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

Angiolillo, P. J., et al. “EPR Spectroscopy and Photophysics of the Lowest Photoactivated Triplet State of a Series of Highly Conjugated (Porphinato)Zn Arrays.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 117, no. 50, Jan. 1995, pp. 12514–27. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00155a015. Full Text

DiMagno, S. G., et al. “Facile Synthesis of meso-Tetrakis(perfluoroalkyl)porphyrins: Spectroscopic Properties and X-ray Crystal Structure of Highly Electron-Deficient 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(heptafluoropropyl)porphyrin.” Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 59, no. 23, Nov. 1994, pp. 6943–48. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jo00102a017. Full Text

Lin, V. S., et al. “Highly conjugated, acetylenyl bridged porphyrins: new models for light-harvesting antenna systems.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 264, no. 5162, May 1994, pp. 1105–11. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.8178169. Full Text

Hutchinson, J. H., et al. “Substituted thiopyrano[2,3,4-c,d]indoles as potent, selective, and orally active inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase. Synthesis and biological evaluation of L-691,816.Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 36, no. 19, Sept. 1993, pp. 2771–87. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jm00071a008. Full Text

Galli, C., et al. “Direct measurement of electronic dephasing using anisotropy.” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 206, no. 5–6, May 1993, pp. 493–99. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0009-2614(93)80174-N. Full Text

DiMagno, S. G., et al. “Catalytic Conversion of Simple Haioporphyrins into Alkyl-, Aryl-, Pyridyl-, and Vinyl-Substituted Porphyrins.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 115, no. 6, Mar. 1993, pp. 2513–15. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00059a060. Full Text

Wynne, K., et al. “Vibrational coherence in charge transfer.” Springer Series in Chemical Physics, no. 55, Jan. 1993, pp. 71–73.

DiMagno, S. G., et al. “Facile Elaboration of Porphyrins via Metal-Mediated Cross-Coupling.” Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 58, no. 22, Jan. 1993, pp. 5983–93. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jo00074a027. Full Text

Thérien, M., et al. “Justicidin E: A new leukotriene biosynthesis inhibitor.Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 3, no. 10, Jan. 1993, pp. 2063–66. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0960-894X(01)81016-7. Full Text