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Kimberly Mullane, Ph.D.

Kimberly Mullane, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
SJ 547A
215-248-7154
Educational Background: 

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from The University of Pennsylvania (2017, under the direction of Professor Eric J. Schelter).

B.A. in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College (2012, under the direction of Professor Frank B. Mallory).

Courses Taught: 
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Principles of Chemistry Lab
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
Selected Publications: 

“Reduction of Carbonyl Groups by Uranium(III) and Formation of a Stable Amide Radical Anion,” Mullane, K. C.; Cheisson, T.; Nakamaru-Ogiso, E.; Manor, B. C.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 826–837.

“A 1,2-Addition Pathway for C(sp2)-H Activation at a Dinickel Imide,” Powers, I. G.; Kiatisewee, C.; Mullane, K. C.; Schelter, E. J.; Zeller, M.; Uyeda, C., Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7694.

“Synthesis and Reduction of Uranium(V) Imido Complexes Containing with Redox Active Substituents,” Mullane, K. C.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 5748–5757.

“The Hexachlorocerate(III) Anion: A Potent, Benchtop Stable and Readily Available UVA Photosensitizer for Aryl Chlorides,” Yin, H.; Jin, Y.; Hertzog, J.; Mullane, K. C., Carroll, P.; Manor, B.; Anna, J., Schelter, E. J., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 16266-16273.

“Explorations of the solubilizing effectiveness of CH3OCH2CH2O substituents in the photocyclizations of some 1,2-diarylethylenes to [n]phenacenes,” Bohen, A. A.; Mullane, K.C.; Bohen, J. M.; Mallory, C.W.; Mallory, F.B., Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56, 3342-3345.

“Anomalous One-Electron Processes in the Chemistry of Uranium Nitrogen Multiple Bonds,” Mullane, K.C.; Lewis, A. J.; Yin, H.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E.J., Inorg.Chem., 2014, 53, 9129-9139.

“The Inverse Trans Influence in a Family of Pentavalent Uranium Complexes”, Lewis, A. J.; Mullane, K.C.; Nakamaru-Ogiso, E.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J., Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 6944-6953.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

Juniata College, Department of Chemistry, Seminar Series, Huntingdon, PA, September 29, 2016, The Chemistry of Uranium-Nitrogen Multiple Bonds (invited).

252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August, 23, 2016, Paper#332, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Effect of Temperature Independent Paramagnetism of Uranium(VI) Ions on 13C NMR Shifts and U(III) Reduction of Oranic Esters and Amides.

6th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2016, Synthesis of a Uranium(IV) Terminal Imido Metallacycle Complex: Uranium Coordination Chemistry with a PN Pincer Ligand. (Poster)

249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 25, 2015, Paper #855, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Implications for a Strong Inverse Trans Influence Stabilization in the Chemistry of Uranium Nitrogen Multiple Bonds.

249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 24, 2015, WCC/Eli Lilly Co. Award Winner’s Poster Session, Synthesis of Mono-Imido Uranium Complexes Containing Redox Active Naphthyl Imido Ligands. (Poster)

Philadelphia Inorganic Colloquium, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2015, Synthesis of Mono-Imido Uranium Complexes Containing Redox Active Imido Ligands. (Poster)

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2014, Unusual One-Electron Processes and Implications for Strong Inverse Trans Influence Stabilization in the Chemistry of Uranium Nitrogen Multiple Bonds. (Poster)