Emil Kon, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

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  • Campus:
    Lander College of Arts & Sciences
  • Phone:
    718-252-7800 ext 59280
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Equivalent to BS and MS,  University of Zurich, 1956

PHD, NYU, 1973

Area(s) of Expertise

Organic Chemistry


1. Synthesis of Unsaturated sulfoxides

2. Oxidation of phenols and amines in heterogeneous systems

Professional Service

Research and Development Polychemical Company, Bronx, NY 1957-1968

Regular Courses Taught

Principles of Inorganic Chemistry

Principles of Organic Chemistry


1. Phenolic oxidations with sodium bismuthate in acetic acid, Journal of Organic Chemistry 41    1646-1648 (1976)

2. Sodium bismuthate as a phenolic oxidant, Journal of Organic Chemistry 40 1515-1517 (1975)

3. Anil formation by oxidative depolymerization, Journal of Chemical Society 562-563  (1973) 

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Studying the Talmud. Current Events.  Reading of Literature.