Alice E. Bruce

Professor & Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Maine
154/271 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.1182 or 207.581.1168
Fax: 207.581.1191

Bruce Research Group


  • Professor & Chair, Chemistry Department


  • Postdoctoral research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

Courses Taught

  • Inorganic chemistry (CHY 461; CHY 560)
  • Organometallic chemistry (CHY 462; CHY 562)
  • Advanced integrated lab (CHY 491)
  • General Chemistry (CHY 121; CHY 122; CHY 105)

Research Interests

  • the influence of gold(I) and zinc(II) on thiolate-disulfide exchange
  • redox properties of sulfur-containing molecules
  • electron transfer between ferrocene and gold(I)-thiolate complexes
  • derivatization of ferrocene with thiosemicarbazides and the interaction with metal cations
  • the use of analogies in general chemistry labs to help students make connections between macroscopic and atomic level phenomena