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Daren J. Timmons, Ph.D. 

Daren J. TimmonsProfessor and Head
Chemistry

John C. Allen '62 Institute Professorship in Chemistry

Ph.D. - Texas A&M University (1999)
B.S. - Duke University (1994) 

Specialty:  Inorganic Chemistry & Synthesis of Transition Metal & Lanthanide Series Complexes


303B Science Building
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
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E: TimmonsDJ@vmi.edu

Dr. Timmons is an inorganic chemist with interests in transition metal and lanthanide series complexes. Prior to coming to VMI, he completed a postdoctoral assignment at the University of Arizona under the direction of M. P. Doyle.

Recent Publications:

2011

  • A Stepwise Transition from Microporosity to Mesoporosity in Metal-Organic Frameworks by thermal treatment. D. Yuan, D. Zhao, D. J. Timmons, and H.-C. Zhou  Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 103-106.
  • Tune the Topology and Functionality of Metal-Organic Frameworks by Ligand Design. D. Zhao, D. J. Timmons, D. Yuan, and H.-C. Zhou  Acc. Chem. Res. 2011, 44 (2), 123-133.

2010

  • Ligand Bridging-Angle-Driven Assembly of Molecular Architectures Based on Quadruply Bonded Mo−Mo Dimers. J.-R. Li, A. Yakovenko, W.  Lu, D. J. Timmons, W. Zhuang, D. Yuan, H.-C. Zhou  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010132 (49), 17599-17610. 

2009

  • Interconversion between molecular polyhedral and metal-organic frameworks.  J.-R. Li, D. J. Timmons, H.-C. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc2009, 131,  6368-6369.
  • ­Potential Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks.  R. J. Kuppler, Q.-R. Fang, J.-R. Li, T. A. Makal, D. J. Timmons, A. A. Yakavenko, M. D. Young, D. Yuan, D. Zhao, W. Zhuang, and H.-C. Zhou, Coord. Chem. Rev2009, 253(23-24), 3042-3066.

2008

  • Assembling extended structures with flavonoids. D. J. Timmons, M. R. Pacheco, K. A. Fricke, C. Slebodnick, Cryst. Growth Des. 2008, 8, 2765-2769.