Donna McGregor, Ph. D.
Dinstinguished Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
BA, Chemistry, Hunter College, CUNY
PhD., Analytical Chemistry, The Graduate Center, CUNY
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