Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Ferrence

Gregory M Ferrence

Professor, Inorganic Chemistry

Office Address: 305 Science Laboratory Building
Office Phone: (309)438-7971
Office Hours:
Email: Contact Gregory Ferrence (gferren)
Website: Visit Gregory Ferrence’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
CHE140.01General Chemistry I M W F 08:00 - 08:50FSA 0133
CHE140.010General Chemistry I M W F 08:00 - 08:50FSA 0133
CHE140.011General Chemistry I M W F 12:00 - 12:50FSA 0133
CHE290.04Research in Chemistry   
CHE299.04Independent Honor Study in Chemistry   
CHE490.04Research in Chemistry   
Teaching Interests:
Research Interests:
The chemistry of rare-earth organometallic complexes has undergone a remarkable renaissance over the last two decades. Once viewed as no more than curiosities, they have since demonstrated their critical importance as novel organic reagents and highly active catalysts, and challenged our understanding of bonding through the diverse structures they display. Rare-earth chemistry using cyclopentadienyl (C5H5-, Cp-) (I) ligands has been at the forefront of this development, as exemplified by numerous examples of trivalent lanthanide complexes comprising two Cp- ligands and another anionic ligand (II).
Education:
Selected Publications:
D. I. AbuSalim, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Synthesis of an adj-Dicarbaporphyrin and the Formation of an Unprecedented Tripalladium Sandwich Complex," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136 (18), 6763-6772. doi:10.1021/ja502795x

R. Li, A. D. Lammer, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Aromatic Characteristics and Metalation of Neo-confused Porphyrins, a Newly Discovered Class of Porphyrin Isomers," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, 79 (9), 4078-4093. doi:10.1021/jo500580e

T. D. Lash, J. A. El-Beck, G. M. Ferrence, "Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Reactivity of Heteroazuliporphyrins," Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2014, 12 (2), 316-329. doi:10.1039/C3OB41992D

J. H. Koffer, J. H. Olshansky, M. D. Smith, K. J. Hernandez, M. Zeller, G. M. Ferrence, J. Schriera, A. J. Norquist, "Formation Principles for Templated Vanadium Selenite Oxalates, Crystal Growth and Design, 2013, 13 (10), 4504-4511. doi:10.1021/cg400992q

T. D. Lash, A. M. Toney, K. M. Castans, G. M. Ferrence, "Synthesis of Benziporphyrins and Heterobenziporphyrins and an Assessment of the Diatropic Characteristics of the Protonated Species," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 78 (18), 9143-9152. doi:10.1021/jo401365p

C. E. Shaner, G. M. Ferrence, T. A. Mitchell, "Synthetic Efforts Toward the Isoindolinone Core of Muironolide A," SynLett, 2013, 24 (14), 1861-1864. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1339327

R. Li, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Synthesis of a Neo-Confused Porphyrin and an Unusual Dihydroporphyrin Derivative," Chemical Communications, 2013, 49 (68), 7537-7539. doi:10.1039/C3CC44248A

T. D. Lash, K. Pokharel, M. Zeller, G. M. Ferrence, "Iridium (III) Azuliporphyrins," Chemical Communications, 2012, 48 (96), 11793-11795. doi:10.1039/C2CC37104A

T. D. Lash, A. D. Lammer, G. M. Ferrence, "Two-Step Synthesis of Stable Dioxadicarbaporphyrins from Bis(3-indenyl)methane," Angewandte Chemie, 2012, 124 (43), 11029-11033. doi:10.1002/ange.201206385
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51 (43), 10871-10875. doi:10.1002/anie.201206385

T. D. Lash, A. D. Lammer, G. M. Ferrence, "Neo-Confused Porphyrins, a New Class of Porphyrin Isomers," Angewandte Chemie, 2011, 123 (41), 9892-9895; Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50 (41), 9718-9721. doi:10.1002/ange.201104826

D. Crawford, A. K. Hofer, K. L. Edler, G. M. Ferrence, "Bis(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazole-κN2)silver(I) hexafluoridoantimonate," Acta Crystallographica, 2011, E67 (4), m496. doi:10.1107/S1600536811010567

T. D. Lash, K. Miyake, L. Xu, G. M. Ferrence, "Synthesis of a Series of Aromatic Benziporphyrins and Heteroanalogues via Tripyrrane-Like Intermediates Derived from Resorcinol and 2-Methylresorcinol," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 76 (15), 6295-6308. doi:10.1021/jo201098c

T. D. Lash, A. M. Young, J. M. Rasmussen, G. M. Ferrence, "Naphthiporphyrins," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 76 (14), 5636-5651. doi:10.1021/jo200622s

K. L. Edler, S. E. E. Kirk, R. A. Davis, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, "(5S)-4-(2,2-Dimethylpropyl)-5-isopropyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one," Acta Crystallographica, 2010, E66 (12), o3329-o3330. doi:10.1107/S1600536810048798

T. D. Lash, S. A. Jones, G. M. Ferrence, “Synthesis and Characterization of Tetraphenyl-21,23-dideazaporphyrin: The Best Evidence Yet That Porphyrins Really Are the [18] Annulenes of Nature,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132 (37), 12786-12787. doi:10.1021/ja105146a

P. Jain, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, “Preparation of Furan and Thiophene-Derived Fulvene Dialdehydes: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a 22-Oxa-21-carbaporphyrin and a Related Palladium(II) Organometallic Complex,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 75 (19), 6563-6573. doi:10.1021/jo101310m

G. M. Battle, G. M. Ferrence, F. H. Allen, “Applications of the Cambridge Structural Database in Chemical Education,” Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2010, 43 (5), 1208-1223. doi:10.1107/S0021889810024155

G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, “Teaching Three-Dimensional Structural Chemistry Using Crystal Structure Databases. 2. Teaching Units That Utilize an Interactive Web-Accessible Subset of the Cambridge Structural Database,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87 (8), 813-818. doi:10.1021/ed100257t

G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, “Teaching Three-Dimensional Structural Chemistry Using Crystal Structure Databases. 1. An Interactive Web-Accessible Teaching Subset of the Cambridge Structural Database,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87 (8), 809-812. doi:10.1021/ed100256k

S. R. Hitchcock, M. A. Dean, C. J. Kelley, K. L. Edler, G. M. Ferrence, “Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structures of Chiral, Nonracemic 5,6-Dihydro-4H-1,3,4-oxadiazines,” Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2010, 47 (4), 982-989. doi:10.1002/jhet.402

S. Banerjee, G. M. Ferrence, S. R. Hitchcock, “Catalytic Asymmetric Addition of Diethylzinc to Aldehydes via Chiral, Non-racemic β-Hydroxy and β-Methoxy Salicylhydrazone Catalysts,” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2010, 21 (7), 837-845. doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2010.04.021

J. D. Hooker, G. M. Ferrence, M. A. Jones, S. M. Schelble, “A New Approach to Teaching Ethics in General Chemistry,” Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly on the Web, 2010, 30 (3), 1-6. pdf

A. E. Anderson, K. L. Edler, R. W. Parrott II, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(6S)-2-tert-Butyl-6-[(4S,5R)-3,4-dimethyl -5-phenyloxazolidin-2-yl]phenol,” Acta Crystallographica, 2010, E66 (4), o902-o903. doi:10.1107/S1600536810009190

I. S. Campbell, K. L. Edler, R. W. Parrott II, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(6S)-2,4-Di-tert-butyl-6-[(4S,5R)-3-isopropyl-4-methyl-5-phenyloxazolidin-2-yl]phenol,” Acta Crystallographica, 2010, E66 (4), o900-o901. doi:10.1107/S1600536810009074

T. Koyanagi, K. L. Edler, R. W. Parrott II, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(6R)-2-tert-Butyl-6-[(4R,5S)-3-isopropyl-4-methyl-5-phenyloxazolidin-2-yl]phenol,” Acta Crystallographica, 2010, E66 (4), o898-o899. doi:10.1107/S1600536810009591

H. Boedigheimer, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, “Porphyrin on a Half-Shell! Synthesis and Characterization of Corannulenenoporphyrins,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 75 (8), 2518-2527. doi:10.1021/jo902592u

D. Tailor, K. L. Edler, D. M. Casper, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(5R,6S)-4-Isopropyl-5-methyl-6-phenyl-3-propanoyl-2H-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one,” Acta Crystallographica, 2009, E65 (7), o1685-o1686. doi:10.1107/S1600536809022363

J. L. Kocher, K. L. Edler, B. A. Bohling, G. P. Nora, C. Stafford, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(5S,6R)-5-Methyl-6-phenyl-4-propyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinane-2-thione,” Acta Crystallographica, 2009, E65 (6), o1421-o1422. doi:10.1107/S1600536809019382

Z. Zhang, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, “MacDonald-Type Reactions Using bis-Acrylaldehydes: Synthesis of an Expanded Sapphyrin and Vinylogous Hexaphyrins,” Organic Letters, 2009, 11 (6), 1249-1252. doi:10.1021/ol802945s

Z. Zhang, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, “adj-Diazuliporphyrins, a New Family of Dicarbaporphyrinoids with Unprecedented Mesoionic Characteristics,” Organic Letters, 2009, 11 (1), 101-104. doi:10.1021/ol802406f

T. D. Lash, A. M. Young, A. L. Von Ruden, G. M. Ferrence, “Adding to the Confusion! Synthesis and Metalation of Pyrazole Analogues of the Porphyrins,” Chemical Communications, 2008, 47, 6309-6311. doi:10.1039/B816057K

S. A. Knott, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(5S,6S)-4,5-Dimethyl-3-methylacryloyl-6-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one,” Acta Crystallographica, 2008, E64 (6), o1101. doi:10.1107/S1600536808013986

L. D. Addison, D. D. Dore, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, “(4R,5S)-5-Benzyl-4-isopropyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one,” Acta Crystallographica, 2008, E64 (6), o1040-o1041. doi:10.1107/S1600536808013056

T. D. Lash, J. A. El-Beck, G. M. Ferrence, “Syntheses and Reactivity of meso-Unsubstituted Azuliporphyrins Derived from 6-tert-Butyl- and 6-Phenylazulene,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72 (22), 8402-8415. doi:10.1021/jo701523s

T. D. Lash, J. T. Szymanski, G. M. Ferrence, “Tetraaryldimethoxybenziporphyrins. At the Edge of Carbaporphyrinoid Aromaticity,” The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72 (17), 6481-6492. doi:10.1021/jo070947k

A. D. Beitelman, G. M. Ferrence, “A Redetermination of Chlorido[hydridotris(3-tert-butyl-5-methylpyrazolyl)borato]nickel(II),” Acta Crystallographica, 2007, E63 (10), m2520–m2521. doi:10.1107/S1600536807043814

G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "(23-tert-Butyl-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylazuliporphyrinato)palladium(II) Dichloromethane Solvate," Acta Crystallographica, 2007, E63 (5), m1351-m1353. doi:10.1107/S1600536807015528

F. E. Jernigan III, N. A. Sieracki, M. T. Taylor, A. S. Jenkins, S. E. Engel, B. W. Rowe, F. A. Jové, G. P. A. Yap, E. T. Papish, G. M. Ferrence, "Sterically Bulky Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands as Water-Soluble Analogues of Tris(pyrazolyl)borate," Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 46 (2), 360-362. doi:10.1021/ic061828a

A. D. Beitelman, N. A. Sieracki, M. Zeller, G. M. Ferrence, "3,4,5-Trimethyl-1,2,4-triazole Trihydrate," Acta Crystallographica, 2007, E63 (5), o2739-o2741. doi:10.1107/S1600536807020235

T. D. Lash, K. Pokharel, J. M. Serling, V. R. Yant, G. M. Ferrence, "Aromatic and Nonaromatic Pyriporphyrins," Organic Letters, 2007, 9 (15), 2863-2866. doi:10.1021/ol071052x

S. E. Engel, G. M. Ferrence, "2-Methylpropionohydrazide," Acta Crystallographica, 2007, E63 (3), o1475–o1477. doi:10.1107/S1600536807008896

G. M. Ferrence, A. D. Beitelman "Chloro[hydridotris(3-tert-butyl-5-methylpyrazolyl)borato]cobalt(II)," Acta Crystallographica, 2007, E63 (1), m153-m155. doi:10.1107/S1600536806048914

L. Xu, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "[22]Porphyrin-(3.1.1.3), a New Vinylogous Expanded Porphyrin System," Organic Letters, 2006, 8 (22), 5113-5116. doi:10.1021/ol062043b

J. A. Groeper, S. R. Hitchcock, G. M. Ferrence, "A Scalable and Expedient Method of Preparing Diastereomerically and Enantiomerically Enriched Pseudonorephedrine from Norephedrine," Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2006, 17 (20), 2884-2889. doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2006.11.007

G. M. Ferrence, A. J. Arduengo III, A. Jockisch, H.-J. Kim, R. McDonald, J. Takats, "Reaction of Tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene with (TptBu,Me)YbE(thf) (E = I, CH2SiMe3): Simple Adduct and a Hydrocarbyl Tethered Carbene Ligand," Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2006, 418 (1-2), 184-188. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2005.09.091

M. D. Squire, R. A. Davis, K. A. Chianakas, G. M. Ferrence, J. M. Standard, S. R. Hitchcock, "Synthesis, X-ray Crystallography and Computational Studies Concerning an Oxadiazinone Derived from D-camphor: A Structural Limitation of Oxadiazinones as Chiral Auxiliaries," Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2005, 16 (5), 1047-1053. doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2005.01.020

M. A. Antunes, G. M. Ferrence, Â. Domingos, R. McDonald, C. J. Burns, J. Takats, N. Marques, "Uranium (III) Scorpionates: Synthesis and Structure of [(TpMe2)2U{N(C6H5)2}] and [(TpMe2)2U{N(SiMe3)2}]," Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 43 (21), 6640-6643. doi:10.1021/ic049204x

M. Morissette, S. Haufe, R. McDonald, G. M. Ferrence, J. Takats "Steric Saturation of the Ytterbium Coordination Environment: (TptBu,Me)Yb(OMes), a Four Coordinate, Monomeric, Base-Free Divalent Lanthanide Complex, Its Solvation with Tetrahydrofuran, and Comparison to the β-Diketonate Complex, (TptBu,Me)Yb(dpm)," Polyhedron, 2004, 23 (2-3), 263-271. doi:10.1016/j.poly.2003.11.015

D. A. Colby, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Oxidative Metalation of Azuliporphyrins with Copper(II) Salts: Formation of a Porphyrin Analogue System with a Unique Fully Conjugated Nonaromatic Azulene Subunit," Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2004, 43 (11), 1346-1349. doi:10.1002/anie.200353189

G. M. Ferrence, E. Simón-Manso, B. K. Breedlove, L. Meeuwenberg, C. P. Kubiak, "Structural, Spectroscopic, and Electrochemical Studies of the Complexes [Ni2(µ-CNR)(CNR)2(µ-dppm)2]n+ (n = 0, 1, 2): Unusual Examples of Nickel(0) - Nickel(I) and Nickel(0) - Nickel(II) Mixed Valency," Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 43 (3), 1071-1081. doi:10.1021/ic035021j

K. M. Bergman, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Tropiporphyrins, Cycloheptatrienyl Analogues of the Porphyrins: Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Chemistry, and Structural Characterization of a Silver(III) Derivative," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 69 (23), 7888-7897. doi:10.1021/jo040213x

D. Liu, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Oxybenziporphyrins, Oxypyriporphyrins, Benzocarbaporphyrins, and Their 23-Oxa and 23-Thia Analogues: Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, Metalation, and Structural Characterization of a Palladium(II) Organometallic Derivative," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 69 (18), 6079-6093. doi:10.1021/jo040180l

S. R. Hitchcock, D. M. Casper, J. F. Vaughn, J. M. Finefield, G. M. Ferrence, J. M. Esken, "Intramolecular Chiral Relay at Stereogenic Nitrogen. Synthesis and Application of a New Chiral Auxiliary Derived from (1R,2S)-Norephedrine and Acetone," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 69 (3), 714-718. doi:10.1021/jo035325n

J. R. Burgeson, M. K. Renner, I. Hardt, G. M. Ferrence, J. M. Standard, S. R. Hitchcock, "Toward the Development of a Structurally Novel Class of Chiral Auxiliaries. Conformational Properties of the Aldol Adducts of Oxadiazinones: Observation of Unusual Shielding Effects," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 69 (3), 727-734. doi:10.1021/jo035481u

G. M. Ferrence, J. M. Esken, J. R. Blackburn, S. R. Hitchcock, "(5S,6R)-4,5-Dimethyl-6-phenyl-3-trimethylacetyl-2H-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one," Acta Crystallographica, 2003, E59 (2), o212-o214. doi:10.1107/S1600536803001314

T. D. Lash, D. A. Colby, G. M. Ferrence, "Further Studies on the Synthesis of meso-Tetraarylazuliporphyrins under Lindsey-Rothemund Reaction Conditions and Their Conversion into Benzocarbaporphyrins," European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2003, 23, 4533-4548. doi:10.1002/ejoc.200300530

T. D. Lash, D. A. Colby, S. R. Graham, G. M. Ferrence, L. F. Szczepura, "Organometallic Chemistry of Azuliporphyrins: Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry and Structural Characterization of Nickel(II), Palladium(II), and Platinum(II) Complexes of Azuliporphyrins," Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, 42 (22), 7326-7338. doi:10.1021/ic030166b

T. D. Lash, M. A. Muckey, M. J. Hayes, D. Liu, J. D. Spence, G. M. Ferrence, "Regioselective Oxidations of Benzocarbaporphyrins with Ferric Chloride: A Facile Synthesis of Bridged [18]Annulene Ketals with Strong Absorptions in the Far Red and an Unexpected Halogenation Reaction at the Interior Carbon Atom," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2003, 68 (22), 8558-8570. doi:10.1021/jo030127h

A. L. Kilpatrick, K. Nagulapalli, J. M. Esken, G. M. Ferrence, J. F. Hansen, "A Novel 2:1 Cycloadduct of Dimethyl Acetylenedicarboxylate with 3,5-Diphenyl-4-methoximino-4H-pyrazole 1,2-Dioxide," Tetrahedron Letters, 2003, 44 (19), 3789-3791. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(03)00781-0

G. M. Ferrence, J. Takats, "[(Tpt-Bu,Me)Yb(μ-H)]2: A Fecund Precursor to a Host of Divalent, Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate Supported f-Element Complexes," Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2002, 647 (1-2), 84-93. doi:10.1016/S0022-328X(01)01481-4

D. M. Casper, J. R. Blackburn, C. D. Maroules, T. Brady, J. M. Esken, G. M. Ferrence, J. M. Standard, S. R. Hitchcock, "Conformational Studies of N3-Substituted [1,3,4]-Oxadiazinan-2-ones," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002, 67 (25), 8871-8876. doi:10.1021/jo020322g

T. D. Lash, M. J. Hayes, J. D. Spence, M. A. Muckey, G. M. Ferrence, L. F. Szczepura, "Conjugated Macrocycles Related to the Porphyrins. 21. Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, and Structural Characterization of Carbaporphyrins," The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002, 67 (14), 4860-4874. doi:10.1021/jo020267b

M. A. Muckey, L. F. Szczepura, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Silver(III) Carbaporphyrins: The First Organometallic Complexes of True Carbaporphyrins," Inorganic Chemistry, 2002, 41 (19), 4840-4842. doi:10.1021/ic020285b

S. R. Graham, G. M. Ferrence, T. D. Lash, "Organometallic Chemistry of Carbaporphyrinoids: Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel(II) and Palladium(II) Azuliporphyrins," Chemical Communications, 2002, 8, 894-895. doi:10.1039/B200131B

D. M. Casper, J. R. Burgeson, J. M. Esken, G. M. Ferrence, S. R. Hitchcock, "Toward the Development of a Structurally Novel Class of Chiral Auxiliaries: Diastereoselective Aldol Reactions of a (1R,2S)-Ephedrine-Based 3,4,5,6-Tetrahydro-2H-1,3,4-oxadiazin-2-one," Organic Letters, 2002, 4 (21), 3739-3742. doi:10.1021/ol026721f

M. D. Squire, A. Burwell, G. M. Ferrence, S. R. Hitchcock, "Enantiomerically Enriched vic-Amino Alcohols from 2-Iminobornanes," Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2002, 13 (17), 1849-1854. doi:10.1016/S0957-4166(02)00486-X

B. K. Breedlove, G. M. Ferrence, J. Washington, C. P. Kubiak, "A Photoelectrochemical Approach to Splitting Carbon Dioxide for a Manned Mission to Mars," Materials & Design, 2001, 22 (7), 577-584. doi:10.1016/S0261-3069(01)00018-8

S. R. Hitchcock, G. P. Nora, D. M. Casper, M. D. Squire, C. D. Maroules, G. M. Ferrence, L. F. Szczepura, J. M. Standard, "X-Ray Crystallographic and 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of 3,4,5,6-Tetrahydro-2H-1,3,4-oxadiazin-2-ones Derived from Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine," Tetrahedron, 2001, 57 (49), 9789-9798. doi:10.1016/S0040-4020(01)00967-X

G. M. Ferrence, R. McDonald, M. Morissette, J. Takats, "Mixed Pyrazolylborate/Cyclopentadienyl Derivatives of Divalent Lanthanides: Synthesis and Structure of (TptBu,Me)Yb(C5H4R) (R = H, SiMe3)," Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2000, 596 (1-2), 95-101. doi:10.1016/S0022-328X(99)00559-8

G. M. Ferrence, R. McDonald, J. Takats, "Stabilization of a Discrete Lanthanide(II) Hydrido Complex by a Bulky Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligand," Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 1999, 38 (15), 2233-2237. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19990802)38:15<2233::AID-ANIE2233>3.0.CO;2-X

R. E. Wittrig, G. M. Ferrence, J. Washington, C. P. Kubiak, "Infrared Spectroelectrochemical and Electrochemical Kinetics Studies of the Reaction of Nickel Cluster Radicals [Ni3(μ2-dppm)3(μ3-L)(μ3I)] (L = CNR, R = CH3, i-C3H7, C6H11, CH2C6H5, t-C4H9, 2,6-Me2C6H3; L = CO) with Carbon Dioxide," Inorganica Chimica Acta, 1998, 270 (1-2), 111-117. doi:10.1016/S0020-1693(97)06097-0

G. M. Ferrence, P. E. Fanwick, C. P. Kubiak, R. J. Haines, "High-Pressure Synthesis of [Ru2(μ-dppm)2(μ-CO)(CO)4, Ru2(μ-dppm)( μ-dmpm)(μ-CO)(CO)4], and [Ru(dcypm)(CO)3] from Ru3(CO)12 and the Diphosphines: R2PCH2PR2; R = CH3(dmpm), C6H5(dppm), and C6H11(dcypm). Crystal and Molecular Structures of [Ru2(μ-dppm)2(μ-CO)(CO)4], and [Ru(dcypm)(CO)3]," Polyhedron, 1997, 16 (9), 1453-1459. doi:10.1016/S0277-5387(96)00450-0

D. A. Morgenstern, G. M. Ferrence, J. Washington, J. I. Henderson, L. Rosenhein, J. D. Heise, P. E. Fanwick, C. P. Kubiak, "A Class of Halide-Supported Trinuclear Nickel Clusters [Ni33-L)(μ3-X)(μ2-dppm)3]n+ (L = I-, Br-, CO, CNR; X = I-, Br-; n = 0, 1; dppm = Ph2PCH2PPh2): Novel Physical Properties and the Fermi Resonance of Symmetric μ31 Bound Isocyanide Ligands," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1996, 118 (9), 2198-2207. doi:10.1021/ja953010m

J. I. Henderson, S. Feng, G. M. Ferrence, T. Bein, C. P. Kubiak, "Self-Assembled Monolayers of Dithiols, Diisocyanides, and Isocyanothiols on Gold: 'Chemically Sticky' Surfaces for Covalent Attachment of Metal Clusters and Studies of Interfacial Electron Transfer," Inorganica Chimica Acta, 1996, 242 (1-2), 115-124. doi:10.1016/0020-1693(95)04856-1

G. M. Ferrence, J. I. Henderson, D. G. Kurth, D. A. Morgenstern, T. Bein, C. P. Kubiak, "Covalent Attachment of Nickel Clusters to Gold Electrode Surfaces. Formation of Rectifying Molecular Layers," Langmuir, 1996, 12 (12), 3075-3081. doi:10.1021/la951555o

G. M. Ferrence, P. E. Fanwick, C. P. Kubiak, "A Telluride Capped Trinuclear Nickel Cluster [Ni33-Te)2(μ-PPh2CH2PPh2)3]n+ with Four Accessible Redox States (n = -1, 0, 1, 2)," Chemical Communications, 1996, 13, 1575-1576. doi:10.1039/CC9960001575

G. M. Ferrence,, "Electrochemical, Spectroelectrochemical, and Infrared Investigations of Late Transition Metal Diphosphine Bridged Complexes," Ph.D. Thesis, 1996, Purdue University.

C. D. DePorter, G. M. Ferrence, J. E. McGrath, "Synthesis of ABA and ABCBA Block Ionomers Derived from t-Butyl Methacrylate, Butadiene and Styrene," Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 574-575.

L. W. Fritz, G. M. Ferrence, T. Jacobsen, "Induction of Barite Mineralization in the Asiatic Clam, Corbicula fluminea," Limnology and Oceanography, 1992, 37 (2), 442-448.