Dr. Andreja Bakac

Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University
29 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-3544
Fax 515-294-5233
Email bakac@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Chemical kinetics
  • Mechanisms of inorganic and organometallic reactions
  • Activation of oxygen with transition metal complexes
  • Catalytic oxidations
  • Chemistry of reactive intermediates, free radicals and excited states

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 1976-1979, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ames Laboratory
  • Ph.D. 1976, University of Zagreb

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2005-present, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2000-present, Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1990, Temporary Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 1984-2000, Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1981-1984, Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1979-1981, Assistant Scientist II, Ames Laboratory
  • Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993:
  • Visiting scientist, Tohoku University, Sendai, 1988 and 1990.

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation, 2008.
  • Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 1992.

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Vasbinder M J; Bakac A . 2008. Kinetics and mechanism of the reactions of ozone with superoxo, hydroperoxo, and hydrido complexes of rhodium(III). Inorganica Chimica Acta. 361:3193-3198. abstract
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Vasbinder M J; Bakac A . 2007. Kinetics of oxidation of nitroxyl radicals with superoxometal complexes of chromium and rhodium. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:2322-2327. abstract
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Furczon M; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2007. Kinetics of dissociation of molecular oxygen from a superoxorhodium(III) complex and reactivity of a macrocyclic rhodium(II) ion. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:11461-11466. abstract
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Szajna-Fuller E; Bakac A . 2007. Thermodynamics of oxygen activation by macrocyclic complexes of rhodium. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:10907-10912. abstract
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Vasbinder M J; Bakac A . 2007. Hydrogen-atom transfer from transition metal hydroperoxides, hydrogen peroxide, and alkyl hydroperoxides to superoxo and oxo metal complexes. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:2921-2928. abstract
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