B.Sc., 1954, Ph.D., 1957, D.Sc., 1970, University of London, UK;
Postdoctoral Associate, 1957-58, University of North
NRC Fellow, 1958-60, McMaster University;
Research Chemist, 1960-62, American Cyanamid Co.;
Assistant Prof. Queen's 1962, Associate 1966, Full 1970
Syntex Award in Physical Organic Chemistry, 1985, Canadian Society for Chemistry;
Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada
Member of International Committee to evaluate research in physical organic
chemistry in Swedish Universities for Swedish Natural Sciences Research
Council, and of Berkeley National Tritium Lab.
Trustee, International Isotope Society
Canadian representative on IUPAC (International Union of Pure & Applied
Chemistry) Committee for CHEMRAWN - Chemical Research Applied to World Needs
1996 Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Minisymposium dedicated to Buncel
Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry dedicated to Buncel (1998).
R.U. Lemieux Award in Organic Chemistry - Canadian Society for Chemistry
Fellow, World Innovation Foundation (2001).
Chernoff Hall, Room
Chernoff Hall, Room 339 (lab)
Department of Chemistry
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533-2653 (office)
(613) 533 6000 x 74855 (lab)
Fax: (613) 533-6669
Research conducted in our laboratory utilizes physical
organic chemistry as it borders on bioorganic, bioinorganic, environmental and materials chemistry.
Our studies have encompassed mechanisms, structure-activity relationships, and the
synthesis and investigations of novel compounds with unusual properties. Methods used
include fast and slow kinetics by spectrophotometric techniques, isotopic labeling,
multi-nuclear NMR, HPLC, etc...for which excellent instrumentation is available. These
studies are supplemented by computational methods, e.g. ab initio, semi-empirical.
Close ties are maintained with industry (Xerox). Collaborations in research
include Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Chemical Engineering and
Civil Engineering, and in countries around the world.
Current projects in our lab are multifarious in nature, and come under the following