Dr. René P.F. Kanters
Director of Computer Assisted Science Education
Profile
Development and implementation of interactive computer based educational materials for biology, chemistry and physics. Part of this is reflected in the C-MoR project.
Publications
Articles

René P. F. Kanters and Kelling J. Donald, "CLUSTER - Searching for Unique Low Energy Minima of Structures Using a Novel Implementation of a Genetic Algorithm", J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ct500744k, (Web) publication date October 28, 2014.
Paul O. Momoh, Isaac K. Attah, M. Samy El-Shall, René P.F. Kanters, John Pinski, and Samual A. Abrash, "Formation of Covalently Bonded Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Ions by Intracluster Polymerization of Ionized Ethynylbenzene Clusters," J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118(37), 8251-8263. DOI: 10.1021/jp5010488, (Web) publication date April 1, 2014.
Clough, S., Gupton, J., Ligali, A., Roberts, M., Driscoll, D., Annett, S., Hewitt, A., Hudson, M., Jackson, E., Miller, R., Norwood, B., Kanters, R., Wyre, H., & Petruzzi, H. (2005) Reactions of (Z)-3-aryl-3-chloropropenals with nucleophiles: stereoselective formation of (E)-vinylogous esters, (E)-vinylogous amides, and vinamidinium salts. Tetrahedron, 61, 7554-7561.
Gupton, J., Miller, R.B., Krumpe, K.E., Clough, S.C., Banner, E.J., Kanters, R., Du, K.X., Keertikar, K.M., Lauerman, N.E., Solano, J.M., Adams, B.R., Callahan, D.W., Little, B., Scharf, A., & Sikorski, J.A. (2005) The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to an Efficient Relay Synthesis of the Pyrrole Containing Alkaloids Polycitone A and B. Tetrahedron, 61, 1845-1854.
Clough, S., Kanters, R., & Goldman, E. (2004) Chem 111: A general education course in organic structure determination. Journal of Chemical Educaction, 81 (6), 834-836.
Clough, S.C., Gupton, J.T.,  Driscoll, D.R., Griffin, K.A., Hewitt, A.M., Hudson, M.S., Ligali, S.A., Mulcahy, S.P., Roberts, M.N., Miller, R.B., Belachew, T.T., Kamenova, I.D., Kanters, R., & Norwood, B.K. (2004) Extension of b-chloroenals to ethyl 5-chloro-2,4-pentadienoates using Wadsworth-Emmons reactions:  Subsequent conversions to 5-aryl-5-chloro-2,4-pentadienoic acids and 5-aryl-2-penten-4-ynoic acids. Tetrahedron, 60, 10165-10169.
Gupton, J.T., Clough, S.C., Miller, R.B., Lukens, J.R., Henry, C.A., Kanters, R., & Sikorski, J.A. (2003) The Application of Vinylogous Iminum Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Ningalin B Hexamethyl Ether. Tetrahedron, 59, 207-215.

Education
Ph.D., University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Contact Information
(804) 287-6873
(804) 287-1897 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Physical and Inorganic Chemistry