Department of Chemistry
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James Pennington
Instructional Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3255

P: 979-845-2686
F: 979-845-4719
Web Sites Areas of Interest
  • Chemical Education
  • Organic Chemistry

Educational Background

Ph. D., University of Michigan

Awards & Recognition

  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching (2007)
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Teaching (2015)

Selected Publications

  • "Studies on Taxaddiene Synthase: Interception of the Cyclization Cascade at the Berticillene Stage and Rearrangement to Phomactatriene", Siew Yin Chow, Howard J. Williams, James D. Pennington, Samik Nanda, Joseph H. Reibenspies, and A. Ian Scott, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 6204-6209.
  • "Models for Taxol Biosynthesis: SeO2 Oxidation of Taxadiene", Q. Huang, J. D. Pennington, H. J. Williams, A. I. Scott, Synthetic Communications 2006, 36, 2577-2585.
  • "Toward a Stable Apoptolidin Derivative: Identification of Isoapoptolidin and Selective Deglycosylation of Apoptolidin" James D. Pennington, Howard J. Williams, Arthur R. Solomons, Gary A. Sulikowski Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 3823-3825.