TN Governor's School Animations

Olefin Metathesis ReactionsTeam
IntroductionJ.D. & Brooke
Cross Metathesis (CM)Vidushi & Kelley
Ring Closing Metathesis (RCM)Emily & Divya
Ring Opening Methathesis (ROM)Brooke & J.D.
Ring Opening Methathesis Polymerization (ROMP)Divya & Emily
Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) PolymerizationMia, Vidushi, & Marie
EthenolysisMarie & Mia
Addition Reactions 
Hydrogenation of an Unsaturated Fatty AcidKelley

This project was created by students in the TN Governor's School for Emerging Technologies under the direction of TTU Chemistry Faculty Instructor Janet Coonce. Contact: Program Directors: Dr. Doug Talbert, Department of Computer Science and Dr. Chris Wilson, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

For now, these animations seem to work best in Internet Explorer or Chrome stable, but we are actively working to make updates and improvements.

Selected References:

"Press Release: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005". Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. Jun 2014. <>

Baughman, T. W.; Wagener, K. B. Recent Advances in ADMET Polymerization. Adv. Polym. Sci. 2005, 176, 1-42.

Casey, C. P. 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 192-195.

Schrock, Richard R. "Synthesis of Stereoregular Polymers through Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization." Accounts of Chemical Research. Article ASAP. Publication Date (Web): June 6, 2014.