Dawn Bregel, PhD

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Douglas C. Strain Science Center 109 (Forest Grove)

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

CHEM 110 | Chemistry & Your Environment

CHEM 220 | General Chemistry I

CHEM 230 | General Chemistry II


PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., in 2000

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., in 1995

Published Works

Arthur, K.L.; Wang Q.L.; Bregel, D.M.; Smythe, N.A.; O’Neill, B.A.; Goldberg, K.I. “The gem-Dialkyl Effect as a Test for Preliminary Diphosphine Chelate Opening in a Reductive Elimination Reaction” Organometallics 2005, 24, 4624.

Crumpton-Bregel, D.M.; Goldberg, K.I. “Mechanisms of C-C and C-H Reductive Eliminations from Octahedral Pt(IV): Reaction via Five-Coordinate Intermediates or Direct Elimination?” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 9442.

Bregel, D.M.; Oldham, S.M.; Eisenberg, R. “Mechanistic Studies on the Addition of Dihydrogen to Tantalocene Complexes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13827.

Bregel, D.M.; Oldham, S.M.; Lachicotte, R.J.; Eisenberg, R. "A New Tantalum Dinitrogen Complex and a Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization Study of Its Reaction with Hydrogen" Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 4371.

Crumpton, D.M.; Goldberg, K.I. “Five-Coordinate Intermediates in Carbon-Carbon Reductive Elimination Reactions from Pt(IV)” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 962.

Crumpton, D.M.; Laitinen, R.A.; Smieja, J.; Cleary, D.A. “Thermal Analysis of Carbon Allotropes: An Experiment for Advanced Undergraduates” J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 590.

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