Dr. Mark E. McGuire
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Dr. Mark E. McGuire

Emeritus Professor - Inorganic Chemistry Phone: 217-581-6228
Email: memcguire@eiu.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/memcguire-eiu/home

Education & Training

B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College, 1978
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1985
Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill, 1985-1987


Conference Presentations

2014:  NCUR 2014: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY (April 3-5, 2014 ) “Ligand-Centered Absorptions As a Means of Enhancing the Visible Absorption Spectra of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes Used In Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” (Savannah Kapper, undergraduate presenter).

 2013:  246th  National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Indianapolis, IN  (Sept 8-12, 2013)  Poster presentation:  “Ligand-Centered Absorptions as a Means of Enhancing the Visible Absorption Spectra of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes Used in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.”  (Savannah Kapper, undergraduate presenter).

 2013:  25th Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Poster presentation: “A Polypyridyl Ruthenium(II) Azo-Dye Complex  For Use in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)” (Savannah Kapper, undergraduate presenter).

2011:  42nd Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Indianapolis, IN. Poster presentation: “Effects of metal coordination and ring expansion on the reduction of an alloxazine derivative in aprotic solvents and in the presence of H-bonding and H+-donating solvents” (R. Ian Cunningham, undergraduate presenter ).  

2009:  ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting: Chicago, IL. Poster presentation: “Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of a Polypyridyl Ru(II) Complex Involving a Fused Alloxazine” (Waynie Olaprath, graduate student presenter).

2008:  ACS National Meeting: Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation:
“Tetrametallic tungsten carbonyl complexes composed of phosphido-bridged units linked by ditertiary phosphines” (coauthors: Drs. Richard and Ellen Keiter, Dr. Kraig A. Wheeler, Dr. Arnold L. Rheingold,  graduate students Wen Zhang and Pradeep Perera and undergraduate student David F. Zigler).

2007:  ACS Midwest Regional Meeting: Kansas City, MO. Poster presentation: “Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Investigations of Linked Phosphido-Bridged Tungsten Complexes” (coauthors: Drs. Richard and Ellen Keiter and graduate student W. Zhang).

2005:  ACS National Meeting: San Diego, CA. Poster presentation: “Adsorption of a tris-heteroleptic Ru(II) complex containing a flavin mimic on to TiO2-coated ITO electrodes” (coauthors: undergraduates Jennifer M. Roden and Cary Morin). 

2004: ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting: Peoria, Illinois. Poster presentation: “Synthesis, Purification, and Characterization of Tris-Heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex Containing a pH-Sensitive Alloxazine Ligand” (coauthors: undergraduate Jennifer M. Roden and graduate student Manisha Patel)

   2003: ACS National Meeting: New Orleans, LA. Poster presentations: 

1) Ruthenium(II) Complexes of a Bipyridine-Based Alloxazine Ligand Incorporated into TiO2-coated Electrodes.” (coauthor: MS student Manisha Patel)
2) Alloxazines as H-atom Transfer Mediators Incorporated into TiO2-coated Electrodes.” (coauthor: undergraduate Bryn Lutes)
3) Incorporation of a Ru(II) Complex Containing a Phenanthroline-Based Azo Dye into a "Gratzel-type" Solar Cell.” (coauthor: undergraduate L. Malinowski)
4) Phosphido-Bridged Carbonyl Complexes Linked by Tetraphenyldiphosphinoacetylene/Ethylene Ligands.”(coauthors: Richard and Ellen Keiter, MS students L. Yong and P. Perera and undergraduate M. Hayner)

               1998: American Chemical Society National Meeting: Boston, MA. Presentation: “Transition Metal Complexes Using Phenanthroline-Based Dyes”.

          1997:  Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates: Chicago, IL. Presentation: "Transition Metal Complexes Involving Intensely Colored 1,10-Phenanthroline Derivatives". (Actual podium presentation given by undergraduate research assistant Kendra Pickens.) 

               1996:  ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting: Bloomington, IL.  Presentations: "Synthesis of Novel 1,10-Phenanthrolines As Precursors to Chelating Flavin Analogs" and "Tetraphenyldiphosphinoacetylene Derivatives of Phosphido-Bridged Tungsten Carbonyl Complexes".            

               1995:  American Chemical Society National Meeting: Chicago, IL. Presentation: "A Bimetallic Complex Using a Bridging Ligand Consisting of Two 1,10-Phenanthrolines Fused Through a Pyrazine".

               1994:  BGU Student Research Conference, Northeastern Illinois Univ. Presentations: "A Comparison of the Metal-Ligand Interactions in Two Related Complexes: ReI(pptd)(CO)3Cl and ReI(phen)(CO)3Cl"; "Synthesis of a Large New Aromatic "Bridging" Ligand for Use in Multimetallic Electron Transfer Systems".

               1993:  American Chemical Society National Meeting; Chicago, IL. Presentation: "Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Ru(II) Polpyridyl Complexes Using a Novel Bidentate  Alloxazine Ligand."

               1993:  BGU Student Research Conference, Western Illinois Univ. Presentation: "Synthesis and Characterization of Series of Ru(II) Polpyridyl Complexes Using a Novel Bidentate Alloxazine Ligand."

               1992:  Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) National Meeting; Hope College, MI. Presentation: "The Design of Novel Transition Metal Complexes for Controlled Electron and Hydrogen Atom Transfers."

              1991:  American Chemical Society Regional Meeting; Indianapolis, IN. Presentation: "A Polypyridyl Ru(II) Complex of a Fused Phenanthroline-Alloxazine Ligand".

            1991:  BGU Student Research Conference, EIU. Presentation: "A Polypyridyl Ru(II) Complex of a Fused Phenanthroline-Alloxazine Ligand".

            1990:  Gordon Research Conference, Newport, RI. Presentation: "Synthesis and Characterization of Dimeric and Trimeric Ru(II)-Tetraammine Complexes".

            1990:  BOG Student Research Conference, Chicago State Univ. Presentation: "Synthesis and Characterization of Tri- and Bimetallic Ru(II) Complexes".

            1989:  American Chemical Society National Meeting; Miami Beach, FL. Presentations:

                            1) "Synthesis and Characterization of [(bpy)2M(flavin)]2+ Complexes ( M = Ru and Os)"

                            2) "Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Ru(II) Trimers Based on the Bridging Ligand 2,2'-Bibenzimidazolate".


            15. Olaprath, Waynie; McGuire, Mark E. “Comparison of the electrochemical reductions of Ru(II) complexes of dipyrido[3,2-a:2’,3’-c]phenazine and 10-12-dimethylpteridino[6,7-f][1,10]phenanthroline-11,13(10H,12H)-dione (an alloxazine analog) in aprotic and mixed aprotic/aqueous media”  Inorg. Chim. Acta , 2012, 383, 312-315.        

            14. Hazeen, Akram; Zhang, Yan; Mao, Minchong; Wheeler, Kraig A.; McGuire, Mark E. “6-[(4-Hydroxyphenyl)diazenyl]-1,10-phenanthrolin-1-ium chloride monohydrate” Acta Crystallographica Section E  2011, E67, o3151.

            13. Olaprath, Waynie; Wheeler, Kraig. A.; McGuire, Mark E.  “5,6-Dihydroxy-1,10-phenanthrolinium-1,10-ium dichloride” J. Chem. Crystallogr.  2011, 41, 811-815.

            12. Olaprath, W.; Roden, J.; Wheeler, K.A.; McGuire, M.E. “10,12-Dimethylpteridino[6,7-f][1,10]phenanthroline-11,13(10H,12H)-dione-chloroform(1/1)" Acta. Crystallographica Section E. 2010, E66, o2288.

            11. Camren, H.C.; Chang, M-Y.; Zeng, L.; McGuire, M.E. "Synthesis of Novel Substituted 1,10-Phenanthrolines" Synth. Commun. 1996, 26, 1247.

10.  Black, Kirk J.; Huang, Huakai; High, Stacie; Starks, Lee; Olson,  Mark; McGuire, Mark E. "Ruthenium (II) Complexes of a Fused Phenanthroline-Pteridinedione Ligand" Inorg. Chem. 1993, 32, 5591.

            9.    Pavinato, Rick A.; Walk, Jeff A.; McGuire, Mark E. "Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Characterization of the Asymmetric Bimetallic Ruthenium (II) Complex (bpy)2RuII(bpym)RuII(NH3)4](PF6)4.3H2O" Inorg. Chem. 1993, 32, 4982.

            8.    Binstead, R.A.; McGuire, M.E.; Dovletoglou, A.; Seok, W.K.;   Roecker, L.E.; Meyer, T.J. "Oxidation of Hydroquinones by [(bpy)2RuIV(O)]2+ and [(bpy)2(py)RuIII(OH)]2+.   Proton-Coupled  Electron Transfer." J. Am.Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 173.

            7.    Juriga, Greg; Sattgast, Marcia; McGuire, Mark E. "Synthesis and  Characterization of [(bpy)2RuII(1,3-Me2Lumazine)](PF6)2"  Inorg. Chim. Acta. 1991, 183, 39-42.

            6.  Sommer, J.H.; Nordlund, T.M.; McGuire, M.; McLendon, G. "Time- Resolved Fluorescence Spectra of Ethidium Bromide", in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Fleming, Ed. Springer-Verlag 1986.

            5 Sommer, J.H.; Nordlund, T.M.; McGuire, M.; McLendon, G. "Picosecond  Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectra of Ethidium Bromide: Evidence  for a Non-Activated Region", J. Phys. Chem. 1986, 90, 5173.

            4.  McGuire, M.; McLendon, G. "How Do Solvent Relaxation Dynamics Control Electron Transfer Rates? A Study in Rigid Solution",  J.Phys. Chem. 1986, 90, 2549. 

                      3 Guarr, T.; McGuire, M.; McLendon, G. "Long Range Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a Rigid Polymer", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985, 107, 5104.

                 2 McLendon, G.; Guarr, T.; McGuire, M.; Simolo, K.; Strauch, S.; Taylor, K. "Long Distance Electron Transfer in Polymers and  Proteins"  Coord. Chem. Rev. 1985, 64, 113.

            1.  Guarr, T.; McGuire, M.; Strauch, S.; McLendon, G. "Collisionless  Photoinduced Electron Transfer from Ruthenium Tris(bipyridine)2+* Homologues to Methyl Viologen (MV2+) in Rigid Glycerol Solution" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1983, 105, 616.

Funding & Grants

2012: Council on Faculty Research (CFR) Grant – Eastern Illinois University: "Synthesis of a Novel Highly-Colored Dye Molecule for Use in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"; $1238.

2011: Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences (IRIS) Grant – Eastern Illinois University: "Efficient Solar Traps"; $1000.  Co-PIs :  Dr. Peter Andrews, Dr. Patrick Coulton, Dr. Steve Daniels, Dr. Peter Ping Liu.

2010: Council on Faculty Research (CFR) Grant – Eastern Illinois University "Making Lemonade from Lemons by Catalyzing the Conversion of Oxygen to Water"; $1233.

2010: College of Sciences (COS) Seed Grant – Eastern Illinois University: "Collection of preliminary electrochemical data for PRF or RC proposal"; $976.

2008: Proposal Initiative Funding (PIF) – Eastern Illinois University:          “Catalysis of Energy Efficient Electron/Hydrogen Ion Transfers”; $1500.

2003: Instructional Technology Enhancement Proposal, Eastern Illinois University: “Multimedia Instructional Capability for Room 4180 in Physical Science”; $14,252.

2002: Reddon Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, Eastern Illinois University: $438 (additional molecular modeling kits to build on success of 1999 Reddon project).

2001: Proposal to Academic Affairs for purchase of hardware and software to establish a course in computational chemistry (submitted with Dr. Carol Deakyne of the Department of Chemistry): $8300.

            2000: Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) of the American Chemical Society. “Adsorption of Flavins and Metal-Flavin Complexes on TiO2 Coated Electrodes”; $30,000 (9/01 – 8/03).

            2000: Council on Faculty Research Summer Research Award: “Enhancement of the Light-Absorbing Efficiency of Molecules Used in Chemical Solar Energy Conversion Schemes”: $2500.

            1999: Instructional Technology Enhancement Proposal, Eastern Illinois University: "Multimedia Upgrade to Phipps Lecture Hall"; $38,443. (Submitted jointly with Dr. Daniel Sheeran of the Department of Chemistry.)

            1999: Reddon Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, Eastern Illinois University: "Molecular Modeling Kits for Chemistry 1040C"; $692.  

            1996:  Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) of the American Chemical Society: "Transition Metal Complexes Involving Phenanthroline-Based Dyes"; $25,000 (9/96 - 8/98).          

            1996: Council on Faculty Research Summer Research Award: "Utilization of Dye Molecules in Solar Energy Conversion Models"; $2500.

            1990: The Council on Faculty Research. "Purchase of Molecular Modeling Software for the Study of Light-Induced Electron Transfer Reactions"; $621        

            1989: Research Corporation Cottrell Science. "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Ru(II)-Flavin Complexes"; $23,800 (2 yrs.; 1/90-12/91). 

            1989: Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) of the American Chemical Society. "Synthesis and Characterization of Tri- and Tetranuclear Transition Metal (Ru and Os) Complexes"; $20,000 (2 yrs.; 6/89-9/91).

            1989: Presidential Summer Research Award. "Electronic Communication in Trimetallic Complexes"; $2000.

            1988: Presidential Summer Research Award. "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Ruthenium(II)-Flavin Complexes"; $2000.

            1988: The Council on Faculty Research. "Synthesis and Characterization of an Analog of an Important Metabolic Protein: NADH Dehydrogenase"; $2307. 

            1988: National Science Foundation - College Instrumentation Program. Proposal submitted jointly with four other chemistry faculty: "Purchase of An NMR Spectrometer"; $127,350 (11/88 - 4/90).        

            1987: The Council on Faculty Research. "Electron Transfer Across Iron-Sulfur Bridges"; $3300.

Frequently Taught Courses

CHM 1040G - World of Chemistry
CHM 1310, 1410 - General Chemistry Lecture I, II
CHM 1315, 1415 - General Chemistry Laboratory I, II
CHM 1390, 1490 - Honors General Chemistry Lecture I, II
CHM 1395, 1495 - Honors General Chemistry Laboratory I, II
CHM 1440 - Chemistry Research Rotation
CHM 2040G - Practical Chemistry
CHM 2310 - Inorganic Chemistry I
CHM 2730 - Quantitative Analysis
CHM 3100 - Chemistry Practicum
CHM 3500 - Introduction to Chemical Research
CHM 4400 - Undergraduate Research
CHM 4555 Honors Research
CHM 4644 Honors Thesis
CHM 4900 - Inorganic Chemistry II
CHM 4915 - Advanced Laboratory
CHM 5002 - Introduction to Graduate Chemical Research
CHM 5120 - Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 5250 - Special Topics
CHM 5890 - Graduate Research
CHM 5950 - Graduate Thesis

Research & Creative Interests

General Chemistry II Lecture series (August 2023)

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ORCID ID 0000-0001-7818-4514

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Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society