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Kalamazmoo Local Section of the American Chemical Society(KACS)

   

Professor at WMU
Past-Chair of Kalamazoo ACS Local Section (KACS)

Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5413, Campus Site: 3148 Wood Hall

 
Office Phone: (269) 387-2265 
FAX: (269) 387-2909
Lab Phone: (269) 387-2246
Office Hours:
Are held M 1-2 PM in Conference Rm. 3201 (Chem. Bldg.) and on W 1-2 PM in 3148 Wood Hall, or by appointment
Undergraduate Advising:
Beginning January 26, 2015, M 2-3 PM, in 2220 Chemistry Bldgl; visit here for detail.
   
   

Upcoming KACS Event:
Join this years "KACS Sci-Mix" on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5-9 PM with Keynote Speaker Prof. Tim Jamison from MIT at Bell's Eccentric Cafe. Look for details at http://kalamazooacs.org/

Stay connected with colleagues in the Kalamazoo Local Section of the American Chemical Society by liking the KACS Facebook page: "KACS" or "Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society"

 
    Recent Publication:
    Elke Schoffers "Tanzelemente" Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2013, 61 (4), 422-423. [Historical description of how chemists were associated with progress after the invention of gas lighting that illuminted city streets and made them safer.]
     
   

Lars Kohler, Elke Schoffers, Erin Driscoll, Matthias Zeller and Carla Schmiesing “First isolation of disubstituted cis-5,6-dihydro-1,10-phenanthrolines. Lipase-mediated resolution of cis and trans phenoxy alcohol isomers and assignment of absolute stereochemistry via CD and NMR” Chirality , 2012, 24 (3), 245-251.

   
   
    We congratulate Ph.D. student David Sellers for becoming a National Science Foundation fellow.
     
    Critical Comment: New Details on Legume-Rhizobial Symbioses as part of the Rossbach-Schoffers collaboration
    Meet the Research Group here
    More Group News here
    Ongoing Research Projects here
    Research Openings here
    Dr. Schoffers' Vita here
   
   
   

OFFICE HOURS:
Are held M 1-2 PM in Conference Rm. 3201 (Chem. Bldg.) and on W 1-2 PM in 3148 Wood Hall, or by appointment

   
   

CHEM 3770 Organic Chemistry (Spring 2015)
Lecture Course Syllabus here

Reading and Homework Assignment
Chapter 14 (Ethers) HW1-11, 15-24, 26, 31-33
Chapter 15 (IR, MS) HW 1-7, 9, 10, 12-18, 20-21, 25-39, 41-46
Chapter 16 (NMR) HW 1-10
(updated 1/28/15)

   

CHEM 3780 Organic Chemistry Lab Part 2 (Spring 2015)
Lab Course Syllabus here
General remarks about Lab Notebook entries here.

Online Spectral Database here


   
   

What you can do with a CHEMISTRY degree - check the local ACS here

   
Career resources for CHEMISTRY graduate students - WMU link here
     
   
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    "The nonsense of biofuels" here, comment on the comment here
    "Germany set another record with renewable energy" here
     
   
Other Articles
    "Science in Muslim Countries by I. Serageldin here.