Chemistry faculty

Timothy Lubben, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Cornell University
B.S., Calvin College

712-707-7019
lubben@nwciowa.edu
VPH 318

Profile

Dr. Lubben is an organic chemist who did postdoctoral research at Colorado State University and served as a visiting professor at the University of Iowa before joining Northwestern's faculty in 1994. He's done further study in nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry, synthetic organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and molecular modeling through the National Science Foundation. He has also served as a pre-publication reviewer for McGraw-Hill, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing, and W.C. Brown Publishers.


Courses

  • College Chemistry

    College Chemistry

    An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.Prerequisite: CHE101.(4 credits)
  • College Chemistry

    College Chemistry

    An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.(4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    The study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis.Prerequisites: CHE102 or 112 or permission of instructor.(4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    A continuation of the study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis.Prerequisite: CHE321.(4 credits)

Publications and presentations

  • "Nature of the Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital in R2C2Co2(CO)6." DeKock, R.L.; Lubben, T.V.; Hwang, J.; Fehlner, T.P. Inorganic Chemistry, 1981, 20, 1627.
  • "Preparation of Group 4A Complexes Containing Tri-tert-butylmethoxide (tritox), a Steric Cyclopentadienyl Equivalent." Lubben, T.V.; Wolczanski, P.T.; Van Duyne, G. Organometallics, 1984, 3, 977.
  • "Reactivity of Dioxygen with Group 4 Alkoxy-Alkyls: Epoxidation via Metal-Alkyl-Mediated Oxygen-Atom Transfer." Lubben, T.V.; Wolczanski, P.T. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1985, 107, 701.
  • "Dioxygen Activation by Group 4 Tritox Alkyls (tritox = t-Bu3CO-): Insertion and Oxygen Atom Transfer." Lubben, T.V.; Wolczanski, P.T. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1987, 109, 424.
  • "Synthesis and Structure of Two Organozirconocenes with a Nitrogen Substituents." Lubben, T.V.; Ploessl, K.; Norton, J.R.; Miller, M.M.; Anderson, O.P. Organometallics, 1992, 11, 122.

Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (Division of Chemical Education)
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges