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David L. McFadden

Professor of Chemistry

Co-Chair, Undergraduate Chemistry Studies

Contact Information:
mcfadden@bc.edu
617-552-3614

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1972-1973

Selected Honors & Awards:

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1977


Professor McFadden’s research involved kinetics and dynamics of free radical and electron attachment reactions in the gas phase. As chair of the Chemistry Undergraduate Studies Committee, he plays an active and integral role in the development of undergraduate curricula and research opportunity programs. Professor McFadden also teaches physical and introductory chemistry and advanced instrumentation laboratory to undergraduates.

Representative Key Publications:

"Gas-Phas Atom-Radical Kinetics of Atomic Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Reactions with Fluoromethylene Radicals," Tsai; C. P.; McFadden, D. L. J. Phys. Chem. 1990, 94, 3298.

"Electron Attachment Reactions of Perfluoroalkyl Transition Metal Carbonyls: Rate Constants and Product Analysis", Marotta, C. J.; Tsai, C. P.; McFadden, D. L. J. Phys. Chem. 1989, 91, 2194.

"Kinetic Study of Electronically Metastable Nitrogen Atoms, N(2DJ ), by Electron Spin Resonance Absorption", Fell, B.; Rivas, I.V.; McFadden, D. L. J. Phys. Chem. 1981, 85, 224.