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Daron E. Janzen

Associate Professor

Department Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Carondelet Scholar



Educational Background:

  • B.S. Chemistry
    University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D Inorganic Chemistry
    University of Minnesota
  • NSF/Grote Post Doctoral Fellowship
    University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Courses Taught:

  • General Chemistry I & II  CHEM 1110 & 1120
  • Synthesis Lab CHEM 1120 Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM 2010 Lab
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 4000
  • Topics: Why is Grass Green? Light, Electrons, and Matter, CHEM 4994
  • Global Search for Justice: Environmental Justice, CORE 3990
  • Philosophy And Science of Color and Color Perception, HNRS 4990 (team-taught with Dr. Jeff Johnson, Philosophy Dept.)

 Though the electronic structure of molecules is my core interest in chemistry, X-ray crystallography is a technique I have used to gain insight into the intra- and intermolecular origins of unique solution and solid-state behavior. Some interesting x-ray structures recently published related to various projects I have worked on are shown below.


X-Ray Structure 1

X-Ray Structure 2

X-Ray Structure 3

X-Ray Structure 4

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