Chemistry Department

Dr. William H. Ilsley

Dr. William H. Ilsley CONTACT INFO:


Phone: (615)
Office: New Science Bldg.(SCI), Room 3129 
P.O. Box : 398


(1984) B.A. in Chemistry, Millikin University , Decatur. IL (1971), M.S. Chemistry, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (1974), Ph. D. in Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1978), M.S. in Mathematics, Middle Tennessee State University (1995). Currently working on a MS in computer science.

Inorganic Chemistry: synthesis and structural aspects of main group metallosilicon compounds; preparation and characterization of doubly bonded compounds of group IVA and VA elements; quadruply bonded transition metal complexes, and theoretical studies of cyclopentadiene derivatives.


Ab Initio Analysis of The Energy and Geometry During the Rearrangement of Cyclopentadienylboranes and the Evaluation of the DAPSIC Computer Tutorial. Brian Hill (1999) - DA Dissertation

13C NMR, 35Cl NQR and X-Ray Crystallographic Studies Of Fluxional
Aryl(Pentachlorocyclo-pentadienyl)Mercury Compounds. Hyping Lu (1997) - MS Thesis

NMR, NQR, and MS Studies Of Five 2,4,6-Tri-tert-ButylphenylMercury Derivatives. Kevin Benner (1988) - MS Thesis


Investigations of Teimethyltelluronium Iodide as a Tellurium-125 Chemical Shift Reference and It's Structure. Allen E. Bailey, William H. Ilsley, and Judith M. Iriarte-Gross, National Council of Undergraduate Research Proceedings, Coordination of Ortho Chlorines in Copper(I) and Silver(I) 4-Substituted-2,Dichlorophenolates: Crystal and Molecular Structure of (2,3,6-Trichlorophenolato-O,Cl)bis(triphenylphosphine)silver(I)," G. Wulfsberg,
Dou-gi, J. Gagliardi, Jr., D. Jones, W. Ilsley, and A. Weiss, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, 47a, 75 (1992)

Activation Energies for Fluxional Behavior in Aryl(pentachlorocyclopentadienyl)mercurials, n1-C5Cl5HgAr. from 35Cl NQR Relaxation Times.", N. Weiden, A. Weiss, G. Wulfsberg, W. Ilsley, K Benner, and W. Wourster, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung , 45a, 503 (1990).

Mercury, Annual Survey Covering The Year 1980, by: William H. Ilsley: J. Organomet. Chem. Reviews, 337, 1 (1987)


Faculty Research Grant ($2,655), "Theoretical Studies Of Aryl(pentachlorocyclopentadienyl) Mercury and CyclopentadienylBoronium Ions"; , William H. Ilsley, April 1, 1999

Technology Access Fees Proposal - Pool 1: Purchase of Equipment and Software for a Computational Chemistry Lab. January 23, 1998 ($102,011)

Computational Chemistry Over Four Years: Integrating the Tools of Computational Chemistry Into The Chemistry Curriculum., William H. Ilsley and Brian Hill, National Science Foundation, ILI Grant, November 15, 1997 ($85,977).

Instructional Evaluation and Development Grant ($4,170), Purchase of High-End PowerBook G3 and DIRECTOR, William H. Ilsley, March 26, 1999.


Synthesis, NMR, and RHF/PM# Studies of Three Aryl(pentachlorocyclopentadienyl)Mercury(II) Compounds. Mirfet Abdelhadi, William H. Ilsley, James C. Howard and Gary Wulfsberg, National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA., March 26-30, 2000
Ab Initio Studies of Substituted Bis(cyclopentadienyl)Boronium Ions. William H. Ilsley, SERMACS-99, Nov. 17-20, 1999, Knoxville, TN.