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Chemistry Projects 2013-2014

  • Synthesis of Novel Green Chemistry Catalysts
  • The Synthesis and Reactions of Some 1-Aroyldiaziridines
  • Exploratory Studies and Synthesis of Hunanamycin A and its Derivatives
  • Studies Toward the Synthesis of Hunanamycin A
  • Catalyst Synthesis & Reactivity
  • Hydrophobic Layers on Anodized Alumina
  • Synthesis of Triazole-based Carbene Iridium Complex
  • Analysis of Pharmaceutical Products Using HPLC
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Study of Iridium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Study of Iridium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Synthesis of Hunanamycin A and its Derivatization
  • Characterization of Halogenases within the Malbrancheamide Biosynthetic Pathway
  • Characterization of Halogenases within the Malbrancheamide Biosynthetic Pathway
  • Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in Water using HPLC
  • Catalytic Activity of Heterometallic Nanostructures
  • Studies with Thermophilic Fungi
  • Mg2+ Transport and Inositidies in Yeast
  • The Synthesis of Some 2-Sulfobenzoyl+1,2-dibenzenesulfonyl-diaziridines
  • Synthesis of Variable Size Silver Nanoparticles
  • Analytical Methods for Water Quality Asessment
  • Colorimetric Analysis of Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Synthesis of Iridium Catalyst
  • Measurement of Oxygen Permability
  • Quantum Dot Sensors
  • Biocompatible QDs
  • The Study of the Synthesis of Hunanamycin A
  • Green Synthesis of PIDA
  • Novel Approaches to Anxiolytic Theraputics Synthesis
  • Progress Towards the Synthesis of Chlorodiaziridines
  • Progress Towards the Synthesis of Chlorodiaziridines
  • Attempts to Synthesize Chlorodiaziridines
  • Catalytic Activity of Multi-Metal Nanowires
  • Continuation of Stream Study
  • Study in Macromolecular Separations
  • Mg2+ levels and Inositidies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Triazole-based Carbene Complexes
  • Determinging Enthalpies using Computation
  • Synthesis of Biscarbene Rhodium Catalysts
  • Copper Ion Sensing Using Fluorescence

Chemistry Projects 2012-2013

  • Synthesis of Imidazole-based Carbene Complexes
  • Plasma-enhanced Catalysis in Methane Conversion
  • Triazole Based Iridium Carbene Catalyst
  • Electro Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Effects of Solvent and pH on the Fluorescence of Organic Dyes
  • Development of Chemistry Learning Tools
  • A Study in Dialysis
  • Synthesis and Chemistry of Some Novel Diaziridines
  • Chemical Nanosensors and Nanodots
  • Synthesis of Biocompatible Quantum Dots for Chemical Imaging
  • A Green Synthesis of "PIDA"
  • Development of an Enzyme Purification Scheme
  • Copper (II) Sensing using Cadmium (II), a Ratiometric Displacement Approach by Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Novel Rhodium Catalyst for Transfer Hydrogenation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environmental Samples
  • Catalytic Activity of Unimetal & Multimetal Nanowires
  • Catalytic Activity of Multimetal Nanowires

Chemistry Projects 2011-2012

  • Nanoparticle Raman Spectroscopy    
  • The Synthesis of Silylated Diaziridines         
  • The Synthesis and Chemistry of Some Sulfonyldiaziridines 
  • New Synthesis of Diaziridines via Diazo Compounds          
  • Promising Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts in Green Inorganic Chemistry           
  • Synthesis of Carbene Ligands
  • Promising Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts in Green Organic Chemistry  
  • Laboratory Methods of Physical Chemistry  
  • Comparative DNA Studies    
  • Fluorescence Energy Transfer
  • Electroplating & Chemistry   
  • Fluorescence Study of a Molecular Cleft      
  • Fluorescence Study of a Molecular Cleft      
  • Mg2+ Transport and Inositides in Yeast       
  • Analysis of Wild Type Yeasts           
  • Nanoparticle Study    
  • A Molecular Approach to the Study of Yeast Genetics        
  • Development of a Biosensor  
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory II      
  • Fluorescence Studies of a Molecular Cleft    
  • Study in Protein Separation Methods
  • Characterization of Wild and Commercial Yeast      
  • Synthesis of Iridium Carbene Complexes     
  • Measuring Mg2t in Yeast      
  • Synthesis and Chemistry of Silylated Diaziridines   
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Probe Nanoparticles
  • Promising NHC-based Ir and Rh Catalysts for Green Chemistry     
  • Fluorescent Nanosensors and Applications   
  • Synthesis and Chemistry of Some Novel 1,2-dibezenesulfonyl diaziridines
  • Environmental Markers          
  • Dye Sensitized Solor Cells    
  • New Synthesis of Diaziridines via Diazo Compounds          
  • Windmill Efficiency Mechanism       
  • Development of a Biosensor  
  • Synthesis of Some Novel Diaziridines          
  • Comparative DNA Studies    
  • Development of Online Chemistry Study Tools       
  • Streptococcus mutans and Tooth Decay       
  • Nanoparticle Studies  
  • Analysis of C. Pharmaceuticals Using HPLC

Chemistry Projects 2010-2011

  • Diaziridines:  Progress Towards the Synthesis of Some 2-Sulfobenzoyl-, and 1,2-Dibenzenesulfonyldiaziridines
  • Coupling Receptor Targeting Ligands on Biodegradable Polymer Micro- and Nanoparticles
  • Efficient Synthesis of 1,1,3-trimethyl-3-phenylindan-4',5-dicarboxylic acid (PIDA): A Green Process
  • Synthesis of N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Rhodium: Catalysts in Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions
  • Synthesis of N-heterocyclic Carbenes: Catalysts for Green Chemistry
  • Biotin Functionalized Biodegradable Polymer Micro- and Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Catalytic Activity of Metal Nanostructures in the Reduction of P-nitrophenol with Sodium Borohydride

Chemistry Projects 2009-2010

  • Analysis/Putative 2nd CPDs in Acer Saccharinum
  • Development of a Biosensor Using SERS
  • Electrodeposition and Catalytic Properties of Noble Metal Nanoparticles
  • Raman Spectroscopy of Nanoparticles
  • Development of a Fluorescent Sensor for Heavy Metal Detection
  • Development of Fluorescence Lab for Biochemistry Environment Influence on Protein Expression in Three Different Bacteria
  • Synthesis of Epoxides and the Study of Ring-Opening Reactions
  • Synthesis of Imidazole-based Carbene Complexes
  • Synthesis and Chemistry of Diaziridines
  • Urine Analysis Using HPLC
  • Arson Investigation with SPME Fibers and GC/MS
  • Cholesterol and Lipid Analysis in Foods
  • Detection of Magnesium in Yeast
  • Synthesis of Some Diaziridines
  • Isolation of Secondary Metabolites from Lichens
  • Synthesis of Some Novel Diaziridines
  • Photovoltaic Chemistry
  • Folate Functionalized Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Synthesis of Indium Carbene Complexes Iridium Carbene Complexes
  • Detection of Pesticides in Wine
  • Synthesis of Carbene Ligands
  • Organometallic Catalysts Ir Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidations

Chemistry Projects 2008-2009

  • Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry
  • Antimicrobial Activity in the Genus Commelina
  • Chemical Investigation of Super Hydrophobic Nanoparticles
  • Chemical Investigations Using Raman Spectroscopy
  • Chemistry in Nanotechnology
  • Chemistry of Diaziridines
  • Classical vs Non-Classical Carbocations
  • Conformational Changes of Enzymes Isolated from Thermophilic Fungi
  • Develop an Affinity Column to Isolate Enzymes
  • Diaziridine Chemistry
  • Exciner Formation/Energy Transfer
  • Fluorescence Energy Transfer
  • Forensic Chemistry Applications Using Raman and GC/MS
  • Geochemistry of the Honey Brook Upland
  • Investigation of Lakes Using FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Nanowire Capillary Action
  • Organic Chemistry Research
  • Polymer Chemistry II
  • Protein Purification Lab Experiment
  • Remediation of Chromium Pollution Using Nanotechnology
  • Secondary Metabolites in Silver Maple
  • Senior Seminar
  • Study of Some Diaziridines
  • Synthesis and Chemistry of Some Diaziridines
  • Synthesis of Organometallic Catalytic Precursors
  • Template Synthesis of Catalytic Nanoparticles
  • The Synthesis and Reactions of Some 1,2-Dithiodiaroyldiaziridines

Chemistry Projects 2007-2008

  • Development of a Novel Assay to Detect GTFase Activity in the Presence of an Antioxidant
  • Continuation of a Novel Assay to Detect Glucosyltransferase Activity in the Presence of an Antioxidant
  • Raman Spectroscopy Studies of Lipid Transitions
  • Conformational Changes of Enzymes Associated with pH and Temperatures
  • Copper Nanowire Array
  • Characterization of Copper Nanowires
  • Detection of Acetic Acid with GC/MS Using SPME Fibers
  • Application of Gold Coated Silica Nanoparticles for the Detection of Low Levels of Organophosphorous Pesticides by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Detection of Pesticides Using Raman Spectroscopy
  • Nanowires for a Biosensor
  • Modelling Environmental Systems
  • Electrical Characterization of Poly(terphenylene vinylene)
  • AvaMouse Spectroscopy and Inks
  • Room Temperature Phosphoresence
  • Nanowire Arrays
  • Capillary Action of Nanowire Array
  • Surface Enhanced Raman in Analytical Chemistry
  • Detection of p-Aminobenzoic Acid with SERS
  • The Synthesis of Diaziridines
  • Chemistry of Some Diaziridines
  • Fluorescence of Biphenyls
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Biodegradable Nanoparticles
  • Synthesis of Imadazole Based Carbene Complexes
  • Atomic Absorption Measurement of Mg2+ Levels in Yeast
  • Strategies for Punfication of Alcohol Dehydrogenase from Yeast
  • 2-Dimensional Gel Analysis of Proteins from Yeast Extracts
  • Organic Chemistry Research
  • Epoxidation and Ring-opening Reactions
  • Analysis of Real-World Samples in Biochemistry Experiments
  • Synthesis of Triazole-based Carbene Complexes
  • Synthesis of Iridium Carbene Complexes
  • Characterization of Nanowires
  • Analysis of Synthetic Fats Like Glestra
  • Refine an Enzyme Kinetics Lab

Chemistry Projects 2006-2007

  • GC-MS of Organic Compounds
  • The Effect of Antioxidants on Enzyme Activity That Causes Dental Caries
  • Instructional Lab Experiments
  • Investigation of Indoor Air Pollution Using GC-MS Analysis
  • Study Conformational Changes of Enzymes Using Fluorescence
  • Copper Nanowire Arrays
  • Nanotechnology Thermal Management
  • Nanowire Biosensor
  • Chemical Painting on Copper
  • Synthesis of Mixed Metal Ferrocenyl Complexes
  • Development of a Simple 2-D Gel Analysis for Biochemistry
  • Testing an Inexpensive Conductivity Meter
  • Novel Polymer Synthesis
  • Room Temperature Phosphorescence
  • Techniques for Functionalizing Nanoparticles
  • The Use of Metal Coated Nanospheres for the Detection of Perchlorate Ion by Surface-Enhanced Raman.
  • Developing and Testing New Chem 102 Labs
  • Synthesis of N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes
  • Analysis of Mg2+ Levels in Yeast
  • Implementation of Forensic Biochemistry Experiment
  • Synthesis of Triazole-based Carbene Complexes
  • Molecular Modeling of Organic Reactions
  • Fischer Esterification Reactions and GC-MS Analysis
  • Polymer Fluorescence