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Daniel Fox

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information:
daniel.fox.3@bc.edu
617-552-6351

Ph.D., University California Berkeley, 2003

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, 2003-2006

Professor Fox is an organometallic chemist with an interest in how chemical reactions work. This interest has led particularly to the study of reaction mechanisms involving organic and organometallic reactions, with a recent focus on the use of parahydrogen induced polarization (PHIP) in the study of transition-metal-catalyzed additions of molecular hydrogen to unsaturated compounds. As a member of the teaching faculty, Professor Fox has taken a particular interest in developing his research interests in ways that benefit undergraduate students, including the recent development of an undergraduate experiment which uses the PHIP technique.

Representative Key Publications:

Sebeika, M. M.; Fox, D. J. “Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization in the Study of Rhodium(I) Catalyzed Alkyne Hydrogenation: An Organometallic Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment.” J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1239-1243.

Fox, D. J.; Duckett, S. B.; Flaschenriem, C.; Brennessel, W. W.; Schneider, J.; Gunay, A.; Eisenberg, R. “A Model Iridium Hydroformylation System with the Large Bite Angle Ligand Xantphos: Reactivity with Parahydrogen and Implications for Hydroformylation Catalysis.” Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 7197-7209.

Fox, D. J.; Bergman, R. G. “Synthesis of an Iron Parent Amido Complex and a Comparison of Its Reactivity with the Ruthenium Analog.” Organometallics 2004, 23, 1656-1670.