Zachery D. Matesich

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department/Affiliation: Chemistry
Phone: 330-287-1977
Office Address: 104 Severance
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Degrees

  • B.A., The College of Wooster 2011
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 2017

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I

Research Interests

Applications of flow chemistry.  Specifically explore the generation of reactive intermediates via photochemical or electrochemical means and their utility for organic synthesis.

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • Sylvia Stoesser Fellowship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Sigma Tau
  • POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry
  • Elias Compton Freshman Prize
  • Herrick L. Johnston Scholarship in Chemistry

Publications

  • Boroff, J. A.; Matesich, Z. D.; Canache Stuetzer, D.; Schmidtke Sobeck, S. J. Solvent impact on the photophysical properties and excited state behavior of p-aminobenzoic acids. J. Photochem. Photobio. A: Chem. 2015, 305, 60-66.
  • Denmark, S. E.; Matesich, Z. D. Catalytic, Nucleophilic Allylation of Aldehydes with 2-Substituted Allylic Acetates: Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation Driven by the Water–Gas Shift Reaction. J. Org. Chem 2014, 79, 5970-5986.

Presentations

  •  “Catalytic, Nucleophilic Allylation of Aldehydes with 2-Substituted Allylic Acetates.” o 27th Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference 2013 (Poster)
  •  “Thermodynamic Analysis of the Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Butyl (4-Dimethylamino) Benzoate and Butyl 4-Aminobenzoate.”
    • American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, 2010. San Francisco. (Poster).
    • “Bridging Research Communities,” Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. (Poster).
    • “Summer Research Symposium,” The College of Wooster, 2009. (Poster).