Michael G. Coleman

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

OfficeGOS 3296
Phone(585) 475 - 5108
Fax(585) 475 - 7800
Emailmgcsch@rit.edu

Mailing Address

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office: 08-3296
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623


B.S., 1998 University at Buffalo

Ph.D., 2007 University at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Methodologies
  • Organometallic Catalysis
  • Radiochemistry

Selected Publications

“Efficient and Regioselective Nickel-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cyclotrimerization of Ynoates and Related Alkynes” S.K. Rodrigo, I.V. Powell, M.G. Coleman, J.A. Krause, H. Guan, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry201311, 7653

“Highly Selective Synthesis of Tetra-substituted Furans and Cyclopropenes: Copper(I)-catalyzed Formal Cycloadditions of Internal Aryl Alkynes and Diazoacetates” A.K. Swenson, K.E. Higgins, M.G. Brewer, W.W. Brennessel, M.G. Coleman, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry201210, 7483.

"Iron-Catalyzed Oppenauer-Type Oxidation of Alcohols"  M.G. Coleman, A.N. Brown, B.A. Bolton, and H. Guan, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis2010352, 967.

"Intermolecular C-H Functionalization Versus Cyclopropanation of Electron-Rich 1,1-Di-substituted and Tri-substituted alkenes" D. L. Ventura, Z. Li, M.G. Coleman, and H.M.L. Davies, Tetrahedron200965, 3052.

"Balance between Allylic C-H Activation and Cyclopropanation in the Reactions of Donor/Acceptor-Substituted Rhodium Carbenoids with trans-Alkenes" H.M.L. Davies, M.G. Coleman, and D.L. Ventura. Organic Letters20079, 4971.