James Tyrrell | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

James Tyrrell

Professor Emeritus

James Tyrrell

B.Sc.(Hons), University of Glasgow, 1960
Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1963
Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, 1963-65
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council,Ottawa,Canada, 1965-67

The focus of my research is the application of quantum mechanical, molecular orbital methods to the determination of molecular structure, fundamental vibrations, and other molecular properties. Projects include the determination of transition state structures and frequencies for reactions thought to be important in atmospheric chemistry and of reactions of potential value for the storage and release of hydrogen

Selected Publications

J. Liu, J. Tyrrell, L. Cheng, Q. Ge, "First-Principles Studies on Hydrogen Desorption Mechanism of MgnH2n(n=3,4)", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 8099-8104 (2013).

J. Liu, J. Tyrrell, Q. Ge, "Computational Nanostructure Design for Hydrogen Storage,in L. Zang (ed.), "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Through Nanotechnology,Green Energy and Technology", Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2011.

J. Tyrrell, "Use of Oxidation-State Differences and Molecular Orbitals to Interpret Bonding in the Series ONXYZ (X, Y, Z = H, F, CI), HNNX3, HNNX2Y and HNNXY2 (X, Y = H, F) and OCX3-, OCX2Y-, and OCXY2- (X, Y = H, F)", Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 110, 228-233 (2006).

J. Tyrrell, T. Kar, and L. J. Bartolotti, "A Study of the Mechanism of the Reaction between Ozone and the Chlorine Atom Using Density Functional Theory", Journal of Physical Chemistry, 105, 4065-4070 (2001).

Y. Fu, and J. Tyrrell, "Ab Initio Investigation of the Structure, Vibrational Frequencies, and Intensities of HNnH, HNnF, and FNnF (n=3,4)", Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99, 1909-1912 (1995).

Y. Fu, W. Lewis-Bevan, and J. Tyrrell, "An ab Initio Investigation of the Reaction of Trifluoromethane with the Hydroxyl Radical", Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99, 630-633 (1995).

J. Tyrrell, W. Lewis-Bevan, and D. Kristiansen, "Equilibrium Geometries, Internal Rotation Potentials and Spectroscopic Constants in NH2OH, NH2OF, NHFOH, and NHFOF", Journal of Physical Chemistry, 97, 12768-12772 (1993).

J. Tyrrell, "Multiple Internal Rotation in Oxalic Acid", Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem), 258, 389-398 (1992).