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BS – Pennsylvania State UniversityMS – University of PittsburghPhD – Seton Hall University
Organic ChemistryPhysical Organic Chemistry Computational Materials Science Chemical Engineering Software Development
CHEM 101 – College Chemistry I CHEM 102 – College Chemistry II CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry I CHEM 232 – Organic Chemistry II CHEM 481/581 – Organic Chemistry of Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions CHEM 335/535 – Advanced Organic
Chemistry (Asymmetric Synthesis) CHEM 331/531 – Organic Spectroscopy CHEM 630 – Physical Organic Chemistry CHEM 498/499, 690 – Independent Research and Thesis
Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; the study of reaction mechanisms and chemical kinetics; mathematical modeling of chemical kinetics and transport processes.
J. Petucci, C. LeBlond and M. Karimi. “Molecular dynamics simulation of brittle fracture in fcc crystalline materials in the presence of defects”, Comp.
Mat Sci. 2014, 86, 130-139.
J. Petucci, C. LeBlond, M. Karimi, G. Vidali. “Diffusion, adsorption, and desorption of molecular hydrogen on graphene and in graphite.” J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 139(4)
Y. Sun and C. LeBlond, (2010). “Understanding Rate Processes in Catalytic Hydrogenation Reactions”. In David J. am Ende, Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry: R&D to Manufacturing, (Ch. 8). Wiley.
C. LeBlond, K. Butler, M. Ferrington and M. Browe, “Palladium on Carbon Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with Potassium p-Tolyltrifluoroborate in Air” Syn. Comm. 2009 4, 636-640.
R. T. Mathers, C. LeBlond, K. Damodaran, D. I. Kushner and V.A. Schram, “A General Polymerization Method Using Hydroalkoxylation and Hydrocarboxylation Reactions Catalyzed by Triflic Acid” Macromolecules
2008 41, 524-526.
Nelson, T. D.; LeBlond, C. R.; Frantz, D. E.; Matty, L.; Mitten, J. V.; Weaver, D. G.; Moore, J. C.; Kim, J. M.; Boyd, R.; Kim, P.-Y.; Gbewonyo, K.; Brower, M.; Sturr, M.; McLaughlin, K.; McMasters, D. R.; Kress, M. H.; McNamara, J. M.; Dolling, U. H.,
“Stereoselective Synthesis of a Potent Thrombin Inhibitor by a Novel P2-P3 Lactone Ring Opening,”
J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 3620-3627.
D. Conlon, B. Pipik, S. Fredinand, C. LeBlond, J. Sowa, B. Izzo, P. Collins, G-J. Ho, J. M. Williams, Y-J. Shi, Y. Sun, “Suzuki-Miyuara Cross-Coupling with Quasi-Heterogeneous Palladium,” Adv. Synth. Catal. 2003, 345, 931 – 935.
F. P. Gortsema, C. LeBlond, L. Semere, A. Andrews, Y. Sun, J. Sowa, "Catalyst Recycling in Batch and Semi-Continuous, Fixed-Bed Processes for Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions," Catalysis of Organic Reactions, Morrell, D. G. Ed., Marcel Dekker: NY
C. LeBlond, J. Sowa, Y.-K. Sun, and A. T. Andrews, “Activation of Aryl Chlorides for Suzuki Cross-Coupling by Ligandless, Heterogeneous Palladium,” Org. Lett. 2001, 10, 1555-1557.
C. LeBlond, K. Rossen, F. Gortsema, I. Zavialov, S. Cianciosi, A. Andrews, Y. Sun, “Harvesting Short-lived Hypoiodious acid for Efficient Diastereoselective Iodohydroxylation in Crixivan synthesis,” Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 8603-8606.
C. LeBlond, J. Wang, A.T. Andrews and Y. Sun, “Establishment and maintenance of an Optimal Chiral Surface in Cinchona-modified 1% Pt/Al2O3 for Enantioselective Hydrogenation of a-Ketoesters,” Topics
in Catalysis, 2000, 13, 169.