Dr. Jeff Wardeska

Research Interests:

Inorganic Chemistry of the transition metals. Binuclear mixed-valence complexes of the transition metals.  The role of metal ions in biological systems, the mechanism of iron uptake and storage by ferritin, and the synthesis and characterization of copper complexes as models for copper-containing proteins.

Address:

Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 70695
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0695
Phone:  439-8321 
Email Address: r21jeff@mail.etsu.edu

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Representative Publications.

1. R. J. Kline* and J. G. Wardeska, "Protonation of Tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)iron(III) by Acetyl Chloride in Glacial Acetic Acid." Inorg. Nucl. Chem., (1966), 2, 415.

2. R. J. Kline* and J. G. Wardeska, "The Mercuration of 8-hydroxyquinoline and Some of its Metal Chelates," Inorg. Chem., (1969), 8, 2153.

3. C. C. Boyd and J. G. Wardeska, "Polarography of Tin(IV) in Presence of Chloranilic Acid." Anal. Chem., (1970), 42, 529.

4. R. C. Buckley and J. G. Wardeska*, "The Linkage Isomerism of Bridging Thiocyanate in Binuclear Complexes," Inorg. Chem. (1972), 11, 1723.

 5.  J. G. Wardeska, Abraham Clearfield, and Jan Troup, "Conformation, Structure, and UV-Visible and Circular Dichroism Spectra of Cobalt(III) Complexes of 1-Phenyl-2-amino-1,3-dihydroxypropanes" Inorg. Chem., (1979) 18, 1641.

6. J. C. Brown and J. G. Wardeska*, "Characterization of a Dimeric Copper(II) Complex of a Dissymmetric Schiff-Base and its Ligand Adducts." Inorg. Chem., 21, 1530 (1982).

 7. J. G. Wardeska, A. Clearfield*, and J. M. Troup, "Cobalt(III) Complexes of Aminoalcohols: Structural Consequences of Protonation." Inorg. Chem., 22, 2713 (1983).

 8. J. G. Wardeska, B. Viglione, N. D. Chasteen, "Metal Ion Complexes of Apoferritin. Evidence for Initial Binding in the Hydrophilic Channels," J. Biol. Chem., 261, 6677-6683 (1986).

 9. Jeff G. Wardeska, "A Solvent Directed Synthesis of Mixed-Valence Cobalt(III,II) Compounds," Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 21(4), 669-679 (1991).

 11. S. J. Mole, X. Zhou, J. G. Wardeska, and R. Liu, "Density Functional Theory Study of Vibrational Spectra. 5. Structure, Dipole Moment, and Vibrational Assignment of Azulene." Spectrochemical Acta Part A, 52 (1996) 1211-1220.

 12. Ron E. Benson, Abraham Clearfield, Lee M. Daniels and Jeff G. Wardeska. “Redetermination of Bis(2-Amino-3-Hydroxy-1-Phenylpropanolato-Κ2N,O1)(Ethylenediamine-Κ2N,N)Cobalt(III) Iodide Monohydrate,” Acta Cryst., Section E: Structure Reports Online, 2006, E62(4), m696-m698.

13. Ningfeng Zhao and Jeff G. Wardeska, "Mini-Journal Inquiry – A Case Study in Chemistry."   J. Chem. Ed. 2011, 88(4), 452-456.

14. Ningfeng Zhao, Jeff. G. Wardeska, Saundra McGuire, and Elizbieta Cook, "Metacognition: an Effective Tool to Promote Success in College Science Teaching."  J. College Science Teaching, 2014, 43(4), 48-54.

Books

J. G. Wardeska, T. T.‑S. Huang, and R. W. Kopp, Mohseni, R. M.,  Experiments in General Chemistry, a laboratory manual for freshman chemistry.  Wiley, 2006, 2001, 1999; 1998; 1996; D. C. Heath Publishing Company, 2nd ed, 1995; 1993; Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1988 (revision);  Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1986.

Wardeska, J. G., Viglione, B. J., Chasteen, N. D., "The Effect of pH on the Binding of Metal Ions to Apoferritin," pp. 85‑89 in Proteins of Iron Storage & Transport: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Proteins of Iron Metabolism, G. Spik, J. Montreuil, R. R. Crichton, and J. Magurier, eds., Elsevier, NY, 1985. 

Presentations:

1   J. G. Wardeska, "The Acid-Base Properties of Some Cobalt(III) Complexes Containing the Ligand (1S,2S)-(+)- 1-Phenyl-2-Amino-1,3-Dihydroxypropane." Presented to the 26th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, October, 1974 in Norfolk, VA.

2.  J. G. Wardeska* and A. Clearfield, "The Structures and Properties of Some Cobalt(III) Complexes Containing Chelated Aminoalcoholate Ligands." Presented to the 30th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November, 1978 in Savannah, GA.

3. J. C. Brown and J. G. Wardeska*, "Some Transition Metal Complexes of a Schiff-Base Ligand Derived from Salicylaldehyde and an Optically Active Aminoalcohol." Presented to the 31st Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November, 1979 in Roanoke, VA.

4. J. G. Wardeska, "Base Adducts of Transition Metal Complexes of a Schiff-Base Derived from Salicylaldehyde and an Aminoalcohol." Presented to the 181st National American Chemical Society Meeting, March, 1981 in Atlanta, GA.

5. J. C. Brown and J. G. Wardeska*, "The Reaction of Hydrogen Peroxide with a Dimeric Copper(II) Schiff-Base Complex and its Adducts." Presented to the 35th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November, 1983 in Charlotte, NC.

6. B. Viglione, J. G. Wardeska, N. D. Chasteen*, "The Binding of V(IV), Mn(II), Cd(II) and Fe(III) to Horse Spleen Apoferritin." Presented to the VIIth International Conference on Proteins of Iron Storage." Lille, France, July, 1985.

7. Lu, Ming and J. G. Wardeska*, "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Manganese(II) Binding to Apoferritin." Presented to the 40th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November, 1988 in Atlanta, GA.

8. Lu, Ming and J. G. Wardeska*, "Evidence for Coordinatively Unsaturated Metal Ion Binding Sites on Apoferritin." Presented as a poster to the Fourth International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, July, 24-28, 1989.

9.   Sharon Flora and Jeff G. Wardeska*, "ACS/SA Quality: A Cooperative Effort Involving Faculty and Students." Invited paper presented to the Symposium on Imaginative Approaches to Student Affiliate Sections, 201st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April, 14-19, 1991.

10. Y. Chen, M. Lu, and J. G. Wardeska*, "The Binding of Cadmium(II) and Manganese(II) to the Iron Storage Protein Apoferritin and Iron Uptake by These Systems." Presented to the 43rd Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, November 12-15, 991, in Richmond, VA.

11. S. Campbell, K. Kalbfleisch, and J. G. Wardeska*, "Investigation of a Series of Fe(III)-Fe(II) Charge Transfer Complexes." Presented to the Joint Southeastern-Middle Atlantic Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, December 6-9, 1992, in Washington, DC.

12. J. G. Wardeska, "The Southeast Regional SAACS Undergraduate Research Conference: A Motivating Force for Students." Presented to the SAACS Faculty Advisor Symposium at the Joint Southeastern-Middle Atlantic Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, December 6-9, 1992, in Washington, DC.

13. Denise Milhorn and J. G. Wardeska*. Poster entitled "Chemistry Outreach: Getting Children Interested in Chemistry", 208th National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August 1994.

14. Paula R. Moody and Jeff G. Wardeska*, "Analysis of the Manganese(II) Binding Sites on Horse Spleen Apoferritin." Presented to the 47th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November 29-December 1, Memphis, Tennessee.

15. Jeff G. Wardeska. "Imidazole Adducts of a Schiff Base Complex of Copper(II): Catalysts for Hydrogen Peroxide Disproportionation." Presented to the 48th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November 10-12, 1996, Greenville, South Carolina.

16. Jeff G. Wardeska. "Investigation of the Reaction of a Dimeric Copper(II) Complex and Several of Its Adducts With Hydrogen Peroxide." Presented to the 215th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 29-April 2, 1998, Dallas, Texas.

17. Kathryn Kalbfleisch, Sharon Campbell, and Jeff G. Wardeska, "Equilibria between FeHEDTA and Substituted Ferrocyanides: Binuclear Complexes with a Bridging Cyanide Ligand." Presented to the 50th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November, 4-7, 1998.

18. Jeff G. Wardeska. "Solution Equilibria and Charge-Transfer between FeHEDTA and Hexacyanometallate(II) Complexes." Presented to the 53rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Savannah, GA, September 23-26, 2001.19.         J. G. Wardeska, John Davis and Timothy Beng, "The Solution Equilibria between a Copper(II) Dimer and Several Base Adducts and the Catalysis of the Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide". 55th Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS), 2003, Atlanta, GA.

20. Timothy Beng Kum and Jeff G. Wardeska, A Kinetics and Mechanism of the Catalysis of the Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide by Schiff Base Complexes of Copper(II)". 56th Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS), November, 10-13, 2004, Research Triangle, NC.

21. J. G. Wardeska, "The Southeast Undergraduate Research conference (SURC): a Unique Conference for Chemistry Students." Division of Chemical Education, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, Mar. 2006.

22. Elizabeth Ntantie and J. G. Wardeska, "Investigation of the Equilibria and Charge Transfer Between FeHEDTA and M(CN)6-4 where M = Fe(II) and Ru(II)." Sci-Mix Session, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

23. Atogho, J. Abia, Mian Jiang, J. G. Wardeska, "Polyaniline and its Derivatives for Environmental Analysis." Analytical Division, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, March, 2006.

24. Jing Wang, Mian Jiang, and J. G. Wardeska, "Novel Multiwalled Nanotubes - Sol-Gel Composite for Sensing Application. Analytical Division, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, March, 2006