Dr. Michael Huggins

Dr. Michael Huggins

Professor, Interim Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Bldg 11 , Room 220
Email:mhuggins@uwf.edu
Phone: 850-474-2741

A.A. - Chipola Junior. College, 1994
B.S. - University of West Florida, 1996
Ph.D - University of Nevada, Reno, 2000
Post-Doctoral Research - University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2002
University of West Florida since 2002

Awards:
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (2004)
Department of Chemistry Research Assistant of the Year (2000)
R. C. Fuson Graduate Fellow (1998-2000)
Department of Chemistry Teaching Assistant of the Year (1998)
Monsanto Award in Chemistry (1996)

Affiliations:
Working Group in Biological Chemistry
Project SEED
Pensacola Chapter, American Chemical Society

Courses Taught:
CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry I
CHM 2211 - Organic Chemistry II
CHM 2210L - Organic Chemistry. I Laboratory
CHM 2211L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHM 3740L -Advanced Laboratory Techniques
CHM 3230 - Organic Chemistry III
CHM 4912 - Chemistry Undergraduate Research Chemistry
CHM 4930 - Seminar: Special Topics in Advanced

Research:
Study of weak interactions (hydrogen bonding, p-p stacking, etc) in small molecule model systems in solution and the solid state as a method to control molecular recognition events.

Preparation and study of oligopyrrole-based anion receptors for use as chemosensors.

Synthesis of pyridine N-oxides for the study of weak hydrogen bonds involving C-H groups

Synthesis and characterization of dipyrrinone analogs for studies in hydrogen bonding and coordination chemistry

More information on research


Selected Publications [UWF Undergraduates Underlined & Project SEED (high school) students all caps]
Patents -
1. Nitzman, A.; Huggins, M.; Reeves, J.; Royappa, A. “Imidized and Amidized Rosin Compositions for Paper Sizes and other Applications”, Plasmine Technology, Inc, 2011, US 20110303376A1.
Books, Book Chapters or Invited Review Articles
1. Huggins, Michael T and Boiadjiev, Stefan, E “Molecular Recognition with Dipyrrinones”, Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, 2010, posted online April 6, 2010, awaiting printing of actual book.
2. Huggins, M. T.; Lightner, D. A.; Gurst, J. E. 2D NMR-based Organic Spectroscopy Problems; Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles [Undergraduates Italicized & Project SEED (high school) student all caps]
Walton, Ian; Davis, Marauo; Munro, Lyndsay; Catalano, Vincent J.; Cragg, Peter J.; Huggins, Michael T.; Wallace, Karl J. “A Fluorescent Dipyrrinone Oxime for the Detection of Pesticides and Other Organophosphates” Org. Lett., 2012, 2686-2689.
Walton, Ian; Davis, Marauo; Yang, Liu; Zhang, Yong; Tilman, Destin; Huggins, Michael. T.; Wallace, Karl J. Mag. Res. in Chemistry, 2011, 5, 205-212.

Huggins, Michael T, Salzmeda, N. Lightner, D. A. “Dipyrrinones as a Receptor for Carboxylic Acids” Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 3-4, 226-238.

Huggins, Michael. T.; Butler, Tyler; Barber, Patrick; Hunt, Jacob “Development of Pyrrole Sulfonamides as Potential Molecular Receptors”, Chem. Commun., 2009, 5254-5256.

Huggins, Michael T.; Barber, Patrick; FLORIAN, DAVID; and Howton, William “A Short, Efficient Syntheses of Pyrrole a-Amides”, Synthetic Communications, 2008, 38, 4226-4239.

Michael T. Huggins, Chris Musto, Lyndsay Munro, and Vincent J. Catalano "Molecular Recognition Studies with a Simple Dipyrrinone” , Tetrahedron, 2007, 63(52), 12994-12999.

Huggins, M. T.; Billiamoria, F. N. “Nuclear Overhauser Effect: An Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment” J. Chemical Education, 2007, 84(3), 471-474.