Jason Cooke, BSc, PhD

Inorganic Chem Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Science - Chemistry


Inorganic Chem Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Science - Chemistry
(780) 492-0191
L1-001A Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

By appointment (please email)


Area of Study / Keywords

Chemical Education Inorganic Chemistry Materials Chemistry


I manage the curriculum, administration, and supervision of the laboratory component of the inorganic chemistry (CHEM 241 and 243) and inorganic materials chemistry (CHEM 333) courses.


As an organometallic chemist with a strong interest in chemical education, my main focus is developing a modern, interesting, and challenging lab experience for students studying inorganic and materials chemistry. Ongoing lines of inquiry include the development of new experiments which demonstrate the key techniques and characterization methods used by synthetic inorganic and materials chemists, the introduction of new technologies to the lab (including web-based exercises and other computer-assisted activities), and the training of teaching assistants to provide a well-run and stimulating educational environment for their students.



Syntheses of Four-Coordinate Nickel(II)-Phosphine Compounds and a Rapid Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction for Short Laboratory Sessions

Author(s): Jason Cooke
Publication Date: 7/18/2019
Volume: 96
Issue: 9
Page Numbers: 2009-2014
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00945

Sweet Nanochemistry: A Fast, Reliable Alternative Synthesis of Yellow Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Using Benign Reagents

Author(s): Jason Cooke, Dominique Hebert and Joel A. Kelly
Publication Date: 10/17/2014
Volume: 92
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 345-349
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed5004756

Optimized Syntheses of Cyclopentadienyl Nickel Chloride Compounds Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Short Laboratory Periods

Author(s): Jason Cooke and Owen C. Lightbody
Publication Date: 11/8/2010
Volume: 88
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 88-91
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed100478c

A Web-Based Spectroscopy Tutorial for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Author(s): Greg Nilsson, Enrico Fok, June M. Ng, and Jason Cooke
Publication Date: 5/10/2010
Volume: 87
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 758-759
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed100266h

Experiments for the Undergraduate Laboratory That Illustrate the Size-Exclusion Properties of Zeolite Molecular Sieves

Author(s): Jason Cooke and Eric J. Henderson
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Volume: 86
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 606-609
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed086p606

Zeolite 5A Catalyzed Etherification of Diphenylmethanol

Author(s): Jason Cooke, Eric J. Henderson and Owen C. Lightbody
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Volume: 86
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 610-612
External Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed086p610