Loyola University Maryland

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Timothy J. McNeese

Timothy McNeese

Professor of Chemistry

Harvard University


Timothy J. McNeese, Ph.D.
Loyola University Maryland
Department of Chemistry
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Area of Specialty

Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests

My students and I have studied the synthesis and characterization of transition metal carbonyl complexes containing anionic hydroxo, alkoxo, and fluoro ligands. We have been successful in characterizing Group 6 polynuclear carbonyl compounds containing anionic oxygen-donating ligands once considered to be metal carbonyl anions of uncertain formulation. Through mechanistic studies of these polynuclear species, we have constructed a mechanism to account for their formulation and reactivity pattern. We are currently interested in extending these studies to other transition metal complexes and in developing photochemical methods for the preparation of chromium carbonyl complexes containing labile ligands.


  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory
Benjamin Gratz


The close relationships Ben has formed with mentors are allowing him to gain valuable experience in the medical field