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Katherine Masters

Teaching Professor
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Professional Appointments and Affiliations

Teaching Professor

Director of Organic Lab 

Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Student Engagement

Office

214 Whitmore Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Email: kmm14@psu.edu
(814) 863-3319

Mailing Address

104 Chemistry Building

Education

B.S., Georgian Court College, 1994

Ph.D., Penn State University, 2001

Research

My focus is on curriculum development for organic lecture and lab courses.  Right now, I am conducting research studies on two unique approaches to teaching organic lecture courses. 

Selected Publications

Williamson, K. L.; Masters, K. M. Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, 7th ed.; Cengage: New York, 2016.

Laboratory Guide for Chemistry 213H: Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Katherine Masters, Department of Chemistry Penn State University, 2013, Penn State Copying. (also 2012 edition)

Laboratory Guide for Chemistry 431W: Organic & Inorganic Preparations, Katherine Masters, Department of Chemistry Penn State University, 2012, Penn State Copying. (also 2005 to 2011 editions)

Williamson, K. L.; Masters, K. M. Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, 6th ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: New York, 2011.

Williamson, K. L.; Minard, R. D.; Masters, K. M. Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, 5th ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: New York, 2006.

Alkynyliodonium Salts in Organic Synthesis. Application to the Preparation of the Tricyclic Core of Halichlorine. Feldman, K.S., Perkins, A.L.; Masters, K.M. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 7928.

Heterocycles in Organic Materials Chemistry.  Synthesis of Di-, Tri-, and Tetraimide Polycarboxylic Acids for Use in Organic Network Assembly.    Feldman, K. S.; Liu, Y.; Saunders, J. C.; Masters, K. M.; Campbell, R. F.  Heterocycles 2001, 55, 1527.

Facile Preparation of Tetra(2-aminoethyl)methane and Tetra(3-aminopropyl)methane:  Novel Tetravalent Monomers for Materials Synthesis.  Feldman, K. S.; Masters, K. M.  J. Org. Chem.,64, 8945.

Towards Covalently Linked Organic Networks:  Model Studies and Connector Syntheses.  Feldman, K. S.; Campbell, R. F.; Saunders, J. C.; Ahn, C.; Masters, K. M. ;J. Org. Chem. 1997, 62, 8814.