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Dr. Michele L. Smith
Associate Professor
Chemistry
Office: Jackson Hall, Room 004
Office Hours: Tuesday: 8:30 - 11:30, Wednesday: 11:00 - 11:50
Email: michele.smith@gsw.edu
Phone: 229-931-2332

Education

  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Auburn University
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wilson College

Employment

  • 2007-present Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Southwestern State University
  • 2003-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Southwestern State University
  • 2002-2003 Instructor, Department of Chemistry, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Organophosphorus chemistry

Papers and Presentations

  • Sekabunga, E. J.; Smith, M. L.; Hill, W. E.  A variable temperature 31P NMR study of 9-30 atom macrocyclic rings of silver (I) with long chain diphosphines.  J. Coord. Chem., 2005, 58, 1187.
  • Smith, M. L.; Almond, P. M.; Albrecht-Schmitt, T. E.; Hill, W. E.  Bis[μ-1,3-bis(diphenyl-phosphinopropane]disilver (I) bis(tetrafluoroborate).  Acta Cryst., 2003, E59, m1013-m1014.
  • Sekabunga, E. J.; Smith, M. L.; Webb, T. R.; Hill, W. E.  The coordination chemistry of silver (I) with the nitrogen bridged ligands, (C6H5)2PN(H)P(C6H5)2 and (C6H5)2PN(CH3)P(C6H5)2:  the effect of alkylating the nitrogen bridge on ligand bridging versus chelating behavior.  Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 1205.
  • Smith, M. L.; Hill. W. E.  Synthesis and characterization of linear symmetric polydentate phosphines.
  • 56th Southeast ACS Regional Meeting, 2004.
  • Smith, M. L.; Gao, H.; Hill, W. E.  Synthesis and characterization of new potentially trans-chelating polydentate phosphine ligands:  complexes with platinum (II), palladium (II), and silver (I).  Second Annual Chemistry Student’s Association Poster Session, Auburn University, 2002.
  • Smith, M. L.; Gao, H.; Hill, W. E.  Synthesis and characterization of new potentially trans-chelating polydentate phosphine ligands:  complexes with platinum (II), palladium (II), and silver (I).  221st ACS National Meeting, 2001.
  • Smith, M. L.; Gao, H.; Hill, W. E.  The synthesis and characterization of new polydentate unsymmetrical and symmetrical phosphine ligands.  52nd Southeast/56th Southwest ACS Regional Meeting, 2000.
  • Smith, M. L.; Gao, H.; Hill, W. E.  The synthesis and characterization of new polydentate unsymmetrical and symmetrical phosphine ligands.  Inaugural Chemistry Student’s Association Poster Session, Auburn University, Auburn University, 2000.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 3302-Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3302L-Qualitative Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 3310-Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3310L-Inorganic Chemistry Lab

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