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Jason Cody

Jason Cody

Professor of Chemistry



Inorganic Chemistry
X-Ray Crystallography
Solid State Chemistry
New Materials Synthesis
Science for Non-Scientists
Scientific Ethics
Computational Chemistry


PhD Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University
MS Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University
BA Chemistry, The College of Wooster

Courses Taught

Introductory Chemistry I and II
Developing World Thirst for Energy
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I and II


A. Cody, L. M. Dalecky, C. A. Juillerat, G. C. B. Alexander, L. C. Shylanski, “Ionothermal synthesis of new cobalt and chromium thiophosphate anions [Co(Co(P3S8)​2)​2]​4- and [Cr(P3S9)​2]​3-,” Polyhedron, 2016, 114, 399-402.

Stephant, B. Rondeau, J.P. Gauthier, J. A. Cody, E. Fritsch, “Investigation of hidden periodic structures on SEM images of opal-like materials using FFT and IFFT,” Scanning, 2014, 36, 487-499. doi: 10.1002/sca.21144.

A. Cody, G. C. B. Alexander*, C. Guillot-Deudon, “Bis(1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium) 3,6-diselanylidene-1,2,4,5-tetraselena-3,6-diphosphacyclohexane-3,6-diselenolate,” Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online, 2013, E69, o1359-o1360.

A. Cody, K. B. Finch*, G. J. Reynders III*, G. C. B. Alexander*, H. G. Lim*, C. Näther, W. Bensch, “Ionothermal Synthesis of Four New Nickel Thiophosphate Anions: [Ni(P2S8)2]2–, [Ni(P3S9)(P2S8)]3–, [Ni(P3S9)2]4–,and [(NiP3S8)4(PS4)]7– ,” Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 13357-13362.

Behrens, M.-E. Ordolff, C. Nther, W. Bensch, K.-D. Becker, C. Guillot-Deudon, A. Lafond, J. A. Cody, “New 3D thiostannates composed of linked Cu8S12 clusters and the first example of mixed-metal Cu7SnS12 clusters,” Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 8305–8309.

Lafond, J. A. Cody, M. Souilah, C. Guillot-Deudon, R. Kiebach, and W. Bensch, “Syntheses and X-ray diffraction, photochemical and optical characterization of Cu2SixSn1-xS3 (0.4=x=0.6) for photovoltaic applications,” Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 1502-1506.

A. Cody and D. C. Wiser, “Laboratory Sequence in Computational Methods for Introductory Chemistry,” J. Chem. Ed., 2003, 80, 793-795.

A. Dickerson*, M. J. Fisher*, R. E. Sykora, T. E. Albrecht-Schmitt, J. A. Cody, “Solvothermal Synthesis and Structure of a New Selenium-rich Selenophosphate K3PSe4.2Se6,” Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 640-642.

*Lake Forest College undergraduate coauthors


C. A. Juillerat (’16), J. A. Cody, “Ionothermal synthesis and characterization of [EMIM]​4[CoS4(Co(P3S8)​2)​2]​, [EMIM]​3[Cr(P3S9)​2]​, and [EMIM]​2[Mn(P2S8)​2].” Poster presented at the American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2016. Abstract INOR 410. Poster presented jointly with senior thesis student.

G. C. Alexander* (’14), C. Guillot-Deudon, J. A. Cody, “Ionothermal Synthesis and Characterization of [EMIM]3[Cr(P3S9)2] (EMIM = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium).” Poster presented at the American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March, 2014. Abstract INOR 165. Poster presented jointly with senior thesis student.

G. C. Alexander* (’14), G. J. Reynders, III* (’11), K. B. Finch (’07), J. A. Cody, “Ionothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Four New Nickel Thiophosphates.” American Chemical Society 243rd National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2012. Abstract INOR 319. Poster presented jointly with senior thesis student.

G. J. Reynders, III* (’11), J. A. Cody, “Ionothermal Synthesis of a Novel Nickel Thiophosphate, [EMIM]7[Ni4P13S36]: Reproducibility and Optimization.” American Chemical Society 241st National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March, 2011. Abstract CHED 641. Poster presented jointly with senior thesis student.

J. A. Cody, “Exploratory Synthesis in Ionic Liquids.” Invited lecture at the American Chemical Society 239th National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2010. Abstract INOR 148.

J. A. Cody, “Research at Lake Forest College: New Thiophosphates at a Micro-University,” Invited Lecture at the University of Kiel, Germany, June 12, 2007.

K. Finch* (’07), J. A. Cody, C. Nther, W. Bensch “Ionic Liquids for Materials Synthesis: Preparation and Characterization of [EMIM]7[Ni4P13S36] (EMIM = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium),” American Chemical Society 233rd National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March, 2007. Abstract INOR 338. Poster presented jointly with senior thesis student.

J. A. Cody, “Evolution and Intelligent Design: One Episcopalian Scientist’s Approach,” Adult Education Forum Presentation, St. James-the-Less Episcopal Church, Northfield, IL, January, 2007.

J. A. Cody, C. Guillot-Deudon, A. Lafond, “Solventothermal Synthesis of Open-Framework Copper Tin Sulfides,” Gordon Research Conference, Varga, Italy, June, 2005.

D. C. Wiser, and J. A. Cody, “An Introduction to Molecular Structure: Molecular Modeling Integrated with NMR Spectral Analysis of Common Painkillers,” American Chemical Society 225th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March, 2003. Abstract CHED 625.