Nitrides, Phosphides, Sulfides and Oxides" W. G. Van Der Sluys, C. J. Burns and D. E. Smith. U. S. Patent Number 5,128,112, July 7, 1992.


    Ph D, Inorganic Chemistry, Indiana University

    MS, Inorganic Chemistry, Indiana University

    BS, Chemistry, State University of New York