Loyola University Maryland

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Timothy J. McNeese

Timothy McNeeseProfessor

Email: tmcneese@loyola.edu
Phone: 410-617-2237


Donnelly Science 352
Loyola University Maryland
Department of Chemistry
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210


  • Harvard University

Courses Taught

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

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.

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This associate professor of chemistry supports his students in discerning their own path