Kevin Czerwinski

Professor of Chemistry

Specialty: Organic Chemistry


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • B.S., Chemistry - University of Wisconsin - Stevens Poin

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

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“(ή6-2-Bromo-1,1’-biphenyl)-tricarbonylchromium” Czerwinski, C.J.; Guzei, I.A.; Cordes, T.J.; Czerwinski, K.M.; Mlodik, N.A. Acta Cryst. 2003, C59, m499-m500.

"An Improved Synthesis of Canthin-6-one" Czerwinski, K.M.; Zificsak, C. A.; Stevens, J.; Oberbeck, M.; Randlett, C.; King, M.; Mennen, S.M. Syn. Comm. 2003, 33(7), 1225-1231.

"Enantiospecific Formation of Trans-1,3-Disubstituted Tetrahydro-b-carbolines by the Pictet-Spengler Reaction and Conversion of Cis Diastereomers into Their Trans Counterparts by Scission of the C-1/N-2 Bond" Cox, E.D.; Hamaker, L.K.; Li, J.; Yu, P.; Czerwinski, K.M.; Deng, L.; Bennett, D.W.; Cook, J.M.; Watson, W.H.; Krawiec, M. J. Org. Chem. 1997, 62, 44-61.

Czerwinski, K. M.; Cook, J. M. "Stereochemical Control of the Pictet-Spengler Reaction in the Synthesis of Natural Products." In Advances in Heterocyclic Natural Product Synthesis ; Pearson, W., Ed.; JAI Press: Greenwich, 1996; Vol. 3. pp 217-277.

"Evaluation of Functionalized Tryptophan Derivatives and Related Compounds as Competetive Inhibitors of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase," Peterson, A.C.; Migawa, M.T.; Martin, M.J.; Hamaker, L.K.; Czerwinski, K.M.; Zhang, W.; Arend, R.A.; Fisette, P.L.; Ozaki, Y.; Will, J.A.; Brown, R.R.; Cook, J.M. Med. Chem. Res. 1994, 3, 531.

“First Total Synthesis of Aervine: a General Approach to Methoxy Substituted Canthin- 6-ones," Cobb, P.; Mennen, S.; Zick, B.; Czerwinski, K.M., 39th Annual National Organic Chemistry Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, Abstract No. A-55, 12 June 2005.

“Synthesis and Structure of (2-Bromo-1,1’-biphenyl)tricarbonylchromium,” Czerwinski, C.J.; Guzei, I.; Cordes, T.J.; Czerwinski, K.M., Mlodik, N.A.; Miller, P.D., American Chemical Society - La Crosse-Winona Section Meeting, LaCrosse, WI, 18 February,2004.

“Progress Toward the First Total Synthesis of Aervine,” Mennen, S.; Miller, T.; Zick, B.; Czerwinski, K.M., 34th Annual Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Minneapolis, MN, Abstract No. 45, 2 June 2002.

“An Improved Synthesis of Canthin-6-one,” Zificsak, C. A.; Czerwinski, K. M.; Oberbeck, M.; Stevens, J.; King, M.; Randlett, C.; Mennen, S.M., American Chemical Society - Central Wisconsin Section Meeting, Marshfield, WI, 23 January 2002.

"Investigation of the Medicinal Properties of Canthinone Indole Alkaloids," Czerwinski, K.M., Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, 17 November 2000.

"Progress Toward the Synthesis of Methoxy Substituted Canthin-6-one Indole Alkaloids," Zificsak, C. A.; Allen, M. S.; Czerwinski, K. M.; Oberbeck, M.; Stevens, J.; King, M.; Randlett, C., 220th Annual American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, Abstract No. 408, 22 August 2000.