Rebecca R. Conry

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Box 5764

Phone: 207-859-5764
Fax: 207-859-5760
Mailing Address:
5764 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8857
Conry, Rebecca R.

Education

  • Postdoctoral (1991-1992) and NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (1992-1993), Johns Hopkins University (with Prof. Kenneth D. Karlin).
  • Ph.D. (1991), University of Washington (with Prof. James M. Mayer)
  • B.S. (1986), Eastern Washington University
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Synthetic and structural bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry

    Courses Currently Teaching

    CourseCourse Title
    CH133 A Chemistry of Color and Art Materials
    CH142 A General Chemistry
    CH411 A Inorganic Chemistry
    CH413 A Inorganic Laboratory Studies
    CH493 A Senior Seminar
    CH493 B Senior Seminar

    Professional Information

    • Associate Professor of Chemistry (2004-present) Colby College
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2000-2004) Colby College
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1993-2000) University of Nevada, Reno

    Publications

    "Copper Complexes with N-Alkylated NS2-Macrocyclic Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Capabilities as Aziridination Catalysts" R. R. Conry,* A. A. Tipton, W. S. Striejewske, E. Erkizia, M. A. Malwitz, A. Caffaratti, and J. Natkin (Colby '01) Organometallics, 2004, 23, 5210-5218



    "A mononuclear Mo(V) mono-oxo, biphenyl-2,2'-dithiolate complex in which the metal resides within a cleft formed by the ligands and that exhibits N�H to S hydrogen bonding in the solid state" R. R. Conry* and A. A. Tipton JBIC, 2001, 6, 359-366.



    "Electronic Structure Studies of Oxomolybdenum Tetrathiolate Complexes: Origin of Reduction Potential Differences and Relationship to Cysteine-Molybdenum Bonding in Pyranopterin Molybdenum Enzymes" R. L. McNaughton, A. A. Tipton, N. D. Rubie, R. R. Conry,* and M. L. Kirk* Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39, 5697-5706.



    "Synthesis and Characterization of Square Planar Nickel(II) Arylthiolate Complexes with the Biphenyl-2-,2'-dithiolate Ligand" E. Erkizia and R. R. Conry* Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39, 1674-1679.



    "Copper(I) Complexes with a NS2-Macrocyclic Ligand Bearing a Pendant Naphthyl Group: Structures of {N-[2-(1-Naphthyl)ethyl]-1-aza-4,8-dithiacyclodecane}Cu(I)-Ligand, where Ligand = eta2-Naphthalene, Acetonitrile or Triphenylphosphine" R. R. Conry,* W. S. Striejewske, and A. A. Tipton Inorg. Chem., 1999, 38, 2833-2843.



    "Synthesis and Characterization of Copper(I) Complexes with a Fairly Bulky Tris(pyrazolyl)hydroborate Ligand. Probing the Flexibility of the Metal-Containing Pocket Formed by the Ligand" R. R. Conry,* G. Ji, and A. A. Tipton Inorg. Chem., 1999, 38, 906-913.



    "Synthesis and Characterization of the First Pentaphenylcyclopentadienyl Copper(I) Complex, (Ph5Cp)Cu(PPh3)" Q. T. Anderson, E. Erkizia, and R. R. Conry* Organometallics, 1998, 17, 4917-4920.



    "NMR Evidence for the Unprecedented Binding of a Naphthalene Group to Copper(I) in Solution" R. R. Conry* and W. S. Striejewske Organometallics, 1998, 17, 3146-3148.



    "Synthesis of Copper(I) Complexes with a Novel Naphthyl-Appended Macrocyclic Ligand, Including the Crystal and Molecular Structure of the First Copper(I)-eta2-Naphthyl Complex" W. S. Striejewske and R. R. Conry* Chem. Commun., 1998, 555-556.

    The Small-Molecule X-ray Diffraction Center at Colby College

     


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