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  • Wayland E. Noland

    Professor Emeritus

    • Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Synthesis
    • B.S. University of Wisconsin, 1948
    • M.S. Harvard University, 1950
    • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1952
    Office: 339 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

Research in Professor Noland’s group is focused on heterocyclic nitrogen and/or sulfur chemistry, including the chemistry of nitro compounds, with emphasis on synthesis, mechanisms, and submission of compounds for testing for medicinal activity. To date, activity has been found against cancer (in two classes of compounds), AIDS, tuberculosis, and plants, including fungi. Currently, emphasis is also being placed on the synthesis of benzofurazan oxides, nitriles, isonitriles, and their analogs, to observe interactions, especially with halogens, in the crystalline state. This is being carried out in a fruitful collaboration with the late-Professor Emeritus Doyle Britton, who founded the department’s X-ray crystallographic laboratory.

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List of publications

Honors and Awards

  • Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award, 2006
  • Best Instructor in Chemistry by the Institute of Technology Student Board, 1999
  • Minnesota Award of the American Chemical Society Minnesota Section, 1997
  • Honored at the Wayland E. Noland Symposium, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • Distinguished Service Medal, University of MInnesota, Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1994
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1987
  • Institute of Technology Distinguished Teaching Award, 1964

Mailing Address

  • Wayland E. Noland, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • B-14, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431