The Chemistry Dissertations Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's Chemistry Department doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Generation Of Diverse Molecular Complexity From Cyclooctatetraene, Mohamed Fawzy El Mansy

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Photochemical Elimination Reactions that Proceed via Triplet Excited State Electrocyclic Ring Closures, Himali Devika Jayasekara

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Supramolecular Polysaccharide Composite Materials: Green And Recyclable Synthesis, Characterization, Analytical And Biomedical Applications, Simon Duri

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MATRIX-ISOLATION AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF TRANSIENT POLYHALOGENATED INTERMEDIATES AND WEAKLY-BOUND COMPLEXES., AIMABLE KALUME

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Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Two-Dimensional Layered Metal Hydroxides for Environmental RemediationPurposes, Cleopas Machingauta

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Preparation Of Cyclohexenones From Acyclic (pentadienyl)iron(1+) Cations: Synthesis Of Carvone Metabolites And Synthetic Studies Directed Toward Dihydrotachysterols, Charles Felix Manful

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"MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY AND DYNAMICS OF REACTIVE CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES STUDIED USING LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE (LIF), SINGLE VIBRONIC LEVEL (SVL) EMISSION AND RESONANCE ENHANCED MULTIPHOTON IONIZATION (REMPI) SPECTROMETRY.", Lloyd Godfrey Muzangwa

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NMR and Computational Characterization of Protein Structure and Ligand Binding, Terrence Neumann

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Expulsion of Leaving Groups from Zwitterionic Intermediates Generated via Photochemical Electrocyclic Ring Closure Reactions and an Investigation on TPE Oligomers, Tasnuva Shahrin

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Syntheses and Structures of Iron(II) and Cobalt(II) Complexes of Substituted Tetra(pyrazolyl)lutidine Derivatives, Heidi Marie Tatlock

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Molecular Tweezers: Studies Directed Towards the Preparation of Effective Charge Transport Materials, Khushabu Thakur

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Synthesis and Characterization of Iron(II) Complexes Modeling the Active Site Structure of Nonheme Iron Dioxygenases, Jacob Baus

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Spectral Characterization of Cytochromes P450 Active Site and Catalytic Intermediates, Daniel Kaluka

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Design, Synthesis and Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and their Cation Radicals, Tushar Navale

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Photochemical Eilmination Reactions via Zwitterionic Intermediates Generated by Electrocyclic Ring Closures, Majher Ibna Mannan Sarker

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Design and Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons for Emission and Through-Space Charge Delocalization Studies, Vijay Vyas

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Synthesis and Study of Electro-Active Organic Molecules for Optoelectronic Applications, Shriya Wadumethrige

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Computational Study of Vibrational Qubits in Anharmonic Linear Ion Traps, Lei Wang

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The Impact of Ligand Design on the Coordination Chemistry and Reactivity of Metal Pincer Complexes, Sarath Wanniarachchi

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Binding Energy Predictions of Positron- and Positronium-Atom System, Xiang Cheng

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Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies on the Cross-Coupling Reactions Catalyzed by Ruthenium Complexes, Ruili Gao

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Anharmonic Properties of the Vibrational Two-Qubit System, Yingying Gu

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NMR and Computational Studies of NAD(P)(H) Cofactor Binding, Junghwa Kim

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Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Coupling Reactions Involving C-H Bond Activation, Ki Hyeok Kwon

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Development, Kinetic Analysis and Applications of 2-D Nanostructured Layered Metal Hydroxides, Stephen Majoni

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Reactivity of Acyclic (Pentadienyl) iron (1+) Cations with Phosphorous-stabilized Carbon Nucleophiles and with Nitrogen Nucleophiles, Yuzhi Ma

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Development and Applications of Ionic Liquids and Near-Infrared Multispectral Imaging Techniques, Irena Mejac

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Generation of Diverse Molecular Complexity from Simple Hydrocarbons, Anobick Sar

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Design, Synthesis and studies directed towards the photophysical properties of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Rekha Sharma

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Spectroelectrochemistry and voltammetry of metalloporphinones, Florentina Tutunea

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Flame Retardancy of Polymer Nanocomposites based on Layered Aluminum Phosphate and Computational Study of Intercalation of Amines into α-Zirconium Phosphate and Adsorption of a Model Organic Pollutant, Ning Wang 1982-

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Synthesis and Reactions of a Tungsten Dioxo Complex, Deborah Bryant

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Synthesis and Reduction of Iron(III) Porphinone Complexes and Their Spectroscopy Studies, Yanyan Huang

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Detection of Quercetin using Polymer Coated Quartz Crystal Microbalance and the Modification of á-Zirconium Phosphate to Develop a Sorbent for Organic Pollutant Removal, Darlington Mlambo

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Coordination Chemistry of Tetra(Pyrazolyl)-Lutidine Ligands and Derivatives, Tyler James Morin

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NMR-Based and Automated Docking Characterization of Protein Structure, Dynamics, and Ligand Binding, Andrew Lawrence Olson

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Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Metalloporphyrins in Room Temperature Ionic Liquid, Yong Soo Hoo

Submissions from 2009

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Synthesis, properties, and coordination chemistry of 2-(N-pyrazolyl)aryl amines, Brendan J Liddle

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Design, synthesis and study of the bridged and cofacially-arrayed poly-p-phenylene molecular wires, Matthew J Modjewski

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Design, Synthesis and Study of the Bridged and Cofacially-Arrayed Poly-P-Phenylene Molecular Wires, Matthew J. Modjewski

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Resonance Raman Studies of Isotopically Labeled Heme Proteins, Freeborn Rwere

Submissions from 2008

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Thiol reactive probes: Applications in kinase assays and thiol detection, Taurai Chiku

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A multifunctional NMR and fluorescence-based chemical probe for dehydrogenases: Application to an anti-infective drug target, Xia Ge

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Photochemical elimination of leaving groups from zwitterionic intermediate generated via electrocyclic ring closure of anilides, Jinli Jia

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The study of protein-ligand interactions with NMR and fluorescence spectroscopy, Christopher R McCullough

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Emission spectroscopy of halocarbenes: Spin-orbit mixing, the singlet-triplet gap and rovibrational structure of the singlet (X1A') and triplet (a3A") states, Calvin Mukarakate

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Resonance Raman studies of hydroperoxidase intermediates, Warut Thammawichai

Submissions from 2007

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Analytical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging, Santhosh K Challa

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Electronic spectroscopy of monohalogenated carbenes, Mihaela I Deselnicu

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Synthesis and characterization of a tetranuclear ruthenium(II)-oxo-hydroxo complex and its cooperative activity for small molecule transformations, Tonya N Zeczycki

Submissions from 2006

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Preliminary studies directed towards the design and synthesis of electro-active fluorene and calixarene derivatives, Sameh H. Abdelwahed

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Synthesis and reactivity of (eta5-pentadienyl)iron(+) cations and studies towards the synthesis of heteroscyphic acid A via oxidative radical cyclization and organoiron methodology, Subhabrata Chaudhury

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Design, syntheses, and study of electron communication through conformationally-adaptable and cofacially arrayed polybenzenoid structures; "Search of new molecular motifs for molecular wires", Vincent J Chebny

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Photochemical cleavage reactions of 2-amino-1,4-benzoquinones and alpha-keto amides, Yugang Chen

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Docking and cheminformatic analysis of protein-ligand interactions: Cytochromes P450 (2D6 and P450cam) and estrogen receptors from human and zebrafish, Aurora Demetrina Costache

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The effect of various nanomaterials on the thermal degradation of polymers, Marius Cristian Costache

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Development of two-dimensional nanostructured layered hydroxy salts (LHSs) and hydroxy double salts (HDSs) for new applications: Anionic exchange kinetics and polymer modification, Everson Kandare

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Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical studies of electrocatalytic reduction of bisulfite, Abdelatty M Radalla

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NMR-based characterization of protein interactions: Studies of P450cam, RSP2, Su e and PMK, Huili Yao

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Spectroscopic investigations and analytical applications of enantiomeric interactions, Shaofang Yu

Submissions from 2005

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Effects of additives and structure of surfactants on fire retardancy of polymer nanocomposites, Grace Chigwada

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Thermal degradation of fire retardant formulations and dispersion of clay in polymer/clay nanocomposites, Bok Nam Jang

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Spectroscopic and computational investigation of polymer coatings and analyte systems for use with guided shear horizontal surface acoustic wave (SH-SAW) sensors for liquid phase detection, Yolanda K Jones

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Synthetic and mechanistic studies of ruthenium catalyzed carbon-hydrogen and nitrogen-hydrogen bond activation of amines, Sang Young Yun

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Applications of polymer-layered clay nanocomposites, Xiaoxia Zheng

Submissions from 2004

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Structure and function of signaling proteins, Qing Cheng

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Sol gel synthesis and characterization of tin oxide and doped-tin oxide nanosized materials used for gas-sensing, Hongmei Deng

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Synthetic studies directed towards soraphen A(1alpha), Ahmad F Eweas

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Structural characteristics of metal oxide thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition [and] fluorescence excitation spectroscopy of amino radical, fluoromethylene, and chlorocarbene under jet-cooled condition and measurement of fluorescence lifetime, Haiyan Fan

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Resonance Raman studies of heme enzyme intermediates and metallocorroles, Mohammed Ibrahim

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Synthesis of decarestrictine L and the C9--C16 and C17--C24 segments of ambruticin, Julie Lukesh

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Photochemical cleavage and release of carboxylic acids and substituted phenols from alpha-keto amides, Chicheng Ma

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Preparation of cyclopropanes via organoiron methodology, Nathaniel J Wallock

Submissions from 2003

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Part I. The fire properties of polymer clay nanocomposites. Part II. Thermal rearrangement of donor-acceptor substituted cyclopropanes, Shengpei Su

Submissions from 2002

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Thermal stability of polymers: Relation to cross-linking and nanocomposite formation, Fawn Marie Uhl

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Resonance Raman studies of lactoperoxidase, its catalytic intermediates and model compounds, Steven Donald Zbylut

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Fluorescence Probes for Cellular Thiol and Disulfide Detection: Sythesis and Biophysical Characterization, Timothy Jonhera

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Structural and mechanistic studies of ligand-gated neurotransmitter receptors, Shalita Thiran

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Cross-linking of polystyrene by Friedel-Crafts chemistry and the flame retardancy of polymer-clay nanocomposites, Jin Zhu

Submissions from 2000

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Analytical applications of acousto-optic tunable filters, Troy Anthony Alexander

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Synthetic studies of the macrolide structure of phorboxazole (C1-C26), Patrick Bernard Greer

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Degradation and stabilization of char-forming polymers, Qiang Yao

Submissions from 1999

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Spectroscopic and photophysical studies of ruthenium (II) polypyridine complexes entrapped within zeolite-Y, Anwarul Afsar Bhuiyan

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Functional and structural studies of cytochrome P450 by resonance Raman spectroscopy, Tianjing Deng

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Quantum Monte Carlo calculations on positronium compounds, Nan Jiang

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Electrochemical studies on Escherichia coli B sulfite reductase hemoprotein and Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.3 nitrite reductase, Robert Liberty Keesey

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Computational and experimental study on structure-photoactivity relationships of formate esters and perfluorinated anhydrides, Ying Zhang

Submissions from 1998

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Graft copolymerization onto polybutadiene: Cross-linking and thermal degradation of vinyl polymers and copolymers, Dayue (David) Jiang

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Synthesis of 2-Deoxy-L-glucosides and studies directed toward the synthesis of ambruticin, Luping Liu

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Homogeneous catalytic coupling reactions of alkynes and alkenes mediated by organoruthenium complexes, Nianhong Liu

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Resonance Raman studies of hemoglobin structural dynamics, Cynthia Rajani

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Investigation of molecular spectroscopy by linear and nonlinear methods, Yuhong Tang

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Electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of nitrite reductase model complexes, Zhongcheng Wei

Submissions from 1997

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Development and applications of chiral separations and detection, Guilan Huang

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Intermolecular and intramolecular diastereoselective transformation of prochiral organophosphorus compounds, Steven Michael Levsen

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Zeolite-based organized molecular assemblies and their application to photochemical storage of light energy, Milan Sykora

Submissions from 1996

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New applications of near-infrared spectrometry, Mauricio de Silya Baptista

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Photochemistry of sila- and silylnorbornenes: Charge transfer photochemistry of pi-conjugated di- and trisilanes, Qing Chen

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The stability of low-valent iron porphyrins in electrochemical solutions, Chathra Shirani De Silva

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Photoinduced electron transfer in disilanyl-stilbenes and electron transfer quenching of triplet ketones by polysilanes, Ladislau Heisler