Location: Bowdoin / Michael Danahy

Chemistry

Michael P. Danahy

Lecturer in Chemistry

Contact Information

mdanahy@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4239
Chemistry

Druckenmiller Hall - 204A



Teaching this semester

CHEM 1092. Introductory Chemistry and Quantitative Reasoning II

Michael Danahy
The second course in a two-semester introductory college chemistry sequence that follows Chemistry 1091. Incorporates additional instruction focused on developing quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills in the context of learning chemistry. Topics include gases, properties of solutions, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and acid-base chemistry. Three hours of lecture, mandatory one-hour problem-solving session, and four hours of laboratory work per week.

CHEM 2260. Organic Chemistry II

Michael Danahy
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Highlights the reactions of aromatic, carbonyl-containing, and amine functional groups. Mechanistic reasoning provides a basis for understanding these reactions. Skills for designing logical synthetic approaches to complex organic molecules are developed. Lectures, review sessions, and four hours of laboratory work per week.



Education

  • Ph.D, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2004
  • M.A., Princeton University,  2002
  • B.S., Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 2000

E. A. Rozhkova-Novosad, J. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, E. M. Bertrand, M. Alexander-Ozinskas, D. Deng, L. A. Moe, J. B. van Beilen, M. P. Danahy, J. T. Groves, R. N. Austin, “Profiling Mechanisms of Alkane Hydroxylase Activity in vivo Using the Diagnostic Substrate Norcarane,” Chemistry and Biology, 14, 2007, 165-172.

K. S. Midwood, M. D. Carolus, M. P. Danahy, J. E. Schwarzbauer, J. Schwartz, “Easy and Efficient Bonding of Biomolecules to an Oxide Surface of Silicon,” Langmuir, 20 (13), 2004, 5501-5505

M. P. Danahy, M. J. Avaltroni, K. S. Midwood, J. E. Schwarzbauer, J. Schwartz, “Self-Assembly Monolayers of α,ω-Diphosphonic Acids on Ti Enable Complete or Spatially Controlled Surface Derivatization,” Langmuir, 20 (13), 2004, 5333-5337

J. Schwartz, M. J. Avaltroni, M. P. Danahy, B. M. Silverman, J. E. Schwarzbauer, K. S. Midwood, E. S. Gawalt, “Cell Attachment and Spreading on Metal Implant Devices,” Mat. Sci. Eng. C, 23, 2003, 395-400

E. S. Gawalt, M. J. Avaltroni, M. P. Danahy, B. M. Silverman, E. L. Hanson, K. S. Midwood, J. E. Schwarzbauer, J. Schwartz, “Bonding Organics to Ti Alloys:  Facilitating Human Osteoblast Attachment and Spreading on Surgical Implant Devices,” Langmuir, 19 (1), 2003, 200-204

“Cell Attachment and Spreading on Metal Implant Materials,” J. Schwartz, M. J. Avaltroni, M. P. Danahy, B. M. Silverman, E. L. Hanson, J. E. Schwarzbauer, K. S. Midwood, E. S. Gawalt, 36th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 2003

“Mechanistic Studies of Organic Hydroxylations Mediated By MCM-41 Encapsulated Metalloporphyrins,” R. N. Austin, M. P. Danahy, I. M. Rietjens, M. G. Boersma, 219th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2000