Selected Publications


  • Baird, C. and Cann, M., Environmental Chemistry, 4th Edition, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2008.
  • Baird, C. and Cann, M., Environmental Chemistry, 3rd Edition, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2005.
  • Cann, M. C. and Connelly, M. E.,* Real-World Cases in Green Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 2000.

Book Chapters

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  • Cann, M.C., Dickneider, T. A., "Infusing the Chemistry Curriculum with Green Chemistry Using Real-World Examples, Web Modules, and Atom Economy in Organic Chemistry," J. Chem. Ed., 2004, 81, 977.
  • Cann, M. C., "The Importance of Greening the Chemistry that We Practice and We Preach," All India Seminar on Green Chemistry: Cleaner Technologies & Safer Chemicals, p21-22, Guwahati, India, March 15, 2003.
  • Proceedings: Cann, C. W. and Cann, M. C., "A Plan for Corporate Sustainable Development: Creating a Corporate Competitive Advantage Through the Combination of Green Chemistry and Strategic Marketing Management," Professional Organization: International Conference Towards Sustainable Product Design Proceedings Managing Sustainable Product: Organizational Aspects of Product and Service Development, London, England, October 28 –29, 2002.
  • Cann, M. C. "Greening the Chemistry Curriculum at the University of Scranton," Green Chemistry, 2001, 3, G23.
  • Cann, M. C. “Bringing State of the Art, Applied, Novel, Green Chemistry to the Classroom, by Employing the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards,” J. Chem. Ed., 1999, 76, 1639.
  • Axtell, H. C.,* McHugh, K. B.,* and Cann, M. C., “Reactions of 8H-Furo[3,4-d]dibenz [b,f]azepine and 9H-Tribenz[b,d,f]azepine with t-Butyl Hypochlorite and Silver Trifluoroacetate,” Heterocycles, 1995, 41, 431.
  • Bennett, R. A.,* and Cann, M. C., “Reaction of 5-Acetyl-10,11-didehydro-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine with Pyrrole, N-Methylpyrrole, Imidazole and N-Methylimidazole: Cycloaddition Versus Michael Addition,” Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 1994, 31, 293.
  • Cann, M. C. “The Synthesis of [b,f,d]Tetracyclicazepins; Attempts to Prepare an Aromatic Nitrenium Ion” (an invited review) in Trends in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1993, 3, 439.
  • Axtell, H. C.,* Howell,* W. M. Schmid, L. G.,* and Cann, M. C., “Preparation of 9H-Tribenz[b,d,f]azepine and its 1-Methoxy Derivative,” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1991, 56, 3906.
  • McHugh, K. B.,* Howell, W. A., Doran, J. J.* and Cann, M. C., “Preparation of 8H-Furo[3,4-d]dibenz[b,f]azepine. A Novel heterocyclic Ring System, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1990, 27, 1839.
  • Cann, M. C. and Lezinsky, D.* “Reactions of 5H-Dibenz[b,f]azepine with t-Butyl Hypochlorite: An Aromatic Nitrenium Ion Intermediate?” Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 1988, 25, 863.
  • Cann, M. C. “Formation of Acridine from the Reaction of Dibenz[b,f]azepine With Silver(I): Formation of an Aromatic Nitrenium Ion?” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1988, 53, 1112.


  • Cann, C.W., Sebastianelli, R. and Cann, M.C., "Examining Environmental Sustainability Efforts: A Preliminary Survey." Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute. Philadelphia, PA, March 2005

Reference Book Entry

Web Publications

  • Cann, Michael C., “An Introduction to Green Chemistry,” intro.html, 2000.
  • Cann, Michael C., “ATOM ECONOMY: A Measure of the Efficiency of a Reaction,” organicmodule.html, 2000.
  • Cann, Michael C., “ANTIFOULANTS (Marine Pesticides),” environmentalmodule.html, 2000.


* Indicates student co-author.

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