Jeffrey D. Zubkowski


 jeffrey 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS39217-0510

Physical location:
H.P. Jacobs Room 103

Tel: (601) 979-2455
Fax: (601) 979-4325


Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 741
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 340
General Chemistry, CHEM 141 and 142
Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 131

Research Interests:

Inorganic and Coordination Chemistry:  Research in the Hossain group involves supramolecular, macromolecular and inorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on the understanding non-covalent interactions between synthetic hosts and guest species. In particular, this group is interested on developing new biomimetic receptors and sensors for anions, which will have application in improving human health and the environment. The ultimate goal of our work is to provide strategies for the design of highly selective sensing devices that will add a new dimension to the field of supramolecular chemistry. A variety of techniques including multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, UV-Vis, fluorescence spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling studies are used to characterize binding interactions and investigate selectivity aspects between hosts and guests.

Selected publications (click here for full list)

  1. “Heteroptic Platinum (II) Complexes with Macrocylic Thioethers and Hailides: Crystal Structure of [Pt(9S3)Cl2], [Pt(9S3)Br2], and [Pt(9S3)I2]”  G.  Grant, C. G. Brandow, D.  F.  Galas, J. P. Davis, W. T. Pennington, E.  J.  Valente and J.  D.  Zubkowski, Polyhedron, 2001, 20, 3333-3342.
  2. “Heteroptic Platinum (II) Complexes with Crown Thioether and Phosphine Ligand I: Crystal Structure of [Pt(9S3)(dppm)](PF6)2  and [Pt(9S3)(PPh3)2](PF6) .  2 CH3NO2” G.  Grant, I.  M.  Poullaos, D.  F.  Galas, D.  G.  VanDerveer, J.  D.  Zubkowski and E.  J.  Valente, Inorganic Chemistry, 2001, 40, 564-567.
  3. “The Crystal Structure of the bis-tricarbonylchromium Complex of dibenzo[a,e]cyclooctatetriene: Cr(CO)3 Orientation Controlled by Short C-H…O Hydrogen Bonding” M.  Brown, J.  D.  Zubkowski, E.  J.  Valente, G.  Yang, and W.  P.  Henry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2000, 613, 111-118.
  4. “cis-Tetracarbonylbis(tricyclohexylphosphine)molybdenum(0) and pentacarbonyl(tricyclohexylphosphine)-molybdenum(0)”.  J.  E.  Cortex-Figueroa, M.  S.  Leon-Velazquez, J.  Ramos, J.  P.  Jasinski, D.  A.  Keene, J.  D.  Zubkowski and E.  J.  Valente, Acta Crystallogra. Section C, 2000, C56, 1435-1437.
  5. “Syn,E-1-cyclopentano-4-ethyl-3-thiosemicarbazone and syn-E,-1-cyclopentano-4-phenyl-3-semicarbazone” R.  Venkatraman, K.  Davis, A.  Shelby, J.  D.  Zubkowski, and E.  J.  Valente,  J.  Chem.  Crystallogr.  1999, 429-434.
  6. “Synthesis and X-Ray Crystal Structures of Mixed Sandwich Group 8 Cyclopentadienyl Complexes Containing Crown Thioether Ligands” G. J. Grant, T. Salupo-Bryant, L. A. Holt, D. Y. Morrissey, M. Gray, J. D. Zubkowski, E. J. Valente, and L. F. Mehne, J. Organomet. Chem. 1999, 587, 207-214.
  7. “[Aquo(1,10-phenanthroline)(L-prolinato)Copper(II)]Nitrate Hydrate” E. J. Valente, J. D. Zubkowski, and R. Venkatraman, Acta Crystallogr. C. 1999, 1241-1243.
  8. “Study of Coordination and Ligand Structure in Cobalt-EDTA Complexes with Vibrational Spectroscopy ” E. Faulques, D. L. Perry, S. Lott, J. D. Zubkowski, and E. J. Valente Spectrochimica Acta A, 1998, 54, 869-878.
  9. “Disodium[(µ-O)(µ-S)(µ-N, N’-EDTA)(MoO)2]” E. J. Valente, J. D. Zubkowski, R. Hicks. Acta Crystallogr. C. 1998, C54, 1265-1268.
  10. “A Convenient Preparation of a Bicyclo[3.3.3]-Undecane Derivative Containing  Heteroatoms Through a Rearrangement Step” J. Tian, Y. Yan, B. Gong, E.  J. Valente, J. D.  Zubkowski  Synth. Commun.1998,  28, 1907