Dr. Michael Huggins

Dr. Michael Huggins

Professor, Interim Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Bldg 11 , Room 220
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

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)

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

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.