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Alexei V. Iretski

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Science

316 Crawford Hall
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
airetski@lssu.edu
Phone: (906) 635-2045

Education:
M.S. Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1981
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1984

Area of Specialty:
Inorganic and Organometallic chemistry of Platinum group metals.
Catalysis

Research Interests and Opportunities

My current research is focused on synthesis and characterization of different adsorbents and catalysts based on hydrotalcite-like precursors.

Other active areas of research include Pd-catalyzed selective oxidation of toluene and C-H bond activation in superacidic media.


Recent Publications 
    1. T. S. Kurtikyan,  A. A. Hovhannisyan, M. E. Hakobyan, J. C. Patterson, A. Iretskii and Peter C. Ford . Reactions of Nitrogen Oxides with the Five-Coordinate FeIII(porphyrin) Nitrito Intermediate Fe(Por)(ONO) in Sublimed Solids. J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 129, 3576 (2007).
    2. C. A. Joseph, M. S. Lee, A. V. Iretskii, G. Wu, and P. C. Ford. Substituent Effects on Nitrosyl Iron Corrole Complexes Fe(Ar3C)(NO). Inorg. Chem., 45, 2075 (2006).
    3. M. Volpe, G. Wu, A. Iretskii, and P. C. Ford. Photochemical and Time Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of Intermediates Relevant to Iridium-Catalyzed Methanol Carbonylation: Photoinduced CO Migratory Insertion, Inorg. Chem., 45, 1861 (2006).
    4. A. V. Iretskii, S. C. Sherman, E. J. Angueira, and M. G. White, “Arene Formylation in Perfluoroalkanesuflonic Acids”, Leading Edge Catalysis Research, edited by Lawrence P. Bevy, Nova Science Publications, Inc., New York, 165 (2005).
    5. J. L. Gole, A. V. Iretskii, M G. White, A. Jacob, W. B. Carter, S. M. Prokes, and Ann S. Erickson, "Suggested Oxidation State Dependence for the Activity of Submicron Structures Prepared from Tin/Tin Oxide Mixtures", Chem. Mater., 16, 5473 (2004).        
    6. J. L.Gole, B. D. Shinall, A. V. Iretskii, M. G. White, and Ann S. Erickson. “Surface Oxidation States in Si/SiO2 Nanostructures Prepared from Si/SiO2 Mixtures”. Langmuir, 20, 260 (2004)

    7.      J. L.Gole, B. D. Shinall, A. V. Iretskii, M. G. White, W. B. Carter, and Ann S. Erickson, "Tunable Surface Oxidation States in Si/SiO2 Nanostructures Prepared from Silicon/Silica Mixtures", ChemPhysChem, 4, 1016 (2003)

    8.      S. C. Sherman, A. V. Iretskii, M. G. White, C. Gumienny, L. M. Tolbert, and D. A. Schiraldi. "Isomerization of Substituted Biphenyls by Superacid. A Remarkable Confluence of Experiment and Theory. ", J.Org.Chem., 67, 2034 (2002).


Department of Chemistry - Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783
Phone:(906) 635-2267 Fax:(906) 635-2266

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