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Jeremy Cody

Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-2545
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Jeremy Cody

Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Rochester

585-475-2545

Currently Teaching

CHEM-790
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CHMO-331
3 Credits
This course is a rigorous study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. The course will also provide an introduction to chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, alkene, and alkyne reactions. This course will require the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.
CHMO-710
1 Credits
This course will be a survey of the recent literature in organic chemistry with a focus on the chemistry concerning the synthesis of natural products and/or methodology towards synthesizing natural products. During each week of the course a student is selected to lead a discussion based on an article from a premier journal. This course may be repeated for credit.
CHMO-637
3 Credits
This course will revisit many of the reactions covered in the first year of organic chemistry with an emphasis on stereochemical control. Students will be introduced to the technique of retrosynthesis. The course will introduce more reactions with an emphasis on current topics from the literature. Students will hone their skills in writing electron pushing mechanisms and the use of protecting groups while practicing the art of designing synthetic strategies for making natural products.
CHMO-231
3 Credits
This course is a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. This course also introduces chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and alkene and alkyne reactions. In addition, the course provides an introduction to the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHEM-301
1 - 3 Credits
This course allows students to assist in a class or laboratory for which they have previously earned credit. The student will assist the instructor in the operation of the course. Assistance by the student may include fielding questions, helping in workshops, and assisting in review sessions. In the case of labs, students may also be asked to help with supervising safety practices, waste manifestation, and instrumentation.
CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
CHEM-780
1 - 4 Credits
Chemistry project accomplished by the MS student for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the project advisor.
ITDS-450H
1 Credits
This capstone seminar fulfills the final requirement for students in the honors program. Students will enroll in this course in their final year of study. The course uses a discussion format to help students wrestle with social and ethical issues associated with natural science, mathematics or data science in the modern world. Students will be challenged to reflect on their own role and responsibility as citizens. It culminates in a written report or project presentation.
CHEM-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
CHMO-739
3 Credits
This course covers topics in physical organic chemistry including: techniques for elucidation of mechanism (kinetic, and linear free energy relationships); isotope effects; molecular orbital theory; and electrocyclic reactions.
CHMO-750
3 Credits
The course will explore a litany of named organic reactions with an emphasis on the reaction mechanisms. Learning the mechanism to the named reactions is a classical way to teach organic chemistry students the rules of mechanism writing. Having a dictionary type recall of the named reactions is a fundamental tool for success in organic chemistry. This course will introduce the students to new reagents and reactions by surveying named organic reactions with an emphasis on the reaction mechanisms. The goal of the course is to generate an understanding of the reaction mechanism and use that understanding to predict the reactivity of substrates in organic chemical reactions.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Cody, Jeremy A., et al. "Phase Separation, Crystallinity and Monomer-Aggregate Population Control in Solution Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 157. (2016): 366--376. Print.
Cody, Jeremy A., et al. "Phase Separation, Crystallinity and Monomer-Aggregate Population Control in Solution Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 157. (2016): 366--376. Print.
Cody, Jeremy A. "Phase Separation, Crystallinity and Monomer-Aggregate Population Control in Solution Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells." Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 157. (2016): 366--376. Print.
Spencer, Susan, et al. "The Effect of Controllable Thin Film Crystal Growth on the Aggregation of a Novel High Panchromaticity Squaraine Viable for Organic Solar Cells." Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 112. (2013): 202-208. Print.
D'Angelo, John, et al. "Ritter Reactions of Alcohols Mediated by the Conducting Polymer, Poly-(3,4 ethylenedioxy thiophene)." Synthetic Communications 43. 23 (2013): 3224-3232. Print.
Cody, Jeremy A., et al. "A Convenient One-pot Synthesis of Ethylene Blue." Tetrahedron Letters 53. (2012): 4896-4899. Print.
Cody, Jeremy A., Christina G. Collison, and Courtney Stanford. "An SN1-SN2 Lesson in an Organic Chemistry Lab Using a Studio-Based Approach." Journal of Chemical Education 89. (2012): 750-754. Print.
Cody, Jeremy A., et al. "Design and Implementation of a Self-Directed Stereochemistry Lesson Using Embedded Virtual Three-Dimensional Images in a Portable Document Format." Journal of Chemical Education 89. (2012): 29-33. Print.
Published Article
Cody, Jeremy, I. Ahmed, D. Tusch. “Studies toward the total synthesis of eletefine: an efficient construction of the AB ring system.” Tetrahedron Letters, 51.42 (2010): 5585—5587. Print. † ≠ *
Formal Presentation
Cody, Jeremy. “Innovative studio-based approach to teaching organic chemistry.” 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Boston, MA. 24 August 2010. Presentation. †