BS - Beloit College; PhD - Cornell University


Associate Professor of Chemistry

308 Tomsich Hall
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022

office: (740) 427-5304
lab: (740) 427-5920
fax: (740) 427-5731
email Prof. Getzler

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Area of Research: catalysis, organometallics, polymers

Research in the Getzler lab utilizes the theories and techniques of organic, inorganic and polymer chemistries in the design and use of catalytically active compounds.

Projects include:

  • macrocycle synthesis via ring-expansion polymerization
  • new metal alkoxides for ring-opening polymerizations

Sample Publication (Kenyon undergraduates are underlined):

Reisberg, S. H.; Hurley, H. J.; Mathers, R. T..; Tanski, J. M..; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. "Lactide Cyclopolymerization Kinetics, X‑ray Structure, and Solution Dynamics of (tBu-SalAmEE)Al and a Cautionary Tale Of Polymetalate Formation" Macromolecules, 2013, doi: 10.1021/ma400046x.

Weil, J.; Mathers, R. T..; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. "Lactide Cyclopolymerization by an Alumatrane-Inspired Catalyst" Macromolecules, 2012, doi: 10.1021/ma201960p.

  Currently Teaching:
  • CHEM 233 -- Organic Lab I
  • CHEM 375 -- Chemical Research
  • CHEM 401 -- Seminar: Energetic Materials & Bioactive Compounds
Courses Taught:

updated 08-19-2015
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