Chemistry Department

Dr. William H. Ilsley

Dr. William H. Ilsley CONTACT INFO:

E-mail: William.Ilsley@mtsu.edu

Phone: (615)
898-2078
Office: New Science Bldg.(SCI), Room 3129 
P.O. Box : 398

EDUCATION/INTERESTS:

(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.

THESES DIRECTED:

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

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)

SELECTED GRANTS FUNDED:

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.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:

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.