William R. Kwochka

Bill KwochkaDepartment of Chemistry and Physics
Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry
Associate Department Head

Phone: 828-227-3673
Email: kwochka@email.wcu.edu 
Office Address: 225 Natural Sciences Building
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/kwochka


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1992 
  • B.A.,  Grinnell College, 1983


Areas of Interest:

Self-assembly of organic systems in solution specifically focusing on Lewis base - boron atom dative bond interactions.

Selected Publications:

  • Beverly B. Smith, Darron E. Hill, T. Ashton Cropp, Rosa D. Walsh, David Cartrette, Sherry Hipps, Amy M. Shachter, William T. Pennington, and William R. Kwochka, “Synthesis of [n]- and [n.n]Cyclophanes Using the Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling”, J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 5333-5337.
  • Cynthia Atterholt, David Butcher, J. Roger Bacon, William R. Kwochka, Royce Woosley, “Implementation of an Environmental Focus in an Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum by the Addition of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry” J. Chem. Ed., 2000, 77(12), 1549-1550.
  • Beverly B. Smith, William R. Kwochka, Robert Damrauer, R. Jeffrey Swope, Joseph R. Smyth, “Synthesis of [6.6]Metacyclophane via the Suzuki Coupling,” J. Org. Chem., 1997, 62, 8589-8590.




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