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B.S. in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2001

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2006
Postdoctoral, Trinity University, 2006-2008

Courses Taught:

  • CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 420 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular Geometry Switches
  • New Fluorescent Compounds
  • Organic Dyes and Sensors

Recent Publications:

Dressler, Justin J.; Miller, Sarah A.;Meeuwsen, Brian T.; Riel, Asia Marie S.; Dahl, Bart J. "The Synthesis ofTerphenyl Dilactones with Crankshaft Architectures." Tetrahedron 2015,71, 283-292.

Prust, Erin E.; Carlson, Erik J.; Dahl, Bart J. “6-Aryldibenzo[b,d]pyrylium Salts: Synthesis and Characterization of a Reversible pH-Driven Optical and Spectroscopic Response.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 6433-6435.

Carlson, Erik J.; Riel, Asia Marie S.; Dahl, Bart J. “Donor-Acceptor Biaryl Lactones: pH-Induced Molecular Switches with Intramolecular Charge Transfer Modulation.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 6245-6249.

Mills, Nancy S.; Cheng, Francine E.; Baylan, Joseph M.; Tirla, Cornelia; Hartmann, Jennifer L.; Patel, Kiran C.; Dahl, Bart J.; McClintock, Sean P. “Dications of 3-Phenyl-indenylidene Dibenzo[a.d]cycloheptene: The Role of Charge in the Antiaromaticity of Cationic Systems.” J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 645-653. 

Dahl, Bart J.; Mills, Nancy S. “Antiaromaticity in Distal Bisfluorenyl Dications Separated by Multiple Discrete Spacer Units.” Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 5605-5608

Dahl, Bart J.; Mills, Nancy S. “Antiaromatic Spacer-Bridged Dications Generated by Superacid Induced Ionization.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10179-10186.

Dahl, Bart J.; Branchaud, Bruce P. “180° Unidirectional Bond Rotation in a Biaryl Lactone Artificial Molecular Motor Prototype.” Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 5841-5845.

Lin, Ying; Dahl, Bart J.; Branchaud, Bruce P. “Net Directed 180° Aryl–Aryl Bond Rotation in a Prototypical Achiral Biaryl Lactone Synthetic Molecular Motor.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 8359-8362.

Dahl, Bart J.; Branchaud, Bruce P. “Synthesis and Characterization of a Functionalized Chiral Biaryl Capable of Exhibiting Unidirectional Bond Rotation.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 9599-9602.