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Chemistry

John Townsend

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Chemistry

Address:
750 South Church St.
West Chester, PA 19383-2115


Phone: 610-436-2631
Fax: 610-436-2890
Email: Chem@wcupa.edu

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John Townsend

  • B.A., University of Delaware
  • M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Courses taught:

  • CHE 100 Concepts of Chemistry: 3 Credits.
  • CHE 103 General Chemistry I: 3 Credits.
  • CRL 103 Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB): 1 Credit.
  • CHE 104 General Chemistry II: 3 Credits.
  • CRL 104 Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB): 1 Credit.
  • CHE 107 General Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences: 4 Credits.
  • CRL 107 General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Science: 1 Credit.
  • CHE 417 History of Chemistry
  • SCI 102 Electricity with Physical and Biological Applications: 3 Credits.

Research Blurb:

My chemical research focused on the formation and hydrolysis of phosphodiester bonds between nucleosides in RNA. In recent years, I have moved more into the realm of chemical education.

Research Interests:

  • Chemical Education
  • Research: Chemical Education; RNA Chemistry

Selected Research Publications

  1. Kotz, J., Treichel, P., Townsend, J., and Treichel, D., Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Ninth Edition (Cengage, United States, 2015).
  2. Kotz, J., Treichel, P., and Townsend, J., Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Eighth Edition (Cengage, United States, 2012).
  3. Moran, M. and Townsend, J., Study Guide to Accompany Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend's Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Eighth Edition (Cengage, United States, 2012).
  4. Kotz, J., Treichel, P., and Townsend, J., Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Enhanced Seventh Edition (Cengage - Brooks/Cole, United States, 2010).
  5. Kotz, J., Treichel, P., and Townsend, J., Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Seventh Edition (Cengage - Brooks/Cole, United States, 2009).
  6. Moran, M. and Townsend, J., Study Guide to Accompany Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend's Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Seventh Edition (Cengage - Brooks/Cole, United States, 2009).
  7. Townsend, J. Study Guide to Accompany Kotz, Treichel, and Weaver's Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Sixth Edition (Thomson - Brooks/Cole, United States, 2006).
  8. Townsend, J. "The Chemistry of Life: Biochemistry" in Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Sixth Edition by John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, and Gabriela C. Weaver (Thomson - Brooks/Cole, United States, 2006), 530-545.
  9. Townsend, J., Kerrigan, J., Wood, K., Kelley, M., and Branton, R., "'The Mathematics Center' An NSF/CETP/SSHE Gift to West Chester University", Best Practices for Teacher Preparation in Mathematics and Science: A Monograph from the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania 2004, 147-151.
  10. Kerrigan, J., and Townsend, J. "Level Local Funding: An Innovative Idea from West Chester CETP-PA" in CETP-PA Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2004, 10-11.
  11. Shaulis, K. M., Hoskin, B. L., Townsend, J. R., Goodson, F. E., Incarvito, C. D., and Rheingold, A. L., "Tandem Suzuki Coupling- Norbornadiene Insertion Reactions. A Convenient Route to 5, 6-Diarylnorbornene Compounds", Journal of Organic Chemistry 2002, 67, 5860-5863.
  12. Townsend, J. R., "Synthesis and Kinetic Studies of the Cleavage of 3',3''-Uridyluridine, 2',2''-Uridyluridine, and 2',3''-Uridine", Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University: Ithaca, 1998.