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Marvin L. Illingsworth, Ph.D.

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Room: 08-A161
Voice: 585 475-2486
Fax: 585 475-5766
E-mail: mlisch@rit.edu

Department of Chemistry
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5603


  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry


B.S., 1972, Lafayette College
Ph.D., 1980, University of Massachusetts

Marvin L. Illingsworth


  1. R. D. Archer, W. H. Batshelet, M. L. Illingsworth, "Linear Conjugated Coordination Polymers Containing Eight-Coordinate Metal Centers", J. Macromol. Sci., Chem. Ed., A16(1), 261 (1981).
  2. M. L. Illingsworth, R. D. Archer, "Bis(N,N'-disalicylidnene- 3,4-phenylenediamine-l-ethylbenzoato)zirconium(IV), An Eight-Coordinate Chelate With Linear Polymerization Possibilities", Polyhedron, 1, 487 (1982).
  3. M. L. Illingsworth, J. A. Teagle, J. L. Burmeister, W. C. Fultz, A. L. Rheingold, Crystal- and Molecular Structure of a Dinuclear Ortho-Metallated Platinum Ylid Complex, [Pt(-Cl)CH3COCHP(C6H4)-(C6H5)2]2.2CDCl3", Organometallics, 2, 1364 (1983).
  4. R. D. Archer, M. L. Illingsworth, D. N. Rau, C. J. Hardiman, "A Soluble Linear Schiff-Base Coordination Polymer Containing Eight-Coordinate Zirconium(IV)", Macromolecules, 18(7), 1371 (1985).
  5. M. L. Illingsworth and A. L. Rheingold, "Synthesis and Molecular Structure of the Eight-Coordinate Complex Bis(4-amino-N,N'-disalicylidene-1,2-phenylenediamino)zirconium(IV), a New Reagent for Preparing Coordination Polymers", Inorg. Chem., 26, 4312 (1987).
  6. M. L. Illingsworth, B. P. Cleary, A. J. Jensen, L. J. Schwartz, A. L. Rheingold, "Synthesis, Characterization, and Investigation of Molecular Motion by Complexes Bis(N,N'-disalicylidene-cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexanato)zirconium(IV), and Bis(N,N'-disalicylidene-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexanato)zirconium(IV), and Comparisons with Bis(N,N'-disalicylidene-1,2-phenylenediaminato)zirconium(IV). Crystal and Molecular Structure of the Racemic Zr(trans-dsd)2 Complexes", Inorg. Chim. Acta., 207(2), 147-163 (1993).
  7. M. L. Illingsworth, J. L. Burmeister, Inorganic Reactions and Methods, Volume 8, Section, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 136-141, (1994).
  8. M.L. Illingsworth, B.A. Banks, J.W. Smith, D. Jayne, R.G. Garlick, S.K. Rutledge, K.K. deGroh, "Plasma and Beam Facility Atomic Oxygen Erosion of a Transition Metal Complex", Plasma Chem and Plasma Proc., 16(2), 209-225 (1996).
  9. L. He,* S.R. Wagner,* M.L. Illingsworth, A.J. Jensen*, G.P. Yap and A.L. Rheingold, "Homogeneous Polyimide Films with Increased Bis(N,N'-disalicylidene-1,2-pheneylene diaaminato)zirconium(IV) Content", Chem. Mater., 9: 3005-3011 (1997).
  10. Yang, K.; Illingsworth, M. L. "Zirconium Pendent Polyamic Acid and Polyimide Based on 3,4'-ODA and ODPA", Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.), 2000, 41, 211-212.
  11. Illingsworth, M. L.; Betancourt, J. A.; He, L. Chen, Y.; Terschak, J. A.; Banks, B. A.; Rutledge, S. K.; Cales, M. "Zr-Containing 4,4'-ODA/PMDA Polyimide Composites", NASA Technical Memo--2001-211099.
  12. Illingsworth, M.L.; Schwartz, L.J.; Jensen, A. J.; Zhu, T.; Knappenberger, E.J.; Sweet, J.E.; Stone, P. W.; Waltermire, B.E.; Rheingold, A.L. "A Bis(quadridentate)zirconium(IV) Complex with 6,4,6-Membered Chelate Rings", Polyhedron 2002, 21, 211-218.

Department of Chemistry
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623
voice: 585.475.2497
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