STEVEN C. ENGERER

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Steven C. Engerer

Contact Information:

Education:

  • B.S. with High Honor, Chemistry, 1975, Michigan State University
  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, 1982, University of Chicago
  • Postdoc. University of Illinois, Chicago

Professional Societies:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)

Honors or Distinctions:

  • Honors College, Michigan State University, 1971-1975
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Michigan State University, 1975

Teaching specialties:

General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Research interests:

Synthetic organometallic chemistry, especially transition metal carbonyl compounds with amines or with alkenes or other pi-donor ligands.
Use of computers in general chemistry laboratory for data acquisition and data analysis.

Recent Student Research Associates

Cathy Nelson, BS 2007
Brian Bock, BS 2005
Brian Linert, BS 2004
Sara Stellfox, BS 2003
Jessica Amrozowicz, BS 2000, PhD 2007, Washington University
Zach Matson, BS 2000
Jon Seremet, BS 2000
Matt Beatty, BS 1999
Dave Mann, BS 1999
Erik Gustafson, BS 1998, PhD candidate, Purdue University
Bradley Hooker, BS 1998
Andrea Engle, BS 1995
Deanne Goodenough, BS 1994, PhD 2000, University of Michigan
Cameron Bobbett, BS 1993, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Adam Zabell, BS 1993, PhD 2000, Purdue University
Warren Emery, BS 1992
Kurt Vagle, BS 1992
Brian Manzek, BS 1991
Kim Schwink, BS 1991, PhD 1995, Northeastern University
Nathan Fackler, BS 1990, PhD 1995, Northwestern University
Eric Bittner, BS 1988, PhD 1994, University of Chicago

Selected Publications:

S. C. Engerer and A. G. Cook. "The Blue Bottle Reaction as a General Chemistry Experiment on Reaction Mechanisms," Journal of Chemical Education 1999, 76, 1519-1520.

R. M. Moriarty, S. C. Engerer, O. Prakash, I. Prakash, U. S. Gill, W. A. Freeman, "Stereoselection in the Hypervalent Iodine Oxidation of Chromium Tricarbonyl Complexes of Benzocyclanones," Journal of Organic Chemistry 1987, 52, 153.

R. M. Moriarty, S. C. Engerer, O. Prakash, I. Prakash, U. S. Gill, W. A. Freeman, "Hypervalent Iodine Oxidation of Chromium Tricarbonyl Complexes of Benzocycloalklanones and Acetophenone," Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications 1985, 1715.

C. K. Law, R. M. Moriarty, R. S. Miller, S. C. Engerer, et. al., "Organic Azides as Jet Fuel Additives: Synthesis of Azides and Micro-Explosion Characteristics of Droplets," Proceedings of the JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 7-9 February, 1984.

W. J. Evans, I. Bloom, S. C. Engerer, "Catalytic Activation of Molecular Hydrogen in Alkyne Hydrogenation Reactions by Lanthanide Metal Vapor Reaction Products," Journal of Catalysis 1983, 84, 468.

W. J. Evans, K. M. Coleson, S. C. Engerer, "Reactivity of Lanthanide Metal Vapor with Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. Reactions with Ethene, Propene, and 1,2-Propadiene," Inorganic Chemistry 1981, 20, 4320.

W. J. Evans, S. C. Engerer, K. C. Coleson, "Reactivity of Lanthanide Metals with Unsaturated Hydrocarbons: Terminal Alkyne Reactions," Journal of the American Chemical Society 1981 103, 6672.

W. J. Evans, S. C. Engerer, P. A. Piliero, A. L. Wayda, "Organometallic Chemistry of the Lanthanides Under Reductive Conditions," Fundamental Research in Homogeneous Catalysis, 1979, 3, 941.

W. J. Evans, S. C. Engerer, P. A. Piliero, A. L. Wayda, "Homogeneous Catalytic Activation of Molecular Hydrogen by Lanthanide Metal Complexes," Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications 1979, 1007.

W. J. Evans, S. C. Engerer, A. C. Neville, "Nonaqueous Reductive Lanthanide Chemistry I: Reaction of Lanthanide Atoms with 1,3-Butadienes," Journal of the American Chemical Society 1978, 100, 331.