Douglas A. Vander Griend

Douglas Vander Griend


  • B.A. Calvin College, Chemistry, 1996
  • Ph.D. Northwestern University, Inorganic Chemistry, 2000


Professor Vander Griend's News & Stories' faculty profile (July 26, 2010)

Professional experience

  • Calvin College, 2002-present, Professor of Chemistry
  • Furman University, 2000-2002, Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow

Academic interests

  • Synthetic nanotechnology
  • Inorganic thermochromic materials
  • Factor analysis of spectroscopic data

Research and scholarship


28) "Equilibrator: Modeling Chemical Equilibria with Excel" Vander Griend, D.A., J. Chem. Ed., 2011, 88, 1727-1729. pdf.

27) "Spectroscopic and electrochemical sensing of Lanthanides with pi-extended chromophores incorporating ferrocenes and a coordinative end." Coluccini, C.; Sharma, A.K.; Merli, D.; Vander Griend, D.A.; Mannucci, B.; Pasini, D., Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 11719-11725. pdf.

26) "Structures, host–guest chemistry and mechanism of stepwise self-assembly of M4L6 tetrahedral cage complexes" Benjamin R. Hall, Lauren E. Manck, Ian S. Tidmarsh, Andrew Stephenson, Brian F. Taylor, Emma J. Blaikie, Douglas A. Vander Griend and Michael D. Ward Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12132-12145. pdf.

25) "Bond Order and Chemical Properties of BF, CO, and N2." Martinie, R. J.; Bultema, J.J.; Vander Wal, M. N.; Burkhart, B.J.; Vander Griend, D.A.; DeKock, R.L., J. Chem. Ed., 2011, 88, 1094-1097. pdf.

24) "Nesting Complexation of C60 with Large, D2 symmetrical Molecules." Coluccini, C.; Dondi, D.; Vander Griend, D.A.; Pasini, D.; Caricato, M. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 3272-3280. pdf.

23) "Dynamic Switching between Binding Sites in the Complexation of Macrocyclic 'Push-Pull' Chromophores to Lanthanides." Coluccini, C.; Pasini, D.; Righetti, P. Vander Griend, D.A., Tetrahedron, 2009, 65, 10436-10440. pdf.

22) "Reduction of a redox-active ligand drives switching in a Cu(I) psuedorotaxane by a bimolecular mechanism." McNitt, K.; Parimal, K.; Share, A.; Fahrenbach, A.; Witlicki, E.; Pink, M.; Bediako, D.; Plaisier, C.; Le, N.; Heeringa, L.; Vander Griend, D.A.; Flood, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1305-1313. pdf.

21) "Methyl-β-cyclodextrin directly binds methylene blue and blocks both its cell staining and glucose uptake stimulatory effects," Scott, J.; Uitvlugt, J. M.; Tidball, A.; Lucia, M.; Vander Griend, D. A. ; Louters, L. L. Biochemie, 2009, 91, 271-276. pdf.

20) "Modeling triazolophane-halide binding equilibria using Sivvu analysis of UV-Vis titration data recorded under medium binding conditions," Flood, A. H. ; Li, Y.; Vander Griend, D. A. Supramolecular Chemistry, 2009, 21, 111-117, pdf.

19) "Detailed Spectroscopic, Thermodynamic and Kinetic Characterization of Nickel(II) Complexes with 2,2'-bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline attained via Equilibrium-Restricted Factor Analysis," Bediako, D.K.; DeVries, M.J.; DeJong, N.A.; Heeringa, L.P.; Vander Griend, D.A. Inorg. Chem. 2008,47, 656-662. pdf.

18) "Equilibrium: A Teaching/Learning Activity," Vander Griend, D.A. J. Chem. Ed. 2007, 84, 1428. pdf.  


Equilibrium Restricted Factor Analysis

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