Welcome to Deslongchamps.ca, the home of Dr. Ghislain Deslongchamps, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick. This is the main portal to my teaching, research, and chemical education activities.

The teaching section links to the various courses I am currently teaching.

Fall 2023: CHEM 2421 will be taught in-person.

Fall 2023: the CHEM 4503 edition of CHEM 4503 “Biocomputing in drug design” will be taught in-person, including all computer lab sessions!

Winter 2024: CHEM 2422

The research section describes my current research activities as well as the collaborative development of the bent bonds / antiperiplanar hypothesis (BBAH) and the BBAH Blog with Prof. Pierre Deslongchamps.

The chemical education section describes my work in visualization in chemical education including:

Organic ChemWare, a collection of 234 HTML5-compliant interactive animations for teaching and learning organic chemistry. ChemWare bridges the gap between the static imagery of textbooks and the dynamic world of organic chemistry, and is designed to help students learn organic chemistry while redefining the lecture experience.
– 185 ChemWare animations are currently integrated into “Organic Chemistry – Mechanistic Patterns“, 2nd Ed., Top Hat, 2021, ISBN-13: 9781774940419.

– The full ChemWare collection will be available through Top Hat in late 2022.

Organic Chemistry – Mechanistic Patterns, (Ogilvie, Ackroyd, Browning, Deslongchamps, Lee, Sauer, 2nd Ed., Top Hat, 2021, ISBN-13: 9781774940419) is the first introductory organic chemistry title that is designed with a mechanistic approach from the ground up, which has proven to achieve a deeper understanding of chemical reactivity.