Curtis J. Czerwinski, Ph.D.

Professor

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Dr. Czerwinski joined the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in 1999

Education
Ph.D., UW-Madison, Organic Chemistry, 1996
B.S., UW-Stevens Point, Chemistry-ACS Certified, 1991

Teaching Specialties
Organic, General
Courses
Fall 2013 Schedule

Research
My research interests are in organometallic chemistry. This area is at the interface between organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry, and involves molecules and reactions not otherwise available in traditional organic or inorganic chemistry. My research group synthesizes new organometallic molecules and uses infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, as well as X-ray crystallography, to study their structures and reactions. Most importantly we are interested in novel rearrangement mechanisms that may be important in catalysis, including hydroxycarbene-acyl hydride equilibria and arene-arene haptotropic rearrangements.

Publications
Biography


Curt Czerwinski

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
4014 Cowley Hall
(608) 785-8701
cczerwinski@uwlax.edu


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