Ian Hunt

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Department of Chemistry

Contact information


Office: 403.220.6430

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Office : SA144G


  • CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 559 - Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 353 - Organic Chemistry II

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Chemical education - how to teach chemistry, especially organic chemistry, effectively, what is effective?
  • The mechanisms by which Lewis acids coordinate and hence promote reactions such as the Diels-Alder reaction, with a view to using this knowledge to improve the efficiency of catalytic (asymmetric) processes.
  • Physical organic chemistry, mechanisms of Lewis acid catalysed reactions, Diels-Alder reactions, pericyclic reactions