Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Lawrence C. Nathan

Professor of Chemistry
(408) 554-4949
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Daly Science 109

Retired 2003

Degree Information:

B.A. Linfield College, 1966
Ph.D., University of Utah, 1971


General Chemistry I (Chem 5)
Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 14)
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 101)
Instrumental Analysis I (Chem 111)
Instrumental Analysis II (Chem 112)
Computer Applications in Chemistry (Chem 120)
Use of Chemistry Literature (Chem 181)


Tetradentate Schiff Base Complexes: synthesis and characterization of complexes of the first transition series

Recent Publications:

C. Hu, R. M. Chin, T. D. Nguyen, K. T. Nguyen, P. S. Wagenknecht, and L. C. Nathan, "Chemistry of Constrained Dioxocyclam Ligands with Co(III): Unusual Examples of C-H and C-N Bond Cleavage", Inorg. Chem. 42, 7602-7607 (2003).

L. C. Nathan and C. A. Traina, "Tautomerism in complexes with neutral tetradentate Schiff base ligands: the X-ray structures of cadmium(II) nitrate complexes of bis(acetylacetone)-m-phenylenediimine and bis(acetylacetone)-p-phenylenediimine", Polyhedron 22, 3213-3221 (2003).

L. C. Nathan, J. E. Koehne, J. M. Gilmore, K. A. Hannibal, W. E. Dewhirst, and T. D. Mai, "The x-ray structures of a series of copper(II) complexes with tetradentate Schiff base ligands derived from salicylaldehyde and polymethylenediamines of varying chain length", Polyhedron 22, 887-894 (2003).

C. Hu, T. D. Nguyen, P. S. Wagenknecht, and L. C. Nathan, "Solution and Solid State Structural Characterization of Complexes of a New Macrocyclic Ligand Containing the 1,5-Diazacyclooctane Subunit", Inorg. Chem. 42, 742-749 (2003).

L. Mishra, K. Bindu, and L. C. Nathan, "The x-ray structure of bis(salicylidene)-4,4'-biphenylenediamine", Indian J. Chem. 41A, 2533-2535 (2002).

L. C. Nathan and T. D. Mai, "Influence of the spectator cation on the structure of anionic pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate complexes of cobalt(II), nickel(II), and copper(II), J. Chem. Crystallogr. 30, 511-520 (2000).

M. Chin, D. Wone, Q. Nguyen, L. C. Nathan, and P. S. Wagenknecht, "A new structurally constrained dioxocyclam ligand: synthesis, characterization and molecular structure comparison of its nickel (II) complex with the nickel (II) complex of dioxocyclam", Inorg. Chim. Acta 292, 254-259 (1999).

B. J. McNelis, L. C. Nathan, and C. J. Clark, "Design, synthesis and crystal structure of a copper dimetallocyclophane complex exhibiting unique rotational isomerism", J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., 1831-1834 (1999).

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