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   - Dr. Christian S. Hamann
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CHEMISTRY / BIOCHEMISTRY

Dr. Ian J. Rhile
Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Education

B.S. - Ursinus College, 1996
M.S. - Cornell University, 1998
Ph.D. - Cornell University, 2002

Courses Taught

  • General and Analytical Chemistry and lab
  • Organic Chemistry and lab
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry and lab
  • First-Year Seminar

Research Areas

Mechanistic organic
Physical Organic
Inorganic chemistry

Grant

“Investigating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer with Radical Cations Appended with Bases,” American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, 2008

Recent Publications

Polito, Victoria; Hamman, Christian S.; Rhile, Ian J. "Carbocation Rearrangement in an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Discovery Laboratory."  J. Chem. Ed. 2010, 87, 969-970. 

Markle, Todd F.; Rhile, Ian J.; DiPasquale, Antonio G.; Mayer, James M.  "Probing Concerted Proton-Electron Transfer In Phenol-Imidazoles." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2008, 105, 8185-8189.

Rhile, Ian J.; Markle, Todd F.; Nagao, H.; DiPasquale, Antonio G.; Lam, Oanh P.; Lockwood, Mark A.; Rotter, Katrina; Mayer, James M. "Concerted Proton-Electron Transfer in the Oxidation of Hydrogen-Bonded Phenols" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 6075-6088.

Mayer, J. M.; Rhile, I.J.; Larsen, F.B.; Mader, E.A.; Markle, T.F.; DiPasqaule, A.G. "Models for Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Photosystem II" Photosynthesis Research, in press.

Rhile, I. J.; Mayer, J. M. "Comments on 'How Single and Bifurcated Hydrogen Bonds Influence Proton-Migration Rate Constants, Redox, and Electronic Properties of Phenoxyl Radicals'" Angewandte Chemie, International Edition in English, 2005, 44, 1598-1599

Rhile, I. J.; Mayer, J. M. "One-Electron Oxidation of a
Hydrogen-Bonded Phenol Occurs by Concerted Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 12178-12179.

Recent Student Research Collaborators

Geruntho, Jonathan.  "Synthesis of a Potential Hydrogen Atom Acceptor through the Combination of Electron and Proton Transfer Agents."  (College Honors and Departmental Distinction)

Wong, DiLun.  "Furan Kinetics in the Diels-Alder Reaction using Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy." (Departmental Distinction)

Ashley Nomland, "Investigating the Intramolecular Cyclization of a Carbene"

Kate Bender, "The Redox Properties of a Hydrogen-Bonded Quinone"

Presentations by Undergraduate Collaborators

Tiley, Brittney, L.; Sasaran Crina M.; Geruntho, Jonathan G.; Rhile, Ian J.  "A Long-lived Base-Appended Radical Cation Reacts with Hydrogen Atom Transfer Agents."  Presented at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY, April 2011.

Polito, Victoria; Hamann, Christian S.; Rhile, Ian. J. "Carbocation Rearrangement in an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Discovery Laboratory."  Poster presented at the 240th ACS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2010; poster CHED 88. 

Geruntho, Jonathan J.; Gentile, Shawn B.; Rhile, Ian J. "Synthesis of a Potential Hydrogen Atom Acceptor Through the Combination of Electron and Proton Transfer Agents."  Presented at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT, April 2010.



Office Location
243 Science Hall

Office Hours

Contact Information

PHONE: 610-929-6757
FAX: 610-921-7784
E-MAIL: irhile@alb.edu