UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Karl Peterson

Peterson, Karl

Karl Peterson

Chemistry Department Chair, Professor
member of graduate faculty

Chemistry and Biotechnology
Office: 253a Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-4515

Email: karl.peterson@uwrf.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 1997, Iowa State University
  • Thesis: Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Organic Transformations Employing Oxygen Gas as the Stoichiometric Reoxidant, Adviser: Professor Richard C. Larock
  • B.S., Chemistry, 1992, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Courses Taught:

CHEM 120: Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 121 and 122: General Chemistry I and II Lecture and Laboratory
CHEM 130 lab: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
CHEM 231 and 232: Introductory Organic Chemistry I and II
CHEM 231h and 232/233h: Organic Chemistry Honors Session
CHEM 233 lab: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
CHEM 236 and 237: Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
CHEM 333/334: Organic Synthesis
CHEM 480: Chemical Communications and Research
 

Research Interests:

  • Natural product organic synthesis.
  • Synthetic methodology development.
  • Undergraduate laboratory experiments.

Publications:

"Isobutylene Dimerization Repackaged as a Problem-Based Exercise" Mariah L. Schuster, Karl P. Peterson, Stacey A. Stoffregen manuscript submitted to the Journal of Chemical Education

“Zebrafish Heart Failure Models for the Evaluation of Chemical Probes and Drugs”, Hunag, Cheng-Chen; Monte, Aaron; Cook, James; Kabir, Mohd Shahjahan; Peterson, Karl P. Assay & Drug Development Technologies 2013, 11(9/10), 561.

“Determination of the Hammett Equation Rho Constant for the Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Benzoate Esters” J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85(4), 558-560.

“The Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Allylic and Benzylic Alcohols” J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 3185-89 Karl P. Peterson and Richard C. Larock.

“Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Cyclization of Olefinic Tosylamides” J. Org. Chem. 1996, 61, 3584. Richard C. Larock, Timothy R. Hightower, Lisa A. Hasvold and Karl P. Peterson 

 

“Using computational chemistry to complement technique and preparative exercises throughout the organic chemistry laboratory” by Karl P. Peterson and Stacey Stoffregen. Oral presentation at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.

“Simple continuously extracting steam distillation apparatus for the organic laboratory” by Karl P. Peterson and Ross Jilk. Poster presentation at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.

“Design and Implementation of an Introductory Organic First Chemistry Curriculum” by M. Kahlow, R. Jilk, D. Marchand, B. Nielsen, K Peterson, M. Pala, J. Rosenthal, D. Rusterholz, J. Schneider, and S. Stoffregen.  Poster presentation at the NSF CCLI/TUES PI conferences, January 2013.

“The University of Wisconsin – River Falls Organic First Curriculum” David B. Rusterholz, Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, Daniel Marchand, Barbara Nielsen, Karl Peterson, Magdalena Pala, Jeff Rosenthal, Jamie Schneider, and Stacey Stoffregen, CHED#457 American Chemical Society 244th National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012.

“Filling the Gaps in an Organic First Introductory Curriculum with a Fifth Course in Organic Synthesis” by M. Kahlow, R. Jilk, D. Marchand, B. Nielsen, K Peterson, M. Pala, J. Rosenthal, D. Rusterholz, J. Schneider, and S. Stoffregen. Oral presentation at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Pennsylvania State University. July 2012

"Teaching Organic first: Implementing an Organic first laboratory course" Ross Jilk, Karl P. Peterson. Poster presentation at the BCCE 2010. Denton, TX.

"Teaching organic first:  Assessing curricular change" Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal, Jamie L. Schneider, Cory Windorff. Poster presentation at the BCCE 2010. Denton, TX.

"Incorporating computational chemistry exercises throughout the organic laboratory curriculum: From understanding molecular geometry to rationalizing observed reactivity" Stacey Stoffregen and Karl P. Peterson. Oral presentation at the BCCE 2010. Denton, TX.

"Teaching organic first: A natural extension to atoms first" Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal, Jamie L. Schneider. Oral presentation at the BCCE 2010. Denton, TX.

“Isobutylene Dimerization Repackaged as a Problem-Based Exercise” Karl P. Peterson and Stacey A. Stoffregen. Poster presentation at the 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. October 21-23, 2009. Iowa City, IA.

“Implementing and Assessing an Organic First Curriculum” Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl P. Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal and Jamie Schneider. Poster presentation by at the 2009 UW-System Chemistry Faculty Meeting. October 16, 2009. Racine, WI.

“1H NMR Identification of Commercial Cooking Oils in the Organic Laboratory” Karl P. Peterson, Ross Jilk, and Tara A. Ladlie. Poster presentation at the 2009 Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. May 13-16, 2009. Lincolnshire, IL.

“Developing and Implementing an Organic First Curriculum” Ross Jilk, Michael Kahlow, David B. Rusterholz, Barb Nielsen, Magdalena Pala, Karl P. Peterson, Jeff Rosenthal and Jamie Schneider. Poster presentation at the 2009 Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. May 13-16, 2009. Lincolnshire, IL.

“Confirmation of Conformation: Molecular Modeling Meets Experiment in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory” Karl P. Peterson. Oral presentation at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. August 17-21, 2008. Philadelphia, PA.

“Toward the Synthesis of (-)-Incarvilline and (-)-Incarvillateine” Karl P. Peterson. Poster presentation at the 2006 Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Milwaukee, WI, May 31-June 2.

“Enantioselective Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Organic Transformations: An Opportunity for Undergraduate Research at UW-River Falls”, UW-River Falls Seminar Series, S’01

“The Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Allylic and Benzylic Alcohols” J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 3185-89 Karl P. Peterson and Richard C. Larock.

“Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Oxidation of Allylic and Benzylic Alcohols” Karl P. Peterson and Richard C. Larock. Poster presentation for Pacifichem Conference, Dec. 17-22, 1995, Honolulu, Hawaii