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Michael Coleman

Associate Professor

School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-5108
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Michael Coleman

Associate Professor

School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BS, Ph.D., University of Buffalo

585-475-5108

Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
Coleman, Michael G., et al. "Cyclopropenation of Internal Alkynylsilanes and Diazoacetates Catalyzed by Copper(I) N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes." Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 14. 5 (2016): 1742--1747. Print.
Coleman, Michael G., et al. "Cyclopropenation of Internal Alkynylsilanes and Diazoacetates Catalyzed by Copper(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes." Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 14. 5 (2016): 1742--1747. Print.
Rodrigo, Sanjeewa K., et al. "Efficient and Regioselective Nickel-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cyclotrimerization of Ynoates and Related Alkynes." Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 11. (2013): 7653-7657. Print.
Coleman, Michael G., et al. "Highly Selective CuI-Catalyzed Synthesis of Tetra-substituted Furans and Cyclopropenes via a Two-Component Cycloaddition of Electron-rich Internal Alkynes and Diazoacetate Compounds." Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 10. (2012): 7483 - 7486. Print.
Published Article
Coleman, Michael G., A.N. Brown, B.A. Bolton, H. Guan. “Iron-Catalyzed Oppenauer-Type Oxidation of Alcohols.” Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 352.6 (2010): 967-970. Print. «

Currently Teaching

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.
CHMO-232
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of the study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: aromatic systems, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and carbonyls. This course will introduce 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-780
1 - 4 Credits
Chemistry project accomplished by the MS student for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the project advisor.
CHEM-789
1 - 3 Credits
This is a master-level course on a topic that is not part of the formal curriculum. This course is structured as an ordinary course and has specific prerequisites, contact hours, and examination procedures.
CHEM-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
CHMO-636
3 Credits
This course covers the theory and application of proton, carbon-13, and correlation nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, and mass spectrometry for organic structure determination.
CHEM-790
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CHEM-799
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for a masters-level student.
MTSE-705
3 Credits
The course will introduce the students to laboratory equipment for hardness testing, impact testing, tensile testing, X-ray diffraction, SEM, and thermal treatment of metallic materials. Experiments illustrating the characterization of high molecular weight organic polymers will be performed.

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