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C. Eric Ballard


C. Eric Ballard

Meet C. Eric Ballard

Chair/Associate Professor, Chemistry

Education: 1995  University of Kentucky, B.S.
2002  North Carolina State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: General Chemistry I and II Lecture
General Chemistry I and II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture 
Organic Chemistry I and II Laboratory
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Spectroscopy

Career Specialties: Eric Ballard’s teaching interests lie mainly in organic chemistry. His research interests also lie in organic chemistry, specifically in the area of green catalytic reactions that may be useful in the synthesis of natural products, biologically active compounds and advanced materials.

Professional and Community Activities: Ballard is an active member of the American Chemical Society and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Recent Publications 
C. Eric Ballard, “Green Oxidative Homocoupling of 1-Methylimidazole,” J. Chem. Ed.2013, 90, 1368-1372. DOI: 10.1021/ed200890f

C. Eric Ballard, “Green Reductive Homocoupling of Bromobenzene,” J. Chem. Ed.2011, 88, 1148-1151. DOI: 10.1021/ed100945h

C. Eric Ballard, “pH-Controlled Oxidation of an Aromatic Ketone: Structural Elucidation of the Products of Two Green Chemical Reactions,” J. Chem. Ed. 2010, 87, 190-193. DOI: 10.1021/ed800054s