Dept. of Chemistry
Colorimetric sensor array for identification of fungi & ultrasonic spray synthesis for supercapacitor materials (2015-11-18)In this thesis, functional materials synthesis and fabrication is described within the two areas of (1) colorimetric sensor array for identification of fungi, and (2) ultrasonic spray synthesis for supercapacitor electrode ...
Mechanisms of multielectron redox catalysis with low-valent cobalt: defining the roles of coordination number, stereoelectronics and field effects in selectivity for two-electron chemistry (2015-10-22)Employing first-row transition metals in catalytic two-electron transformations remains a synthetic challenge. In order to overcome the common and often deleterious single-electron reactivity, an electron rich ligand was ...
Mass spectrometry-based identification and quantitation of endogenous peptides in complex biological matrices (2015-10-14)In the brain, chemical signaling molecules transfer information from cell-to-cell to modulate mood, behavior, and physiological functions like metabolism and circadian rhythm. The research presented in this dissertation ...
(2015-10-02)Use of palladium catalyzed cross-couplings have found widespread use in the pharmaceutical industry and there is a significant ongoing effort to either improve or devise new synthetic strategies to help build complex ...
(2015-09-29)Part I of this dissertation describes the synthesis and characterization of solid, copolymeric, magnetic, fluorescent, core-shell, and hollow or foamed micron-sized silicone spheres prepared via ultrasonic spray pyrolysis ...