The Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications Series is comprised of books and articles published by Marquette University's chemistry faculty.

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Submissions from 2010

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The Effect of Boron-Containing Layered Hydroxy Salt (LHS) on the Thermal Stability and Degradation Kinetics of Poly (Methyl Methacrylate), Stephen Majoni, Shengpei Su, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Defining the Structural Consequences of Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Mammalian Cytochrome P450 2B4 Using Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, Piotr J. Mak, Haoming Zhang, Paul F. Hollenberg, and James R. Kincaid

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Structural Basis for Catalysis by the Mono- and Dimetalated Forms of the dapE-Encoded N-succinyl-L,L-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase, Boguslaw P. Nocek, Danuta Gillner, Yao Fan, Richard C. Holz, and Andzrej Joachimiak

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Direct Patterning of Silanized-Biomolecules on Semiconductor Surfaces, Dorjderem Nyamjav and Richard C. Holz

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Immobilization of Motile Bacterial Cells via Dip-pen Nanolithography, Dorjderem Nyamjav, Sergey Rozhok, and Richard C. Holz

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A Shortened Synthesis of Optically Pure Tricarbonyl[methyl (2E,4E)-6-oxo-2,4-hexadienoate]Iron Leading to Improved Yield, Rajesh K. Pandey, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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Thermal Degradation Studies on PMMA–HET Acid Based Oligoesters Blends, Thangamani Rajkumar, Chinnaswamy Thangavel Vijayakumar, Palanichamy Sivasamy, Bojja Sreedhar, and Charles Wilkie

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De novo synthesis of polyhydroxyl aminocyclohexanes, Anobick Sar, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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Synthesis of Hydroxy- and Polyhydroxy-Substituted 1,3-Diaminocyclohexanes, Anobick Sar, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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An In Vitro Spectroscopic Analysis to Determine Whether Para-Chloroaniline Is Produced from Mixing Sodium Hypochlorite and Chlorhexidine, John Thomas and Daniel Sem

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Synthesis of N-Succinyl-L,L-Diaminopimelic Acid Mimetics Via Selective Protection, V. Vanek, J. Picha, M. Budesinsky, M. Sanda, J. Jiracek, Richard C. Holz, and J. Hlavacek

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The Utility of Nanocomposites in Fire Retardancy, Linjiang Wang, Xuejun He, and Charles Wilkie

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A Comparison of the Fire Retardancy of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Using MMT, LDH and Kaolinite, Linjiang Wang, Xiangli Xie, Shengpei Shu, Jiangxiang Feng, and Charles Wilkie

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Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Reduction of Iron Porphyrin Complexes, Zhongcheng Wei and Michael Ryan

Submissions from 2009

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Material properties of nanoclay PVC composites, Walid Awad, Gunter Beyer, Daphne Benderly, Wouter L. Ijdo, Ponusa Songtipya, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, Evangelos Manias, and Charles Wilkie

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Development of Polyurea Nanocomposites with Improved Fire Retardancy, Walid Awad, Calistor Nyambo, Seogjun Kim, Robert J. Dinan, Jeff W. Fisher, and Charles Wilkie

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Recent Applications of Acyclic (Diene)iron Complexes and (Dienyl)iron Cations in Organic Synthesis, William Donaldson and Subhabrata Chaudhury

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Inhibitors of Bacterial N-succinyl-L,L-diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase (DapE) and Demonstration of in vitro Antimicrobial Activity, Danuta Gillner, Nicola Armoush, Richard C. Holz, and Daniel P. Becker

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The dapE-encoded N-succinyl-l,l-diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase from Haemophilus influenzae Contains Two Active-site Histidine Residues, Danuta Gillner, David L. Bienvenue, Boguslaw P. Nocek, Andzrej Joachimiak, Vincentos Zachary, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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The dapE-encoded N-succinyl-L,L-diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase from Haemophilus influenzae Contains Two Active-site Histidine Residues, Danuta M. Gillner, David L. Bienvenue, Boguslaw P. Nocek, Andzrej Joachimiak, Vincentos Zachary, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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Synthetic studies directed toward guianolides: an organoiron route to the 5,7,5 tricyclic ring system, Jayapal Reddy Gone, Nathaniel J Wallock, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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Effects of Hydroxy Double Salts and Related Nanodimensional-Layered Metal Hydroxides on Polymer Thermal Stability, Everson Kandare and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Structure - property relationships of new polystyrene nanocomposites prepared from initiator-containing layered double hydroxides of zinc aluminum and magnesium aluminum, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Dan Chen, Shengpei Shu, and Charles Wilkie

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The Effects of Intralayer Metal Composition of Layered Double Hydroxides on Glass Transition, Dispersion, Thermal and Fire Properties of Their PMMA Nanocomposites, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Dan Chen, Shengpei Su, and Charles Wilkie

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Comparative Study on the Flammability of Polyethylene Modified with Commercial Fire Retardants and a Zinc Aluminum Oleate Layered Double Hydroxide, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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Polymer Nanocomposites Using Zinc Aluminum and Magnesium Aluminum Oleate Layered Double Hydroxides: Effects of LDH Divalent Metals on Dispersion, Thermal, Mechanical and Fire Performance in Various Polymers, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Ponusa Songtipya, Evangelos Manias, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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Polymer nanocomposites using zinc aluminum and magnesium aluminum oleate layered double hydroxides: Effects of the polymeric compatibilizer and of composition on the thermal and fire properties of PP/LDH nanocomposites, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Ponusa Songtipya, Evangelos Manias, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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The Role of the Trivalent metal in an LDH: Synthesis, Characterization and Fire Properties of Thermally Stable PMMA/LDH Systems, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Dongyan Wang, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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Use of Layered Double Hydroxides as Polymer Fire-Retardant Additives: Advantages and Challenges, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Liying Zhu, Calistor Nyambo, Linjiang Wang, Charles A. Wilkie, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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13C-Methyl isocyanide as an NMR probe for cytochrome P450 active site, Christopher R McCullough, Phani Kumar Pullela, Sang-Choul Im, Lucy Waskell, and Daniel Sem

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Mutation of H63 and its Catalytic Affect on the Methionine Aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli, Sanghamitra Mitra, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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Analyzing the Binding of Co(II)-specific Inhibitors to the Methionyl Aminopeptidases from Escherichia coli and Pyrococcus furiosus, Sanghamitra Mitra, George Sheppard, Jieyi Wang, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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Fire Retardancy in 2009, Gordon L. Nelson, Alexander B. Morgan, and Charles Wilkie

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Does organic modification of layered double hydroxides improve the fire performance of PMMA?, Calistor Nyambo, Dan Chen, Shengpei Shu, and Charles Wilkie

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Variation of benzyl anions in MgAl-layered double hydroxides: Fire and thermal properties in PMMA, Calistor Nyambo, Dan Chen, Shengpei Shu, and Charles Wilkie

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Thermal stability and flammability characteristics of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) composites blended with a phenyl phosphonate-intercalated layered double hydroxide (LDH), melamine polyphosphate and/or boric acid, Calistor Nyambo, Everson Kandare, and Charles Wilkie

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Will Layered Double Hydroxides Give Nanocomposites with Polar or Non-polar Polymers?, Calistor Nyambo, Dongyan Wang, and Charles Wilkie

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Layered double hydroxides intercalated with borate anions: Fire and thermal properties in ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, Calistor Nyambo and Charles Wilkie

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Substrate Induced Structural and Dynamics Changes in Human Phosphomevalonate Iinase and Implications for Mechanism, Andrew Lawrence Olson, Huili Yao, Timothy J. Herdendorf, Henry M. Miziorko, Supa Hannongbua, Patchareenat Saparpakom, Sheng Cai, and Daniel Sem

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Combination of Carbon Nanotubes with Fire Retardants: the Thermal and Fire Properties of Polystyrene Nanocomposites, Florentina Tutunea and Charles Wilkie

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Fire retardancy of bis[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl] phosphate modified poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites containing layered double hydroxide and montmorillonite, Linjiang Wang, Shengpei Shu, Dan Chen, and Charles Wilkie

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Variation of anions in layered double hydroxides: Effects on dispersion and fire properties, Linjiang Wang, Shengpei Shu, Dan Chen, and Charles Wilkie

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Flammability Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, Charles Wilkie and Jin Zhu

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Scope and Mechanistic Investigations on the Solvent-Controlled Regio- and Stereoselective Formation of Enol Esters from the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Coupling Reaction of Terminal Alkynes and Carboxylic Acids, Chae S. Yi and Ruili Gao

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Aqueous Phase C-H Bond Oxidation Reaction of Arylalkanes Catalyzed by a Water-Soluble Cationic Ru(III) Complex [(pymox-Me2)2RuCl2]+BF4-, Chae S. Yi, Ki Hyeok Kwon, and Do W. Lee

Submissions from 2008

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Thermal Stability and Degradation Kinetics of Polystyrene/Organically-Modified Montmorillonite Nanocomposites, Grace Chigwada, Everson Kandare, Dongyan Wang, Stephen Majoni, Darlington Mlambo, Charles A. Wilkie, and Jeanne M. Hossenlopp

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Transparent and flame retardant PMMA nanocomposites, Seogjun Kim and Charles Wilkie

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Synthetic studies directed toward amphidinol 2: elucidation of the relative configuration of the C1–C10 fragment, Praveen Kommana, Seung Won Chung, and William Donaldson

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Fire Retardancy of Melamine and Zinc Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide in Poly(methyl Methacrylate), Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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Aluminum-containing Layered Double Hydroxides: the Thermal, Mechanical, and Fire Properties of (Nano)composites of Poly(methyl Methacrylate), Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Dongyan Wang, Jeanne Hossenlopp, and Charles Wilkie

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Analyzing the Catalytic Role of Asp97 in the Methionine Aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli, Sanghamitra Mitra, Kathleen M. Job, Lu Meng, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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First-Row Transition-Metal Complexes of a New Pentadentate Ligand, α,α,α′,α′-Tetra(pyrazolyl)lutidine, Tyler James Morin, Brian Bennett, Sergey V. Lindeman, and James R. Gardinier

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Flame-retarded Polystyrene: Investigating Chemical Interactions between Ammonium Polyphosphate and MgAl Layered Double Hydroxide, Calistor Nyambo, Everson Kandare, Dongyan Wang, and Charles Wilkie

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Effect of MgAl-layered double hydroxide exchanged with linear alkyl carboxylates on fire-retardancy of PMMA and PS, Calistor Nyambo, Ponusa Songtipya, Evangelos Manias, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, and Charles Wilkie

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Global Conformational Dynamics in Ras, Casey O'Connor and Evgueni Kovriguine

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Reactivity of (2-alkenyl-3-pentene-1,5-diyl)iron complexes: preparation of functionalized vinylcyclopropanes and cycloheptadienes, Rajesh K. Pandey, Lizhu Wang, Nathaniel J Wallock, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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HET acid based oligoesters – TGA/FTIR studies, Thangamani Rajkumar, Chinnaswamy Thangavel Vijayakumar, Palanichamy Sivasamy, and Charles Wilkie

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Analyzing the Catalytic Mechanism of the Fe-Type Nitrile Hydratase from Comamonas testosteroni Ni1, Saroja Rao and Richard C. Holz

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Resonance Raman Interrogation of the Consequences of Heme Rotational Disorder in Myoglobin and its Ligated Derivatives, Freeborn Rwere, Piotr J. Mak, and James R. Kincaid

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Nanocomposites I. Current Developments in Nanocomposites as Novel Fire Retardants, Charles Wilkie and Alexander B. Morgan

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Polymerically Modified Layered Silicates: An Effective Route to Nanocomposites, Jinguo Zhang, Evangelos Manias, and Charles Wilkie

Submissions from 2007

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Chemistry and Biology of Streptogramin A Antibiotics, Fahim Ahmed and William Donaldson

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Generation of molecular complexity from cyclooctatetraene: synthesis of a protected 2-(3′-carboxy-2′-benzoylcyclopentyl)glycine, Subhabrata Chaudhury, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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Preparation, Characterization and Reactivity of (3-Methylpentadienyl)iron(1+) Cations, Subhabrata Chaudhury, Shukun Li, Dennis W. Bennett, Tasneem Siddiquee, Daniel T. Haworth, and William Donaldson

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Revealing Nano-confinement in Degradation and Relaxation Studies of Two Structurally Different Polystyrene-Clay Systems, Kai Chen, Charles A. Wilkie, and Sergey Vyazovkin

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Enhanced Fire Retardancy of Vinyl Ester Resins by Combination of Additives, Grace Chigwada and Charles Wilkie

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The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes, Organically Modified Montmorillonites and Layered Double Hydroxides on the Thermal Degradation and Fire Retardancy of Polyethylene, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer and Polystyrene, Marius C. Costache, Matthew Heidecker, Evangelos Manias, Giovanni Camino, Alberto Frache, Gunter Beyer, Rakesh K. Gupta, and Charles Wilkie

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Benzimidazolium Surfactants for Modification of Clays for Use with Styrenic Polymers, Marius C. Costache, Matthew Heidecker, Evangelos Manias, Rakesh K. Gupta, and Charles Wilkie

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Ferrocene and Ferrocenium Modified Clays and Their Styrene and EVA Composites, Charles Manzi-Nshuti and Charles Wilkie

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Unraveling the Catalytic Mechanism of Nitrile Hydratases, Sanghamitra Mitra and Richard C. Holz

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Practical Issues and Future Trends in Polymer Nanocomposite Flammability Research, Alexander B. Morgan and Charles Wilkie

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13C NMR Analysis of Biologically Produced Pyrene Residues by Mycobacterium sp. KMS in the Presence of Humic Acid, J. Karl C. Nieman, Richard C. Holz, and Ronald C. Sims

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Synthesis of Cyclopropanes via Organoiron Methodology: Stereoselective Preparation of Bi(cyclopropyl)s, Rajesh K. Pandey, Sergey Lindeman, and William Donaldson

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The Voltammetric Study of the Reduction of Tetraalkylammonium Perchlorate by Fe(TPP)2-, Michael Ryan and Chathra Shirani De Silva

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Synthesis of Cyclopropanes via Organoiron Methodology: Preparation of rac-Dysibetaine Cpa, Tasneem A. Siddiquee, Julie Lukesh, Sergey Sergey Lindeman, and William A. Donaldson

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Cycloaddition Reactions of Phthalimide Substituted Cyclic Polyenes with Heteroatom Dienophiles, Stephen S. Templin, Nathaniel J. Wallock, Daniel T. Haworth, William A. Donaldson, Dennis W. Bennett, and Tasneem Siddiquee

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Mechanism of Rate-Limiting Motions in Enzyme Function, Eric D. Watt, Hiroko Shimada, Evgueni Kovriguine, and J. Patrick Loria

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Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites, Jin Zhu and Charles A. Wilkie

Submissions from 2006

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Crystal and molecular structure of bis(8-phenylmenthyl) 2-(2-methyl-5-oxo-3-cyclohexen-1-yl)propandioate, C42H54O5• CH3CN, Dennis W. Bennett, Tasneem A. Siddiquee, Daniel T. Haworth, Subhabrata Chaudhury, and William Donaldson

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Nucleophilic Addition to (3-Methylpentadienyl)iron(1+) Cations: Counterion Control of Regioselectivity; Application to the Enantioselective Synthesis of 4,5-Disubstituted Cyclohexenones, Subhabrata Chaudhury and William Donaldson

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Synthetic studies directed toward the proposed structure for heteroscyphic acid A, Subhabrata Chaudhury, Shukun Li, and William Donaldson

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Styrenic Nanocomposites Prepared using a Novel Biphenyl-Containing Clay, Grace Chigwada, Dongyan Wang, David D. Jiang, and Charles Wilkie

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Polystyrene Nanocomposites Based on Quinolinium and Pyridinium Surfactants, Grace Chigwada, Dongyan Wang, and Charles Wilkie

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Preparation and Characterization of Poly(Ethylene Terephtalate)/Clay Nanocomposites by Melt Blending using Thermally Stable Surfactants, Marius Cristian Costache, Matthew Heidecker, Evangelos Manias, and Charles Wilkie

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Fire Retardancy of Polyureas, Marius Cristian Costache, Eric M. Kanugh, Charles Wilkie, and Usman Sorathia

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The thermal degradation of poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites with montmorillonite, layered double hydroxides and carbon nanotubes{, Marius C. Costache, Dongyan Wang, Matthew Heidecker, Evangelos Manias, and Charles Wilkie

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The High-Resolution Structures of the Neutral and the Low pH Crystals of Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica, William Desmarais, David L. Bienvenue, Krzysztof P. Bzymek, Gregory A. Petsko, Dagmar Ringe, and Richard C. Holz

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The Proteomics of N-terminal Methionine Cleavage, Frédéric Frottin, Aude Martinez, Philippe Peynot, Sanghamitra Mitra, Richard C. Holz, Carmela Giglione, and Thierry Meinnel

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Additional evidence for the migration of clay upon heating of clay–polypropylene nanocomposites from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), JIanwei Hao, Menachem Lewin, Charles Wilkie, and Jiangqi Wang

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Applications of Acoustic Wave Devices for Sensing in Liquid Environments, Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Nanostructured Layered Copper Hydroxy Dodecyl Sulfate: A Potential Fire Retardant for Poly(vinyl Ester) (PVE), Everson Kandare, Grace Chigwada, Dongyan Wang, Charles Wilkie, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Probing Synergism, Antagonism, and Additive Effects in Poly(vinyl Ester) (PVE) Composites with Fire Retardants, Everson Kandare, Grace Chigwada, Dongyan Wang, Charles Wilkie, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Thermal Stability and Degradation Kinetics of Poly(methyl Methacrylate)/Layered Copper Hydroxy Methacrylate Composites, Everson Kandare, Hongmei Deng, Dongyan Wang, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Thermal Degradation of Acetate-Intercalated Hydroxy Double and Layered Hydroxy Salts, Everson Kandare and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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NMR Studies of Escherichia Coli Acyl Carrier Protein: Dynamic and Structural Differences of the Apo- and Holo-forms, Yangmee Kim, Evgueni Kovriguine, and Ziad Eletr

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Faithful Estimation of Dynamics Parameters from CPMG Relaxation Dispersion Measurements, Evgueni Kovriguine, James G. Kempf, Michael J. Grey, and J. Patrick Loria

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Characterization of the Transition State of Functional Enzyme Dynamics, Evgueni Kovriguine and J. Patrick Loria

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Enzyme Dynamics Along the Reaction Coordinate: Critical Role of a Conserved Residue, Evgueni Kovriguine and J. Patrick Loria

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Nanocomposites at Elevated Temperatures: Migration and Structural Changes, Menachem Lewin, E. M. Pearce, Kelle Levon, Abraham Mey-Marom, Mauro Zammarano, Charles Wilkie, and Bok Nam Jang

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A New Colorimetric Assay for Methionyl Aminopeptidases: Examination of the Binding of a New Class of Pseudopeptide Analog Inhibitors, Sanghamitra Mitra, Anna M. Dygas-Holz, Jiri Jiracek, Miroslava Zertova, Lenka Zakova, and Richard C. Holz