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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • PhD; Chemistry, 2021, University of Kansas
  • BS; Chemistry, 2017, Appalachian State University
Job 26:14 says, “These are but the outskirts of God’s ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of Him!” Participating in the research, study, and teaching of chemistry at MNU allows me and my students to actively search for and proclaim that whisper for His glory as we make new discoveries about this world that He created.
  • Comadoll, C. G., Henke, W. C., Hopkins Leseberg, J. A., Douglas, J. T., Oliver, A. G., Day, V. W., Blakemore, J. D.; “Examining the Modular Synthesis of [Cp*Rh] Monohydrides Supported by Chelating Diphosphine Ligands.” Organometallics, 2021, 40, 3808–3818.
  • Kumar, A. K., Comadoll, C. G., King, D. S., Day, V. W., Blakemore, J. D.; “Incorporation of [Cp*Rh] and [Cp*Ir] Species into Heterobimetallic Complexes via Protonolysis Reactivity and Dioximato Chelation.” Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 14047–14059.
  • Mori-Quiroz, L. M., Comadoll, C. G., Super, J. E., Clift, M. D.; “Exploiting Iminoquinones as Electrophilic at Nitrogen “N+” Synthons for C–N Bond Construction.” Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 7008–7013.
  • Modular and high-yielding synthesis of [Cp*Rh] hydrides via sequential reduction/protonation, Departmental Seminar, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, September 24, 2021.
  • Modular and high-yielding synthesis of [Cp*Rh] hydrides via sequential reduction/protonation, Fall 2021 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, August 23, 2021.
  • Investigating Photoisomerization by Acridinium Photocatalysts on Enamides and Enecarbamates, CCNU–KU Bilateral Graduate Student Workshop, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, October 16, 2019.

Research in the Comadoll Research Group is focused on the synthesis of new, diverse, organic small molecules to serve as multidentate ligands for transition metals and f-block elements. Students working with Dr. Comadoll will learn basic and advanced techniques utilized heavily in organic and organometallic synthesis (Schlenk air- and moisture-free synthesis techniques, chromatography purification methods, crystallization, and a variety of different spectroscopic characterization techniques). Learning these skills and improving their ability to think like a chemist will prepare any undergraduate student working with Dr. Comadoll for graduate school or the workforce.

2021                 J. K. Lee Summer Scholar (University of Kansas): awarded to three graduate students, including a full stipend through the Department of Chemistry which covers tuition and fees for the summer term

2021                 Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell Scholarship (University of Kansas): awarded to an exceptional female graduate student in the Department of Chemistry each year.

2020                 Ray Q. Brewster Award (University of Kansas): awarded to the top graduate teaching assistant of the year.

2017                 ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Award (Appalachian State University): awarded by the American Chemical Society to the top graduating senior student each year who demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and leadership.

2016                 Lloyd L. Hobbs Scholarship (Appalachian State University): awarded to the top Chemistry major of the year.

2016                 A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry Scholarship (Appalachian State University): awarded to the top undergraduate Chemistry majors each year.