Serge Schreiner

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Serge Schreiner, a native of Schifflange, Luxembourg, is Jackson Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Miami University of Ohio, and his Ph.D from Clarkson University in upstate New York. His major focuses there were Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. He subsequently served as a Summer NSF Research Fellow in Solid State Chemistry at Northwestern University. He came to Randolph-Macon College in 1986 and is currently Chairman of the Chemistry Department.

Serge's research interests are in organometallic chemistry and the usage of transition-metal complexes as anti-cancer drugs. Serge's interests outside of the laboratory include running, fine art, wine, the cinema, and playing table tennis.

Teaching

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Winemaking

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

"Chemistry of wine: A new travel course for non-science majors," A. D. Hennis Marchetti and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 127, presented at the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

"Chemistry for the citizen," an innovative non-science majors course at Randolph-Macon College," A. D. Hennis and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 072, presented at the 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.

"Fighting crime in the classroom: A novel forensic chemistry experience for non-science majors," A. D. Hennis and S. Schreiner, Abstracts No. 071, presented at the 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.

" Schapiro Undergraduate Research fellowship (SURF) program at Randolph-Macon College: Riding the waves of discovery," S. Schreiner, Abstracts No. 611, presented at the 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Chemistry and art: a new module for a non-majors science course, L. Gray, A. Hennis and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 53, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Novel platinum and palladium coordination compounds as antimicrobial agents, S. Crider and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 532, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Synthesis and structural characterization of some new multinuclear platinum-phosphine complexes, D. Williams and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 564, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Preparation and structural characterization of dinuclear platinum(0)-silylene complexes, C. Hodge and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 333, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

New four-, five-, and six coordinated iridium diphosphine complexes, H. Lucas and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 330, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, April 2002, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Production and characterization of coated lyotropic liquid crystalline colloidal drug carriers, K. Mies, D. Anderson and S. Schreiner, Abstract No. 226, presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2002.

Recent Publications

"Classroom Analysis of Rotating Space Vehicles in 2001: A Space Odyssey, James M. Borgwald and Serge Schreiner, Phys. Teach. 1993, 31, 406.

Synthesis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Solution Studies of Zerovalent Nickel-Carbonyl-dppm Complexes, Valory A. Trumpy, Tracy A. Oriskovich and Serge Schreiner, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1993, 205, 149.

Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of a Platinum (0) Dimer: Pt2(�-CO)(CO)2(�-dppm)2, Serge Schreiner and Thomas N. Gallaher, Organometallics, 1993, 12, 4201.

Science and the Movies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Novel Interdisciplinary Course for Teaching Science to Non-Science Majors, James M. Borgwald and Serge Schreiner, J. Coll. Sci. Teach., 1994, May, 366.

Synthesis of Metal Fullerene Derivatives from Chloro Hydrido Transition Metal Complexes, Serge Schreiner, Thomas N. Gallaher and Henri K. Parsons, Inorg. Chem., 1994, 33 (13), 3022.

Characterization of Low-Valent Nickel Complexes Stabilized by Bis(diphenylphosphino) methane Using Multinuclear NMR and Infrared Spectroscopy, Valory A. Trumpy, Tracy A. Oriskovich, Thomas N. Gallaher and Serge Schreiner, J. Chem. Ed., 1995, 72, 357.

Reactions of Secondary Silanes with [Pt2(�-CO)(CO)2(�-dppm)2] to yield Silylene-Bridged Carbonyl Complexes, Kimberly A. Brittingham, Thomas N. Gallaher and Serge Schreiner, Organometallics, 1995, 14, 1070.

Explorations in Organometallic Synthesis: Characterization and Structure Determinations of Binuclear Phosphine Bridged Complexes of Platinum Using Multinuclear NMR and Infrared Spectroscopy, Kimberly A. Brittingham, Thomas N. Gallaher and Serge Schreiner, J. Chem. Ed., 1995, 72, 941.

A Variable Temperature NMR Kinetics Study of the Esterification of Trifluoroacetic Acid, Thomas N. Gallaher, David A. Gaul and Serge Schreiner, J. Chem. Ed., 1996, 73, 465.

Formation and Dimerization of NO2: A Freshmen Chemistry Experiment, April D. Hennis, C. Scott Highberger and Serge Schreiner, J. Chem. Ed., 1996, accepted for publication.

Not So Recent Publications

Reversible Homogeneous Catalysis of Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation / Reduction at Room Temperature and Low Pressures, Serge Schreiner, James Y. Yu, and L. Vaska, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1988, 602.

Carbon Dioxide Reduction via Homogeneous Catalytic Synthesis and Hydrogenation of N,N-Dimethylformamide, Serge Schreiner, James Y. Yu and L. Vaska, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1988, 147, 139.

Solid State Chalcogenide Anions of Ta and Nb: Synthesis and Structures of Ta2S114- and Nb4Se226- Anions, Serge Schreiner, Lorraine E. Aleandri, Doris Kang and James A. Ibers, Inorg. Chem. 1989, 28, 392.

Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methane and Other Species via Formamide Intermediation: Synthesis and Hydrogenation of HC(O)NH2 in the presence of [Ir(Cl)(CO)(Ph3P)2], L. Vaska, Serge Schreiner, Robert A. Felty and James Y. Yu, J. Mol. Catalysis, 1989, 52, L11.

Homogeneous Catalytic Production of Hydrogen and Other Molecules from Water-DMF Solutions, James Y. Yu, Serge Schreiner and L. Vaska, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1990, 170, 160.

Synthesis, Characterization and Reactions of the Heterodinuclear Complex [NiPd(�-dppm)2(�-CO)Cl2], Serge Schreiner, Michelle M. Setzer, and Thomas N. Gallaher, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1991, 188(2), 132.