Dr. Daniel Predecki


Office: FSC 339
Phone: (717) 477-1417
Email: dppred@ship.edu
Website: http://webspace.ship.edu/dppred/

Research Interests

Organic chemistry is the study of molecules that contain carbon. Career opportunities in organic chemistry include drug discovery and development, agricultural chemicals, polymers, and textiles.

Technical Summary

My research focuses on synthetic methodology, including the application of known organic reactions in the synthesis of new molecules.


  • Sirovetz, B.J.; Walters, N.E.; Bender, C.N.; Lenivy, C.M.; Troupe, A.S.; Predecki, D.P.; Richardson, J.N.; Zaleski, C.M. “A Multiweek Upper-Division Inorganic Laboratory Based on Metallacrowns.” J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90(6), 782-785.
  • Predecki, D. P. “Non-steady state intermediates: a re-examination of the kinetics of hydrolysis of N-methylisobutylidene and N-isopropylethylidene under acidic conditions.” Tetrahedron Lett., 2012, 53, 6250-6253.
  • Mohler, D. L.; Coonce, J.G.; Predecki, D.P.; “Photoinduced DNA Cleavage by Benzenediradical Equivalents: 1,3- and 1,4-Bis(dicarbonylcyclopentadienyliron) benzene.” Bio. Org. Med. Chem. Lett. 2003, 17, 1377-1379.
  • Peterson, L. A.; Predecki, D. P.; Thomson, N. M.; Villalta, P. W.; Donaldson, E. E. “Nucleophilic Reactions between Thiols and a Tobacco Specific Nitrosamine Metabolite, 4-Hydroxy-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone.” Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2003, 16, 661-667.
  • Byrns, M.C.; Predecki, D.P.; Peterson L.A. “Characterization of Nucleoside Adducts of cis-2-Butene-1,4-dial, a Reactive Metabolite of Furan.” Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2002, 15, 373-379.
  • Peterson, L.A.; Naruko, K.C.; Predecki, D.P.; “A Reactive Metabolite of Furan, cis-2-Butene-1,4-dial, is Mutagenic in the Ames Assay.” Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2000, 13, 531-534.

Current Research Students

  • Josh W.
  • Brandon H.

Former Research Students

  • Erin D. – Ph.D. from Duquesne – Works at PPG
  • Chelsie S. – Works at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Joe D. – Ph.D. from Drexel – Instructor at the University of Connecticut
  • Dustin U. – Works at Johnson and Johnson
  • Phillip P. – M.S. from Bucknell – Working on a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Diane D. – Working on a Ph.D. from Drexel University
  • Katelyn M. – High School Chemistry Teacher
  • Todd V. – M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh – Works at PPG
  • Shawn S. – Works at Eurofins
  • Mike T. – Applying to Medical School
  • Heather R. –Working on a M.S. from Bucknell
  • Tyler D. – Working on a Ph.D. in Forensics from the University of West Virginia

Personal Statement

I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family.