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Janet Schrenk

Janet Schrenk
Janet SchrenkAssociate Teaching Professor

Research Interests


Science education, especially as it applies to chemistry


  • Ph D: Inorganic Chemistry, (1985), University of Minnesota -Twin Cities - Minneapolis–Saint Paul MI
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissertation Title: Photochemical Arene Replacement Reactions of η5-Cyclopentadienyl Iron(II) η6-Arene Cations
  • BA: Chemistry, (1980), Carleton College - Northfield, MI

Selected Publications

  • Mann, K., Blough, A., Schrenk, J., Koefod, R., Freeman, D., Matachek, J. (1995) "Mechanistic Aspects of the Photochemistry of [CpM(η6-arene)]+ Complexes of Fe, Ru, and Os", Pure and Applied Chemistry 67:1 pp. 95-101
  • Schrenk, J. (1994) "Royal Benin Art: Surfaces Past and Present", The J. Paul Getty Museum and The Getty Conservation Institute pp. 51-62
  • Schrenk, J. (1991) "Corrosion and Past "Protective" Treatments of the Benin "Bronzes" in the National Museum of African Art", Materials Research Society pp. 805-812
  • Schrenk, J., McNair, A., McCormick, F., Mann, K. (1986) "Effect of Arene Methylation on Photochemical Arene Replacement Reactions of [(η5-C5(CH3)5)M(η6-arene)]+ (M=Fe, Ru) Complexes", Inorganic Chemistry 25:19 pp. 3501-3504
  • Schrenk, J., Mann, K. (1986) "Photochemical Studies of [(η5-C5R5)M(η6-COT)]+ and [(η5-C5R5)M(η4-1,5-COT)L]PF6 Complexes of Iron and Ruthenium", Inorganic Chemistry 25:11 pp. 1906-1908
  • McNair, A., Schrenk, J., Mann, K. (1984) "Effect of Arene Substituents and Temperature on the Arene Replacement Reactions of [(η5- C5H5)Fe(η6-arene)]+ and [(η5-C5H5)Ru(η6-arene)]+", Inorganic Chemistry 23:17 pp. 2633-2640
  • Schrenk, J., Palazzotto, M., Mann, K. (1983) "Solvent and Ion-Pairing Effects on the Photochemical Arene Replacement Reactions of [(η5- C5H5)Fe(η6-p-xylene)]+. Evidence for a Medium-Assisted Photochemical Ligand Replacement Pathway from a LF Excited State", Inorganic Chemistry 22:26 pp. 4047-4049