Dr. Marilyn Martin-Schwan 

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Ph. D. – University of North Dakota – Chemistry, August, 1987

MS. – University of Maine – Chemistry, May, 1981

B. A. – University of Maine – Chemistry, May, 1978

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry ( traditional and at the 3M Corporation)
  • Quantum Theory
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Chemistry ( Adult Degree Program)
  • Developing Science Literacy
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to the Chemical Literature
  • Senior Seminar
  • Physical World
  • ” Calcium Binding to Polyacrylic Acid “, presented at the Forty Fifth Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, February 1994.
  • ” A Chemiluminescence Technique for Studying Dynamic Behavior of Trace Element Species in Environmental Systems “, Sorour Amirhaeri, Robert Koons, Marilyn E. Martin, and Howard Patterson, Water Res. 18(1) p. 87 (1984)
  • ” Multistate Luminescence, Absorption, and MCD Studies of the Relative Energies of
    d-d, and d-p, and n,p – p* Transitions for the Cis and Trans Isomers of Dichlorobis(pyridine) – Platinum (II) “, Marilyn E. Martin, Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Martha Hsu, John Tewksbury, Michel Laurent, Kasi Viswanath, and Howard H. Patterson, Inorg. Chem., 22, p.647 (1983)
  • ” The Interaction of Platinum Anticancer Compounds with DNA “, presented at the Seventh Maine Biomedical Symposium – Gorham, Maine, June 1981, Paul Coussens, Marilyn E. Martin, and Howard H. Patterson
  • ” Luminescence, Absorption, MCD, and NQR Study of the Cis and Trans Isomers of Dichlorodiamine Platinum (II) “, Howard H. Patterson, John C. Tewksbury, Marilyn E. Martin, Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Joseph A. LoMenzo, Henry O. Hooper, and A. Kasi Viswanath, Inorg. Chem., 20, p.2297 (1981)
  • ” The Nature of Platinum Anticancer Compounds and Their Interaction with DNA “, presented at the Second International Discussion on the Stereodynamics of Biological Macromolecules – Albany, New York, April 1981, Marilyn E. Martin, Paul Coussens, and Howard H. Patterson
  • Supervision of Undergraduate Research:
    • Binding of Divalent Metal Ions to Polyelectrolytes Using a Dye Spectrophotometric Method
    • Determination of the Mineral Content of the Shell of Corbicula Using Atomic
      Absorption Spectrophotometry
  • Doctoral Research:
    • Determination of the Binding Parameters for the Complexation of Copper(II)
      Amine Complexes to Polyacrylic Acid Using Modified Gel Filtration
  • Master’s Research:
    • Luminescence and Absorption Properties of Platinum Anti-Cancer Agents