Publications

Walters NA, Amberger BK, Esselman B, Woods RC, McMahon RJ. Millimeter-wave spectroscopy of syn formyl azide (HC(O)N-3) in seven vibrational states. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. 2017;331:71-81.
Esselman B, Hill NJ. Integration of Computational Chemistry into the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum. Journal of Chemical Education. 2016;93:932-936.
Orr VL, Esselman B, Dorman PM, Amberger BK, Guzei IA, Woods RC, et al.. Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy, X-ray Crystal Structure, and Quantum Chemical Studies of Diketene: Resolving Ambiguities Concerning the Structure of the Ketene Dimer. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2016;120:7753-7763.
Esselman B, Hill NJ, Tucker WB, Zdanovskaia MA, Habib AD. Deeper Analysis of the EAS Nitration of Bromobenzene: A Computational and Spectroscopic Study for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory. Chemical Educator. 2016;21:166-172.
Esselman B, Hill NJ. Proper Resonance Depiction of Acylium Cation: A High-Level and Student Computational Investigation. Journal of Chemical Education. 2015;92:660-663.
Li HM, Li DQ, Zeng XQ, Liu K, Beckers H, Schaefer HF, et al.. Toward Understanding the Decomposition of Carbonyl Diazide (N-3)(2)C=O and Formation of Diazirinone cycl-N2CO: Experiment and Computations. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2015;119:8903-8911.
Amberger BK, Esselman B, Stanton JF, Woods RC, McMahon RJ. Precise equilibrium structure determination of hydrazoic acid (HN3) by millimeter-wave spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2015;143.
Esselman B, Emmert FL, Wiederhold AJ, Thompson SJ, Slipchenko LV, McMahon RJ. Thermal Isomerizations of Diethynyl Cyclobutadienes and Implications for Fullerene Formation. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2015;80:11863-11868.
Hein SM, Kopitzke RW, Nalli TW, Esselman B, Hill NJ. Use of H-1, C-13, and F-19-NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Modeling To Explore Chemoselectivity in the Formation of a Grignard Reagent. Journal of Chemical Education. 2015;92:548-552.
Hill NJ, Bowman MD, Esselman B, Byron SD, Kreitinger J, Leadbeater NE. Ligand-Free Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions Using an Inexpensive Aqueous Palladium Source: A Synthetic and Computational Exercise for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education. 2014;91:1054-1057.
Amberger BK, Esselman B, Woods RC, McMahon RJ. Millimeter-wave spectroscopy of carbonyl diazide, OC(N-3)(2). Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. 2014;295:15-20.
Esselman B, Amberger BK, Shutter JD, Daane MA, Stanton JF, Woods RC, et al.. Rotational spectroscopy of pyridazine and its isotopologs from 235-360 GHz: Equilibrium structure and vibrational satellites. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2013;139.
Nolan AM, Amberger BK, Esselman B, Thimmakondu VS, Stanton JF, Woods RC, et al.. Carbonyl Diazide, OC(N-3)(2): Synthesis, Purification, and IR Spectrum. Inorganic Chemistry. 2012;51:9846-9851.
George L, Kalume A, Reid SA, Esselman B, McMahon RJ. Spectroscopic and computational studies of matrix-isolated iso-CXBr3 (X = F, Cl, Br): Structure, properties, and photochemistry of substituted iso-tribromomethanes. Journal of Molecular Structure. 2012;1025:61-68.
Esselman B, McMahon RJ. Effects of Ethynyl Substitution on Cyclobutadiene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2012;116:483-490.
Preston TJ, Dutta M, Esselman B, Kalume A, George L, McMahon RJ, et al.. Formation and relaxation dynamics of iso-CH(2)Cl-I in cryogenic matrices. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2011;135.
George L, Kalume A, Esselman B, Wagner J, McMahon RJ, Reid SA. Spectroscopic and computational studies of matrix-isolated iso-CHBr(3): Structure, properties, and photochemistry of iso-bromoform. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2011;135.
George L, Kalume A, Esselman B, McMahon RJ, Reid SA. Pulsed Jet Discharge Matrix Isolation and Computational Study of Bromine Atom Complexes: Br center dot center dot center dot BrXCH(2) (X = H, Cl, Br). Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2011;115:9820-9827.
Shaffer CJ, Esselman B, McMahon RJ, Stanton JF, Woods RC. Attempted Isolation and Characterization of Diazirinone (N2CO). Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2010;75:1815-1821.
Esselman B, Mencer DE. Inclusion of NMR Spectroscopy in High School Chemistry: Two Approaches. In Modern NMR Spectroscopy in Education. 2007. pp. 77-90.