Dr. Charles (Jody) Neef's Research

Charles Jody Neef

Discipline/Specialization: Organic Chemistry

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1996
Dissertation Title: Synthesis, Preparation, and Electronic Properties of Ferrocene-Containing Polymers and Composites
Major Advisors: Drs. Kenneth M. Nicholas and Daniel T. Glatzhofer

M.S., Chemistry, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, U.S.A., 1990
Thesis Title: Copoly(Imidine-Esters): Monomer and Polymer Synthesis
Major Advisor: Dr. Patrick E. Cassidy

B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University, Texas, U.S.A., 1987

Selected Experience, Research, Courses, and Publications
  • Experience
  • Courses Taught
  • Laboratory Objectives
  • Recent Publications

Fall 2012 – Present: Organic Chemistry [Lecture and Laboratory] and Polymer Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University

Fall 2009 – Spring 2012: Organic Chemistry and Chemistry for Non-Science Majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University

Fall Semester
Chemistry 325 – Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 863 – Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 326 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Chemistry 705 – Modern Concepts
Chemistry 601 - Undergraduate Colloquium
Chemistry 801 - Graduate Colloquium

Spring Semester
Chemistry 335 – Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 336 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Chemistry 611 - Senior Review and Assessment
Chemistry 601 - Undergraduate Colloquium
Chemistry 801 - Graduate Colloquium

There are two main objectives in our laboratory. The first objective is to synthesize and evaluate novel ferrocene-contaning copolymers for use in biosensors. The second objective is the synthesis and characterization of thiophene-containing materials for energy storage applications or in photovoltaic applications.

  1. A. Alzharani, E. Allehyani, C. Hance, and C.J. Neef, “Electrochemical Studies of Compolymers Containing Ferrocene and Maleimide”, submitted to Electrochimica Acta.
  2. N. Douglas, C. Neef, R. Rogers, J. Stanley, J. Armitage, B. Martin, T. Hudnall, W. Brittain, “Reactivity of tetrahydrochromeno[2,3-b]indoles: chromic indicators of cyanide", Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 2013, 26, 688–695
  3. J. Carberry, J.I. Irvin, D.T. Glatzhofer, K.M. Nicholas and C.J. Neef, “High Molecular Weight Copolymers of Vinylferrocene and 3-Phenyl[5]ferrocenophane-1,5-dimethylene with Various N-Substituted Maleimides”, Reactive and Functional Polymers 2013, 73, 730-736