Ralph C Layland

Ralph C. Layland

Chair, Dept. of Physical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of South Carolina (1996)
B.S., University of Scranton (1991)


OFFICE HOURS
TUE: 10:00 AM-02:00 PM   THU: 10:00 AM-01:00 PM   FRI: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM  


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
CHEM-103 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM-105 Inorg, Org and Biochemistry
CHEM-106 Inorganic, Org and Bioc Lab
CHEM-111 General Chemistry
CHEM-112 General Chemistry
CHEM-341 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM-407 Research
CHEM-408 Research
CHEM-409 Research
CHEM-410 Research

ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Coordination Dimers Constructed from Metal(II) Halides and the Organic Ligand 1,2-dimethoxy-4,5-bis(2-pyridylethynyl)benzene in Journal of Chemical Crystallography. (2005)
  • Synthesis and structural characterization of five new coordination polymer chain structures using a new, Z-shaped ligand, 2,2'-bis-(4-pyridylethynyl)tolane in Journal of Chemical Crystallography. (2005)
  • Crystal Growth and Structure Determination of the New Silicate K3ScSi2O7 in Journal of Chemical Crystallography. (2004)
  • Sr3NiRhO6 and Sr3CuRhO6 - Two New One-Dimensional Oxides. Magnetic Behavior as a Function of Structure: Commensurate vs. Incommensurate in Journal of Solid State Chemistry. (2002)
  • Three Unique Coordination Geometries Involving 1,2-dimethoxy-4,5-bis(2-pyridylethynyl)benzene in Chemical Communications. (2001)
  • Preparation, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of the Solid Solution Series: Ca4-xNixIrO6 (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) in Materials Research Bulletin. (2001)
  • Growth of Single Crystals Belonging to a Family of One-Dimensional Oxides: Commensurate and Incommensurate Structures in Journal of Crystal Growth. (2000)
  • A Novel Non-Interpenetrating Polycyclohexane Network: A New Inorganic/Organic Coordination Polymer Structural Motif Generated by Self-Assembly of 'T-shaped' Moieties in Chemistry of Materials. (2000)
  • Novel Hydrogen-Bonded Two- and Three-Dimensional Networks Generated from the Reaction of Metal Nitrate Hydrates (M = Cd, Co) with the Bidentate Linear Ligands 4,4'-Bipyridine in Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions.. (2000)
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of a Commensurate and Incommensurate Phase of Sr3ZnRhO6: Zinc in Trigonal Prismatic Coordination in Journal of Alloys and Compounds. (2000)
  • The Simultaneous Powder X-Ray and Neutron Diffraction Refinement of Two h-Carbide Type Nitrides, Fe3Mo3N and Co3Mo3N, prepared from the Ammonolysis and by Plasma Nitridation of Oxide Precursors in Journal of Alloys and Compounds. (1999)
  • New Crystalline Frameworks Formed from 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethyne and Co(NO3)2: Interpenetrating Molecular Ladders and an Unexpected Molecular Parquet Pattern from T-Shaped Building Blocks in Chemistry of Materials. (1999)
  • Crystal Growth and Magnetic Measurements on Aligned Single Crystals of the Oxides Sr3NiPtO6 and Sr3CuPtO6 in Chemistry of Materials. (1999)
  • Syntheses and Characterizations of One-Dimensional Coordination Polymers Generated from Cadmium Nitrate and Bipyridine Ligands in Inorganic Chemistry. (1999)
  • Reactions of Cu(hfacac)2-H2O (hfacac = Hexafluoroacetylacetonate) with Bidentate Ligands. Preparation, Characterization, and X-ray Structures of the Molecular Complexes Cu(hfacac)2(pyrazine)2 and etc in Inorganic Chemistry. (1999)
  • The Structure, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of Ca(4-x)NixIrO6 (x = 0.25, 0.5) in Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie. (1998)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of New Rh(III) Compounds with the K4CdCl6 Structure-type: Sr3MRhO6 (M = Y, Sc, and In) in Journal of Solid State Chemistry. (1998)
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of New Rh(III) Compounds with the K4CdCl6 Structure-type: Sr3MRhO6 (M = Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, and Yb) in Journal of Solid State Chemistry. (1998)
  • The Structures and Characterization of Two New Oxides of the Sr4PtO6 Type: NaCa3IrO6 and NaCa3RuO6 in Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie. (1997)
  • Ca4PtO6. Calcium Platinum Oxide in Acta Crystallograhica. (1997)
  • A Barium Copper Titanate. The Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Ba8Cu2Ti22O54 in Polyhedron. (1997)
  • The Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties of Cu(AsO4)2(O) and Ba2Cu7As6O24 in Chemische Berichte/Recueil. (1997)
  • An Extraordinary Example of Metalloselectivity. The Extraction of Copper from the Mixed Metal Cluster Cu2Ru6(CO)16(µ6-C)(NCMe)2 by 1,5,9-trithiacyclododecane in Organomettallics. (1996)
  • The Synthesis, Structural Analysis and Magnetic Properties of a New Mixed Metal Ferrite Ba3Fe24Ti7O53 in Chemische Berichte/Recueil. (1996)
  • Ligand Redistribution Reactions leading to new Phosphinoenolate, Methyl Palladium Complexes. Crystal Structure of [Pd(Me){Ph2PCHC(O)Ph}(PPh3)] in Bulletin de la Société Chimique de France. (1996)
  • A New Mixed Metal Titanate. The Synthesis and Characterization of Ba2Fe2Ti4O13 in Polyhedron. (1996)
  • The Synthesis, Structural Analysis and Magnetic Properties of the Tetrahedral Co(II) compounds Ba2CoSi2O7 and BaCo2Si2O7 in Inorganic Chemistry. (1996)
  • The Synthesis of [Fe(CO)3(·1-dppm){Sn(n-Bu)2}]2 by Silicon - Tin Exchange, its Crystal Structure and its Use as a Metallodiphosphine Ligand in Journal of Cluster Science. (1996)
  • A Six-Coordinate Tris(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)methane-Thallium(I) Complex with a Stereochemically Inactive Lone Pair: Syntheses and Solid State Structures of {[HC(3,5-Me2pz)3]2Tl}PF6 and {[HC(3,5-Me in Inorganic Chemistry. (1996)
  • A New Manganese Ortho-Arsenate. The Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ba2Mn(AsO4)2 in Polyhedron. (1996)
  • A New Mixed Metal Titanate. The Synthesis and Characterization of Ba2Ni1Ti5O13 in Chemistry of Materials. (1995)
  • Cu4(AsO4)2(O): A New Copper Arsenate with Unusual Low Temperature Magnetic Properties in Inorganic Chemistry. (1995)
  • New Manganese Pyrophosphates. The Syntheses, Crystallographic Characterizations and Magnetic Properties of BaMnP2O7 and CaMnP2O7 in Polyhedron. (1995)
  • BaCo2Si2O7: A New One-Dimensional Antiferromagnet Based on Chains of Oxide Bridged CoO4 Tetrahedra in Polyhedron. (1993)

PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Full Paper)
  • Temperature Effects on the Morphology of CdSe Nanocrystals in Upstate Research Symposium. (2014)
  • Synthesis of Two Dimensionally and One Dimensionally Confined Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals in Upstate Research Symposium. (2014)

PRESENTATIONS
  • Temperature Effects on the Morphology of CdSe Nanocrystals. Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (April, 2014)
  • Synthesis of Two Dimensionally and One Dimensionally Confined Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals. Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Factors Effecting the Morphology of CdSe Nanocrsytals. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Factors Effecting the Morphology of CdSe Nanocrystals. Lander University Department of Physical Sciences Research Symposium. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Determination of Mercury in South Carolina Lakes Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2009)
  • Ultra-Trace Determination of Mercury in Lake Greenwood Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2008)
  • Quantification of Phosphorus in Sediment at Lake Greenwood. Southeast Regional Undergraduate Conference. Johnson City, Tennessee. (April, 2007)
  • Quantification of Phosphorus in Sediment at Lake Greenwood. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2007)
  • Nutrient Study in Lake Greenwood. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2006)
  • Nutrient Study in Lake Greenwood. American Chemical Society. Atlanta, Georgia. (March, 2006)
  • Determination of the Limiting Nutrient(s) in Lake Greenwood. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2005)
  • Determination of the Limiting Nutrient(s) in Lake Greenwood. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2004)
  • Sediment and Nutrient Study in Lake Greenwood. South Carolina Academy of Science. Charleston, South Carolina. (April, 2004)
  • Crystal Growth of Potassium Silicates. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2003)
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of Novel One-Dimensional Oxides. American Chemical Society Southeast Regional Meeting. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (November, 1998)
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of Novel One-Dimensional Oxides of the Sr4PtO6 Structure Type. Gordon Research Conference, Solid State Chemistry. Boston, Massachusetts. (July, 1998)
  • New Oxides of the K4CdCl6 Type: Structures and Properties. Gordon Research Conference, Solid State Chemistry. Oxford, Great Britain. (September, 1997)
  • Post-Transition Metal Complexes of Polypyrazolylmethane Ligands. American Chemical Society. New Orleans, Louisiana. (March, 1996)
  • Development and Evaluation of Anti-Oxidant Coatings on Silver Surfaces. American Chemical Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting. Newark, Delaware. (May, 1991)