Professor, Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry


1530 3rd Ave So
Birmingham, AL 35294-4400

Gary M. Gray Professor, (b. 1950), obtained a B.S. degree in chemistry at Lehigh University (1972). He then pursued graduate studies under Professor Charles S. Kraihanzel in the Department of Chemistry at Lehigh University (Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, 1978). Dr. Gray then spent five years at J. T. Baker Chemical Co. before joining the Department of Chemistry at UAB in 1983.

The theme of our multidisciplinary research is that incorporation of inorganic groups into known molecular or polymeric materials may impart unique properties. Three projects are currently underway in our research group. These projects are in the materials chemistry research thrust area in the department although certain aspects of project 2 may also fit into the bioactive molecules thrust area.

 Recent Publications:

S. D. Hastings, H. Byrd, L. N. Gray, M. J. Jablonsky, J. L. Freeman and G. M. Gray ‘Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Studies of Electronic and Steric Effects of Phosphonous Acid Ligands and Their Chlorophosphite Ligand Precursors in Tungsten Pentacarbonyl Complexes”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 2900–2911.

W. C. Corbin, K. M. Mai, J. L. Freeman, S. D. Hastings and G. M. Gray “The coordination chemistry of phosphonites” Inorganica Chimica Acta 407 (2013), 223–230.

J. L. Freeman, Q. Zhao,Y. Zhang, J. Wang, C. M. Lawson and G. M. Gray “Synthesis, linear and nonlinear optical properties of phosphonato-substituted bithiophenes derived from 2,2’-biphenol” Dalton Transactions, 42 (2013), 14281-14297

Q. Zhao, J. L. Freeman, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, T. P. Hamilton, C. M. Lawson, and G. M. Gray, “Syntheses, X-ray Crystal Structures, and Optical, Fluorescence, and Nonlinear Optical Characterizations of Diphenylphosphino-Substituted Bithiophenes”, Inorganic Chemistry, 51(2012), 2016-2030.