Thomas Nicholas Jones

Associate Professor of ChemistryNicholas Jones, 2012

Chemistry Summer Research Program Coordinator

Ph.D. Chemistry, Montana State University, 2003

B.S. - Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, 1996
Office: Ardolf Science Center 250
Phone:  (320) 363-5094

Courses Taught:  

Organic Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Chemical Literature

Research/Professional Interests:

My research is focused on the synthesis of small molecules.  The variety of projects include methodology development, total synthesis and bioinorganic model systems.


  1. Yoshimura, A.*; Koski, S. R.; Kastern, B. J.; Fuchs, J. M.; Jones, T. N.; Yusubova, R. Y.; Nemykin, V. N.; Zhdankin V. V.* “Hypoiodite-Mediated Cyclopropanation of Alkenes“ Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 5895–5898. 10.1002/chem.201402372

  2. Schaller, C. P.*; Graham, K. J.; Johnson, B. J.; Fazal, M. A.; Jones, T. N.; McIntee, E. J.; Jakubowski, H. V. “Developing and Implementing a Reorganized Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum Based on the Foundational Chemistry Topics of Structure, Reactivity, and Quantitation“ J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91, 321-328.

  3. Wang, G-Q.;  Guan, Z.; Tang, R-C.; Ostojic, Z.; Jones, T.N.; Wu, T-T.; He, Y-H.* "A simple preparation of ethyl 2,5-dimethylfuran-3-carboxylate and 2,5-dimethylfuran-3,4-dicarboxylic acid from diethyl 2,3-diacetylsuccinate" J Heterocycl. Chem. 2009, 46, 540-543.

  4. Jones, T.N.*; McClure, C.K.* "Synthesis of 4-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydropyridinium Tetrafluoroborate Salts and 4-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydropyridines" Synlett 2009, 8, 1289-1290.

  5. Graham, K.J.*; Johnson, B.J.; Jones, T.N.; McIntee, E.J.; Schaller, C.P. "An Organic Chemistry Laboratory Practical: Designing and Conducting a Purification Scheme" J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1644-1645.