David L. Garin
Garin received his B.S. degree from the City College of New York
and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He was an N.I.H.
postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science
(Israel) and Indiana University before joining the faculty
in 1966. Dr. Garin was the Director of the Center for Science
and Technology at UM-St. Louis from 1987-1998. During 1980-81,
Dr. Garn was a Congressional Science Fellow in Washington, D.
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projects involve both chemical and electrochemical reduction of heterocyclic
aromatic ethers to their corresponding enol ethers and the synthesis
of beta-triones. The enol ethers can be oxidized to highly functional
medium ring systems which resemble physiologically interesting macrolides.
Spirocyclization of a beta-dione resulted in the formation of an all
Dr. Garin continues to be active in science policy and chemical education.
As a recent adherent to workshop chemistry, Dr. Garin pioneered its
use at UMSL in both introductory chemistry and organic chemistry.
with Team Learning Workshops Using Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students
as Workshop Leaders", David Garin, Abstracts, 16th Biennial
Conference on Chemical Education, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2000, #537.
"Reduction of Xanthene and the Oxidative Rearrangement of 1,4,5,8-Tetrahydroxanthene
to a Spirodiketolactone", H. J. Kaiser, B. J. Rowe, and D. L. Garin, Synthetic Communications, 1999, 29
"Epoxidation of alpha-Methylstyrene and Its Lewis Acid Rearrangement
to 2-Phenylpropanal", D. L. Garin, B. J. Rowe, and M. Gamber Journal
of Chemical Education, 1996, 73, 555.
"Reduction of Xanthene as a Route to the Synthesis of Macrolides", 34th
National Organic Symposium, Williamsburg, VA, June 1995, #245.
"Absorbed into the Revolution of 1980", D. L. Garin, in From the Lab
to the Hill, published by the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, A. Fainberg, ed., Washington D.C., 1994, pp. 55-58.
with Congress: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers", D.L.
Garin, Chemical and Engineering News, March 29, 1993, pp 37-8.