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David Dillon

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

David Dillon
Contact Info
Office:
Chemistry 209
Office Hours:
M
8 - 5
T
9 - 5

Bio

Academics: PhD in organic chemistry (photochemistry and organosulfur chemistry); MS in chemistry (radioanalytical chemistry); BS mathematics.

Teaching experience: 20+ years college / university teaching

Other training: C(ASCP) – certified clinical chemist

Other professional experience: 15 years Program Director of an ASCP MT clinical program; 1 year industrial analytical chemistry.

Research Interests

Atmospheric carbon dioxide remediation; renewable fuels; organic synthesis; organic mechanisms; green chemistry; chemical education; computational chemistry; photochemistry; organosulfur chemistry.

Publications

Schelble, Susan M.; Wieder, Milton J.; Dillon, David L.; Tsai, Ethan.  Organic chemistry practice exam: helping students gain metacognitive skills to excel on the full year ACS exam.  In Innovative Uses of Assessments for Teaching and Research; Kendhammer, Lisa K.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Eds., ACS Symposium Series 1182, 2014, chapter 5, pp. 67-92.

 

Dillon, D.; Sarper, H.; Jaksic, N.; DePalma, J.  Student project: demonstration of production of necessary gases for return from and survival on Mars – automated methane, oxygen, and hydrogen production using a solar powered electrolysis tank and a table top Sabatier Reactor.  In 2014 ASEE Zone IV Conference Proceedings; Gossage, Lily; Marayong, Panadda; Dryud, Marilyn, Eds.; ASEE: Long Beach, CA, 2014; pp 118-139.

 

Clennan, E. L.; Dillon, D. L. First experimental evidence for the formation of a silicate anion by intramolecular addition of a persulfoxide to a trimethylsiloxy group.  Tetrahedron Letters, 1998, 39, 6827-6830.

 

Presentations

Mason, Alisha; Thompson, Sarah; Steel, Jordan; Dillon, David.  Cytotoxicity and minimal inhibitory concentration evaluation of synthesized benzohydrazide derivatives. In 252st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2016; CHED 252.

Killen, Jackie; Withrow, Beth; Bissell, Megan; Dillon, David. Investigation of the relative migratory aptitude of phenyl and substituted phenyl groups in the Baeyer-Villiger reaction.  In 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2016; CHED 778.

Mason, Alisha; Thompson, Sarah; Caprioglio, Dan; Steel, Jordan; Dillon, David.  Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of benzohydrazides substituted at the aryl and N’ positions.  In 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2016; CHED 810.

Bethea, Celeste; Druelinger, Melvin; Dillon, David.  Adapting a conventional synthesis of dihydrotetrazines to microwave conditions.  In 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, March 23, 2015; CHED 1284.

Bethea, Celeste; Dillon, David.  Synthesis and properties of aromatic hydrazides and tetrazines.  In 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 11, 2014; CHED 286.

Yapor, Janet P.; Druelinger, Melvin L.; Dillon, David L.  Fluorination of alkenes with SelectfluorTM (F-TEDA) to form b-fluoroamides and amines.  In 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013; CHED 1208.

Druelinger, Melvin; Schelble, Susan M.; Dillon, David L.  Examination of the inverse electron-demand character of the Diels-Alder reaction of tetrazines, both experimentally and computationally using a frontier orbital analysis.  In Rocky Mountain Regional ACS Meeting, Westminster, CO, October 17-20, 2012.

Druelinger, Melvin L.; Schelble, Susan M.; Dillon, David.  Preparation of tetrazines: undergraduate research for teaching about pericyclic reactions.  In 244th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 20, 2012; CHED 98.

Anaya, Amanda M.; Dillon, David L.  CO2 capture and utilization.  In 242th National Meeting of the ACS, Denver, CO, August 29, 2011; CHED 191.

Ivasheva, Olga Y.; Glover, Chevaun E.; Anaya, Amanda M.; Dillon, David L.  Enhancing biodiesel production by acidification and esterification of fatty acid soaps.  In 242th National Meeting of the ACS, Denver, CO, August 29, 2011; CHED 189.

Schelble, Susan M.; Bonetti, Sandra; Elkins, Kelly M.; Dillon, David.  Bridging the gap: design of interconnecting pH modules in the chemistry curriculum from general chemistry to biochemistry.  In 240th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010; CHED 116.

Wheeler, Tim; Druelinger, Melvin; Dillon, David L.  NMR experiment with an unexpected outcome: using discrepant events to re-engage students in the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory.  In 239th National Meeting of the ACS, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010; CHED 103.

Barich, Michael; Hatfield, John; Druelinger, Mel; Schelble, Susan M.; Dillon, David L.  Inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction facilitated by a multistep synthesis of a tetrazine as a capstone experience in the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory.  In 239th National Meeting of the ACS, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010; CHED 102.

Elkins, Kelly M.; Ball, Eric S.; Price II, Roosevelt J.; Dillon, David L.; Noble, Anna; Hanson, Amy; Schelble, Susan M. Project SEED: Strategies and Successes.  In 237th National Meeting of the ACS, Salt Lake City, UT, March 26, 2009; CHED 1301.

Wheeler, Tim; Dillon, David L.  Reactions of acylhydrazides and sulfonohydrazides.  In 237th National Meeting of the ACS, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009; CHED 848.

Hynes, Alexander T.; Caprioglio, Daniel R.; Dillon, David L.  Use of Chemostat Selection for Isolation of Microbes for Biocatalysis of Crude Glycerol to Value-Added Products.  In 237th National Meeting of the ACS, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009; CHED 922.

Bonetti, Sandra; Druelinger, Mel; Lehmpuhl, David W.; Dillon, David L.; Kinney, Chad; Caprioglio, Daniel R.; Smith, Jeffrey; Vanden Heuvel,Brian.  Expanding access to research: The Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Program in Chemistry and Biology at Colorado State University, Pueblo.  In 237th National Meeting of the ACS, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22, 2009; CHED 104.

Smith, Corey B.; Dillon, David L.  Cyclic Intermediates in the photooxidation of hemithioacetals.  In 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS, October 16, 2006.

Samek, Ashley E.; Dillon, David L.  Reaction of acethydrazides with ketones.   In 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS, October 15, 2006.

Sullivan, Jason G.; Dillon, David L.  Organic reaction cycles. 2. Nitric acid oxidation of meso-hydrobenzoin.   In 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS, October 15, 2006.

Bozzi, S. C.; Dillon, David L.  Organic reaction cycles. 1. Borohydride reduction of benzil with a molecular modeling component.   In 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS, October 15, 2006.

Dillon, David L. Spartan ‘04TM modeling of the borohydride reduction of benzil.  In Workshop on Introducing Computational Chemistry into the Organic Chemistry Curriculum, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, June 8-9, 2006.

Cordova, S.; Alarid, L.; Dillon, D.; Druelinger, M.  Cyclic fluoroethers via the intramolecular cyclization of alkenyl alcohols.  In 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2000.

Dillon, D. L.; Clennan, E. L.  Internal trapping of persulfoxides.  In  215th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 29 – April 2, 1998.

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