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WF: 1:30 - 4:00 pm or by appointment


Research Results

Zn crystal

 X-ray crystal structure of Zn(3,5-diCl-sal)2(DMSO)2


James McGarrah

Assistant Professor of


ISC 326J
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

James McGarrah has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.
Faculty Information


  • Postdoctorial Studies: Northwestern University (2003-2006)
  • PhD, Chemistry; University of Rochester (1997-2002)
  • BS, Chemical Physics; University of California, San Diego (1991-1995)

Research Interests

  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Photophysics
  • Platinum Coordination Compounds
  • Organic Light Emitting Devices
  • Dyes Sensitized Solar Cells
My Classes

Chem 330:
Inorganic Chemistry I

    An introduction to modern inorganic chemistry. Topics include current models used to describe periodicity, bonding, and structure, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, inorganic reaction mechanisms, and an introduction to organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: /Co-requisite: CHEM 322 or CHEM 324 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring

Chem 331:
Lab Tech in Inorganic Chem

    This course serves to familiarize students with modern synthetic and instrumental techniques used in the preparation, characterization, and study of inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: /Co-requisite: CHEM 330. Offered every spring.

Chem 209:
Intermediate Chemistry Lab

    This course serves as a bridge to advanced chemistry laboratory courses at Geneseo. Students will learn how to perform quantitative measurements and techniques for the synthesis and characterization of compounds. Safety in the laboratory environment an experimental design are emphasized. Prequisites: CHEM 119. Offered every spring semester