Research Associate Professor
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Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
834 Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304
(402) 472-6255


Ph.D., University of Kansas
B.S., Rockhurst College

Research Interests

Analytical instrumentation necessary for organic and organometallic chemistry, materials science and biochemistry

Current Research

The Research Instrumentation Facility serves all university research programs, contacts at local universities and industrial contacts in the Lincoln area. We have UV-Vis and IR spectrophotometers, two low resolution GC-MS, atomic absorption spectrometers, polarimeter, CD (Circular Dichroism spectrophotometer), TGA (thermal gravimetric analysis), and four Bruker NMR spectrometers (300 MHz, 400 MHz, 500MHz and 600MHz). See the RIF webpage for more details. I have many interests in chemistry, but my major interest is the use of instrumentation to solve chemical and biological problems.

Selected Publications

(1) N. A. Eddy, P. D. Morse, M. D. Morton, G. Fenteany. 2011. Synthesis of Oxazolidinone and Tosyl Enamines by Tertiary Amine Catalysis. Synlett.5:699-701. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259561. [Link]

(2) S. Markad, S. Miller, M. Morton, M.W. Peczuh. 2010. Hydroxyl group orientation affects hydrolysis rates of methyl alpha-septanosides. Tetrahedron Letters. 51:1209-1212. [Link]

(3) Y. Shi, B. Bajrami, M. Morton, X. Yao. 2008. Cyclophosphoramidate ion as mass defect marker for efficient detection of protein serine phosphorylation. Anal. Chem. 80:7614-7623. [Link]

(4) J.-Y. Mun, A. Onorato, F.C. Nichols, M.D. Morton, A. I. Saleh, M. Welzel, M. B. Smith. 2007. Structural confirmation of the dihydrosphinganine and fatty acid constituents of the dental pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. Org. & Biomol. Chem. 23:3826-3833. DOI: 10.1039/b712707c [Link]