Rob Mebane

Professor

Ph.D., Duke University, 1981

robert-mebane@utc.edu

 

 

Organic Chemistry

 

Courses I teach include:

 

● Chemistry 1110, General Chemistry I Lecture

● Chemistry 3010, Organic Chemistry I Lecture

● Chemistry 3010L, Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

● Chemistry 3020, Organic Chemistry II Lecture

● Chemistry 3020L, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

● Chemistry 4997, Chemical Research

 

 

Research Interests

 

Synthetic method development; transfer hydrogenation; molecular modeling; reaction mechanisms; ‘green’ chemistry

 

Recent Publications

 

Gozum, V.P.; Mebane, R.C. Solvent-free and atom efficient conversion of aldehydes into nitriles. Green Chem. Lett. and Rev. 2013, 6, 149-150.

 

Zuidema, D. R.; Williams, S. L.; Wert, K. J.; Bosma, K. J.; Smith, A. L.; Mebane, R. C. Deoxygenation of aromatic ketones using transfer hydrogenolysis with Raney nickel in 2-propanol, Synth. Commun., 2011, 41, 2927.

 

Siler, Patrick J.; Chill, Sam T.; Mebane, Robert C. A tandem, facile one-pot conversion of aldehydes into ethyl esters. Synth. Commun. 2011,41, 1247.

 

Zuidema, Daniel R.; Wert, Katherine J.; Williams, Sarah L.; Chill, Sam T.; Holte, Kimberly L.; Kokes, Nathan K.; Mebane, Robert C. A novel method of reducing ketones using sodium hydroxide in 2-propanol. Synth. Commun. 2010, 40, 2014.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Chill, Samuel T. A facile one-pot conversion of aldehydes into amides. Synth. Commun. 2010, 40, 2017.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Chill, Samuel T. A facile one-pot conversion of aldehydes into nitriles. Synth. Commun. 2009, 39, 3601.

 

Zuidema, Daniel R.; Dennison, Ami L.; Park, Elizabeth, Y.; Mebane, Robert C. Conversion of aldoximes into nitriles with Raney nickel in refluxing 2-propanol. Synth. Commun. 2008, 38, 3810.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Holte, Kimberly L.; Gross, Benjamin H. Transfer hydrogenation of ketones with 2-propanol and Raney nickel. Synth. Commun. 2007, 37, 2787.

 

Rybolt, Thomas R.; Mebane, Robert C. Environmental Science Fair Projects; Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, N.J., 2005.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Mansfield, Amanda J. Transfer hydrogenation of aldehydes with 2-propanol and Raney nickel, Synth. Commun., 2005, 35, 3083.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Jensen, David. R.; Rickert, Kerry L.; Gross, Benjamin H. Transfer hydrogenation of nitriles with Raney nickel and 2-propanol, Synth. Commun. 2003, 33, 3373.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Grimes, Kimberly D.; Jenkins, Summer, R.; Deardorff, Jonathan D.; Gross, Benjamin H. Deiodination of iodolactones bytransfer hydrogenolysis using Raney nickel and 2-propanol, Synth. Commun. 2002, 32, 2049.

 

Mebane, Robert C.; Gross, Benjamin H.; Armstrong, David. Transfer hydrogenolysis of aromatic alcohols using Raney catalysts and 2-propanol, Journal of Applied Catalysis: A, 2001, 219, 281.

 

D. Wink, S. Fetzer, S. McNichols, B. Zusman, and R. Mebane, MATCH – An Integrated Curriculum for MATh and CHemistry Instruction, J. Chem. Ed., 2000, 77, 999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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