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Name: Daniel Freedman
Title: Dean
Academic Rank: Professor
Department: Chemistry

Expertise Keywords: Chemical education, EUV Photoresists, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Inorganic Chemistry (1992) More than 10 publications in Inorganic Chemistry and the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry Extensive experience with NMR spectroscopy including two-dimensional and heteronuclei.

Currrent Research: - Synthesis of catalysts for transfer hydrogenation reactions.

- Synthesis of inorganic complexes from organometallic precursors.

-Advanced photoresists for EUV lithography.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3795
E-mail Address: freedmad@newpaltz.edu

Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1999-2003
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2003-2009
Professor of Chemistry, 2009-2012
Chair of Chemistry Department, 2003-2012

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Bard College, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1992-1999


University of Minesota 1986-1992 PhD 1992 Inorganic Chemistry
Macalester College 1982-1986 BA 1986 Chemistry


Chancellors award for excellence in teaching


Ruthenium-arene complexes of curcumin: X-ray and density functional theory structure, synthesis and spectroscopic characterization, in vitro antitumor activity and DNA docking studies of (p-cymene)Ru(curcuminato)chloro. Caruso, Francesco; Rossi, Miriam; Benson, Aidan; Opazo, Cristian; Freedman, Daniel; Monti, Elena; Gariboldi, Marzia; Shaulsky, Jodi; Marchetti, Fabio; Pettinari, Riccardo; Pettinari, Claudio Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, 55, 1072.

Fluorinated Acid Amplifiers for EUV Lithography, Seth Kruger, Sri Revuru, Craig Higgins, Sarah Gibbons, Daniel A. Freedman, Wang Yueh, Todd R. Younkin and Robert L. Brainard J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (29), pp 9862–9863

Preparation, Separation, and Characterization of Ru(II)-Thiocyanate Linkage Isomers, Lucas Vandenburgh, Matthew R. Buck, and Daniel A. Freedman, Inorganic Chemistry (Communication); 2008; 47; 9134-9136.

Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of [Ru(bpy)(CH3CN)3(NO2)]PF6, a Synthon for [Ru(bpy)(L3)NO2] Complexes Daniel A. Freedman, Seth Kruger, Christina Roosa, and Chandra Wymer Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, 45, 9558-9568 .

Dimethylplatinum (II) complexes with isocyanocoumarin ligands: the crystal structure of cis-dimethylbis-(7-diethylamino-3-isocyanocoumarin)platinum(II) Craig Anderson, Daniel A. Freedman, Michael Jennings and Brenda Gray Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2005, 690, 168-176 .

pH Dependent Deoxygenation , Ligand Substitution, and Linkage Isomerization Reactions of the 2,2’-bipyridinetetranitroruthenate Dianion. Daniel A. Freedman, Daron E. Janzen, Jennifer L. Vreeland, Hannah M. Tully, and Kent R. Mann, Inorganic Chemistry, 2002, 21, 3820.

Metal-Coumarin Complexes: Synthesis and Characterization of 7-isocyanocoumarin ligands and Mo(CO)4(7-isocyanocoumarin)2 Complexes. Daniel A. Freedman, Ivan Keresztes, and Ann L. Asbury Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2002, 642, 97.

Preparation, Characterization and Reactivity of Potassium 2,2’-Bipyridinetetranitroruthenate(II). Daniel A. Freedman, Daron Janzen, and Kent. R. Mann. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 6009.

A Convenient Synthesis of Tris-heteroleptic Ruthenium (II) Polypyridyl Complexes. Daniel A. Freedman, Jon K. Evju, Marie K. Pomije, and Kent R. Mann. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 5711.