Marsha R. Baar
Professor of Chemistry
Trumbower Room 304
B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Marsha Baar's research involves the synthesis and characterization of a novel class of compound in which cryptands, three-dimensional cage molecules, are attached to fluorescing coumarins. This fluorescent portion of the molecule should enable the quantitative detection of the coumarocryptand and the host coumarocryptate. Dr. Baar is synthesizing a coumarocryptand that will selectively bind the heavy metal Pb2+. The compound could have potential clinical use in the detection of lead levels in blood.
CHM 203 Honors Organic Chemistry I
CHM 204 Honors Organic Chemistry II