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Maitland Jones, Jr


Maitland Jones, Jr (b. November 23 1937) is an American experimental chemist, based primarily at Princeton University. He received tenure in 1973.

Jones is an internationally-recognized research scientist. His special field of expertise is reactive intermediates, and within that subfield he is particularly interested in carbenes. He has published extensively in the field of organic chemistry, particularly focusing on the mechanism of molecular reactions. His interest areas include carbenes, carboranes, and heterocycles. Over almost forty years, he and his research group have published some 225 papers, averaging some five papers per year or one paper per active group member per year. Jones is also the author of a celebrated series of Organic Chemistry texts.

Jones is sometimes credited with the naming of bullvalene.

As of fall 2007, Jones teaches Organic Chemistry at New York University.


  • Organic Chemistry, Jones, M., Jr. W. W. Norton, New York, 1997
  • Instructor's Manual and Supplementary Problems Set for Organic Chemistry, Jones, M., Jr., Ovaska, T. W. W. Norton, New York, 1997.
  • Study Guide for Organic Chemistry, Jones, M. Jr.; Gingrich, H. L. W. W. Norton, New York, 1997
  • Study Guide for Organic Chemistry, Third Edition, Jones, M. Jr.; Gingrich, H. L. W. W. Norton, New York, 2004
  • "Isomerism" (Encyclopedia Britannica; forthcoming)

Research articles

  • Maitland Jones, Jr., et al.

Academic experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (1963)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1963–1964)
  • Instructor in Chemistry, Princeton University (1964–1966)
  • Assistant Professor, Princeton University (1966–1970)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University (1969–1970)
  • Associate Professor, Princeton University (1970–1973)
  • Professor, Princeton University (1973–1983)
  • Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (1973–1974, 1978)
  • David B. Jones Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University (1983–2007)
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard University (1986)
  • Visiting Professor, Kiev Polytechnic Institute (1990)
  • Visiting Professor, Fudan University (1994)
  • Professor, NYU (2007-Present)


  • B.S., Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1959
  • M.S., Yale University, Hew Haven, Connecticut, 1960
  • Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963

Awards and honors

  • David B. Jones Professor of Chemistry (Princeton University)
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