Dr. Frankie Ann McCormick

FlowersOffice: 3129 New Science
Phone: (906) 227-2347
Fax: (906) 227-1066
e-mail: fmccormi@nmu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1995. Research Advisor: Ronald Breslow
B.S. Texas A&M University, 1988. Research Advisor: Martin Newcomb

Research Interests

  • Organic molecules with interesting electronic and optical properties due to nontraditional conjugation effects.
  • Propellane-based donor/acceptor molecules
  • Spiroconjugated donors for molecular metals
  • Free radical synthetic methods using polarity reversal catalysis.

Selected Presentations and Publications

“Polarity Reversal Catalysis Using Bulky Thiols/silanes as Suitable Replacement for Tributyltin Hydride, ” Frankie Ann McCormick, Mallory Mahoney, and Aaron Haeusler presented at 37th Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 31-June 2, 2006.

“Novel Chromophores Based on Propellane, ” Frankie Ann McCormick, Aaron Haeusler, and Benjamin Van Handel, presented at the 231st ACS Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2006.

“Novel Donors for Organic Metals”, Connie M. Langson and Frankie A. McCormick, presented at 34th Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2-4, 2002.

“Sterically Hindered Thiols as Polarity Reversal Catalysts”, Anita Mattson, Chris Eilers, and Frankie McCormick, presented at the 34th Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2-4, 2002.

"A Stable Cyclopentenyl Trication Derivative", Ronald Breslow, Frankie A. McCormick, and Christian Werner, Tetrahedron Letters, 1999, 40, 2447.

"Novel Aromatic and Antiaromatic Ions", Ronald Breslow, C. Werner, G. Trojandt, and F. McCormick, presented at the 216th National ACS Meeting, Boston, Massa- chusetts, August 1998.

"Homologation of Anthracene Diels-Alder Adducts: A Synthetic Approach To Fullerenes and Nonplanar Hydrocarbons", Donald J. Marquardt and Frankie A. McCormick, presented at the 209th ACS Meeting, Anaheim, California, April 1995.

"Oxidation of Aliphatic Side Chains in Anthracene Diels-Alder Adducts", Frankie A. McCormick and Donald J. Marquardt, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 5169.

"An Efficient Reduction of Anthrones to Anthracenes", Donald J. Marquardt and Frankie A. McCormick, Tetrahedron Letters, 1994, 35, 1135.