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


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)


Tricarbonyl(chlorodiphenylstannyl){[h5-(2-dimethyl-aminoethyl]cyclopentadienyl}molybdenum (with Kristina M. Krohn and Victor G. Young Jr.), Acta Crystallographica Section E (2009)


(2-(Diphenylphosphino)ethyl)cyclopentadienyl]tricarbonylmetalates: Supporting Ligands for Reactions at Group VI Metal-Copper Bonds (with Aaron P. Heerboth, Zoey R. Herm, and Benjamin E. Kucera), Organometallics (2007)


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

Contributions to Books


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