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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 in Conference Rm. 3201 (Chem. Bldg.) on MW 2-3 PM or by appointment
Undergraduate Advising:
Beginning September 8, 2014, M 3-4 PM, in 2220 Cheistry Bldgl; visit here for details.
   
   

Upcoming KACS Event:
Dr. Ken Fivizzani will present on chemical safety on Tuesday, September 23, 6 PM at the Dow Science Lecture Hall at Kalamazoo College. Look for details at http://kalamazooacs.org/

KACS News:
KACS launched a new website at http://KalamazooACS.org/.
Please note that the 2013"Elements of Dance" event was a finalist for a 2014 ChemLuminary Award and won! Details will follow.
See http://KalamazooACS.org/ for more details. New pictures have been posted, too.

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:
MW 2-3 PM in 3201 Conference Rm, Chemistry Bldg, and by appointment

   
   

CHEM 3750 Organic Chemistry (Fall 2014)
Course Syllabus here
Chapter 1, see syllabus
Chapter 2 HW #1-19, 20-28, 32-40, 44, 47, 51, 55
Chapter 3 HW #1-5, 7-23, 25, 26, 29, 31, 34-37, 39, 41, 47, 49

   
CHEM 3760 Organic Chemistry Lab (Fall 2014)
Lab Course Syllabus here
   
   

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

   
Career resources for CHEMISTRY graduate students - WMU link here
     
   
    Science / Education /Politics:
     
    "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.