Kurt Birdwhistell, Professor of Inorganic/Green Chemistry
Loyola University-New Orleans
Chemistry Dept.


Professional Preparation
B.S. Chemistry, Univ. of West Florida, June 1980, Magna Cum Laude.
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1985
Postdoctoral research associate, Colorado State Univ. 1985-86
2004-2007 Earl and Gertrude Vicknair Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
2004-2007 Chair of Chemistry Dept., Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
2003-present Professor of Chemistry, Loyola University, New Orleans,LA
1996-2002 Chair of Chemistry department, Loyola Univ. , New Orleans, LA
1992-2003 Assoc. Professor, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA
1988-92 Asst. Professor, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA
1986-88 Senior Research Development Chemist, Waterborne Polymers BASF
Selected Publications
(#= undergraduate coauthor)
1. Birdwhistell, Kurt R.*; Nguyen, Andy#; Ramos, Eric#; Kobelja, Robert#; Acylation of Ferrocene: A Greener Approach” J. Chem. Educ. 2008,
85, 261.

2. Brandy A. Harper#, J. Chance Rainwater#, Kurt Birdwhistell*, D. Andrew Knight* , Aqueous Phase Palladium Catalyzed Coupling: A Green Chemistry Laboratory Experiment , J. Chem. Educ. 2002,
79 (6), 729-731.

3. Birdwhistell, K.R.; Lanza, J.# Pasos, J.#, Carbodiimide Metathesis Catalyzed by Vanadium Oxo and Imido Complexes via Imido Transfer, J. Organomet. Chem. 1999,
584, 200-205.

4. Birdwhistell, K.R.; Boucher,T.#, Ensminger, M.#; Harris, S.#; Johnson, M.#; Toporek, S.#; Catalysis of Phenyl Isocyanate Condensation to N,N-Diphenylcarbodiimide via Vanadium Oxo and Imido Complexes, Organometallic
s, 1993, 12, 1023-1025.

5. Birdwhistell, K. R.; Lanza, J.# ; Simple Synthesis and Use of a Nickel Isomerization Catalyst: An Advanced Lab in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry, J. Chem. Educ. 1997,
74, 579-581.

6. Matthew A. Tarr, Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Teresa T. Birdwhistell and Russell Schmehl,
Hurricane Katrina: Impacts at four university chemistry departments in New Orleans , Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 14 (5) September-October 2007, 15-24.

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