Dr. Wendy Elcesser

  • Associate Professor

    Office: 148B Weyandt Hall
    Phone: 724-357-2362  
    Email: Wendy.Elcesser@iup.edu

    Office Hours

    M: 10:30–11:45 a.m.; 1:30–2:45 p.m.
    W: 10:30–11:45 a.m.
    F: 10:30–11:45 a.m.


    BS, Allegheny College
    MS, The University of Michigan 
    PhD, University of Vermont       


    Inorganic Chemistry  


    CHEM 100 — Preparatory Chemistry
    CHEM 111/112 — General Chemistry I/II

    Research Interests

    Organometallic synthesis; bonding modes of carbon dioxide in transition metal complexes; development of interactive format demonstrations and synthesis and oxidation of transition metal complexes of Mo and Cr; improvement of teaching/learning in the classroom and of ethical practices in the sciences.                                

    Select Publications

    h-C5R5)Mo(NO)2 -Halide, -Halomethyl, and -Alkyl Complexes. Consecutive Aerobic Methylene and Nitrosyl Ligand Oxidation, W. L. Elcesser, M. Soerlie, and J. L. Hubbard.  Organometallics 1996 , 15, 2534.

    Invited Book Review, Carbon Dioxide Chemistry:  Environmental Issues. Edited by Jan Paul and Claire Marie Pradier (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm). The Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge. 1994. xi + 405 pp.  L 62.50. ISBN 0-85186-634-4. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1995 , 117, 10166.