George Stanley, Ph.D.
Speaker's Institution
Colorado State University & Louisiana State University
Chemistry A101
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Chemistry B101E
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Join us for the November Colorado ACS Meeting

What to Do When Your Published Results Are Questioned

Presentation by:

Dr. George Stanley

Colorado State University & Louisiana State University

Chair-Elect of Colorado Section of ACS

Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, 4:00 pm, A101

Colorado State University

1301 Center Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado 80523


About the Seminar

We published a Science paper in 2020 on “Highly active cationic Co(II) hydroformylation catalysts” (Science, 367, 542–548 (2020)). Drs. Franke and Zhang’s very recent Science paper on “Hydroformylation catalyzed by unmodified cobalt carbonyl under mild conditions” (Science, 377, 1223–1227 (2022)) claims that they could not reproduce our catalysis results and that the likely catalyst in our system is the long and well-known HCo(CO)4 catalyst. Dr. Franke is a rhodium hydroformylation expert at Evonik, a German chemical company that does a good bit of hydroformylation. George will discuss how he and his Science co-authors are responding to Franke and Zhang’s paper. The good news is that our catalyst is real and works as published.


About the Speaker

Prof. Stanley received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester (1975, undergrad research with Rich Eisenberg), Ph.D. with F. Albert Cotton at Texas A&M University (1979), and a NATO & CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow with John Osborn at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France (1979-81).  He started his academic career in 1981 at Washington University in St. Louis.  In 1986 he moved to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was the Cyril & Tutta Vetter Alumni Professor of Chemistry.  George retired from LSU in July, 2019, became an Emeritus Professor, and moved to Loveland, Colorado to escape Louisiana humidity.  George Chaired the Inorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference in 2005 and was Chair of the Organometallic subdivision of the Inorganic Chemistry division of the ACS in 2009.  He is Past-Chair of the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (IEC) division of ACS.  Society honors include ACS Fellow (2011) and AAAS Fellow (2014).  Prof. Stanley’s research interests involve carbonylation catalysis, especially hydroformylation with mono- and bimetallic complexes.

George Stanley, Ph.D.