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Donna McGregor, Ph. D.

Dinstinguished Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor


Office 1320HN

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BA, Chemistry, Hunter College, CUNY   

PhD., Analytical Chemistry, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Research Interests:

My personal research interests lie mainly in the fields of Chemical Education pedagogy and technetium-99 radioactive waste remediation using polyoxometalates as mimics for metal oxide storage matrices. I am especially intrested in the use of 21st century technology to engage students in the practice of science.

In addition I am interested in the immersion of undergraduate students in authentic research projects and work with a small group of undergraduate students on a variety of inorganic chemistry and art-related projects.

 Please see my external homepage for more information on past and present research projects.


  • Stefan Mundwilere, Henrik Braband, Roger Alberto, Donna McGregor, Robertha C. Howell, Lynn C Francesconi. Bis(Tetraethylammonium)fac-tribromotricarbonylrhenate(I) and -technetate(I). Inorg. Syntheses. 2014, 36, 154-159 (DOI: 10.1002/9781118744994.ch29)
  • Donna McGregor, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Wayne W. Lukens, Jr., Robertha C. Howell, Lynn C. Francesconi. Oxidation state speciation in the syntheses of Technetium-99 metal oxide complexes: formation of Tc(IV) and Tc(V)  polyoxometalates. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 6, 1082-1089 (DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201301034)
  • Donna McGregor, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Israel-Martyr Mbomekalle, Pablo A. Aparicio, Susanna, Romo,  Xavier Lopez, Josep M. Poblet, Lynn Francesconi. 99Tc and Re Incorporates into Metal Oxide Polyoxometalates: Oxidation State Stability elucidated by Electrochemistry and Theory. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51 (16), pp 9017-9028
  • Donna McGregor, William V Sweeney, Pamela Mills. The Design of a Mercury Free Apparatus for teaching the Ideal Gas Law PV = nRT. J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89 (4), pp 509-512
  • Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Ivana Radivojevic, Donna McGregor, Israel M. Mbomekalle, Wayne W. Lukens, Jr.4; Lynn C. Francesconi.  Photoreduction of 99Tc pertechnetate by nanometer-sized metal oxides: new strategies for formation and sequestration of low-valent technetium. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (46), pp 18802-18815
  • Donna McGregor, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Robertha C. Howell, Israel M. Mbomekalle, Wayne W. Lukens, Jr., Fang Bian, Edward Mausolf, Frederic Poineau, Kenneth R Czerwinski, and Lynn C. Francesconi. Synthesis, structure elucidation and redox properties of 99Tc complexes of lacunary Wells Dawson polyoxometalates: insights into molecular 99Tc - metal oxide interactions. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (5), 1670-1681
  • B.P. Burton-Pye, D. McGregor, I.M. Mbomekalle, L.C. Francesconi. Investigation of New Strategies for the reduction of redox active radiometals Re-188/186 ad Tc-99m. Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 2010, 37 (6), 687-688
  • Cheng Zang; Laurence Bensaid; Donna McGregor; Xikui Fang; Robertha C. Howell; Benjamin Burton-Pye; Qunhui Luo; Louis Todaro; Lynn Francesconi. Influence of the lanthanide Ion and solution Conditions on formation of Lanthanide Wells-Dawson Poloxotungstates. Journal of Cluster Science, 2006, 17(2), 389
  • Zhang, Cheng; Howell, Robertha C.; McGregor, Donna; Bensaid, Laurence; Rahyab, Seyar; Nayshtut, Michael; Lekperic, Safet; Francesconi, Lynn C. Synthesis of a cluster containing Eu(III) a2-P2W17O6110- and preliminary luminescence experiments.    Competes Rendus Chimie, 2005,  8(6-7), 1035-1044