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Brian Myers

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Meyer 256
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 772-2350
Professional Experience: 
  • Professor, Ohio Northern University (ONU), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2015-.
  • Associate Professor, Ohio Northern University (ONU), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2005-2015.
  • Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University (ONU), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2002-2005 .
  • Part-time faculty member, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001 (Summer)
  • Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1999 (Summer)
  • Head Associate Instructor (AI), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1995-1999.
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2000
  • B.A., Chemistry (cum laude, ACS accredited) Hiram College, Hiram, OH 1994
Teaching Interests: 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • NMR Spectroscopy
Research Interests: 
  • Development of synthetic methods
  • Total synthesis natural products
  • The history of organic chemistry
Selected Publications: 
  • Zimmerman, J. R.; Johntony, O.;* Steigerwald, D.;* Criss, C.;* Myers, B. J.; Kinder, D. H. The Synthesis of a New Class of Highly Fluorescent Chromones via an Inverse-Demand Hetero-Diels–Alder Reaction. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3256–3259.
  • Zimmerman, J. R.; Myers, B. J.; Bouhall, S.;* McCarthy, A.;* Johntony, O.;* Manpadi, M. A two-step, single pot procedure for the synthesis of substituted dihydropyrazolopyrimidines. Tetrahedron Lett. 201455, 936–940.
  • Fenlon, E.; Myers, B. J. Profiles in Chemistry: A Historical Perspective on the National Organic Symposium. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78 10.1021/jo302475j
  • Williams, D. R.; Myers, B. J.; Mi, L.; Binder, R. J. Studies for the Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide P. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 4762–4778.
  • McCarthy, A.;* Spatney, R.;* Manpadi, M.; Myers, B. J. Zimmerman, J. R. A direct conversion of carboxylic acids to methylthiomethyl esters using a microwave-assisted pummerer rearrangement with dimethylsulfoxide. Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 4782–4784.