associate professor • Dept. of Chemistry • Kenyon College • gambier, OH 43022

TEL 740-427-5304 Fax 740-427-5731 E-mail getzlery@kenyon.edu

Yutan d. y. l. getzler

Education

 

1999 – 2004:   Cornell University                                                              Ithaca, NY

Ph. D. in Inorganic / Organometallic Chemistry

Thesis: Catalytic Carbonylation of Strained Heterocycles

Research Advisor: Professor Geoffrey W. Coates

1994 – 1998:   Beloit College                                                                    Beloit, WI

BS in Chemistry with Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Heterohelicene

Research Advisors: Professors George Lisensky and Charles Abrams

 

2004 – present: Synthesis of new, well-defined organometallic and coordination compounds for applications in catalysis.

Kenyon College

Research Students Mentored: current - 3, total - 14.

Summer Science Scholars: 7.

Spring 2008: Synthesis of Conformationally Restricted Nucleoside Mimics.

Visiting Scientist in the laboratory of Prof. Leo A. Paquette (The Ohio State University)

1999 – 2004:  Invention and use of catalysts for the carbonylation of epoxides to beta-lactones, aziridines to beta-lactams, and beta-lactones to succinyl anhydrides

Research Advisor: Professor Geoffrey W. Coates (Cornell University)

1998: Synthesis and characterization of diphenanthro[3,4-b:4’3’-d]furan

Research Advisors: Professors George Lisensky and Charles Abrams (Beloit College)

Summer 1997: Site directed mutagenesis of an amine oxidase proposed active site

Research Advisor: Professor Judith Klinman (University of California at Berkeley)

Summer 1996: Expression and purification of p53, a 350 KDa cancer-linked protein

Research Advisor: Zipora Shaked (The Weitzman Institute)

Teaching

 

Kenyon College:

Assistant Professor: 2004 – 2011

Associate Professor: 2011 – present

Course taught at Kenyon College may be found here.

Cornell University:

Experimental Chemistry 1 (Chem. 301) Sp 2003

Developed and implemented an eight session lab utilizing Schlenk techniques

Intro Organic Research (Chem 461)Fa 2002, Sp 2003

Mentored undergraduate research, aided in the writing of an Honors thesis

Research Mentor (NSF-REU) Su 2001, Su 2002

Mentored undergraduate research

Honors General Chemistry I, II (Chem. 215, 216) Fa 1999 - Sp 2001

Led discussion sections, supervised labs, graded exams and lab reports

Beloit College:

Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 250) Fa 1998

Guest lecturer for two class periods during professor’s absence

Organic Chemistry I, II (Chem 230, 235) Fa 1996 – Sp 1998

• Led discussion sections, supervised labs, graded exams and lab reports

Honors, Awards and Grants

 

Kenyon College :

GLCA New Directions Initiative - (2012) • Can Catalysis Help Address Global Warming?

Kenyon College Faculty Development Grant - (2011) • An Exploration of Usable Monomers - Using (SalAmEE)Al for Ring-Expansion Polymerization of Cyclic Esters

Kenyon College Teaching Initiative Award - (2010) • Advanced Organic Laboratory Chiral Gas Chromatography Column

Kenyon College Mellon Next Generation Library - (2010) • A Currated Database of Molecular Structure

American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund: Type GB (2005 - 2007, #42880-GB7) • Starter grant for young faculty to initiate programs of self-conducted research.

Cornell University:

Tunis Wentink Award (2004) • In recognition of an exceptional graduate career

Polymer Outreach Program Robert Work Award (2003) • Outstanding presentation

ACS, Cornell University Section, Travel Grant (2003) • Merit based travel award

Dupont Teaching Prize (2000-2001 Academic Year) • Departmental teaching award

Beloit College:

Honors Term (Fall 1998) • Competitive fellowship allowing seniors to return for a post-baccalaureate semester, tuition paid, to complete a project proposed in the application

John H. Nair Award (Fall 1998) • For a senour planning a carrer in chemistry

Phi Beta Kappa (1998) • Nation academic honor society

Polyed Organic Award (1996) • For exceptional organic chemistry students

Presidential Scholarship (1994-1998) • Beloit College academic scholarship


SERVICE

 

 

Kenyon College

Elected member of Student Conduct Review Board • F08 - S11, chair F09 - S11, F12-S14

Elected member of Academic Infractions Board • F06 - S07

Council on Undergraduate Research Institutional Liaisonalert colleagues about relevant CUR publications and events, F05 - S07

Cornell University:

NSF Research Experience for Teachers (Summer 2003) • Collaborated with a high-school teacher in developing curriculum involving biodegradable polymers

East Coast Science Conference (April 2003) • Judged chemistry oral and poster sessions at this undergraduate research conference

Ask A Scientist (March 2003) • A Cornell Center for Materials Science program that answers questions of local grade-school children in the local paper (The Ithaca Journal)

Expanding Your Horizons (1999-2003) • Volunteered as needed for this conference designed to nurture girls' interest in science and math

publications and presentations

 

Please contact me

for reprints. Undergraduate coauthors underlined..

 

 

Journal Articles:

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, 45, 1118-1121.

Hemmingson, S. L.; Stevens, A. J.; Tanski, J. M..; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. "[Bis{µ-4,4',6,6'-tetra-tert-butyl-2,2'--[N-(2-oxidoethyl)iminodimethylene]diphenylato}dialuminum(III)" Acta. Cryst. E. 2010, E66, m937.

Eisenberg, A. C.; Tanski, J. M..; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. "{2-[Bis(3-methyl-1H-indol-2-yl)methyl]phenolato-kO}dimethyl(tetrahydrofuran-kO)aluminum(III)" Acta. Cryst. E. 2009, E65, m1353.

Church, T. L.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Byrne, C. W.; Coates, G. W. “Carbonylation of heterocycles by homogeneous catalysts” Chem. Commun.. 2007, 657-674.

Church, T. L.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Coates, G. W. “The Mechanism of Epoxide Carbonylation by [Lewis Acid]+[Co(CO)4]- Catalysts.” J. Am.. Chem.. Soc. 2006, 128, 10125 - 10133.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Schmidt, J. A. R.; Coates, G. W. “Synthesis of an Epoxide Carbonylation Catalyst: Exploration of Contemporary Chemistry for Advanced Undergraduates.” J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 82, 621-624.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Kundnani, V.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. “Catalytic Carbonylation of beta-Lactones to Succinic Anhydride.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 6842-6843.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Mahadevan, V.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. “Stereochemistry of Epoxide Carbonylation using Bimetallic Lewis Acid/Metal Carbonyl Complexes.” Pure and Appl. Chem. 2004, 76, 557-564.

Schmidt, J. A. R.; Mahadevan, V.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Coates, G. W. “A Readily Synthesized and Highly Active Epoxide Carbonylation Catalyst Based on a Chromium Porphyrin Framework: Expanding the Range of Available beta-Lactones.” Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 373-376.

Mahadevan, V.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Coates, G. W. “[Lewis Acid]+[Co(CO)4]- Complexes: A Versatile Class of Catalysts for Carbonylative Ring Expansion of Epoxides and Aziridines.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 2781-2784.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Mahadevan, V.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. “Synthesis of beta-Lactones: A Highly Active and Selective Catalyst for Epoxide Carbonylation.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 1174-1175.

Patents:

Coates, G. W.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Wolczanski, P.; Mahadevan, V.  “Catalytic carbonylation of three and four membered heterocycles.” PCT Int. Appl.  (2003) WO 2003050154.

Other Publications:

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. “Nuclear fusion lets sun burn” Ithaca Journal (20 March, 2003) Ask A Scientist pp. 10A.

Oral Presentations:

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Reisberg, S. H.; Hurley, H. J. “Lactide cyclopolymerization by (tBu-​SalAmEE)​Al: Polymerization mechanism and catalyst characterization.” 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2013. PMSE 160.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. “Alumatrane-inspired catalyst: Characterization and polymerization activity.” 243th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012. PMSE 462.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Schmidt, J. A. R.; Coates, G. W. “An air free teaching lab that benefits research.” 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, 2003. CHED 315.

Poster Presentations:

Weil, Jonathan; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L. “Alumatrane-inspired lactide polymerization catalyst.” 241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2011. CHED 1201.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Schmidt, J. A. R.; Coates, G. W. “Chemistry Research as Education.” Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Ventura, CA, Jan. 4-9, 2004.

Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; Mahadevan, V.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. “Carbonylation of epoxides to substituted propiolactones: Use of a highly active, selective and well defined catalyst.” 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, 2002. ORGN 218

 

References available upon request.

Updated 11-19-2013