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 2005

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An Introduction to the Use of Fillers and Nanocomposites in Fire Retardancy, Charles A. Wilkie

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Scope and Mechanistic Study of the Ruthenium-Catalyzed ortho-C−H Bond Activation and Cyclization Reactions of Arylamines with Terminal Alkynes, Chae S. Yi and Young Yun

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Mechanical and Fire Properties of Styrenic Polymer Nanocomposites Based on an Oligomerically – Modified Clay, Jinguo Zhang, David D. Jiang, Dongyan Wang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Polyethylene and Polypropylene Nanocomposites based upon an Oligomerically-Modified Clay, Jinguo Zhang, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Fire Retardancy of Polyethylene-AluminaTrihydrate Containing Clay as a Synergist, Jinguo Zhang and Charles A. Wilkie

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Methyl Methacrylate Oligomerically-Modified Clay and its Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposites, Xiaoxia Zheng, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

Submissions from 2004

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Kinetic Analysis of the Thermal Degradation of Polystyrene-Montmorillonite Nanocomposite, Serge Bourbigot, Jeffery W. Gilman Sr., and Charles A. Wilkie

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Function of the Signal Peptide and N- and C-terminal Propeptides in the Leucine Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica, Krzysztof P. Bzymek, Ventris M. D'Souza, Guanjing Chen, Heidi Campbell, Alice Mitchell, and Richard C. Holz

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The Catalytic Role of Glutamate 151 in the Leucine Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica, Krzysztof P. Bzymek and Richard C. Holz

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Synthesis and reactivity of tricarbonyl(1-methoxycarbonyl-5-phenylpentadienyl)iron(1+) cation, Subhabrata Chaudhury, William Donaldson, Dennis W. Bennett, Daniel T. Haworth, Tasneem Siddiquee, and Jennifer M. Kloss

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Fighting Antibiotic Resistance: The dapE-encoded N-succinyl-L, L-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase from Haemophilus influenzae in a Dinuclear Metallohydrolase, Nathaniel J. Cosper, David L. Bienvenue, Jacob E. Shokes, Danuta M. Gilner, Takashi Tsukamoto, Robert A. Scott, and Richard C. Holz

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Structural Effects of Carbon Monoxide Coordination to Carbon Centers. π and σ Bindings in Aliphatic Acyl versus Aromatic Aroyl Cations, M. G. Davlieva, Sergey V. Lindeman, Ivan S. Neretin, and Jay K. Kochi

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Crystallographic Distinction between “Contact” and “Separated” Ion Pairs:  Structural Effects on Electronic/ESR Spectra of Alkali-Metal Nitrobenzenides, M. G. Davlieva, Jian-Ming Lü, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Additional XPS Studies on the Degradation of Poly(Methyl Methacryalte) and Polystyrene Nanocomposites, Jianxin Du, Jianqi Wang, Shengpei Su, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrovinylation of Dienoates: Model Studies Directed Toward the C10—C18 Segment of Ambruticin, Zhengjie He, Chae S. Yi, and William Donaldson

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Characterization of Epoxy Resin (SU-8) Film Using Thickness-Shear Mode (TSM) Resonator under Various Conditions, Jeanne Hossenlopp, Lizhong Jiang, Richard Cernosek, and Fabien Josse

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A TGA/FTIR and Mass Spectral Study on the Thermal Degradation of Bisphenol A Polycarbonate, Bok Nam Jang and Charles A. Wilkie

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Arenediazonium Salts as Versatile (meso-Ionic) Tectons. Charge-Transfer Intercalates and Clathrates in Unusual Crystalline Networks Self-Assembled with Neutral Aromatic π-Donors, Sergey Lindeman and Jay K. Kochi

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Halide Recognition through Diagnostic “Anion–π” Interactions: Molecular Complexes of Cl−, Br, and I with Olefinic and Aromatic π Receptors, Yaroslav S. Rosokha, Sergey Lindeman, Sergiy V. Rosokha, and Jay K. Kochi

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Far-infrared spectroelectrochemistry: a study of linear molybdenum/iron/sulfur clusters, Michael D. Ryan and Lin Li

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Systems-Based Design of Bi-Ligand Inhibitors of Oxidoreductases: Filling the Chemical Proteomic Toolbox, Daniel S. Sem, Bonnie Bertolaet, Brian Baker, Edcon Chang, Aurora Demertrina Costache, Stephen Coutts, Qing Dong, Mark Hansen, Victor Hong, Xuemei Huang, Richard M. Jack, Richard Kho, Henk Lang, Chen-Ting Ma, David Meininger, Maurizio Pellacchia, Fabrice Pierre, Hugo Villar, and Lin Yu

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Methacrylate Modified Clays and Their Polystrene and Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposites, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Novel Polymerically-Modified Clays Permit the Preparation of Intercalated and Exfoliated Nanocomposites of Styrene and its Copolymers by Melt Blending, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Polybutadiene modified clay and its nanocomposites, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Polybutadiene modified clay and its polystyrene nanocomposites, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Poly(Methyl Methacrylate), Polypropylene and Polyethylene Nanocomposite Formation by Melt Blending using Novel Polymerically-Modified Clays, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Study on the thermal stability of Polystyryl surfactants and its modified clay nanocomposites, Shengpei Su, David D. Jiang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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The Thermal Degradation of Nanocomposites That Contain an Oligomeric Ammonium Cation on the Clay, Shengpei Su and Charles A. Wilkie

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Preparation of Nanocomposites from Styrene and Modified Graphite Oxides, Fawn Marie Uhl and Charles A. Wilkie

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Reactivity of (Bicyclo[5.1.0]octadienyl)iron(1+) Cations: Application to the Synthesis of cis-2-(2’-carboxycyclopropyl)glycines, Nathaniel J. Wallock and William A. Donaldson

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Polystyrene Magadiite Nanocomposites, Dongyan Wang, David D. Jiang, Jaclyn Pabst, Zhidong Han, Jianqi Wang, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Thermal Properties of Thermoplastics, Charles A. Wilkie and Michael A. McKinney

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Cofactor Fingerprinting with STD NMR to Characterize Proteins of Unknown Function: Identification of a Rare cCMP Cofactor Preference, Huili Yao and Daniel Sem

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A Carbocation Substituted Clay and its Styrene nanocomposite, Jinguo Zhang and Charles A. Wilkie

Submissions from 2003

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Preparation and Reactivity of Ethyl 2-Vinyloxazole-4- carboxylate, Fahim Ahmed and William Donaldson

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Crystal and molecular structure of N-(bicyclo[5.1.0]octa-3,5-dien-2-yl)phthalimide, Dennis W. Bennett, Tasneem Siddiquee, Daniel T. Haworth, Nathaniel J Wallock, and William Donaldson

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Crystal and molecular structure of a steroidal spirocyclic lactone, C29H32O4, Dennis W. Bennett, Tasneem Siddiquee, Kristen L. Murphy, Daniel T. Haworth, Zhengjie He, and William Donaldson

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Substrate Specificity, Metal Binding Properties, and Spectroscopic Characterization of the DapE-Encoded N-Succinyl-l,l-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase from Haemophilus influenzae, David L. Bienvenue, Danuta M. Gilner, Ryan S. Davis, Brian Bennett, and Richard C. Holz

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Investigation of nanodispersion in polystyrene-montmorillonite nanocomposites by solid state NMR, Serge Bourbigot, David L. Vanderhart, Jeffery W. Gilman Sr., Walid Awad, Rick D. Davis, Alexander B. Morgan, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Synergy between conventional phosphorus fire retardants and organically-modified clays can lead to fire retardancy of styrenics, Grace Chigwada and Charles A. Wilkie

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Kinetic and Spectroscopic Characterization of the H178A Methionyl Aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli, Alicja J. Copik, Sabina I. Swierczek, W. Todd Lowther, Ventris M. D'Souza, Brian W. Matthews, and Richard C. Holz

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The dapE-encoded N-Succinyl-l,l-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase from Haemophilus influenzae Is a Dinuclear Metallohydrolase, Nathaniel J. Cosper, David L. Bienvenue, Jacob E. Shokes, Danuta M. Gilner, Takashi Tsukamoto, Robert A. Scott, and Richard C. Holz

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Synthesis of Tin Oxide Nanocrystalline Phases Via Use of Tin (II) Halide Precursors, Hongmei Deng, Frank K. Lamelas, and Jeanne Hossenlopp

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Organometallic Complexes of Dienes and Polyenes, William Donaldson

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An XPS investigation of thermal degradation and charring on poly(vinyl chloride)–clay nanocomposites, Jianxin Du, Dongyan Wang, Charles A. Wilkie, and Jiangqi Wang

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High Throughput Methods for Polymer Nanocomposites Research: Extrusion, NMR Characterization and Flammability Property Screening, Jeffery W. Gilman Sr., Serge Bourbigot, John M. Shields, M Nyden, T Kashiwagi, Rick D. Davis, David L. Vanderhart, W Demory, Charles A. Wilkie, Alexander B. Morgan, J Harris, and Richard E. Lyon

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Regio- and Stereoselective Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrovinylation of 1,3-Dienes: Application to the Generation of a 20S-Steroidal Sidechain, Zhengjie He, Chae S. Yi, and William A. Donaldson

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Co-Catalytic Metallopeptidases as Pharmaceutical Targets, Richard C. Holz, Krzysztof P. Bzymek, and Sabina I. Swierczek

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Temperature Dependence of the Backbone Dynamics of Ribonuclease A in the Ground State and Bound to the Inhibitor, 5'-phosphothymidine (3'-5')-pyrophosphate adenosine 3'-phosphate, Evgueni Kovriguine, Roger Cole, and J. Patrick Loria

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The Charge-Transfer Motif in Crystal Engineering. Self-Assembly of Acentric (Diamondoid) Networks from Halide Salts and Carbon Tetrabromide as Electron-Donor/Acceptor Synthons, Sergey V. Lindeman, Jürgen Hecht, and Jay K. Kochi

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Enantioselective Synthesis of the C7-C24 Segment of Macrolactin A, Shukun Li and William Donaldson

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Synthesis of (+)-decarestrictine L, Julie Lukesh and William Donaldson

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The Role of the Dielectric Barrier in Narrow Biological Channels: a Novel Composite Approach to Modeling Single-channel Currents, Artem B. Mamonov, Rob D. Coalson, Abraham Nitzan, and Maria G. Kurnikova

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Molecular Recognition of NO/NO+ via Multicenter (Charge-Transfer) Binding to Bridged Diarene Donors. Effect of Structure on the Optical Transitions and Complexation Thermodynamics, Sergiy V. Rosokha, Sergey V. Lindeman, Rajendra Rathore, and Jay K. Kochi

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Intervalence (Charge-Resonance) Transitions in Organic Mixed-Valence Systems. Through-Space versus Through-Bond Electron Transfer between Bridged Aromatic (Redox) Centers, D.-L. Sun, Sergiy V. Rosokha, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Exfoliated Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) and Polystyrene/ Nanocomposites Occur when the Clay Cation Contains a Vinyl Monomer, Shengpei Su and Charles A. Wilkie

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A Stibonium-Modified Clay and its Polystyrene Nanocomposite, Dongyan Wang and Charles A. Wilkie

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In situ reactive blending to prepare polystyrene-clay and polypropylene-clay nanocomposites, Dongyan Wang and Charles A. Wilkie

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Iron-mediated Preparation of Vinylcyclopropanes. Scope, Mechanism, and Applications, Young K. Yun, Kamil Godula, Yeyu Cao, and William A. Donaldson

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Preparation and flammability properties of polyethylene-clay nanocomposites, Jinguo Zhang and Charles A. Wilkie

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Flame Retardancy of Polystyrene Nanocomposites Based on an Oligomeric Organically-Modified Clay Containing Phosphate, Xiaoxia Zheng and Charles A. Wilkie

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Nanocomposites Based on Poly (ε-Caprolactone) (PCL)/Clay Hybrid: Polystyrene, High Impact Polystyrene, ABS, Polypropylene and Polyethylene, Xiaoxia Zheng and Charles A. Wilkie

Submissions from 2002

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Structurally Distinct Active Sites in the Copper(II)-Substituted Aminopeptidases from Aeromonas proteolytica and Escherichia coli, Brian Bennett, William E. Antholine, Ventris M. D'Souza, Guanjing Chen, Leila Ustinyuk, and Richard C. Holz

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Hydrolysis of Thionopeptides by the Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica:  Insight into Substrate Binding, David L. Bienvenue, Danuta M. Gilner, and Richard C. Holz

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The Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica can Function as an Esterase, David L. Bienvenue, Rebecca S. Matthew, Dagmar Ringe, and Richard C. Holz

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Enantioselective synthesis of the C11–C17 segment of soraphen A1α via organoiron methodology, Yeyu Cao, Ahmad F Eweas, and William Donaldson

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Three-Dimensional Structure of the Complexin/SNARE Complex, Xiaocheng Chen, Diana R. Tomchick, Evgueni Kovriguine, Demet Araç, Mischa Machius, Thomas C. Südhof, and Josep Rizo

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Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy of Sulfate and Thiosulfate Complexes of Iron Porphyrins, Philip Walter Crawford and Michael D. Ryan

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The 1.20 Å Resolution Crystal Structure of the Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica Complexed with Tris: A Tale of Buffer Inhibition, William Desmarais, David L. Bienvenue, Krzysztof P. Bzymek, Richard C. Holz, Gregory A. Petsko, and Dagmar Ringe

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Kinetic and Structural Characterization of Manganese(II)-Loaded Methionyl Aminopeptidases, Ventris M. D'Souza, Sabina I. Swierczek, Nathaniel J. Cosper, Lu Meng, Shane Ruebush, Alicja J. Copik, Robert A. Scott, and Richard C. Holz

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An XPS Investigation of Thermal Degradation and Charring of PMMA Clay Nanocomposites, Jianxin Du, Jin Zhu, Charles A. Wilkie, and Jiangqi Wang

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Synthetic studies directed toward the phorboxazoles: preparation of the C3–C15 bisoxane segment and two stereoisomers, Patrick Bernard Greer and William Donaldson

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The Aminopeptidase From Aeromonas proteolytica: Structure and Mechanism of Co-Catalytic Metal Centers Involved in Peptide Hydrolysis, Richard C. Holz

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Crown Ether-Modified Clays and their Polystyrene Nanocomposites, Hongyang Jao, Jin Zhu, Alexander B. Morgan, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Doming Modes and Dynamics of Model Heme Compounds, Dennis D. Klug, Marek Z. Zgierski, John S. Tse, Zhenxian Liu, James R. Kincaid, Kazimierz Czarnecki, and Russell J. Hemley

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X-ray Structure Analysis and the Intervalent Electron Transfer in Organic Mixed-Valence Crystals with Bridged Aromatic Cation Radicals, Sergey V. Lindeman, Sergiy V. Rosokha, Duoli Sun, and Jay K. Kochi

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Overexpression and Divalent Metal Binding Properties of the Methionyl Aminopeptidase from Pyrococcus furiosus, Lu Meng, Shane Ruebush, Ventris M. D'Souza, Alicja J. Copik, Susumu Tsunasawa, and Richard C. Holz

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Steric Hindrance as a Mechanistic Probe for Olefin Reactivity:  Variability of the Hydrogenic Canopy over the Isomeric Adamantylideneadamantane/Sesquihomoadamantene Pair (A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study), Rajendra Rathore, Sergey V. Lindeman, C.-J. Zhu, T. Mori, R. Schleyer, and Jay K. Kochi

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Novel bis-arene (Sandwich) Complexes with NO+ Acceptor. Isolation, X-ray Crystallography and Electronic Structure, Sergiy V. Rosokha, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Polystyrene/Graphite Nanocomposites: Effect on Thermal Stability, Fawn Marie Uhl and Charles A. Wilkie

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Molecular Structures of the Metastable Charge-Transfer Complexes of Benzene (and Toluene) With Bromine as the Pre-Reactive Intermediates in Electrophilic Aromatic Bromination, Alexandr V. Vasilyev, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Synthesis of cyclopropanes via organoiron methodology: stereoselective preparation of cis-2-(2’-carboxycyclopropyl)glycine, Nathaniel J Wallock and William Donaldson

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Melt blending preparation of PVC-sodium clay nanocomposites, Dongyan Wang, Daniel Parlow, Qiang Yao, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Preparation of PVC- Clay Nanocomposites by Solution Blending, Dongyan Wang and Charles A. Wilkie

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A Comparison Of Various Methods For The Preparation Of Polystyrene And Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposites, Dongyan Wang, Jin Zhu, Qiang Yao, and Charles A. Wilkie

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An XPS study of the thermal degradation of polystyrene-clay nanocomposites, Jianqi Wang, Jianxin Du, Jin Zhu, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Fire Retardant Halogen-Antimony-Clay Synergism in Polypropylene Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, Marco Zanetti, Giovanni Camino, Domenico Canavese, Alexander B. Morgan, Frank K. Lamelas, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Silicon-Methoxide-Modified Clays and their Polystyrene Nanocomposites, Jin Zhu, Paul Start, Kenneth A. Mauritz, and Charles A. Wilkie

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Thermal stability and flame retardancy of poly(methyl methacrylate)-clay nanocomposites, Jin Zhu, Paul Start, Kenneth A. Mauritz, and Charles A. Wilkie

Submissions from 2001

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Structural Evidence That the Methionyl Aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli Is a Mononuclear Metalloprotease, Nathaniel J. Cosper, Ventris M. D'Souza, Robert A. Scott, and Richard C. Holz

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Synthesis of cyclopropane containing natural products, William Donaldson

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An Efficient and Simple Synthesis of Optically Pure Tricarbonyl(methyl 6-oxo-2,4-hexadienoate)iron, Kamil Godula, Heiko Bärmann, and William A. Donaldson

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Synthesis of cyclopropanes via organoiron methodology: preparation of 2-(2′-carboxy-3′-ethylcyclopropyl)glycine, Kamil Godula and William Donaldson

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An XPS Investigation of Thermal degradation and Charring of Cross-linked Polyisoprene and Polychloroprene, JIanwei Hao, Charles A. Wilkie, and Jiangqi Wang

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Reactivity of acyclic (pentadienyl)iron(1+) cations with weak carbon nucleophiles, M. Azad Hossain, Myung-Jong Jin, and William Donaldson

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Diels−Alder Topochemistry via Charge-Transfer Crystals:  Novel (Thermal) Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformations, J. H. Kim, S. M. Hubig, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Charge-Transfer Forces in the Self-Assembly of Heteromolecular Reactive Solids:  Successful Design of Unique (Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal) Diels−Alder Cycloadditions, J. H. Kim, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Electron Redistribution of Aromatic Ligands in (Arene)Cr(CO)3 Complexes. Structural (Bond-Length) Changes as Quantitative Measures, P. Le Maguères, Sergey V. Lindeman, and Jay K. Kochi

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Inhibition of the Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica by l-Leucinephosphonic Acid. Spectroscopic and Crystallographic Characterization of the Transition State of Peptide Hydrolysis, Carin Stamper, Brian Bennett, Tanya Edwards, Richard C. Holz, Dagmar Ringe, and Gregory A. Petsko

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Intramolecular (Electron) Delocalization Between Aromatic Donors and their Tethered Cation–Radicals. Application of Electrochemical and Structural Probes, Duoli Sun, Sergey V. Lindeman, Rajendra Rathore, and Jay K. Kochi