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Department of Chemistry and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Gregory McManus

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Phone: (239) 590-1469
Office: SH 430


  • Ph.D., University of South Florida, USA, 2008
  • B.Sc. (Honors in Chemistry), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2002

Research Description: My research is in the area of solid state chemistry and utilizing the coordination chemistry and molecular geometries of various organic ligands and metal cations to develop novel materials referred to as Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). Advancements made in the study of MOFs have led it to become one of the fastest growing areas of research over the last decade.

Courses Taught at FGCU:

  • CHM 1045 – General Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHM 1046 – General Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHM 1046L – General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHM 2210 – Organic Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHM 2210L – Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHM 2211 – Organic Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHM 2211L – Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHM 4610 – Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 4931 – Senior Capstone in Chemistry

Publications (Google Scholar:

  • Zaworotko, M.J.; Hammud, H.H.; Kabbani, A.; McManus, G.J.; Ghannoum, A.M.; Masoud, M.S. "Synthesis and Characterization of Some Transition Metal Complexes with Mixed Adenine and Acetylacetonate Ligands: Crystal Structures of Solvated Complex {[Cu(acac)2(adenine)]•EtOH} and {[Cu(acac)2(adenine)]•DMF•H2O}", J. Chem. Cryst., 2009, 39, 853-863.
  • Lawrence, H.R.; Li, Z; Richard Yip, M.L.; Sung, S.S.; Lawrence, N.J.; McLaughlin, M.L.; McManus, G.J.; Zaworotko, M.J.; Sebti, S.M.; Chen, J.; Guida, W.C. "Identification of a Disruptor of the MDM2-p53 Protein-Protein Interaction Facilitated by High-throughput in Silico Docking", Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2009, 19(14), 3756-3759.
  • Naik, P.U.; McManus, G.J.; Zaworotko, M.J.; Singer, R.D. "Salicylaldoxime and salen containing imidazolium ionic liquids for biphasic catalysis and metal extractions", Dalton Trans., 2008, 4834-4836.
  • McManus, G.J.; Wang, Z.; Beauchamp, D.A.; Zaworotko, M.J. "A novel metal-organic ternary topology constructed from triangular, square and tetrahedral molecular building blocks", Chem. Commun., 2007, 5212-5213.
  • Perry, J.J.; Kravstov, V.Ch.; McManus, G.J.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Bottom up synthesis that does not start at the bottom: quadruple covalent cross-linking of nanoscale faceted polyhedra", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(33), 10076-10077.
  • McManus, G.J.; Perry, J.J.; Perry, M.; Wagner, B.D.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Exciplex Fluorescence as a Diagnostic Probe of Structure in Coordination Polymers of Zn2+ and 4,4'-Bipyridine Containing Intercalated Pyrene and Enclathrated Aromatic Solvent Guests", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(29), 9094-9101.
  • Larsen, R.W.; McManus, G.J.; Perry, J.J.; Rivera-Otero, E.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Spectroscopic Characterization of Hydroxylated Nanoballs in Methanol", Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46(15), 5904-5910.
  • Cheney, M.L.; McManus, G.J.; Perman, J.A.; Wang, Z.; Zaworotko, M.J. "The role of co-crystals in solid-state synthesis: co-crystal controlled solid-state synthesis of imides", Cryst. Growth Des., 2007, 7(4), 616-617.
  • Perry, J.J.; McManus, G.J.; Zaworotko, M.J. "4-Methoxypyridine-(pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylato-N,O,O') copper (II)", J. Chem. Cryst., 2004, 34(12), 877-881.
  • Perry, J.J.; McManus, G.J.; Zaworotko, M. J. "Sextuplet phenyl embrace in a metal-organic Kagome lattice", Chem. Commun., 2004, (22), 2534-2535. (Top 5 most viewed articles: February 02/05 – May 09/05)
  • McManus, G. J.; Wang, Z.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Suprasupermolecular Chemistry: Infinite Networks from Nanoscale Building Blocks", Cryst. Growth Des., 2004, 4(1), 11-13. (Cover article).
  • Wagner, B.D.; Fitzpatrick, S.J.; McManus, G.J. "Fluorescence Suppression of 7-Methoxycoumarin upon Inclusion into Cyclodextrins", J. Incl. Phen., 2003, 47(3-4), 187-192.
  • Abourahma, H.; Moulton, B.; McManus G.J.; Walsh, R.D.B.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Functional Coordination Polymers", Macromol. Symp., 2003, 196, 213-227.
  • Moulton, B.; Abourahma, H.; Bradner, M. W.; Lu, J.; McManus, G. J.; Zaworotko, M. J. "A new 65.8 topology and a distorted 65.8 CdSO4 topology: two new supramolecular isomers of [M2(bdc)2(L)2]n coordination polymers", Chem. Commun., 2003, (12), 1342-1343.
  • Wagner, B.D.; McManus, G.J. "Enhancement of the fluorescence and stability of o-phthalaldehyde derived isoindoles of amino acids using hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin", Anal. Biochem., 2003, 317(2), 233-239.
  • Wagner, B.D.; McManus, G.J.; Moulton, B.; Zaworotko, M.J. "Exciplex fluorescence of {[Zn(bipy)1.5(NO3)2] ? CH3OH ? 1/2 pyrene}n: a coordination polymer containing intercalated pyrene molecules (bipy = 4,4'-bipyridine)", Chem. Commun., 2002, (18), 2176-2177.