Marjorie Squires, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry

Field of Interest

There are many different areas of chemistry that I have an interest in. This includes the investigation of group 8 metallocenes, the catalytic activation and functionalization of the Carbon-Hydrogen bond in alkanes, the design and synthesis of new ligands that will improve organometallic catalysts, and the synthesis of self assembling inorganic/organometallic compounds.

Courses Taught at Felician University

CHEM 101 Our Material World
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 303 Analytical Chemistry


The Synthesis and Cyclic Voltammetry of Select Ferrocene Piano-Stool Isocyanide Complexes
Squires, M. E.; Humphrey, B.D.; Castilo, R.E.; Vega, A.H; Feliciano, Chimica Acta 368 (2011): 271-274.
Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes of Arylisocyanides Containing Peripheral Alkoxycarbonyl Groups
Squires M.E.: Mayr, A. Inorganica Chimica Acta. 1997, 264, 161-169.
C-H Activation by [Bis(dialkoxyphosphino)ethane] platinum (0) and [Bis(diaminophosphino)ethane] platinum (0) Complexes: Platinum-Platinum Dimer Formation Limits Yields.
Squires, M.E.; Sardella, D.J.; Kool, L.B.; Organomet. 1994, 13, 2970-2978.
Synthesis and Characterization of Iron and Cobalt Clathrochelate Comlexes Derived from Oxime-Hydrazone Ligands
Grzybowski, J.J.; Allen, R.D.; Belinski, J.A.; Bieda. K.A.; Bish, T.A., Finnegan, P.A.; Hartenstein, M.L.; Regits, C.S.; Ryalls, D.M.; Squires, M.E.; Thomas, H.J. Inorg. Chem. 1993, 32, 5266-5272.
Synthesis and Characterization of Mononuclear and Binuclear Iron (II) Clathrochelate Comlexes Derived from 2, 3- Butanedione Oxime-Hydrazone
Belinski, J.A.; Squires, M.E.; Kuchna, J.M.; Bennett, B.A.; Grzybowski, J.J.J. Coord. Chem. 1988, 19(1-3), 159-169.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 123
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6139


Ph.D., Boston College (1993)
B.A., Gettysburg College (1988)

Positions Held

Felician College, Assistant to Associate Professor (1999-present)
Montclair State University, Instructor to Assistant Professor (1996-1998)
SUNY at Stony Brook, Postdoctoral Research Associate (1993-1995)
Boston College, Research Assistant (1989-1993)
Boston College, Teaching Assistant (1988-1992)