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Jeffrey Carney

Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry

Jeffrey Carney

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Forbes Hall 3029
(757) 594-7022


  • Ph D in Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
  • BS in Chemistry, Syracuse University


My teaching interests are organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and retrosynthetic analysis. I also enjoy biological mechanisms and transformations, pharmacology/medicinal chemistry, and communication and critical thinking in chemistry.


My research interests cover several areas of organic chemistry, including heterocyclic chemistry, cyclization reactions, cascade (or tandem) reactions, catalysis, reaction methodology development, and total synthesis. We are also interested in green chemistry and medicinal chemistry projects.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Writing, Provost and The Writing Council. (2014)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Convergent total synthesis of (-)-rubriflordilactone B and (-)-pseudo-rubriflordilactone B. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition/Wiley. Volume, 58. Issue, 50. Pages, 18177-18181.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Anhydrous Monoalkyl Guanidines in Aprotic and Nonpolar Solvents: Models for Deprotonated Arginine Side Chains in Membrane Environments. ACS Omega. Volume, 2. Issue, 10. Pages, 7239-7252.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Influence of Soil Cadmium and Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Fatty Acid Profile of Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Seeds. J. Sci. Food Agric.. Volume, 95. Issue, 12. Pages, 2528-2532.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Retrosynthetic Rummy - A Synthetic Organic Chemistry Card Game. Journal of Chemical Education. Volume, 92. Issue, 2. Pages, 328-331.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). A Comprehensive Approach to the Development of Communication and Critical Thinking: Bookend Courses for Third- and Fourth-Year Chemistry Majors. Journal of Chemical Education.
  • Jeffrey Carney, Margaret McEwan, "Toward the Total Synthesis of Torreyunlignans," Sponsored by Pfizer Inc.
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