Kevin Cannon, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Woodland, 314, 215-881-7468
Mailing Address: 

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Educational Background

Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1987-89

Ph.D. Chemistry: Princeton University, 1987
M.A. Chemistry: Princeton University, 1984
B.A. Chemistry: Temple University, 1982

Research Interests

Research in my laboratory focuses on the synthesis and structural studies of small heterocyclic molecules such as constrained bicyclic proline analogues and 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones.  I am also interested in the history of chemistry, and I am presently investigating the discovery and characterization of carbon monoxide in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  

Selected Publications List

G.R. Krow, M.D. Shoulders, R. Edupuganti, D. Gandla, F, Yu, M. Sender, P.E. Sonnet, C. DeBrosse, K.C. Cannon, C.W. Ross III, and R.T. Raines, Synthesis of Conformationally Constrained 5-Fluoro- and 5-Hydroxymethanopyrrolidines.  Ring Puckered Mimics of Gauche and Anti-3-Fluoro-and 3-Hydroxypyrrolidines, J. Org. Chem., 76 (10), 3626 (2011). 
G.R. Krow, R. Edupuganti, D. Gandla, A. Choulhary, G. Lin, P.E. Sonnet, C. DeBrosse, C.W. Ross III, K. Cannon, R.T. Raines, 5(6)-anti-Substituted-2-azabicyclo[2.1.1]hexanes.  The Nucleophilic Displacement Route, J. Org. Chem., 74 (21), 8232 (2009).
J. Tierney, V. Koyfmann, K. Cannon, L. Mascavage, and A. Lagalante, A Second Study – Predicting the 13 C Chemical Shifts for a Series of Substituted 2-Phenyl-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-, Heterocyclic Communications 14 (6), 453 (2008).

Courses Taught

Organic chemistry: CHEM 210, 212, 213
Biochemistry: BMB 211, 401, 402