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Dr. Webb’s research interests lie generally in the field of inorganic chemistry, especially in the area of metal-metal bonded systems. Several studies from his group have involved identifying Mo2 complexes present in solution and studying the dynamics of interconversion between these species. He also served a number of years as the departmental crystallographer, and has collaborated with many colleagues in a variety of projects.
His teaching interests include general chemistry and senior- and graduate-level inorganic chemistry courses; specialty topics include group theory and crystallography. He designed the Honors freshman chemistry course and has taught the course since its inception in 1991.
Akdag, A.; Webb, T. R.; Worley, S. D. “Oxidation of Thiols to Disulfides with Monochloro Poly(styrenehydantoin) Beads” Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, 47, 3509-10.
Livant, P. D.; Northcott, D. J. D.; Shen, Y.; Webb, T. R. “Bonding along a B...N...B Triad” J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 6564-71.
Pernice, H.; Berkel, M.; Henkel, G.; Willner, H.; Arguello, G. A.; McKee, M. L.; Webb, T. R. “Bis(fluoroformyl)trioxide” Angew. Chemie, Int’l. Ed. (English), 2004, 43, 2843-6.
Tsai, J.-Y.; Bouhadir, K. H.; Zhou, J.-L.; Webb, T. R.; Sun, Y.; Shevlin, P. B. “Synthesis of Purine- and Pyrimidine-Substituted Heptadienes. The Stereochemistry of Cyclization and Cyclopolymerization Products” J. Org. Chem., 2003, 68, 1235-41.