Dr. Thomas D. Getman


Contact Information:

Phone: (906) 227-1067
E-mail: tgetman@nmu.edu

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in synthetic inorganic chemistry with particular emphasis upon polyhedral borane chemistry. Students working on these projects use multi-nuclear NMR and IR for characterization of compounds as well as special synthetic techniques for handling air-sensitive compounds.

​​​​​​​Teaching Interests:

My primary teaching interests lie in freshman chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Accordingly, I teach CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 215 (Chemistry of the Elements) and CHEM 415 (Inorganic Chemistry).


  • "2-[(1-{[3-(dimethylazaniumyl)propyl]methylamino}ethylidene)azaniumyl]-nonahydro-closo-decaborate dimethyl sulfoxide disolvate" Thomas D. Getman; Rudy L. Luck and *Caitlin Cienkus, Acat Cryst. Sec. E 2011, E67, o1682-o1683.
  • “A Re-investigation of the Reactions of Amines and Alcohols with 6,9-Bis-(acetonitrile)-decaborane” #Froehner, G.; #Challis, K.; *Gagnon, K.; Getman, T.D.; Luck, R.L. Synth. React. Inorg., Met.-Org., Nano-Met. Chem. 2006, 10, 777-785.
  • “The Preparation of Two Thioether o-Carborane Derivatives and the Use of 13C NMR to Study Their Stereoselective Deboration” *Brockman, R.; *Challis, K.; Froehner, G.; Getman, T.D. Main Group Metal Chemistry 2002, 25, 629-634.
  • “The Effect of Varying the Solvent System on the Rate of the Deboration of o-Carborane by n-Butylamine” *Wise, S.D.; *Au, W.-S.; Getman, T.D. Main Group Metal Chemistry 2002, 25, 411-414.
  • "Investigation of Potassium Fluoride Supported on Alumina in the Deboronation of o-Carborane" Getman, Thomas D. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 37, 3422-3423.
  • "Carboranes," Getman, T. D. in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 8th Edition, volume 3, pp. 248-252, 1997.
  • "Single Source Precursors to Group 13 Metal Nitrides," Getman, T. D. and #Franklin, G. W. Comments on Inorganic Chemistry 1995, 17, 79-94. 

* indicates undergraduate student
# indicates graduate student

Thomas Getman