Alice E. Bruce

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Maine
271 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.1182
Fax: 207.581.1191
abruce@maine.edu

Bruce Research Group

Appointment(s)

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • 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)

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
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10.2.17