Chemistry / Biochemistry
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Department Chair:
Michael W. Nee

Administrative Assistant:
Patricia West, A263

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Phone: (440) 775-8300
Fax: (440) 775-6682

Location:
Science Center A263
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:30-noon 1:00-5:00pm

Albert Matlin

Albert Matlin

Professor

Contact Information

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Office:
Science Center N381
(440) 775-8308

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bard College, 1977
  • Master of Science, Yale University, 1979
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1982


Research Interests:
Mechanistic and synthetic organic photochemistry; metalloenzyme mimics

Professor Matlin has recently been appointed the new Donald R. Longman '32 Professor of Natural Sciences.

Teaches:
Organic Chem, General Chem

Representative Publications:

  • "Ab Initio Structures for 90°-Twisted s-trans-1,3-Butadienes and Cyclooctatetraene:  The Naked sp2-sp2 Bond” D. Feller, N.C. Craig A.R. Matlin, J Phys. Chem A 2008, 112, 2131-2133.
  • “Rule of Five Cyclizations in 5-Hexenyl Radicals and Photocyclizations of 1,5-Hexadienes:  Effect of 4-Oxa Substitution.”, AR Matlin, KF Brinton and BT Nivaggioli,  J. Phys Org Chem., 2007, 20, 83-87.
  • “Photocycloaddition / Trapping Reactions of Cross-Conjugated Cyclic Dienones:  Capture of Oxyallyl Intermediates”  A.R. Matlin in CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2nd Edition, Editors W.H. Horspool, F.Lenci, CRC Press LLC, New York, 2004, 81-1 – 81-12.
  • Photochemical Cycloaddition and Ene Reactions of 2,7-Cyclooctadienone: Experimental and Computational Studies of a Cyclopentyl Oxyallyl Intermediate"  A.R. Matlin, P.M. Lahti, D. Appella, A. Straumanis, S. Lin, H. Patel, K. Jin, K.P. Schreiber, J. Pauls, P. Raulerson, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 2164-2173.
    • "First Example of an Enone-Alkene [2+2+2] Photocycloaddition: 1,3 Photocycloaddition of Tetramethylethylene Across 2,7-Cyclooctadienone" A.R. Matlin, S.C. Lin, H.R. Patel, M. Chai;  Org. Lett., 1999, 1, 303-305.