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Department of Chemistry
James Collins


Office:  SZ 415
Phone:  (252)328-9729

Dr. James E. Collins
Teaching Instructor

Senior Research Scientist, Millenium Cell, Inc. (2001-2002)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Jacksonville State University (1999-2001)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, East Carolina University (1998-1999)
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Virginia (1997-1998)
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of South Carolina (1996-1997)
PhD, University of South Carolina (1996)
MS, Marshall University (1992)
BA, Marshall University (1989)


Collins, J.E.; Castellani, M.P.; Rheingold, A.L.; Miller, E.J.; Geiger, W.E.; Rieger, A.L.; Rieger, P.H.  Organometallics  1995, 14, 1232.  "Synthesis, Characterization, and Molecular Structure of Bis(tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(II)"

Reger, D.L.;  Collins, J.E.  J. Organomet. Chem.  1995, 491, 159.  "Syntheses of carbene and alkenyl derivatives of palladium.  Solid-state structures of

{(Me2NCS2)Pd(PEt3)[h1-C(N(CH3)C(CH3)3)CH3]}BPh4 and {(Me2NCS2)Pd(PEt3)[h1-C(NHC(CH3)3)CH3]}PF6•Et2O"


Reger, D.L.;  Collins, J.E.  Inorg. Chem.  1995, 34, 2473.  "Syntheses of Palladium(II) Chalcogenide Complexes.  Solid State Structure of [(CH3)2NCS2]Pd(PEt3)SCH3."


Reger, D.L; Collins, J.E.; Huff, M.F.; Yap, G.P.A.; Rheingold, A.L.  Organometallics  1995, 14, 5475"Synthesis and Solid State Structure of [Cu5(ButCºC)2(bipy)4][CF3SO3]3•CH2Cl2:  An Unusual Cationic Organocopper(I) Complex Held Together by Two Bridging Alkynyl Ligands".    


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Layland, R.; Adams, R.D.  Inorg. Chem. 1996, 35, 1372.  "A Six-Coordinate Tris(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)methane-Thallium(I) Complex with a Stereochemically Inactive Lone Pair:  Synthesis and Solid State Structures of

{[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]2Tl}PF6 and {[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]Tl}PF6 (pz = pyrazolyl)"    


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Myers, S.M.; Liable-Sands, L.; Rheingold, A.L.  Inorg. Chem., 1996, 35, 4904.  "Syntheses and Cadmium-113 NMR of Cationic Six Coordinate Cadmium(II) Complexes Containing Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane and Tris(3-phenylpyrazolyl)methane ligands.  Solid state structures of
Cd(THF)4(BF4)2 and
{[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]2Cd}(BF4)2 (pz = 1-pyrazolyl)."   


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.  “Syntheses of Organic Soluble Cadmium(II) Precursors” Inorg. Syn., submitted for publication.


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Jameson, D.L.; Castellano, R.K. Inorg. Syn., 1998, 32, 63.  "Synthesis of tris(N-(3-tert-butyl)pyrazolyl)methane."


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Liable-Sands, L.; Rheingold, A.L.  Organometallics, 1996, 15, 2029.  "Syntheses and Characterization of Cationic Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Copper(I) Carbonyl and Acetonitrile Complexes." 


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Liable-Sands, L.M.; Yap, G.P.A.  Inorg. Chem1997, 36, 345.  “Syntheses of Cationic Lead(II) and Tin(II) Complexes Containing Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Ligands.  Control of Stereochemistry by Variation in Ligand Substitution.”   


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Liable-Sands, L.M.; Yap, G.P.A.  Organometallics, 1997, 16, 349.  “Syntheses and Characterization of Cationic Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Silver(I) Complexes.  Solid State Structures of
{[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]2Ag}(O3SCF3), {[HC(3-Butpz)3]Ag}(O3SCF3) and {[HC(3-Butpz)3]Ag(CNBut)}(O3SCF3).”


 Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Matthews, M.A.; Rheingold, A.L.; Liable-Sands, L.M.; Guzei, L.A.  Inorg. Chem. 1997, 36, 6266.  "Stabilization of Lithium Borohydride with Nitrogen Donor, Chelating Ligands.  Syntheses and Solid State Structures of [HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]Li(h3-BH4),  {[H2C(3,5-Me2pz)2]Li(h3-BH4)}2, and
{[4,4'-Me2bipy]Li(m-h3-BH4)}2 (pz = pyrazolyl, bipy = bipyridyl).” 


Aiello, R.; Matthews, M.A.; Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy  1998, 23, 1103. "Novel Hydrides for the Chemical Storage of  Hydrogen"


Stearns, J. E.; Matthews, M.A.; Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.  Int. J. Hydrogen Energy  1998, 23, 469.  “The Thermal Characterization of Novel Complex Hydrides”


Guzei, I.; Rheingold, A.L.; Collins, J.E.; Castellani, M.P. Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures  1998, 213, 431-433.  "Molecular Structure of Bis(tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III) hexafluorophosphate, [(C5HPh4)2Rh]PF6 CH2Cl2.


Collins, J.E.;  Lamba, J.J.S.;  Love, J.C.; McAlvin, J.E.; Ng, C.; Peters, B.P.; Wu, X.; Fraser, C.L.  Inorg. Chem1999, 38, 2020.  Ruthenium(II) a-Diimine Complexes with One, Two, and Three 4,4'Bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine and 4,4'Bis(chloromethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine Ligands:  Useful Starting Materials for Further Derivatization"


Collins, J.E.; Fraser, C.L.  “Bulk Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Styrene Using Multifunctional Ruthenium(II) Tris Bipyridine Complexes as Initiators”  Am. Chem. Soc. Polym. Preprints 1997, 39(2), 571-2. 


Collins, J.E.; Fraser, C.L.  “Transition Metals as Templates for Multifunctional Initiators:  Bulk Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Styrene Using Di-, Tetra- and Hexafunctional Ruthenium Tris Bipyridine Reagents” Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6715.


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Liable-Sands, L.M.  "Solid State Structure of  {[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3][HB(3,5-Me2pz)3]Cd}+:  Comparison of the Bonding Properties of Tris(pyrazolyl)methane and Tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands" Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 3235.


Wu, X.; Collins, J.E.; McAlvin, J.E.; Cutts, R.W.; Fraser, C.L  "Ruthenium Tris(bipyridine)-Centered Linear and Star-Shaped Polystyrenes:  Making Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Metal Complex Initiators Compatible"  Macromolecules 2001, 34, 2812-2821.


Reger, D.L.; Collins, J.E.; Flomer, W.; Rheingold, A.L.; Incarvito, C.; Guzei, L.A.  "Reactions of sodium tetrahydridoborate with tris(pyrazolyl)methane ligands. Syntheses and solid state structures of {[HC(pz)3](thf)Na(m1 1,m 1 1-BH4)}2 and {[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]2Na}(BH4) (pz=pyrazolyl ring, THF=tetrahydrofuran)", Polyhedron  2001, 20(19), 2491-2494.  


Reger, Daniel L.; Collins, James E.; Parkin, Gerald; Carrel, Thomas G.  Inorg Syn. 200434  91-93.  "Organometallic and coordination complexes. Pentakis(tetrahydrofuran)dicadmium tetrakis(tetrafluoroborate), [Cd2(THF)5][BF4]4."