Paulette Messier

Laboratory Instructor

Teaching this semester

CHEM 2250. Organic Chemistry I, L1

Introduction to the chemistry of the compounds of carbon. Describes bonding, conformations, and stereochemistry of small organic molecules. Reactions of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols are discussed. Kinetic and thermodynamic data are used to formulate reaction mechanisms. Lectures, review sessions, and four hours of laboratory work per week.

Paulette M. Messier teaches the laboratories associated with Chem 225 and Chem 226. She joined Bowdoin College in 1982. Ms. Messier was involved in the development of the widely adopted microscale techniques for chemistry. She also assists with the Bowdoin College Infrared Spectroscopy course held on campus every July.

Ms. Messier is a Brunswick, Maine native and a loyal Red Sox fan.


  • A.B., University of Maine; Presque Isle, ME