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Dr. M. J. Gerald Lesley

General Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry / Organometallic Chemistry 


Gerry Lesleyabout me

I am a professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry, Scientific Writing and Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry.





Contact Me

Office: Academic Science Building 340F
Phone: (203) 392-6262
Fax: (203) 392-6396


Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Waterloo
M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Honors B.S., University of Waterloo


Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Fall 2007 and Summer 2006
Assistant Professor, Moorhead State University, 1999- 2000
BP Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of Bristol, England, 1999
EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, England, 1997-1999  
Nova Petrochemical Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 1996-1997
Visiting Scholar, British Council Scholarship, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne England, 1994
Research Associate, University of Alberta, 1991-1992
Research Associate, University of Waterloo, 1990-1991

Professional Interests

The synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic complexes. Specific interests include the catalytic diboration of unsaturated organic substrates and subsequent Suzuki coupling to form new derivatives for materials science  and pharmaceutical applications. Recent studies have focused on the synthesis and reactivity of  ligands for the synthesis of metal organic framework materials (MOFs) and second generation derivatives of Tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment.



CHE 120             General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory
CHE 121             General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory
CHE 125             Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
CHE 301             Preparation of Scientific Documents 
CHE 435 / 436   Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 532 / 533   Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I/II
CHE 588            Research Methods and Scientific Writing 



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