atomic symbol (on floor)

Research is the key to success.

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Book Chapters

Lauceri, R., D’Urso, A., Mammana, A., Purrello, R. "Transfer of Chirality for Memory and Separation." In Naaman, R., Beratan, D. N., Waldeck, D. (Ed.), Topics in Current Chemistry (vol. 298, pp. 143-188). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Mammana, A., Carroll, G. T., Feringa, B. L. (2012). "Circular Dichroism of Dynamic Systems: Switching Molecular and Supramolecular Chirality." In Berova, N., Polavarapu, P. L., Nakanishi, K., Woody, R. W. (Ed.), Comprehensive Chiroptical Spectroscopy. New York City, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Swavey, S. M. "Ruthenium complexes as photosensitizers: new possibilities in photodynamic therapy." In Watson, D. B. (Ed.), Porphyrins: Chemistry, Properties, and Applications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishing Company.

Swavey, S. M., tran, m. "Porphyrin and phthalocyanine photosensitizers as PDT agents: a new modality for the treatment of melanoma." Melanoma - From Early Detection to Treatment/Book 2. Manhattan, NY: InTech Publishing Company.

Top

Contracts

Fratini, A. V. (Principal). “Acquisition of Compound Trinocular Microscope, Model mn0038002a.” Sponsored by AT&T Government Solutions, $1,700. (October 2, 2008 - September 1, 2014).

Morrow, G. W. (Principal). “Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry: An Introductory Course.” Sponsored by Oxford University Press. (October 2011 - December 2013).

Top

Grants

Benin, V. A. (Co-Principal), Morgan, A. B. (Principal). “Flame Retardant Technology Discovery and Flammability Method Development.” Sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), $340,000. (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015).

Benin, V. A. (Co-Principal), Morgan, A. B. (Principal). “Research and Development on New Flame Retardant Chemistries for Polyurethane.” Sponsored by National Institute for Standards and Technology, $300,000. (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2012).

Lopper, M. E. (Principal). “Development of novel antibacterial compounds to target bacterial DNA replication restart pathways.” Sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement - Cottrell College Science Award, $45,000. (July 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012).

Top

Invited Lectures & Addresses

Eads, C. N., Mashburn, J. D., Fannin, H. B., Masthay, M. B. “Comparison of microcanonical and canonical temperatures in paramagnetic spin lattices and other two-level systems.” Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference, National Science Foundation, Minnesota Super Computing Institute, and University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, Minneapolis, MN. (May 21, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Adams, R. K., West, Z. J., Zabarnick, S. S., Striebich, R. C. “Analysis of Polar Components in Jet Fuel by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry with Electrospray Ionization.” National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (August 20, 2012).

Swavey, S. M. “Electropolymerized Metalloporphyrins as Catalysts for the Reduction of Oxygen.” 221st electrochemical society meeting, Electrochemical Society, Seattle Washington. (May 12, 2012).

Top

Journal Articles

Benin, V. A., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B. (2012). "Synthesis and Flame Retardant Testing of New Boronated and Phosphonated Aromatic Compounds." Journal of Materials Chemistry, RSC Publishing, 22(1180 - 1190).

Chorover, J., Choi, S., Amistadi, M., Karthikeyan, K.G., Crosson, G., Mueller, K. "Linking Cesium and Strontium Uptake to Kaolinite Weathering in Simulated Tank Waste Leachate." Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 2200 - 2208.

Knachel, H. C., Benin, V. A., Barklay, C. D., Birkbeck, J. C., Faubion, B. D., Moddeman, W. E. (2012). "Reactions of Methyl Perfluoroalkyl Ethers with Isopropyl Alcohol: Experimental and Theoretical Studies." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research/American Chemical Society, 51, 10525 - 10534.

Sunchu, B., Berg, L., Ward, H. E., Lopper, M. E. (2012). "Identification of a small molecule PriA helicase inhibitor." Biochemistry, 51, 10137-46.

Swavey, S. M. (2012). "Transition metal porphyrins as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy." Global Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 3(9), 1-14.

Swavey, S. M., Eder, A. "Enhanced O2 electrocatalysis by a highly conjugated cobalt(II) porphyrin." inorganic Chemistry Communications, 29, 14-17.

Swavey, S. M., Viviani, S., Fratini, A. V. "The effect of the lanthanide contraction on coordination with the polyazine bridging ligand 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine." Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 24, 29-31.

Swavey, S. M., Sweigert, P., Hong, Y. "Nickel, copper, and zinc centered ruthenium substituted porphyrins: Effect of transition metals on photoinduced DNA cleavage and photoinduced melanoma cell toxicity." Dalton Transactions, 41, 5201-5208.

Top

Papers

Benin, V. A., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B. “Small scale flammability testing of phosphonate and boronate + polyurethane blends.” 243th American Chemical Society National Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. (March 25, 2012).

Crosson, G. “Denatonium benzoate sorption to smectite clay minerals: Kinetic studies.” Central Regional American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, American Chemical Society, Dearborn, Michigan. (June 5, 2012).

Ivan, N., Benin, V. A., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B. “Synthesis of New Boronated and Phosphonated Aromatic Flame Retardants.” 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. (March 25, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Crosson, G., Keil, R. G., Masthay, M. B., Trick, K. A. “Inclusion of civic engagement (SENCER) in the general chemistry curriculum: Challenges and successes.” Central Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Detroit Michigan. (June 6, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Zabarnick, S. S., Adams, R. K., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J. “Analysis of nitrogen compounds in jet fuel by high performance liquid chromatography/time of flight mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization and chemical derivatization.” Central Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Detroit, Michigan. (June 6, 2012).

Top

Papers published in Conference Proceedings

Benin, V. A., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B. (2012). "Small scale flammability testing of phosphonate and boronate + polyurethane blends" (vol. 106-S12). Washington, DC: Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Preprints.

Ivan, N., Benin, V. A., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B. (2012). "Synthesis of new boronated and phosphonated aromatic flame retardants" (vol. 106-S12). Washington, DC: Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE)

Johnson, D. W., Adams, R. K., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J., Zabarnick, S. S. (2012). "Analysis of Polar Components in Jet Fuel by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry with Electrospray Ionization" (2nd ed., vol. 57, pp. 798-800). Energy and Fuels Division: Preprints, Energy and Fuels Division.

Top

Posters

Berg, L., Lopper, M. E. “Do trends in bacterial replication restart pathways depend on the presence of primosome protein DnaT?.” American Chemical Society, Central State University, Dayton, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Crosson, G., Sandmann, E. “Sorption kinetics of denatonium benzoate to 2:1 layered aluminosilicate minerals.” Fall 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (August 23, 2012).

Eads, C. N., Fannin, H. B., Mashburn, J. D., Masthay, M. B. “Microcanonical and Canonical Temperatures in Two-Level Parmagnetic Spin Lattices.” 43rd CERMACS, American Chemical Society, Dearborn, MI. (June 7, 2012).

Finnen, S., Sack, T. C., Dunyak, M., Zhao, Y., Masthay, M. B. “UV-induced photodegradation of beta-carotene in hexane solvent.” 43rd CERMACS, American Chemical Society, Dearborn, MI. (June 7, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Masthay, M. B., Zhao, Y. “Photochemistry of β Cartene in Hexane Solution in the Presence of Carbon Tetrachloride.” Pittsbugh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Orlando, FL. (March 15, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Zabarnick, S. S., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J., Adams, R. K. “Identification of Nitrogen Containing Contaminants in Jet Fuel by HPLC-MS and Chemical Derivatization.” Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society,, Orlando, FL. (March 9, 2012).

Kuttler, A., Fratini, A. V., Durganala, S., Morgan, A. B., Benin, V. A. “Structure, Theoretical Studies and Coupling Reactions of Some New Cyclic Boronic Esters.” Annual Poster Session, Dayton ACS, Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society. (April 3, 2012).

Sack, T. C., Zhao, Y., Johnson, D. W., Masthay, M. B. “Spectroscopic, gravimetric, and EDAX characterization of the photoproducts of beta-carotene generated in CCl4 solvent.” Dayton Local ACS Poster Session, American Chemical Society, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Sandmann, E., Crosson, G. “Kinetics of denatonium benzoate sorption to layered aluminosilicate minerals.” National Meeting of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta, Puerto Rico. (May 20, 2012).

Sandmann, E., Crosson, G. “Kinetics of denatonium benzoate sorption to layered-aluminosilicate clay minerals.” Annual Poster Session, Dayton Section, American Chemical Society, Xenia, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Sunchu, B., Ward, H. E., Lopper, M. E. “Study of the mechanism of an inhibitor of DNA replication restart in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.” American Chemical Society, Central State University, Dayton, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Top