Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 04:25:46 PM Wed, 28 Oct 2015 
 Contact Information
Legrande Slaughter
Associate Professor-Chemistry
Email  Legrande.Slaughter@unt.edu   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry Cornell University 2000
B.A. Chemistry (Minors in Physics and German) Drew University 1994
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015CHEM5010002Introduction to Graduate Teaching and Research Download Syllabus
Summer 5W1 2015CHEM1410211General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Summer 5W1 2015CHEM1410001General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2015CHEM5620001Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM5560002Inorganic Chemistry I Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM4610002Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410272General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410271General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410007General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2015-PresentGraduate AdvisorDepartment of ChemistryCollege of Arts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2013-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry University of North Texas
2008-2013Associate ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry Oklahoma State University
2002-2008Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry Oklahoma State University
2002Visiting ScientistFakultät für Chemie Technische Universität München
2000-2002Postdoctoral AfilliateDepartment of Chemistry Stanford University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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“‘Decarbonization’ of an imino-N-heterocyclic carbene ligand via triple benzyl migration from hafnium.” Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News (April 6, 2015).
Prema, D.; Mathota Arachchige, Y. L. N.; Murray, R. E.; Slaughter, L. M.*
Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 6753-6756.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
"Ligand- and Brønsted acid/base-switchable reaction pathways in gold(I)-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of allenoic acids."
Handa, S.; Subramanium, S. S.; Ruch, A. A.; Tanski, J. M.; Slaughter, L. M.*
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2015, 13, 3936-3949.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Catalysis with Acyclic Aminocarbene Ligands: Alternatives to NHCs with Distinct Steric and Electronic Properties.”
Slaughter, L. M.*
in N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Effective Tools for Organometallic Synthesis; Nolan, S. P., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim
Book chapters
“Access to 2'-substituted binaphthyl monoalcohols via complementary nickel-catalyzed Kumada coupling reactions under mild conditions: Key role of a P,O ligand. ”
Handa, S.; Mathota Arachchige, Y. L. N.; Slaughter, L. M.*
Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 78, 5694-5699.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Enantiomeric separation of isochromene derivatives by high-performance liquid chromatography using cyclodextrin based stationary phases and principal component analysis of the separation data. ”
Nanayakkara, Y. S.; Woods, R. M., Breitbach, Z. S.; Handa, S.; Slaughter, L. M.; Armstrong, D. W.*
Journal of Chromatography A 2013, 1305, 94-101.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2014Topics in Current ChemistryVolume EditorSpringer
toggle toggle Patents
Year of AwardTitle of PatentDescription
2014Imino Carbene Compounds and Derivatives, and Catalyst Compositions Made TherefromU.S. Patent 8,907,031
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2015-2018MRI: Acquisition of a Computer Cluster for the Computational Chemistry Program at the University of North TexasNational Science Foundation$400,000Senior PersonnelActive
2015-2018REU Site: Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the Interface of Computational and Experimental Chemistry at the University of North TexasNational Science Foundation$243,742Principal InvestigatorActive
2012-2016Harnessing Nonclassical Metal-Arene Interactions to Achieve Enantioselective CatalysisNational Science Foundation$405,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2015Establishing Cooperation in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry Between Research Groups in Marburg and the University of North TexasDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)$8,600Senior PersonnelCompleted
2014-2015Supplement to Existing Single-PI Award for Initiation of International Research ActivitiesNational Science Foundation$7,548Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2012-2014Novel Heterocycles Via Ligand-Tunable Gold CatalysisOklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology$90,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007-2012CAREER: Self-Assembly of Electrophilic Late Metal Catalysts and Catalyzing Careers in ResearchNational Science Foundation$560,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007-2011Novel Chelate Ligands for Olefin Polymerization CatalysisChevron Phillips$227,400Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2015-PresentGraduate Affairs CommitteeChairService to the Department of Chemistry
2015-PresentFaculty Search CommitteeMemberService to the Department of Chemistry
2015Department Chair Search CommitteeMemberService to the Department of Chemistry
2013-2015Graduate Recruiting CommitteeMemberService to the Department of Chemistry
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2007Young Investigator AwardSigma Xi Oklahoma State University Chapter
2007-2012CAREER AwardeeNational Science Foundation
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