Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal describing the furthering of chemical education via effective laboratory experiences. Educational laboratory experiences at the high school and undergraduate level provide a critical component of a high quality, practical education in chemistry. Laboratory chemical education is broadly defined as laboratory experiences in all traditional areas of chemistry including– but not limited to– organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, and computational chemistry. Articles considered for publication include: original educational laboratory experimentation articles, review-type articles (see below), and short letters detailing educational laboratory experiment improvements or safety issues.


Dr. Gary W Breton

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Professor, Berry College, USA

Research Areas

Organic Chemistry

Education

1987- 1991Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1983- 1987B.S.SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York

Experience

2008-presentProfessor of Chemistry, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
2007-2010Chair, Department of Chemistry, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
2001-2004Chair, Department of Chemistry, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
2000-2007Associate Professor of Chemistry, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
1994-2000Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
1991-1994Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Academic Achievement

1986 Phi Beta Kappa
2002 Phi Kappa Phi
2002 Mary S and Samuel Poe Carden Award (annual Berry College award given for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service)

Membership

American Chemical Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi

Publications: Journals

[1]  "One-Pot Synthesis of Novel 2,3-Dihydro-1H-indazoles" Breton, G. W.; Lepore, A. J. Molecules, 2011, 16, 9553-9561.
[2]  "Acid•Catalyzed Reaction of 4-Methyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (MeTAD) with Substituted Benzenes" Breton, G. W. Tetrahedron Letters, 2011, 52, 733-735.
[3]  "Thermal Decomposition of meso- and d,l-3,4-diethyl-3,4-dimethyldiazetine-N,Nʼ- dioxide" Breton, G. W.; Nickerson, J. E.; Greene, A. M.; Oliver, L. H. Organic Lett. 2007, 9, 3005-3008.
[4]  "Synthesis of a Stereochemically Defined 1,2-Diazetine-N,Nʼ-Dioxide and a Study of Its Thermal Decomposition" Breton, G. W.; Oliver, L. H.; Nickerson, J. E. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 1412-1416.
[5]  "Thermal Decomposition of a Series of 1,2–Diazetines" Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 8643-8649.
[6]  "Are 1,2-Dihydrodiazetes Aromatic? An Experimental and Computational Investigation" Breton, G. W.; Martin, K. L. J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 6699–6704.
[7]  "Seed Chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (Mamane) in Relation to Diet of Specialist Avain Seed Predator Loxioides bailleui (Palila) in Hawaii" Banko, P. C.; Cipollini, M. K.; Breton, G. W.; Pauk, E.; Wink M.; Izhaki, I. J. Chem. Ecol. 2002, 28, 1393–1410.
[8]  "Synthesis of 1,2-Diazetines via a Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Approach" Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H.; Hughey, C. A.; Perala, S. M.; Hicks, A. D. Organic Letters 2001, 3, 3185– 3187.
[9]  "Use of Cyclic Allylic Bromides in the Zinc-Mediated Aqueous Barbier-Grignard Reaction" Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H.; Hughey, C. A.; Conrad, B. P.; Perala, S. M. Molecules 2001, 6, 655-662.
[10]  "Further Studies of the Thermal and Photochemical Diels-Alder Reactions of N–Methyl– 1,2,4–triazoline-3,5–dione (MeTAD) with Naphthalene and Some Substituted Naphthalenes" Breton, G. W.; Newton, K. A. J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 2863–2869.
[11]  "Surface–Mediated Reactions. 8. Oxidation of Sulfides and Sulfoxides with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide and OXONE" Kropp, P. J.; Breton, G. W.; Fields, J. D.; Tung, J. C.; Loomis, B. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 4280–4285.
[12]  "Acetylation of Unsymmetrical Diols in the Presence of Al2O3" Breton, G. W.; Kurtz, M. J.; Kurtz, S. L. Tetrahedron Lett. 1997, 38, 3825–3828.
[13]  "Selective Monoacetylation of Unsymmetrical Diols using SiO2 Supported Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate" Breton, G. W. J. Org. Chem. 1997, 62, 8952–8954.
[14]  "Surface–Mediated Reactions. 5. Oxidation of Sulfides, Sulfoxides, and Alkenes with tert–Butyl Hydroperoxide" Breton, G. W.; Fields, J. D.; Kropp, P. J. Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 36, 3825.
[15]  "Surface–Mediated Reactions. 6. Effects of Silica Gel and Alumina on Acid–Catalyzed Reactions" Kropp, P. J.; Breton, G. W.; Craig, S. L.; Crawford, S. D.; Durland, W. F.; Jones, III, J. E.; Raleigh, J. S. J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 4146.
[16]  "Surface–Mediated Reactions. 3. Hydrohalogenation of Alkenes" Kropp, P. J.; Daus, K. A.; Tubergen, M. W.; Kepler, K. D.; Wilson, V. P.; Craig, S. L.; Baillargeon, M. M.; Breton, G. W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 3071.
[17]  "The Synthesis of Isoamyl Acetate (Banana Oil) via an SN2 Reaction" Breton, G. W. Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 6-8.
[18]  "Electrophilic Aromatic Chlorination: Synthesis of the Fungicide Chloroneb" Breton, G. W. Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 89-90.
[19]  "Free Radical Bromination of 2-Methylbutane and Analysis by 1H NMR Spectroscopy" Breton, G. W. Chem. Educator 2005, 10, 298-299.
[20]  "Multi-Week Synthesis of a Sunscreen Agent for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory" Breton, G. W.; Belk, M. K. Chem. Educator 2004, 9, 27-29.
[21]  "A Heated Cuvette Holder for Fiber-Optic Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers" Breton, G. W.; Kinzer, D.; Shugart, J. H. Chem. Educator 2003, 8, 199-200.
[22]  "Using Writing to Enhance the Undergraduate Research Experience" Bressette, A. R.; Breton, G. W. J. Chem. Ed. 2001, 78, 1626–1627.
[23]  "Student–Determined Values for the Calculation of Chemical Shifts of Methylene Protons in Different Chemical Environments" Breton, G. W. J.Chem.Ed. 2000, 77, 81–83.
[24]  "An Inexpensive Commercially Available Analog-to-Digital Converter" Breton, G. W. J.Chem.Ed. 2000, 77, 262.
[25]  "Investigating a Reaction of N–Methyltriazolinedione" Breton, G. W. The Chemical Educator 1999, Vol. 4, No. 4.
[26]  "A Grignard–Like Organic Reaction in Water" Breton, G. W.;Hughey, C. A. J.Chem.Ed. 1998,75, 85–86.
[27]  "Photodimerization of Anthracene. A [4p+4p] Photochemical Cycloadddition" Breton, G. W.; Vang, X. J.Chem.Ed. 1998,75,81–82.
[28]  "Generation and Observation of Cyclopentadienyl Anion" Breton, G. W. The Chemical Educator 1997, Vol. 2, No. 6.
[29]  "The Wittig Reaction: Generation, Observation and Reactivity of a Phosphorous Ylide Intermediate. An Experiment for the Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course" Breton, G. W. J. Chem. Ed. 1997, 74, 114–115.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  "Hydrogen Bromide" Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A.,Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1995, p 2704.
[2]  "Hydrogen Chloride" Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1995, p 2707.
[3]  "Hydrogen Iodide" Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J.; Harvey, R. G. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1995, p 2728.
[4]  "Hydrazoic Acid" Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1995, p 2685.