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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Eric Tillman

Eric Tillman

Department Chair and Fletcher Jones Professor

Degree Information
University of Southern California, Ph.D. Chemistry
California Polytechnic State University, B.S. Biochemistry

Grants and Awards
-UR grant Stereoregular Vinyl Polymers Prepared by Low Temperature Controlled Radical Polymerization$70,000; 2016-2019

- Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar, 2009-2014
- Excellence in Teaching in the Natural Sciences (William Pierce Boger, Jr.,M.D. Award), 2008, awarded by Bucknell University
- National Science Foundation, $130,000, 2013-2016  "RUI: Synthesis of Amine-Terminated Polymers Using Lewis Acid-Induced Methlyeneamines as Cationic Initiators"
- Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award $60,000, 2009-2014
- National Science Foundation, $135,000, 2008-2011 "RUI: Synthesis of Amine-Terminated Polymers Using Lewis Acid-Induced N-methyeneamines as Cationic Initiators"

Academic Appointments

  1.  Fletcher Jones Professor (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry), Santa Clara University, 2015-Present
  2.  Professor (Department of Chemistry), Bucknell University, 2012-2015
  3.  Associate Professor (Department of Chemistry), Bucknell University, 2008-2012
  4.  Assistant Professor  (Department of Chemistry), Bucknell University, 2002-2008

Heiler, K.E.*; Pan, C.W.*; Heiler, A.J.*; Wu, J.P.*; Tillman, E.S.Synthesis of Nitroxide End-Labeled Polymers By Capturing Polystyrene Radicals with Spin Traps” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2018 accepted and in press. 

Pan, C.*; Xia, K.*; Parker, S.*; Tillman, E.S.Identity of Low Molecular Weight Species Formed in End-to-End Cyclization Reactions Performed in THF” 2018 Polymers, 10, 844.

Pan, C.W.*; Tillman, E.S. Accurately Determining the Extent of Coupling in Post-Polymerization Reactions of Polystyrene” Polymers 2018, 10(1), 80.

Wu, J.P.; Pan, C.W.; Heiler, K.E.; Ching, M.E.; Tillman, E.S. “Altering the Effectiveness of Radical Traps in Atom Transfer Radical Coupling Reactions of Polymer Chains” Polymer 2017127, 66-76.

Arce, M.M.; Pan, C.W.; Thursby, M.M.; Wu, J.P.; Carnicom,E.M.; Tillman, E.S. “Influence of Solvent on Radical Trap Assisted Dimerization and Cyclization of Polystyrene Radicals” Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7804-7813.

McFadden, B.; Arce, M.M.; Abruzzese, J.; Herman, J.; Carnicom, E.M.; Tillman, E.S. “Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling of Diblock Copolymers as a Method of Forming Triblock Copolymers” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2016, 217, 2473-2482

Blackburn, S.C.; Myers, K.D.; Tillman, E.S. “Macrocyclic Poly(methyl acrylate) and Macrocyclic Poly(methyl acrylate-block-styrene) Synthesized by Radical Trap-assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Polymer 2015, 216, 1282-1290.

Blackburn, S.C.; Tillman, E.S. “Synthesis of Cyclic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Directly from Dihalogenated Precursors” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2015, 68, 284-292. 

Carnicom, E.M.; Abruzzese, J.A.; Sidebe, Y.; Myers, K.D.; Tillman, E.S. “Effect of Trapping Agent and Polystyrene Chain End Functionality on Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Polymers 2014, 6, 2737-2751.

Valente, C.J.; Schellenberger, A.M.; Tillman, E.S. “Dimerization of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Chains Using Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2226-2232

Carnicom, E.M.; Tillman, E.S. “Polymerization of Styrene and Cyclization to Macrocyclic Polystyrene in a One-pot, Two-Step Sequence” Reactive and Functional Polymers 2014, 80, 9-14.

Butcher, W.E.; Tillman, E.S.; Radzinski, S.C.; “Selective Formation of Diblock Copolymers Using Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2013, 3619-3626.  

Carnicom, E.M.; Coyne, W.E.; Myers, K.D.; Tillman, E.S. “One Pot, Two Step Sequence Converting Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Directly to Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Polymer, 2013, 5560-5567.  

Voter, A.F.; Tillman, E.S.; Findeis, P.; Radzinski, S.C.; "Synthesis of Macrocyclic Polymers Formed via Intramolecular Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling" ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 1066-1070. 

Pickett, P.D.; Radzinski, S.C.; Tillman, E.S. "Probing the Effects of Pi-pi Stacking on the Controlled Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Fluorinated Styrene" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2012, 1, 156-165.

Radzinski, S.C.; Tillman, E.S.; "Trapping Polystyrene Radicals With Nitrones: Synthesis of Polymers With Mid-Chain Alkoxyamine Functionality” Polymer 2011, 26, 6003-6010.  

Butcher, W.E.; Tillman, E.S. “Hydrogen Abstraction Followed by Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization: Synthesis of 2,7-Dibromofluorene-Labeled Polystyrene” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2011, 212, 2224-2233.  

Pickett, P.D.; Tillman, E.S.; Voter, A.F. "Effect of Pi-pi Stacking on the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Styrene" Polymer 2011, 52, 55-62. 

Richard, M.E.; Reese, K.P.; Stone, J.J.; Pickett, P.D.; Tillman, E.S.; Stockland Jr., R.A. "Probing the Steric Limits of Rhodium Catalyzed Hydrophosphinylation. E-H addition vs. Dimerization/Oligomerization/Polymerization" Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2011, 696, 123-129.


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