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Martin Minelli

Senior Faculty

Research Professor Minelli's research deals with the synthesis and characterization of molybdenum compounds. Molybdenum compounds act as catalysts for a number of processes, among them olefin metathesis, and molybdenum is also a cofactor in biological systems. The study of these complexes helps to further the understanding of the role of molybdenum in the catalytic and biological field. Methods involved in this research are Schlenckline synthesis, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, electrochemistry and X-ray crystallography (done off-campus). Minelli Summer Research 2014

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3007


(641) 269-4984

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On-Campus Address: 

2607 Science
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1984-85, University of Konstanz Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1981-84, University of Arizona Dir. 1980, rer. nat., University of Konstanz Diplom, Staatsexamen (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), 1977, University of Konstanz

Courses Taught: 

CHM 100 Chemistry is Everywhere CHM 129 General Chemistry CHM 210 Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (formerly 130) CHM 423 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry TUTORIAL "The Person Behind the Discovery"

Primary Academic Interest: 

Synthesis and characterization of molybdenum compounds