Mike Haaf

Mike Haaf

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Premed Option

Specialty:Organic Chemistry
Phone:(607) 274-7978
E-mail:mhaaf@ithaca.edu
Office:363 Ctr for Natural Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14850

Spring 2016 Courses

[CHEM-22100] Organic Chemistry

[CHEM-35600] Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

[CHEM-35400] Polymer Chemistry

 

Research in Organic Chemistry

The unifying theme in my research lab is organic synthesis, but our research projects have been highly varied. Our newest focus has been on the synthesis of polymeric materials with interesting properties. We are currently attempting to make porous polymers, highly conjugated polymers, and biodegradable polymers.  

 

EDUCATION
B.S. in chemistry, Ithaca College, 1994
Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 Research Advisor: Robert West

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo, 1997-1999.
Elizabethtown College, 2000-2002.

Selected Publications

* denotes IC students      

C. Bakewell; R, H. Platel; S. C. Cary*; S. M. Hubbard*; J. M. Roaf*; A. C. Levine*; White, A. J. P.; N. J. Long; M. Haaf; C. K. Williams, “Bis(8-quinolinolato)aluminum ethyl complexes: Iso-Selective Initiators for rac-Lactide Polymerization,” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4729.

J. Shares*; J. Yehl*; A. Kowalsick*; P. Byers*; Haaf, M. P. “An Efficient Synthesis of Tertiary Amines from Nitriles in Aprotic Solvents,” Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 4426.

Steinbacher, Jeremy L.; Moy, Rebecca W. Y.; Price, Price, Kristin E.; Cummings, Meredith A.*; Roychowdhury, Chandrani; Buffy, Jarrod, J.; Olbricht, William L.; Haaf, Michael, McQuade, D. Tyler, "Rapid Self-Assembly of Core-Shell Organosilicon Microcapsule within a Microfluidic Device" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 9442- 9447.

Poe, Sarah L.; Cummings, Meredith A.*; Haaf, Michael P.; McQuade, D. Tyler. "Solving the clogging problem: precipitate-forming reactions in flow." Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2006, 45, 1544-1548.

X. Zhang, M. Haaf, E. Grosstephan*, Henry Schierembergg*, B. Todorich, J. R. Connor, “Cytokine Toxicity to Oligodendrocyte Precursors is Mediated by Iron,” Glia 2005, 52, 199.

Amoroso, Dino; Haaf, Michael; Yap, Glenn P. A.; West, Robert; Fogg, Deryn E.   "A Stable Silylene in a Reactive Environment: Synthesis, Reactivity, and Silicon Extrusion Chemistry of a Coordinatively Unsaturated Ruthenium Silylene Complex Containing Chloride and h 3-P-C-P Ligands."  Organometallics, 200221(3), 534-540.

Schmedake, Thomas A.; Haaf, Michael; Paradise, Bryan J.; Millevolte, Anthony J.; Powell, Douglas R.; West, Robert.   Electronic and steric properties of stable silylene ligands in metal(0) carbonyl complexes.    Journal of Organometallic Chemistry2001, 636, 17-25. 

West, Robert; Schmedake, Thomas A.; Haaf, Michael; Becker, James; Mueller, Thomas.   "A disilanyl dianion and a silyl dianion from a stable silylene."    Chemistry Letters2001, 1,  68-69.

Haaf, Michael; Schmedake, Thomas A.; Paradise, Bryan J.; West, Robert.   "Synthesis and reactivity of the stable silylene N,N'-di-tert-butyl-1,3-diaza-2-sila-2-ylidene."    Canadian Journal of Chemistry200078, 1526-1533.

Haaf, Michael; Schmedake, Thomas A.; West, Robert.   "Stable Silylenes."    Accounts of Chemical Research200033, 704-714. 

Haaf, Michael; Schmiedl, Andreas; Schmedake, Thomas A.; Powell, Douglas R.; Millevolte, Anthony J.; Denk, Michael; West, Robert.   Synthesis and Reactivity of a Stable Silylene.    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1998120, 12714-12719. 

Selected Student Presentations

“Zinc Quinolide Catalysts for the Stereoselective Polymerization of Lactide,” presented by Yuta Naro (`12) at the national American Chemical Society meeting held in San Diego, CA.

“Isotactic Polylactic Acid (PLA) Formation with Chiral Aluminum Hydroxyquinolate Catalysts,” presented by Steven Hubbard (`12) at the national American Chemical Society meeting held in San Diego, CA.

“Stereoselective Lactide Polymerization with Aluminum Catalysts,” presented by Samantha Cary (`12) and Stephanie Thompson (`12) at the national American Chemical Society meeting held in Anaheim, CA.

“Dynamics of Diazaborole Exchange,” presented by Kaylee Underkofler (`12) at the national American Chemical Society meeting held in San Diego, CA.

 “Dynamics of Diazaborole Exchange,” talk by Kaylee Underkofler (`12) at the National Council for Undergraduate Research symposium, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY,  Spring 2011.

“Lactide Polymerization with Chiral Aluminum Catalysts,” presented by Alex Levine (`10) and Joshua Roaf (`10) at the American Chemical Society meeting held in San Francisco, CA.

King, Ryan W.; Deering, Dustin M.; Haaf, Michael.   Stable silylenes as catalysts in C-C bond forming reactions.  Abstracts of Papers, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, March 26-30, 2006.

Cummings, Meredith A.; Haaf, Michael; McQuade, D. Tyler; Steinbacher, Jeremy; Poe, Sarah L.; Moy, Rebecca.   Precipitate forming reactions in a simplified microfluidic device.    Abstracts of Papers, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, March 26-30, 2006.

Grosstephan, Erin; Schierembergg, Henry; Morse, Sonya; Connor, James R.; Zhang, Xuesheng; Haaf, Michael.   Synthesis of mitochondrially targeted antioxidants.    Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 13-17, 2005.

Sangi, Michael; Lassen, Kenneth; Hill, Nick; Haaf, Michael.   Stille reactions catalyzed by a silylene-palladium complex.    Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 13-17, 2005.

West, Robert; Moser, Daniel F.; Haaf, Michael; Schmedake, Thomas A.; Guzei, Ilia.   New reactions of stable silylenes.    Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials, [Scientific Contributions presented at the European Silicon Days], 1st, Munich, Germany, Sept., 2001  (2003),  Meeting Date 2001, 19-26.

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