Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
5330 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1670
(919) 660-1605



NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology 1987 - 1990

Ph.D., University of California - San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) 1982

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Therien, M. J., et al. “Thermally stable, highly nonlinear porphyrin-based chromophores in poled host-guest thin films.” Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, vol. 2, Dec. 1996, pp. 1482–83.

De Rege, P. J. F., and M. J. Therien. “Synthesis of (porphinato)zinc(II)-spacer-(porphinato)iron(III) chloride complexes: A modular approach to fixed-distance electron-transfer model compounds through the efficacy of metal-mediated cross-coupling.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 242, no. 1–2, Feb. 1996, pp. 211–18. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0020-1693(95)04869-3. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “Acetylenyl-linked, porphyrin-bridged, donor-acceptor molecules: A theoretical analysis of the molecular first hyperpolarizability in highly conjugated push-pull chromophore structures.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 118, no. 6, Feb. 1996, pp. 1504–10. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja952690q. Full Text

LeCours, S. M., et al. “Push-pull arylethynyl porphyrins: New chromophores that exhibited large molecular first-order hyperpolarizabilities.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 118, no. 6, Feb. 1996, pp. 1497–503. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja953610l. Full Text

Hutchinson, J. H., et al. “Thiopyranol[2,3,4-c,d]indoles as inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase, 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein, and leukotriene C4 synthase.Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 38, no. 22, Oct. 1995, pp. 4538–47. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jm00022a020. Full Text

de Rege, P. J., et al. “Direct evaluation of electronic coupling mediated by hydrogen bonds: implications for biological electron transfer.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 269, no. 5229, Sept. 1995, pp. 1409–13. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.7660123. Full Text

Lin, V. S‐, and M. J. Therien. “The Role of Porphyrin‐to‐Porphyrin Linkage Topology in the Extensive Modulation of the Absorptive and Emissive Properties of a Series of Ethynyl‐ and Butadiynyl‐Bridged Bis‐ and Tris(porphinato)zinc Chromophores.” Chemistry – a European Journal, vol. 1, no. 9, Jan. 1995, pp. 645–51. Scopus, doi:10.1002/chem.19950010913. Full Text

Wynne, K., et al. “Porphyrin—Quinone Electron Transfer Revisited. The Role of Excited-State Degeneracy in Ultrafast Charge Transfer Reactions.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 117, no. 13, Jan. 1995, pp. 3749–53. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00118a011. Full Text