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John Bender

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Professor of Chemistry

Office: 368 Padnos
Phone: 331-3242
Email: benderj@gvsu.edu

Education/Professional Training
BS Chemistry, Baldwin Wallace College
PhD Inorganic Chemistry, Brown University

Research Interests
Our lab has worked on various projects in synthetic, organometallic chemistry, involving the elements silicon, sulfur, selenium, and boron. Currently (2009 - date) we are working on condensations of nitride with various phosphorus (III) substrates to produce reduced phosphorus nitride materials (polymers and refractories).

Representative research posters:

Synthesis and Characterization of Diphenyl(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphine Chalcogenides

Phosphine Ligand Synthesis: A Tale of Heavy Metals

Synthesis of a Uniquely Stable Antimony - Fluorine Bond