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Thomas Holovics

Department of Chemistry
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
College of Arts and Sciences
SLW 3155 (Office) 
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1652.
Tel: (618) 650-2589 (Office)
Fax: (618) 650-3556


  • PhD in Chemistry, the University of Kansas (09/2006)

Concentration areas: Synthetic Inorganic / Organometallic Chemistry

Dissertation Title: Low-Valent Coordination Chemistry of Nonbenzeniod Isocyanides, a New Class of Aromatic Isocyanide Ligands

  • B.S. in Chemistry with minor Mathematics, Niagara University (2001)

Research Interest:

I have been trained as a synthetic organometallic chemist and this is where my research interests are focused. I have worked on synthetic coordination and physical inorganic chemistry of air sensitive electron-rich organometallic systems containing nonbenzenoid aromatic ligands. My interests include the design of novel organometallic scaffolds and chiral catalytic reagents.

Teaching Interest:

  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 121a)

  • General Chemistry II (CHEM 121b)

  • Inorganic Chemistry I (CHEM 411)

  • Engineering Chemistry (CHEM 131)

  • General, Organic and Biochemistry I (CHEM 120a)

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