Jessica Morgan

Teaching Lecturer

BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; PhD, University of New Hampshire

Office: Boyd 118
Phone: (603) 535-3358
Mail Stop: MSC 48

Email: jpmorgan2@plymouth.edu

About Dr. Morgan:

Dr. Morgan is a physical organic chemist who enjoys teaching a wide range of chemistry classes. Currently Dr. Morgan is working with the MEER CAP research group, which is installing mirrors in fields to see if they can locally decrease soil temperature and increase soil moisture to negate increasing climate temperatures which are making food harder to produce. Dr. Morgan’s passion is the environment and she enjoys working with students on learning ways to decrease our impact on the planet. In her free time, Dr. Morgan likes quilting, cooking and reading.

Courses Taught: General Chemistry I & II; Environmental Chemistry

Publications:

Morgan, J.P., Weaver-Guevara, H.M., Fitzgerald, R.W. et al. Ab initio computational study of 1-methyl-4-silatranone and attempts at its conventional synthesis, Struct Chem (2017) 28: 327. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-016-0871-1

Jessica Morgan, Arthur Greenberg, Novel bridgehead bicyclic lactams: (a) Molecules predicted to have O-protonated and N-protonated tautomers of comparable stability; (b) hyperstable lactams and their O-protonated tautomers, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Volume 73, 2014, Pages 206-212, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jct.2013.12.034.

Kathleen M. Morgan, David J. Ashline, Jessica P. Morgan, and Arthur Greenberg, Electrospray Ionization (ESI) Fragmentations and Dimethyldioxirane Reactivities of Three Diverse Lactams Having Full, Half, and Zero Resonance Energies, The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 79 (2), 517-528

Morgan, J. & Greenberg, A. Curtin–Hammett principle: application to benzene oxide–oxepin tautomers, Struct Chem (2013) 24: 1945. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-013-0274-5

Morgan J. and Greenberg A. (2012), N-protonated and O-protonated tautomers of 1-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-2-one: observation of individual 13C-NMR carbonyl peaks and comparisons with protonated tautomers of planar and other distorted lactamsJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/poc.3030

Morgan, J., Greenberg, A. & Liebman, J.F.Paradigms and paradoxes: O- and N-protonated amides, stabilization energy, and resonance energy, Struct Chem (2012) 23: 197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-011-9851-7

Brian Sliter, Jessica Morgan, and Arthur Greenberg, 1-Azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-2-one: Nitrogen Versus Oxygen Protonation, The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011 76 (8), 2770-2781

Jessica Morgan and Arthur Greenberg, Insights into the Formation and Isomerization of the Benzene Metabolite Muconaldehyde and Related Molecules: Comparison of Computational and Experimental Studies of Simple, Benzo-Annelated, and Bridged 2,3-Epoxyoxepins, The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010 75 (14), 4761-4768