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Chadron M. Friesen, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Chemistry, May 2000
    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487 USA
    Dissertation: Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAE): The Synthesis and Characterization of Lubricant Derivatives for New Industrial Applications and Improvements in Thermal Oxidative Environments.

    Research Advisor (Alabama): Joseph S. Thrasher, Ph.D.

    B.S. Degree in Chemistry, December 1995
    B.S.E Degree in Chemistry, December 1995
    John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR, 72761 USA
    Magnum Cum Laude

    RECOGNITIONS: 

    • Past Chair, American Chemical Society Division of Fluorine Chemistry (2014)
    • Chaire Total Fondation Balard (2014)
    • Chair, American Chemical Society Division of Fluorine Chemistry (2013)
    • Vice-Chair/Secretary, American Chemical Society Division of Fluorine Chemistry (December 2009-2012)
    • Trinity Western University Research Fellowship (2005)
    • The University of Alabama Graduate Council Research Fellowship (1999)
  • Recent Publications

    Publications (1998 – Present)

    Note:  bolded names are highly qualified personnel (trained students in research) and * by last names represent corresponding author or presenter.

    Peer Reviewed Journals:

    1.  Friesen*, Chadron M.; Ameduri*, Bruno “Radical Copolymerization of Vinylidene fluoride (VDF) with Oligo(Hexafluoropropylene oxide) perfluorovinyl Ether Macromonomer to Obtain PVDF-g-oligo(HFPO) Graft Copolymers.”  Macromolecules2015. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01199)
    2.  Jelier, Benson J.; Howell, Jon L.; Leznoff, Daniel B.; Montgomery, Craig D.; Friesen, Chadron* M. “A Convenient Route to Tetraalkylammonium Perfluoroalkoxides from Hydrofluoroethers.” Angewandte Chemie, International Edition2015, 54(10), 2945-2949 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201410639).
    3.  Jiří Lapčík, Olinda Gimello, Vincent Ladmiral, Chadron Mark Friesen*, Bruno Ameduri* “A new oligo(hexafluoropropylene oxide)-b-oligo(ethylene oxide) diblock surfactant obtained by radical reactions.”  Polymer Chemistry 2014, View Article On-line DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00965G.
    4. Mountain, Gregory A.; Jelier, Benson J.; Bagia, Christina; Friesen, Chadron M.; Janjic*,  Jelena M.  “Design and formulation of nanoemulsions using 2-(poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide))perfluoropropyl benzene in combination with linear perfluoro(polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether).” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2014, 162, 38–44.
    5.  Friesen*, Chadron M.; Montgomery, Craig D.; Temple, Sebastian A. J. U. “The First  Fluorous Biphase Hydrogenation Catalyst Utilizing A Perfluoropolyalkylether: [RhCl(PPh2(C6H4 C(O)OCH2CF(CF3)(OCF2CF(CF3))nF))3] with n= 4-9.” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 2012, 144, 24-32.
    6.  Shtarov, Alexander B.; Howell, Jon L.; Thrasher Joseph S.; Waterfeld, Alfred; Koichi, Murata; Friesen*, Chadron M.; Pérez, Erik W. “Synthesis of New Linear Perfluoroalkyl Polyethers Starting from Diols and Tetrafluoroethylene.” Lubrication Science2011, 23, 61-80.
    7. Howell*, Jon L.; Friesen*,Chadron M.; Laugesen, Krista L.; van der Ende, Alice E.  “Reactions of Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) perfluoroisopropyl ketone with Various Amines.”  Journal of Fluorine Chemistry2008, 129(3), 178-184.
    8. Friesen*, Chadron M.; Howell*, Jon L.; Jamieson, Ashley; Nyvall Daryl A. “Understanding the Influence of Hydrocarbon Insulators in Fluorinated Amines:  Reactivity of Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) Amine Containing Methylene Spacers.” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry2008, 129(3), 193-203.
    9. Howell, Jon L., Friesen, Chadron M.; Shtarov, Alexander B.; Thrasher, Joseph S.; Waterfeld, Alfred; Pérez, Erik W.; Sullivan, Jonathan F. “Improved Thermal Stability of Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs).” Journal of Synthetic Lubrication2007, 24(4), 227-234.
    10. Howell*, Jon L.; Lu,Norman; Friesen,Chadron M. “New Derivatives of poly-Hexafluoropropylene Oxide from the Corresponding Alcohol.”  Journal of Fluorine Chemistry2005, 126(3), 281-288.
    11. Howell*, Jon L.; Lu,Norman; Friesen,Chadron M.; Perez, Erik W.; Novak, Irek; Waterfeld, Alfred; Thrasher, Joseph S.  “The Preparation of Primary Poly-Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Halides (Poly-HFPO-CF2X where X = I, Br, Cl and F).” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 2004, 125(10),1513-1518.
    12.  Howell*, J. L.;  Hofmann, M. A.; Waterfeld, A.; Sipyagin, A. M.; Friesen, C. M.;  Thrasher, J. S. "Reactions of Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) Acids and Their Corresponding Salts.", Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.)1998, 39(2), 822.
    13.  Howell*, J. L.; Hofmann, M. A.; Waterfeld, A.; Sipyagin, A. M.; Friesen, C. M.; Thrasher*, J. S. “Reactions of Poly-Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Acids and Their Corresponding Salts.” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry1998, 89(1), 131-135.

     

    Technical Reports:

    1. Friesen, Chadron M.; Van Dyke, J. D. (Jack).  “PART II-B: Study of the Chlorination of Nylon (PA12), Butyl Rubber(CIIR) & Nylon/Butyl Rubber Blends with and without Isocyanuric Acid (ICA) in Aqueous Sodium Hypochlorite.”Defence R&D Canada – Technical Report DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2011, 2011.
    2. Friesen, Chadron M.; Van Dyke, J. D. (Jack). “Part II-A:  Study of the Chlorination of Nylon & Nylon/Butyl Rubber (CIIR) Blends with and without Isocyanuric Acid (ICA) In Hexanes.”Defence R&D Canada – Technical Report DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2011, 2011.
    3. Friesen, C. M.; Howell, J. L.;  Thawley. V. A. DuPont Technical Report DSCE-JL-2007-3, 2007.
    4. Friesen, C. M.; Howell, J. L.; Nyvall, Daryl ADuPont Technical Report DSCE-JL-2007-2, 2007.
    5. Friesen, C. M.; Howell, J. L.; Nyvall, Daryl A.DuPont Technical Report DSCE-JL-2006-24, 2006.
    6. Friesen, C. M.; Howell, J. L.; Nyvall, Daryl A.  DuPont Technical Report DSCE-JL-2006-23, 2006.
    7. Friesen, C. M.; Howell, J. L.; Jamieson A. L.; Nyvall, Daryl A.  DuPont Technical Report DSCE-JL-2006-18, 2006.
    8. Lu, N.; Howell, J. L.; Friesen, C. M.  DuPont Technical Report; DC-JL-2003-8, 2003
    9. Friesen, C.M. “A Chemical Perspective of Wood Composites in A Steam Injection Continuous Press.”  Trus Joist, A Weyerhaeuser Business Technical Report 2002.
    10. Friesen, C. M. “Tricaine Methane Sulfonate (TMS): Improvements in manufacturing quality and quantitative control while minimizing solvent disposal.”  Western Chemical Inc. Technical Report; WCI-2001-1, 2001.
    11.  Friesen, C. M. and Howell, J. L.  DuPont Technical Report; DCSE-JL-2001-8, 2001.
    12.  Friesen, C. M. and Howell, J. L.  DuPont Technical Report; DCSE-JL-2001-13, 2001.
    13.  Friesen, C. M. and Howell, J. L.  DuPont Technical Report; DCSE-JL-99-09, 1999.

     

    Patents:

    1. Chadron Mark Friesen; Benson Jacob Jelier, Jon L. Howell “Quarternary ammonium perfluoroalkoxy salts for preparation of perfluoropolyethers” PCT Int. Appl.  WO2014110329 A1, July 17, 2014.
    2. Chadron Mark Friesen; Kevin Anthony Hay, Daryl Nyvall, Jon L. Howell “Insulated perfluoropolyalkylether (PFPAE) alcohols.” U.S. Pat. Appl. 2006/0287559 A1, December 21, 2006.
    3. Howell, Jon L.; Pérez, Erik W.; Waterfeld, Alfred; Friesen, Chadron Mark; Thrasher, Joseph Stuart; Nowak, Ireneusz.  “Contacting perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or iodide or polyether secondary iodide under conditions sufficient to produce perfluoropolyether containing at least one primary bromide or iodide.” US7148385 B2, December 12, 2006.
    4. Chadron M. Friesen Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Pérez, Joseph S. Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld. “Thermally Stable Perfluoropolyethers And Processes Therefore and Therewith.”  U.S. Pat. 6,753,301 B2, June 22, 2004.
    5. Howell, Jon L.; Pérez, Erik William; Waterfeld, Alfred; Friesen, Chadron Mark; Thrasher, Joseph Stuart. “Perfluoro-C> 3-alkyl-terminated perfluoropolyoxyalkylenes and perfluoroolefin-perfluoropolyoxyalkylenes as thermal stabilizers for lubricants.”  U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ.  (2003), 12 pp.
    6.  Howell, Jon L.; Pérez, Erik W.; Waterfeld, Alfred; Friesen, Chadron Mark; Thrasher, Joseph Stuart; Nowak, Ireneusz.  “Perfluoropolyether primary bromides and iodides.”  U.S. Pat. 6,653,511 B2, Nov 25, 2003.
    7. Howell, Jon L.; Pérez, Erik William; Waterfeld, Alfred; Friesen, Chadron Mark; Thrasher, Joseph Stuart; Nowark, Ireneusz.  Perfluoropolyether primary bromides and iodides prepared from reactions of perfluoroether acid fluorides with metal iodide and bromides.”  U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ.  (2003), 5 pp.
    8. Chadron M. Friesen Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Pérez, Joseph S. Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld. “Thermally Stable Perfluoropolyethers And Processes Therefore and Therewith.”  World Intellectual Property Organization, WO 0206375/ A2, 2002.

    Conferences and Invited Presentations:

    1. C. M. Friesen*, B. J. Jelier, T. J. Burgess, S. J. Boshart, J. M. Burges, and J. J. Newton. “New avenues to form useful mono- and di- functional perfluoropolyalkylethers using anionic ring-opening polymerization methods for fluorinated epoxides or oxetanes.” First South African Fluorine Symposium (SAFS2016), Cape Town, South Africa, February 14-18, 2016.
    2. Trevor Burgess*, Benson J. Jelier and Chadron M. Friesen “Investigation of Synthetic Methods for the Preparation of Krytox® Perfluoroisopropylene Ether (KPIPE)” 24th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference Vancouver, Washington, November 6-7, 2015. (First Place in Organic Division)
    3. Julia Burgess*, Steven Boshart, Benson J. Jelierand Chadron M. Friesen. “Synthesis of poly(Hexafluoropropylene Oxide) Vinyl Ether from poly(Hexafluoropropylene Oxide) Methylene Alcohol.” 24th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference Vancouver, Washington, November 6-7, 2015.
    4. Josiah J. Newton*, Mitchell S. Pfortmueller and Chadron M. Friesen “Synthesis of Difunctional Hydrofluoro Ethers.” 24th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference Vancouver, Washington, November 6-7, 2015.
    5. Benson J. Jelier*, Jon L. Howell,Daniel B. Leznoff, Craig D. Montgomery, Chadron M. Friesen, “Towards a More Efficient Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Hexafluoropropylene Oxide.” 21st International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry & 6th International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies, Como, Italy, August 23-28, 2015.
    6. Jiří Lapčík, Olinda Gimello, Vincent Ladmiral, Chadron Mark Friesen*, and Bruno Ameduri “A new oligo(hexafluoropropylene oxide)-b-oligo(ethylene oxide) diblock surfactant obtained by radical reactions.” 22nd Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, January 11-16, 2015. (Invited Lecturer)
    7. Chadron M. Friesen* and Benson J. Jelier “New Methods in Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Fluoro-Epoxidesand their Application.” Fluoropolymer 2014, San Diego, USA, October 13-15, 2014. (Invited Lecturer)
    8. Jiří Lapčík, Olinda Gimello, Vincent Ladmiral, Chadron Mark Friesen*, and Bruno Ameduri “A new oligo(hexafluoropropylene oxide)-b-oligo(ethylene oxide) diblock surfactant obtained by radical reactions.” Fluoropolymer 2014, San Diego, USA, October 13-15, 2014.
    9. Chadron M. Friesen, Craig D. Montgomery, Daniel B. Leznoff, Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell“Nonmetal based perfluoroalkoxides: synthesis, properties, and applications.” 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, California, USA, August 11-14, 2014. (Invited Lecturer)
    10. Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and Chadron M. Friesen* “Moving from metal to nonmetal-based perfluoroalkoxides: Does it make a difference?” Polish Chemical Society, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, May 13, 2014 and Fluor als Schlüsselelement, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2014. (Invited Lecturer )
    11. Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and Chadron M. Friesen* “Nonmetal based perfluoroalkoxides: synthesis, properties, and applications.” Dipartimento di scienza dei materiali ingegneria chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Torin, Italy, April 15, 2014 and Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, April 16, 2014 (Invited Lecturer).
    12. Chadron M. Friesen* “Recycling of metals after catalytic reactions using fluorinated ethers.” Chaire Total de la Fondation Balardlecture series, Montpellier, France, April 24, 2014 (Invited Lecturer)
    13. Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and Chadron M. Friesen*. “New methods in anionic ring-opening polymerization of fluoro-epoxides.” Chaire Total de la Fondation Balard lecture series, Montpellier, France, April 10, 2014 (Invited Lecturer)
    14. Benson J. Jelier and Chadron M. Friesen*. “A Look at perfluoropolyalkylethers for Chronic Pain Theranostics.” Chaire Total de la Fondation Balard lecture series, Montpellier, France, February 28, 2014 (Invited Lecturer)
    15. Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and Chadron M. Friesen*. “Preparation and Utility of
    16. Tetra-alkylammonium Perfluoroalkoxides.” Journee des Polymeristes Languedociens, Montpellier, France, October 3-4, 2013. (Keynote)
    17. Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and Chadron M. Friesen*. “Innovative Methodology for the Preparation of Quaternary Ammonium Perfluoroalkoxides.” 17th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Paris, France, July 21- 25, 2013. (Invited Lecturer)
    18. Benson J. Jelier*, Craig Montgomery, Jon L. Howell, Daniel B. Leznoff and Chadron M. Friesen. “A General Route to Perfluoroalkoxides from Hydrofluoroethers.” 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 26-30, 2013.
    19. Chadron M. Friesen*, Benson J. Jelier, Jon L. Howell, and J. Christopher Greever. “Realizing the reactivity of methoxy-based hydrofluoroethers (HFEs).” 21st Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 13-18, 2013.(Invited Lecturer)
    20. Benson J. Jelier*, Craig Montgomery, and Chadron M. Friesen. “Utilization of Novel Initiators for the Polymerization of Hexafluoropropylene Oxide.” 21st Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA ,January 13-18, 2013.
    21. Christopher N. Voth*, Benson J. Jelier, and Chadron M. Friesen. “Utilizing poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) in fluorous biphase systems.” Fluoropolymer 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 14-17, 2012.
    22. Benson J. Jelier*, Christopher N. Voth, Daniel B. Leznoff, Craig D. Montgomery, Chadron M. Friesen. “Utilization of Perfluoropolyalkylethers for Fluorous Biphasic Systems.” 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, AB. May 26-30, 2012. BC Inorganic Discussion Week (IDW), Squamish, BC. May 11-13, 2012.
    23. Chadron M. Friesen*, Sebastian A. J. U. Temple, Craig D. Montgomery, and Jon L. Howell.Incorporating Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) into Wilkinson’s Catalyst: A Fluorous Biphase Approach.” 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, June 5-9, 2011. 16th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 18-23, 2010.
    24. Chadron M. Friesen*, Sebastian A. J. U. Temple, Craig D. Montgomery, and Jon L. Howell.Fluorinated Ethers: A Question of Their Benefit to Catalytic Systems.” 20th Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, January 9-14, 2011.
    25. Benson J. Jelier*, Sebastian Temple, Chadron M. Friesen, Craig D. Montgomery, Daniel B. Leznoff. “Fluorous Biphase Catalysis: Utilization of Functionalized Perfluoropolyalkylethers.” BC Inorganic Discussion Week (IDW), Squamish, BC. May 6-8, 2011.
    26. Andrew Dawn* and Chadron M. Friesen. “A Clothing Solution.” Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta, May 6-8th, 2010.
    27. Elizabeth Krieter, Sebastian Temple, Rose Rogawski , and Chadron M. Friesen. “Synthesis of Tris(4-Diphenylphosphinyl Polyhexafluoropropylene Oxide Methylene Benzoate) Rhodium Chloride for Use in the Catalytic Hydrogenation of 2-Cyclohexen-1-one.” 19th Regional Murdock Charitable Trust Undergraduate Research Conference, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, November 12-13, 2010
    28. A. Rose Rogawski* and Chadron M. Friesen. “Methodology for Protecting and Deprotecting Triaryl Phosphines.” 18th Regional Murdock Charitable Trust Undergraduate Research Conference, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, October 30-31, 2009.
    29. Chadron M. Friesen*, J. Christopher Greever, Jon L. Howell, and Justin M. Hoerter “The Use of Perfluorobutyl Methyl Ethers as Methylating Agents for Amines.” 19th International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, August 23-28, 2009. (Invited Lecturer)
    30. Crystal M. Wuthrich* and Chadron M. Friesen “Synthesis of (4-chlorobenzyl) Diphenyl Phosphine oxide, a Precursor to Fluorous Triarylphosphine Ligand.” 17th Regional Murdock Charitable Trust Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, November 7-8, 2008 and Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, Thompson River University, Kamloops, British Columbia, May 7-9th, 2009.
    31. Chadron M. Friesen* and Jon L. Howell “Efforts to Prepare Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) perfluorovinyl ether.”15th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, July 15-20, 2007.
    32. Chadron M. Friesen*, Ashley, Jamieson, Daryl Nyvall, Jon L. Howell. “Understanding Fluorinated Amines Reactions of Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) [polyHFPO] Methylene Amine” 18th Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 14-19, 2007.
    33. Chadron M. Friesen*, Ashley, Jamieson, Daryl Nyvall, Jon L. Howell. “The development of ethyl and propyl alcohols from Radical reactions with poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) primary iodides” 17th Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 9-14, 2005.
    34. Chadron M. Friesen* “Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide):  From the Manufacturing Process to Utilization in Fluorous Biphase Systems” Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. October 12, 2004.
    35. Joseph S. Thrasher*, Alfred Waterfeld, Yangliu Zhou, Erik W. Perez, Ireneusz Novak, Michael A. P. Beukama, Kevin A. Hay, Chadron M. Friesen, Jon L. Howell. Syntheses and application of poly-hexafluoropropylene oxide primary and secondary bromides and iodides” Fluoropolymer 2004, Savannah, Georgia, October 7-9, 2004.
    36. Jon L. Howell*, Krista. L. Laugesen, Alice. E. Van der Ende, and Chadron. M. Friesen. “Reactions of Perfluorinated Ketones with Amines” 14th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Poznań, Poland, July 11-16, 2004.
    37. Chadron M. Friesen*, Michael A. P. Beukama, Kevin A. Hay, and Jon L. Howell. “The development of ethyl and propyl alcohols from Radical reactions with poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) primary iodides”14th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Poznań, Poland, July 11-16, 2004.
    38. Michael A.P. Beukema* and Chadron M. Friesen. “Synthesis of poly-hexafluoropropylene oxide (poly-HFPO) propyl alcohol: A precursor to insulated triarylphosphines” 17th Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada May 1-4, 2003.
    39. Chadron M. Friesen*, Krista L. Laugesen, Jon L. Howell, Joseph S. Thrasher, Yangliu Zhou, Alfred Waterfeld. “Synthesis of a novel fluorous triarylphospine-containing poly-hexafluoropropylene oxide (poly-HFPO)” 16th Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA January 12-17, 2003.
    40. Jon L. Howell*, Alexander B. Shtarov, Joseph S. Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld, Koichi Murata, Erik W. Pérez, Alexey M. Siyagin, and Chadron M. Friesen. “Synthesis of New Perfluoroalkyl Polyethers Starting from Glycols and Tetrafluoroethylene” 13th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Bordeaux, France, July 15-20, 2001.
    41. Chadron M. Friesen*, Erik W. Pérez*, Jon L. Howell, Joseph S. Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld, Irik Nowak, Andy N. Wood, and Jonathan F. Sullivan. “Fluorous Biphase Chemistry Utilizing Perfluoropolyalkylethers.” 219th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, California, USA March 26-30, 2000. & 16th International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Durham, UK, July 16-21, 2000.
    42. Jon L. Howell*, Joseph S. Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld, Koichi Murata, Erik W. Pérez, Chadron M. Friesen “Degradation of Hexafluoropropylene Oxide (HFPO) Polymers Containing Various End Groups in the Presence of Aluminium Fluoride.“ 16th International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Durham, UK, July 16-21, 2000.
    43. Joseph S. Thrasher*; Alfred Waterfeld, Alexey M. Sipyigin, Chadron M. Friesen, Jon L. Howell, and Michael A. Hofmann. “The use of carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy to determine the end groups in perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs).” 216th ACS National Meeting, Boston, USA August 23-27, 1998.

     

    INVITED FLUORINE RESEARCH  INSTRUCTOR

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier Cedex (France)

    1. Chadron M. Friesen.  “Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part I:  Why should one care?” Lecture for 3A, November 18, 2014.
    2. Chadron M. Friesen.  “Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part II: Applications.” Lecture for 3A,  December 4, 2014.
    3. Chadron M. Friesen.  :Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part III: Applications continued & Better Initiators.” Lecture for 3A,  December 9, 2014.
    4. Chadron M. Friesen.  “Industrial History & Application Towards Building Functionalized Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part I?”  Lecture for 2A, Montpellier, France, February 28, 2014.
    5. Chadron M. Friesen.  “Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part II: Why should one care?” Lecture for 2A, Montpellier, France, March 26, 2014.
    6. Chadron M. Friesen.  “Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) Part III:  Better Initiators.” Lecture for 2A, Montpellier, France, April 8, 2014.

    Fluor als Schlüsselelement, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

    1.  Chadron M. Friesen “Designing perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) for tribological applications: fillingvoids in the industrial market.”  Berlin, Germany, May 15, 2014.

     

     

  • Memberships & Affiliations

    Member of The American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Analytical Chemistry
    Member of ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry (1996-present)

  • Courses Taught at TWU

    General Chemistry I (CHEM 103)
    General Chemistry II (CHEM 104)
    Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 221)
    Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 222)
    Thermodynamics (CHEM 240)
    Advance Organic I (CHEM 321)
    Advance Organic II (CHEM 322)
    Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM 357)
    Analytical Chemistry II (CHEM 358)
    Fluorine Chemistry (CHEM 400)
    Senior Research Thesis (Chem 409/410)

  • Area of Research

    We would like to thank Halocarbon for their generous donation of starting reagents to support our work on perfluoroalkoxides (PFAs).

    Industrial Fluorine Chemistry

    •   Anionic ring-opening polymerization of fluorinated and partially fluorinated epoxides.
    •   Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAEs) for use in surfactants, theranostics, fluoropolmer coatings, and fluorous biphase catalysis
    •   Formation and the use of perfluoroalkoxides (PFAs) derived from hydrofluoroethers (HFEs)
    •   Late-stage fluorination of aromatics (pharmaceuticals)
    •   New transition metal catalysts
    •   Polymerization initiators
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Department or Program:

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