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Kraig WheelerKraig Wheeler

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3643
Fax: 509.777.4943
Office Location: Robinson Science Hall 308


Ph.D. Brandies University B.A. University of Minnesota

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Molecular engineered functional materials. Solid-state organic reactions. Quasiracemates – molecular shape based molecular recognition. Construction of predictable crystalline frameworks from donor-acceptor non-bonded interactions. X-ray crystallography.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

-“Mapping the Structural Boundaries of Quasiracemate Fractional Crystallization using 2-Substituted Diarylamides,” Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 4601-4604. Tinsley, I. C.; Spaniol, J. M.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Accessing Centnerszwer’s Quasiracemate – Molecular Shape Controlled Molecular Recognition,” RSC Advances 2016, 6, 64921-64929. Spaniol, J.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Crystal Photodimerization Reactions of Spatially Engineered Isocoumarin Assemblies,” Crystal Grown & Design, 2016, 16, 1781-1785. Weerasinghe, M. S., Karlson, S. T., Lu, Y.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Tröger’s Base Quasiracemates and Crystal Packing Tendencies,” Crystal Engineering Communications 2014, 16, 7251-7258. Cross, J. T.; Rossi, N. A.; Serafin, M. F.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Chiral Transmission to Crystal Photodimerizations of Leucine-Methionine Quasiracemic Assembles,” RSC Advances 2014, 4, 8125-8131. Lu, Y.; Bolokowicz, A. J.; Reeb, S. A.; Wiseman, J. D.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Solid-State Photodimerization Reactions of Racemic and Homochiral Phenylalanine Sulfonamidecinnamic Acids” Crystal Engineering Communications 2013, 15, 27-30. Yan, Z.; Bolokowicz, A. J.; Collett, T. K.; Reeb, S. A.; Wiseman, J. D.; Wheeler, K. A. -“Rediscovering Pasteur’s Quasiracemates,” Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 2008, 47, 78-81. Wheeler, K.A.; Grove, R. C.; Davis, R. E.; Kassel, W.S.