Kevin L. Jantzi

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Neils Science Center, Room 240
219.464.5201 (phone)
219.464.5489 (fax)


Ph.D. — University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004)
B.A. — Goshen College (1998)


  • Use of palladium catalysts to generate small, highly functionalized rings
Making molecules using readily available carbohydrates instead of using the nearly depleted petroleum reserves


  • K. L. Jantzi, I. A. Guzei, H. J. Reich, “Solution and Solid-State Structures of Lithiated Phenyloxazolines,”Organometallics 2006, 25, 75390-5395.
  • K. L. Jantzi, C. L. Puckett, I. A. Guzei, H. J. Reich, “Solution Structure and Chelation Properties of 2-Thienyllithium Reagents,” Journal of Organic Chemistry 2005, 70, 7520-7529.
  • H. J. Reich, W. S. Goldenberg, A. W. Sanders, K. L Jantzi, C. C. Tzschucke, “Amine- and Ether-Chelated Aryllithium Reagents – Structure and Dynamics,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125, 3509-3521.
  • C. R. Cornman, K. L. Jantzi, J. I. Wirgau, T. C. Stauffer, J. W. Kampf, P. D. Boyle, “Coordination Chemistry of a Tripodal S2ON Ligand: Syntheses, Structures, and Reactivity of the Molybdenum(VI) and Nickel(II) Complexes of Bis-(2-mercaptoethyl)-2-amino-4-methylphenol (H3btap) and Comparison to VVO(btap),” Inorganic Chemistry 1998, 37, 5851-5855.


American Chemical Society, Council of Undergraduate Research