Dr. Christopher B. Martin

Dr. Christopher B. Martin
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
Office: CH 121E
Ph. (409) 880-7820
Fax (409) 880-8270

Email: christopher.martin@lamar.edu

Our group's current research interests include the study of the photochemical rearrangement of 3(2H)-furanones. Although most of these furanones undergo typical [2+2] dimerizations, some exhibit unusual rearrangements. In addition to synthesis and irradiation studies of various furanones, modern theoretical calculations (primarily on the NSF TeraGrid) are used to explore the potential energy surface of 2,5-diphenyl-3(2H)furanone in an attempt to understand the unusual photochemical rearrangement observed.