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Richard A. Andersen

Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley; CSD Senior Faculty Scientist; Heavy Element Chemistry Program; Heavy Element Research Laboratory

Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
Mailstop: Latimer 1460
Berkeley, CA 94720-1460

Location:537 Latimer Hall
Telephone:(510) 642-4452
Fax:(510) 642-8369
Assistant:Eric Rett - - (510) 486-5587


Heavy Element Chemistry

Research Centers:

The Glenn T. Seaborg Center
Heavy Element Research Laboratory

Birth Date:
16 November 1942
Lawton, OK (USA)

B.A., University of South Dakota, June 1965
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, August 1973

Professional Experience:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Central Institute for Industrial Research, Oslo (Norway), 1973-1974

Lecturer, Inorganic Chemistry Department, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (England), 1974-1976

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley, 1976-1982

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley, 1982-1988

Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley, 1988-present

American Chemical Society

Sigma Xi

Senior Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, 1995

Alumnus of the Year, University of Wyoming, 1995

"Professores Visitantes" University of Sevilla (Spain) 1996 and 1998

Associate Researsche, CNRS, Lyon (France), 1999

Publications closely related to the research:

(1) Lukens Jr., W. W.; Beshouri, S. M.; Blosch, L. L.; Andersen, R. A., "Oxidative Elimination of H2 from [Cp'2U(OH)]2 to Form [Cp'2U(O)]2', Where Cp' is 1.3-(Me3C)2C5H3 or 1,3-(Me3Si)2C5H3." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 901.

(2) Stewart, J. L.; Andersen, R. A., "Trivalent Uranium Chemistry: Molecular Structure of [(Me3Si)2N]3U." Polyhedron 1998, 17, 953.

(3) Lukens Jr., W. W.; Beshouri, S. M.; Blosch, L. L.; Stuart, A. L.; Andersen, R. A., "Preparation, Solution Behavior, and Solid-State Structures of (1,3-R2C5H3)2UX2, Where R is CMe3 or SiMe3 and X Is a One-Electron Ligand." Organometallics 1999, 18, 1235.

(4) Lukens Jr., W. W.; Beshouri, S. M.; Stuart, A. L.; Andersen, R. A., "Solution Structure and Behavior of Dimeric Uranium(III) Metallocene Halides." Organometallics 1999, 18, 1247.

(5) Lukens Jr., W. W.; Allen, P. G.; Bucher, J. J.; Edelstein, N. M.; Hudson, E. A.; Shuh, D. K.; Reich, T.; Andersen, R. A., "Structures of Substituted-Cyclo-pentadienyl Uranium(III) Dimers and Related Uranium Metallocenes Deduced by EXAFS." Organometallics 1999, 18, 1253.

(6) Maria, L.; Campello, M. P.; Domingos, A.; Santos, I.; Andersen, R. A., "Synthesis and Structure of Uranium(III) Complexes with Dihydrobis(pyrazol)borates." J. Chem, Soc. Dalton Trans. 1999, 2015.

(7) del Mar Conejo, M.; Parry, J. S.; Carmona, E.; Schultz, M.; Brennan, J. G.; Beshouri, S. M.; Andersen, R. A.; Rogers, R. D.; Coles, S.; Hursthouse, M., "Carbon Monoxide and Isocyanide Complexes of Trivalent Uranium Metallocenes." Chem. Eur. J. 1999, 5, 3000.

(8) Schultz, M.; Burns, C. J.; Schwartz, D. J.; Andersen, R. A., "Solid-State Structures of Base-Free Ytterbocenes and Inclusion Compounds of Bis(pentamethylcyclo-pentadienyl_Ttterbium with Neutral Carboranes and Touene: "The Role of Intermolecuar Contacts." Organometallics 2000, 19, 781.


Graduate Students: W. W. Lukens, Jr., C. D. Sofield, M. Shultz, E. Werkema, and D. J. Schwartz

Post-doctoral Students: S. M. Beshouri, A. L. Stuart, L. L. Blosch, L. Jia, G. Hair

International Collaborations: Ernesto Carmona, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and Isabel Santos, Instituto Tecnologico a Nuclear (Portugal)