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 1091. Introductory Chemistry and Quantitative Reasoning I

Michael Danahy
The first course in a two-semester introductory college chemistry sequence covering the same content as Chemistry 1101/1102 with additional instruction focused on developing quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills in the context of learning chemistry. Topics include the properties of matter, atomic and molecular structure, quantum and periodic trends, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, stoichiometry, and aqueous solutions. Three hours of lecture, mandatory one-hour problem-solving session, and three hours of laboratory work per week. To ensure proper placement, students must take the chemistry placement examination prior to registration and must be recommended for placement in Chemistry 1091. Not open to students who have taken Chemistry 1101, 1102, or 1109. Students continuing in chemistry take Chemistry 1092 as their next chemistry course.

CHEM 2250. Organic Chemistry I

Michael Danahy
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.Section C: Review Session Wed 7:00--9:00pm in Druck 16.



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