Book Contributions

Hydrogen Bromide”  Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A.,Ed.; Wiley:  New York, 1995, p 2704.


Hydrogen Chloride”  Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley:  New York, 1995, p 2707.

Hydrogen Iodide”  Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J.; Harvey, R. G. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley:  New York, 1995, p 2728.     


Hydrazoic Acid”  Breton, G. W.; Kropp, P. J. in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Paquette, L. A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1995, p 2685

     Scholarly Research Articles

"Computational, 1H NMR, and X-ray structural studies on 1-arylurazole tetrazane dimers" Martin, K. L.; Breton, G. W. Acta Crystallographica Section C 2017, C73, 660-666.

An ab initio Study of the Effect of Substituents on the n-> pi* Interactions between 7-Azaindole and 2,6-Difluorosubstituted Pyridines” Singh, S. K.; Das, A.; Breton, G. W. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2016, 6258-6269.

Intermediacy of  Persistent Urazole Radical and an Electrophilic Diazenium Species in the Acid-Catalyzed Reaction of MeTAD with Anisole” Breton, G. W.; Suroviec, A. H. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 81, 206-214.

Substituted 2-(Dimethylamino)biphenyl-2′-carboxaldehydes as Substrates for Studying nπ Bürgi–Dunitz Trajectory” Breton, G. W.; Crasto, C. J. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80, 7375-7384.

“Unexpected Sigma Bond Rupture during the Reaction of N-Methyl-1,2,4- triazoline-3,5-dione with Acenaphthylene and Indene” Breton, G. W.; Hughes, J. S.; Pitchko, T. J.; Martin, K. M.; Hardcastle, K. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, 79, 8212-8220.

Alternative Synthetic Routes to N-Methyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (MeTAD) and other Triazolinedione derivatives” Breton, G. W.; Turlington, M. Tetrahedron Letters 2014, 55, 4661-4663.

Convenient Synthesis of Monobenzylated Hydrazides via Aqueous Zinc-Mediated Addition Reactions” Breton, G. W. Synthetic Communications, 2014, 44, 1128-1136.

Application of Radical Cation Spin Density Maps toward the Prediction of Photochemical Reactivity between N-Methyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione and Substituted Benzenes” Breton, G. W.; Hoke, K. R. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 78, 4697-4707.

Acid-Catalyzed Reactions of N-Methyl-1,2,4-Triazoline-3,5-Dione (MeTAD) with Some Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons” Breton, G. W. Advanced Chemistry Letters, 2013,1, 68-73.

“Synthesis of Monoaryl Hydrazides via the BF3 Catalyzed Reaction of Diethyl Azodicarboxylate with Substituted Benzenes” Breton, G. W.; Grigalunas, M. J.; Hughes, J. S. American Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012, 26, 132-135.

One-Pot Synthesis of Novel 2,3-Dihydro-1H-indazoles” Breton, G. W.; Lepore, A. J.           Molecules, 2011, 16, 9553-9561.

Acid•Catalyzed Reaction of 4-Methyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (MeTAD) with Substituted Benzenes”  Breton, G. W.  Tetrahedron Letters, 2011, 52, 733-735.

Thermal Decomposition of meso- and d,l-3,4-diethyl-3,4-dimethyldiazetine-N,N'-dioxide”  Breton, G. W.; Nickerson, J. E.; Greene, A. M.; Oliver, L. H. Organic Letters 2007, 9, 3005-3008.

Synthesis of a Stereochemically Defined 1,2-Diazetine-N,N'-Dioxide and a Study of Its Thermal Decomposition” Breton, G. W.; Oliver, L. H.; Nickerson, J. E. Journal of                Organic Chemistry 2007, 72, 1412-1416.

Thermal Decomposition of a Series of 1,2–Diazetines” Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2003, 68, 8643-8649.

Are 1,2-Dihydrodiazetes Aromatic? An Experimental and Computational Investigation” Breton, G. W.; Martin, K. L. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2002, 67, 6699–6704.

Seed Chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (Mamane) in Relation to Diet of Specialist Avain Seed Predator Loxioides bailleui (Palila) in Hawaii” Banko, P. C.; Cipollini, M. K.; Breton, G. W.; Pauk, E.; Wink M.; Izhaki, I. Journal of Chemical Ecology 2002, 28, 1393–1410.

Synthesis of 1,2-Diazetines via a Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Approach”  Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H.; Hughey, C. A.; Perala, S. M.; Hicks, A. D. Organic Letters 2001, 3, 3185–3187.

Use of Cyclic Allylic Bromides in the Zinc-Mediated Aqueous Barbier-Grignard Reaction”  Breton, G. W.; Shugart, J. H.; Hughey, C. A.; Conrad, B. P.; Perala, S. M. Molecules 2001, 6, 655-662.

Further Studies of the Thermal and Photochemical Diels-Alder Reactions of N–Methyl–1,2,4–triazoline-3,5–dione (MeTAD) with Naphthalene and Some Substituted Naphthalenes” Breton, G. W.;  Newton, K. A. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2000, 65, 2863–2869.


Surface–Mediated Reactions.  8.  Oxidation of Sulfides and Sulfoxides with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide and OXONE”  Kropp, P. J.; Breton, G. W.; Fields, J. D.; Tung, J. C.; Loomis, B. R. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2000, 122, 4280–4285.

Acetylation of Unsymmetrical Diols in the Presence of Al2O3” Breton, G. W.; Kurtz, M. J.; Kurtz, S. L. Tetrahedron Letters 1997, 38, 3825–3828.

Selective Monoacetylation of Unsymmetrical Diols using SiO2 Supported Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate” Breton, G. W. Journal of Organic Chemistry 1997, 62, 8952–8954.

Surface–Mediated Reactions.  5.  Oxidation of Sulfides, Sulfoxides, and Alkenes with tert–Butyl Hydroperoxide”  Breton, G. W.; Fields, J. D.; Kropp, P. J. Tetrahedron Letters 1995, 36, 3825.

Surface–Mediated Reactions.  6.  Effects of Silica Gel and Alumina on Acid–Catalyzed Reactions”  Kropp, P. J.; Breton, G. W.; Craig, S. L.; Crawford, S. D.; Durland, W. F.; Jones, III, J. E.; Raleigh, J. S. Journal of Organic Chemistry 1995, 60, 4146.

Surface–Mediated Reactions.  3.  Hydrohalogenation of Alkenes” Kropp, P. J.; Daus, K. A.; Tubergen, M. W.; Kepler, K. D.; Wilson, V. P.; Craig, S. L.; Baillargeon, M. M.; Breton, G. W.  J. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1993, 115, 3071.

     Scholarly Educational Articles


“The Synthesis of Isoamyl Acetate (Banana Oil) via an SN2 Reaction”  Breton, G. W.           Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 6-8.

“Electrophilic Aromatic Chlorination:  Synthesis of the Fungicide Chloroneb”  Breton, G. W. Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 89-90.

“Free Radical Bromination of 2-Methylbutane and Analysis by 1H NMR Spectroscopy” Breton, G. W. Chem. Educator 2005, 10, 298-299.

“Multi-Week Synthesis of a Sunscreen Agent for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory” Breton, G. W.; Belk, M. K. Chem. Educator 2004, 9, 27-29.

"A Heated Cuvette Holder for Fiber-Optic Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers" Breton, G. W.; Kinzer, D.; Shugart, J. H. Chem. Educator 2003, 8, 199-200.n

“Using Writing to Enhance the Undergraduate Research Experience”  Bressette, A. R.; Breton, G. W. J. Chem. Ed. 2001, 78, 1626–1627.

“Student–Determined Values for the Calculation of Chemical Shifts of Methylene Protons in Different Chemical Environments” Breton, G. W. J.Chem.Ed. 2000, 77, 81–83.

“An Inexpensive Commercially Available Analog-to-Digital Converter”  Breton, G. W. J.Chem.Ed. 2000, 77, 262.

“Investigating a Reaction of N–Methyltriazolinedione” Breton, G. W. The Chemical Educator 1999, Vol. 4, No. 4.

“A Grignard–Like Organic Reaction in Water” Breton, G. W.;Hughey, C. A. J.Chem.Ed. 1998,75, 85–86.


“Photodimerization of Anthracene.  A [4p+4p] Photochemical Cycloadddition” Breton, G. W.; Vang, X. J.Chem.Ed. 1998,75,81–82.


“Generation and Observation of Cyclopentadienyl Anion” Breton, G. W. The Chemical Educator 1997, Vol. 2, No. 6.

“The Wittig Reaction:  Generation, Observation and Reactivity of a Phosphorous Ylide Intermediate.  An Experiment for the Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course” Breton, G. W. J. Chem. Ed. 1997, 74, 114–115.


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