Chad L. Landrie, Ph.D.


B.A. (Chem. Honors), 2000, Monmouth College; Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, 2007; Lecturer, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, 2006-2012; Associate Professor of Chemistry, Oakton Community College, 2012-present.

Contact Info

Mail To:
Oakton Community College
Division 1, Rm 114 Margaret Lee Science and Health Careers Center (SHC)
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Office, Des Plaines: 307 Margaret Lee Science and Health Careers Center (SHC)
Office, Skokie: A213
Office Phone: (847) 376-7439 (for either campus)

Office Hours, Fall 2016

Day Time Location
M (mtg. days) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Lee SHC 307
M 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm A213 Skokie
T 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 307 Lee SHC
W 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm A213 Skokie
R 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 307 Lee SHC

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Course Links, Fall 2016

CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (Des Plaines)
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (Skokie)
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Landrie, C.L.; “Unveiling the Black Box: Using Vernier Sensors to Constructor a Polarimeter and Investigate Optical Rotation in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory” Illinois Community College Faculty Association Faculty Research Grant ($2,500), April, 2014.

Landrie, C.L.;
Development of Experiments in High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory with the Aid of an Autosampler” Oakton Education Foundation, private donor ($10,000), December, 2013.

Publications, Posters & Presentations

Landrie, C.L.; “Unveiling the Blackbox: Designing a Student-Built Polarimeter” Presentation, Illinois Community College Faculty Association Conference, Springfield, Illinois, October 30, 2015.

Lee, Min Ho; Lee, Miae; Lam, An; Landrie, C.L.; “Preparation of a Biodiesel Surrogate by Stereoselective Hydrogenation of Ethyl-3-Octynoate” Poster, 2nd place winner: Illinois Skyway Collegiate Poster Competition, Des Plaines, Illinois, April 12, 2013.

Landrie, C.L.*, Marszalek, R.M.; A Durable and Economical NMR Tube Cleaner.
Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88(12), 1734-1735. DOI: 10.1021/ed200104v

Landrie, C.L.;
Organic Chemistry: Lab Manual and Course Materials; Hayden-McNeil: Plymouth, MI, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7380-4232-9.

Dickson, D. P.; Toh, C.; Lunda, M.; Yermolina, M. V.; Wardrop, D. J.; Landrie, C. L.*; Reduction of Solid-Supported Olefins and Alkynes.
Journal of Organic Chemistry 2009, 74, 9535-9538. (This work was completed in part by students from the CHEM 333 course that participated in a CASPiE project.) DOI: 10.1021/jo901764u

Landrie, C. L.;
Implementation of CASPiE Modules in the UIC Organic Chemistry Laboratories; Presentation: UIC CASPiE Workshop, Chicago, IL, July 13, 2009.

Landrie, C.L.; Application of Nitrenium Ion-Induced Dearomatization Toward the Synthesis of 1-Azaspiranes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Chicago, October,
2007. Proquest ID: 1456289651

Wardrop, D.J.; Zhang, W.; Landrie, C.L.; Stereoselective Nitrenium Ion Cyclizations: Asymmetric Synthesis of the (+)-Kishi Lactam and an Intermediate for the Preparation of Fasicularin.
Tetrahedron Letters 2004, 45(22), 4229-4231. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.04.028

Wardrop, D. J.; Landrie, C. L.; Ortiz, J. A. “Total Synthesis of the Cocinellid Alkaloid (+/-)-Adalinine Utilizing a Nitrenium Ion Cyclization”
Synlett, 2003, 9, 1352-1354. DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-40322

Wardrop, D. J.; Forslund, R. E.; Landrie, C. L.; Velter, A. I.; Wink, D; Surve, B. “Template-Directed C-H Activation: Development and Application to the Total Synthesis of 7-Episordinin” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2003, 14(7), 929-940. (invited article in a special issue entitled, “Catalytic Asymmetric Carbene Transfer Reactions”) DOI: 10.1016/S0957-4166(03)00091-0

Wardrop, D. J.; Landrie, C. L.; “p-Nitrobenzyl Bromide” Electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2003. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn00276

Landrie, C.L.; Zhang, W.; Wardrop, D.J.; “Diastereoselective Nitrenium Ion Cyclizations: Application to the Asymmetric Synthesis of (+)-Kishi’s Lactam and a Key Intermediate for the Preparation of Fasicularin” Poster:
38th National Organic Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 8-12, 2003.