Roanoke College

Dr. W. Gary Hollis - Professor of Chemistry

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Professor of Chemistry


Biographical Information
Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BS in Chemistry, 1983; PhD in Organic Chemistry, 1988

Employment:

Roanoke College
Professor of Chemistry, 2008-Present
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2000-2008
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1995-2000

The College of William and Mary
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1988-1995

Courses
  • General Chemistry I & II (Class and Lab)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II (Class and Lab)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Independent Study and Research
  • IL 177 - Science and Technology in Film
  • INQ 110 - Intellectual Inquiry (Forensic Science)
  • INQ 250 - Scientific Reasoning I (Chemistry and Crime)
  • INQ 300 - Contemporary Issues (Powerful Medicine)
Research Interests
  • The use of alkenylboronate esters as substrates in photochemical reactions.
  • The use of trialkylboranes as alkylating agents.
  • Synthesis of perfluoronated aromatics for use in metallocene and polymer chemistry.
  • Diels-Alder polymerizations
Contact Information

Street address
Chemistry Department,
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794

E-mail
hollis@roanoke.edu

Office
540 375-2437

FAX
540 375-2055

Home
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