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Prof. Emeritus Timothy Eckert and alumni publish research in scientific journal

  • Professor Timothy Eckert
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Chemistry Department

July 13, 2020

Professor Emeritus Timothy Eckert and his student researchers — alumni Steven Mathe ’13, Steven Legate ’15, and Grace Harmeyer ’16 will have their Carthage research results published this fall in the refereed journal Letters in Organic Chemistry.

Entitled “A Rationale for the Ortho Effect in Electrophilic Aromatic Substitutions,” their article addresses a long-standing puzzle in organic chemistry, called the ortho effect. This phenomenon concerns the locations of certain reactions on benzene rings. The authors propose an explanation for these puzzling reactions and then support their theory with the results of experiments performed in a Carthage Chemistry Department research laboratory.

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Chemistry

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Tim Eckert — 262-654-0063, teckert@carthage.edu