Synthesis of Lanthanide(III) Chelates by Using 'Click' Chemistry.

Synthesis of Saccharide-Terminated Poly(ε-caprolactone) via Michael Addition and 'Click' Chemistry.

Synthesis of Ferrocene-containing Polyacetylenes by Click Chemistry.

Organic chemistry: “Introduction to Grignard reagents”. Reaction of Grignard reagents as bases with solvents. Reaction of as with and . Introduction to synthesis with .

Synthesis of Block Copolymers by a Combination of Raft Polymerization with Click Chemistry.

Organic chemistry: Three types of SN2 reaction

Organic chemistry: “Some SN2, SN1, E2, and E1 topics”. Polar vs. solvents. rearrangements. E2 and E1 ( vs. Hofmann). transition state for E2; E2 and

Bringing Efficiency to Materials Synthesis: The Philosophy of Click Chemistry.

Organic chemistry: “Ethers”. Ethers. Williamson ether synthesis (preparation of ethers via SN2); . Digression on how to remember the -Lowry and Lewis definitions of acids and bases. Cleavage of ethers with (HX). Effect of positive formal charges on reactivity. Effect of acid or base on reactivity.

Organic chemistry: “SN2, SN1, E2, and E1 reactions”


Organic chemistry: “ reactions”.

- One semester hour, three hours lab per week. Study of syntheses and reactions of inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHE 134, 134L. Corequisite: CHE 241. Required lab fee. (F)

G., Click chemistry in materials synthesis.

Course Objective: The objective of this class is to explain theoretical inorganic chemistry and to apply this understanding to problem solving involving critical thinking. This knowledge is to prepare the student for additional coursework, either in chemistry or in other disciplines, and to help the student function in a technological society.

G., Click chemistry in polymer synthesis.

Combination of Ring-Opening Polymerization and "Click" Chemistry for the Synthesis of an Amphiphilic Tadpole-Shaped Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Grafted by PEO.

Organic Chemistry Practice Problems at Michigan State University

Chemistry: “Kinetics--rate laws from experimental data”. Chemical kinetics. Determining the rate law from experimental data through the method of initial rates. Exponents, rate constant, units for the rate constant. Order of the reaction

Organic Reactions - Organic Chemistry Portal

“Adaptation of a Small Molecule Hydrogen Bond-Donor Catalyst to an Enantioselective Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction Hypothesized for Brevianamide Biosynthesis” Sprague, D. J.; Nugent, B. M.; Yoder, R. A.; Vara, B. A.; Johnston, J. N. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 880-883. Open Access; PMC4339957
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Clean Chemical Synthesis in Water - Organic chemistry

Chemistry: “Electrochemistry and electrochemical cells”. Electrochemistry and electrochemical cells. Oxidation and reduction; oxidizing agents vs. reducing agents. Galvanic/voltaic cells. Cathode, anode. Free energy and cell potential. Half-reactions; reduction potentials, oxidation potentials. Salt bridge. Calculating cell potential. Faradays constant. Work. Equilibrium constant. Nernst equation. Electrolytic cells