Paul J. Fischer is an inorganic chemist who arrived at Macalester College in 2001.
He teaches general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry. 

His current research, funded by grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum
Research Fund and Research corporation, encompasses the area of organometallic synthetic

Fischer is widely published in top journals such as Organometallics. 

His professional goal is to establish a vigorous synthetic inorganic and organometallic
research program at Macalester. Fischer teaches courses in General Chemistry, Accelerated
General Chemistry and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 

EDUCATION: B.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

Fischer has been teaching at Macalester since 2001. 

Journal Articles


Group VI Metal Carbonyl Complexes of Bis((diphenylphosphino)methyl)diphenylborate and an Assessment of Their Utility for Template Ligand Syntheses (with Laura Avena, Trent D. Bohrmann, Michelle C. Neary, Grace K. Putka, and Kevin P. Sullivan), Organometallics (2014)


Dicarbonyl{[2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl]cyclopentadienyl} Group VI Metal Hydrides, Halides, and Anions: Precursors for Olefin Epoxidation Catalysts (with Michelle C. Neary, Laura Avena, Kevin P. Sullivan, and Kent C. Hackbarth), Organometallics (2012)


Inorganic Chemistry (with G. L. Miessler and D. A. Tarr) (2013)

Contributions to Books

“Bis(2,2-bis(dimethylphosphano)ethane)tricarbonyltitanium(0) and Hexacarbonyltitanate( II-) (with Robert E. Jilek, John E. Ellis, Alexander F.R. Kilpatrick, F. Geoffery, and N. Cloke), Inorganic Synthesis (2014)

Temporary Teaching Position or Traditional Postdoc: Pros and Cons, And Gladly Teach: A Resource Book for Chemists Considering Academic Careers (2003)