Professor of Chemistry
B.S. (Chemistry) 1970, Furman University
Ph.D. (Chemistry) 1974, Oregon State University
Teaching Interests: Physical Chemistry, General Chemistry
Research Interests: Gas phase electron diffraction, conformational
analysis and barriers to internal rotation, vibrational spectroscopy, molecular structure
and dynamics. Detailed descriptions of current research
projects are available.
- Shen and M. Traetteberg, “The Molecular Structure of
2,2,4,4,6,6-Hexamethyl -3,5-trimethylenecyclohexane As Determined by Gas-phase
Electron Diffraction” J. Org. Chem., 69, 2094-98 (2004).
- Shen, Q., and Traetteberg, M., “A Reinvestigation of the Molecular
Structure of 4,4,8,8,12,12-Hexamethyltrispiro[2,1,2,1,2,1]dodecane” J. Mol.
Struct. 657, 185-189 (2003).
- Shen, Q., and Traetteberg, M., “The Molecular Structure of the anti
Conformation of Vinylcyclopropane As Determined by Combined Electron
Diffraction and Microwave Analysis” J. Mol. Struct.,654, 161-165
- Shen, Q., Walker, JP*, Traetteberg, M., “Molecular Structure and
Conformation of 2,2 Dichlorocyclopropylbenzene as Determined by Ab Initio
Calculations and Gas-Phase Electron Diffraction“ J. Mol. Struct. 648,
K.; Shen, Q.; Carter,
R.;* Marion, M.* “Molecular Structure and
Conformation of 1,1-Dicholor-2-propanone, CHCl2–C(=O)–CH3,
as Determined by Gas-Phase Electron Diffraction and ab initio
Molecular Orbital Calculations,” J. Phys. Chem. A 106,
- Shen, Q., Wells, C.*, Traetteberg , M., Bohn, R.K., Willis, A., and Knee,
J., “The Molecular Structure and Conformation of Cyclopropylbenzene as
Determined by Ab Initio Molecular Orbital Calculations, Pulsed-Jet Fourier
Transform Microwave Spectroscopic and Gas-Phase Electron Diffraction
Investigations,” J. Org. Chem. 66,
- Bickford, C., and Shen, Q., “Molecular structure and pseudorotational
motion of bromocyclopentane as determined by gas-phase electron diffraction,”
J. Mol. Struct. 567-568, 269-274 (2001).
- Shen, Q., Kuhns, J.*, Hagen, K., and Richardson, A.D., “The molecular
structure of 2-bromostyrene and (E)b-bromostyrene
obtained by gas-phase electron diffraction and ab intio molecular orbital
calculations,” J. Mol. Struct. 567-568, 73-83 (2001).
Asterisks indicate undergraduate student co-authors who conducted their research in
collaboration with a faculty member at Colgate.
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