Dr. Ernest Sekabunga

Chair, Department of Chemistry

EDUCATION

Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry)
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) Manchester, UK; M.Sc. (Advanced Chemical Technology)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

1998 - Present Assistant and Associate Professor-Inorganic Chemistry, West Virginia State University.
1996-1998 Visiting Professor-Inorganic Chemistry, State University of New York at Oswego.
1990 Departmental Visitor, Chemistry Department, UMIST.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Chemistry for non-science majors
Health Science General Chemistry
General Chemistry for science majors
Inorganic Chemistry

RESEARCH INTERSTS

Transition metal – phosphine coordination chemistry.
Extraction of aqueous metal ions utilizing insoluble solid supported water-soluble P- and N-donor ligands.

PUBLICATIONS

E. J. Sekabunga, Michele L. Smith, W. E. Hill. “A Variable Temperature 31P NMR Study of 9-30 Atom Macrocyclic Rings of Silver(I) with Long Chain Diphosphines.”, J. Coord. Chem200558, 1187

E. J. Sekabunga; Michele L. Smith; T. R. Webb; W. E. Hill;“Coordination Chemistry of Silver(I) with the Nitrogen-Bridged Ligands, (C6H5)2PN(H)P(C6H5)2and (C6H5)2PN(CH3)P(C6H5)2: The Effect of Alkylating the Nitrogen Bridge on Ligand Bridging versus Chelating Behavior.”, Inorg. Chem200241, 1205
Dr. Ernest
Dr. Ernest Sekabunga
Inorganic Chemistry (Chair)
Room H329
Phone: (304) 766-5132
sekabuej@wvstateu.edu
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