Chemistry Dissertations

Chemistry Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Liposomal delivery of PDE5 inhibitors and UT-15C to human erythrocytes, Elizabeth Anne Bowles

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Blended learning in chemistry laboratory courses: Enhancing learning outcomes and aligning student needs with available resources, Shayna Brianne Burchett

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Polyacrylamide and its derivatives for oil recovery, Zun Chen

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Continuous flow reactor for carbonic acid hydrolysis/pretreatment of microalgal biomass to produce bioethanol, Nicholas Dudenhoeffer

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Contribution of new thiol antioxidant in the treatment of acetaminophen toxicity, Ahdab Naeem Khayyat

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Synthesis and functionalization of a triaryldiamine-base photoconductive/photorefractive composite, and its application to aberrated image restoration, Yichen Liang

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Electrodeposition and characterization of metals and metal oxides for energy conversion and storage, Ying-Chau Liu

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Construction of multi-state potential energy surfaces for spectroscopy and dynamics, Phalgun Lolur

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Functional nanoporous polyamide aerogels, Malik Adnan Saeed

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New polyanion-based cathode materials for alkali-ion batteries, Hooman Yaghoobnejad Asl

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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NMR T1 studies of colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) surface water, Yousef Abobaker Dawib

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Synthesis and characterization of vanadium oxide nanomaterials, Tyler M. Fears

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Application of colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles in coatings, Sagar Vijay Gade

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Effects of n-acetylcysteine amide in preventing/treating cataracts, Sri Krishna Yasaswi Maddirala

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Constitutive activity in orphan G protein coupled receptors, Adam Lee Martin

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Synthesis, characterization and application of acrylic colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP), Ameya Manohar Natu

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The synthesis and characterization of water-reducible nanoscale colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles, Cynthia J. Riddles

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Synthesis and electrochemical studies of novel ionic liquid based electrolytes, Avinash Raju Vadapalli

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Synthesis and properties of transition-metal arsenide nanostructures: from superparamagnetism to superconductivity, Prachi Desai

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The role of potential antioxidant in medicinal drug-induced oxidative stress, Weili Fan

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Semiconductor nanocrystals for novel optical applications, Jong-Sik Moon

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Manufacturing of vegetable oils-based epoxy and composites for structural applications, Rongpeng Wang

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Graphite aerogels and the formation mechanism of unusual micron-sized rod and helical structures, Clarissa Ann Wisner

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Investigation of fluids flow behavior in nano-scale channels by using optic imaging system, Qihua Wu

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Part I: In-situ fluorometric quantification of microalgal neutral lipids Part II: Thermal degradation behavior of investment casting polymer patterns, Hongfang Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Fundamental properties of colloidal unimolecular polymer particles, Minghang Chen

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Isocyanate-derived organic aerogels: polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides and polyimides, Chakkaravarthy Chidambareswarapattar

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Polybenzoxazine aerogels: synthesis, characterization, conversion to porous carbons, and energetic composites, Shruti Mahadik-Khanolkar

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Creating new superconducting & semiconducting nanomaterials and investingating the effect of reduced dimensionality on their properties, Sukhada Mishra

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Part I: Quantitative determination of total corrosive sulfur in mineral insulating oils and technical liquids; Part II: Development and validation of a broad spectrum microbial disinfectant, Kyle Rodney Anderson

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Therapeutic effects of N-acetylcysteine amide in the treatment of eye disorders, Joshua W. Carey

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X-ray crystallography for the study of nickel and iron salicylaldimines, Carla Schmiesing Eribal

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Investigation of biomarkers for noninvasive early diagnosis of cancer, Sanjeewa Bandara Gamagedara

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Electrodeposition and electrochemical reduction of epitaxial metal oxide thin films and superlattices, Zhen He

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Quantitative analysis of co-enzyme a in a plant tissues and cancer biomarkers in urine samples by using capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, Yongqing Jiang

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Chelating compounds as potential flash rust inhibitors and melamine & aziridine cure of acrylic colloidal unimolecular polymers (CUPs), Jigar K. Mistry

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Organic and composite aerogels through ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), Dhairyashil Mohite

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Nano-particles induced oxidative stress in immortalized human brain endothelial cells, Xinsheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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One pot synthesis of metal, carbides and polymeric aerogels, Naveen K. Chandrasekaran

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Preliminary model development of metal complexation of polyester derivatives of 2,2'-biimidazole, Shelonda Rena Taylor Finch

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Epitaxial electrodeposition of metal oxide films and superlattices which exhibit resistance switching, Rakesh V. Gudavarthy

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Synthesis and binding studies of peptide mimetics, anion receptors, and kinase inhibitors, Nanditha G. Nair

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Aerogels and films through free radical polymerization, Anand G. Sadekar

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Development of a versatile man-portable obscurant aerosol generator: characterization of aerosols in laboratory and field environments, Robert William Schaub

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Interfacial effects on dielectric properties of polymer-particle nanocomposites, Sasidhar Siddabattuni

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Part-I Characterization of phorbol ester; the predominant toxic component of Jathropha curcas and development of an efficient process for the detoxification of Jathropha curcas meal Part-II quantification of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoic acid and pantothenic acid in bovine serum and sea water matrices, Balaji Viswanathan

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Investigation of occurrence, elimination and degradation of pharmaceutical and personal care products in drinking water using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, Chuan Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Capillary electrophoresis of pteridines in urine and plants and quantification of pharmaceutical and personal care products in Missouri waste water, Stephen E. Gibbons

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Effect of structure and plasticizer on the glass transition of adsorbed polymer, Boonta Hetayothin

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Adsorption and segmental dynamics of acrylate and methacrylate polymers adsorbed on a silica surface, Piyawan Krisanangkura

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HAART drugs induce oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in blood-brain barrier, Kalyan Reddy Manda

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Chemical bath deposition and electrodeposition of epitaxial semiconductor materials for application in photovoltaic devices, Guojun Mu

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The stereochemistry of selected supramolecular complexes of cucurbiturils and the effect of homogeneous equilibria and electron transfer of the guest, Arumugam Thangavel

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NMR investigations of biomass-to-fuel conversions by hydrothermal processes, Wenjia Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

A study of the beneficial role of thiol antioxidant supplementation in various forms of glutathione deficiency, Linu Sara Abraham

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Electrodeposition of inorganic materials with tailored shapes and chiral morphologies, Elizabeth A. Kulp

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F₂-isoprostanes study after exposure to selected nanoparticles by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry and investigation of nanoparticles on the cytotoxicity effect of arsenic in vitro, Xiaoqian Liu

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Glass-transition behavior of hybrid poly(methyl acrylate)-silica composites, Manikantan B. Nair

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Investigation of the interactions between selected nanoparticles and human lung carcinoma cells at the single cell and single particle level, Isaac Stayton

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The effect of free chlorine and monochloramine on lead in drinking water and epitaxial electrodeposition of tin sulfide, Sansanee Boonsalee

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Synthesis and evaluation of vegetable (soybean) oil based epoxy resin for beverage can coating and enzymatic synthesis and characterization of tailored N&C end protected oligopeptides, Ying Gao

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A tour-de-force in polymer crosslinked aerogels, Sudhir Mulik

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Lewis acid catalysis in organic synthesis, Ramesh Alleti

Part 1, Imidazolium-based ionic liquids as modulators of the critical micelle concentration of sodium dodecyl sulfate; Part 2, Synthesis and antioxidant studies of carnosine related dipeptides, Ayse Beyaz

Part I. Enantioenrichment of α-hydroxy acids through lipase catalyzed esterification; Part II. Synthesis, purification and characterization of novel molecule, sulfonium (3-hydroxy-3-carboxypropyl)-dimethyl chloride; Part III. Synthesis, purification and characterization of potential cancer chemopreventive compound,2-hydroxy-4-(methyl seleno)-butanioc acid, Shiva Garg

In vitro toxicity and oxidative stress induced by silica, cerium oxide, and zinc oxide nanoparticles in human lung epithelial cells, Weisheng Lin

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Effects of combined exposure to ethanol and ionizing radiation on the antioxidant status of in vitro and in vivo models, Joshua Ogony

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Synthetic methods for biologically relevant organofluorine compounds, Meher Perambuduru

Synthesis and characterization of metal reagents mediating C-X activation (X=Cl, H) of hydrocarbons, Devender Pinnapareddy

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Hyphenated HPLC-MS technique for analysis of compositional monosaccharides of transgenic corn glycoprotein and characterization of degradation products of diazinon, fonofos and aldicarb in various oxidation systems, Tongwen Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Interactions of nucleons: their role in understanding the sun's origin, composition, and source of energy, Cynthia Pearl Bolon

Low filler volume concentration composite dielectrics, Lynell J. Gilbert

Theoretical and experimental studies of Sb₄O₆, rhombohedral P₄O₁₀, and crystalline cubic As₄O₆: vibrational analysis, infrared, and Raman spectra, Sean James Gilliam

Synthesis of hydroxy acid capped peptides and assessment of their susceptibility to enzymatic hydrolysis, Srinivasa Reddy Gorla

Changes in the thiol status of neurodegenerative disorders and the effects of copper on the amyloid beta peptide clearance, Suneetha Mare

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Segmental dynamics in poly(methyl acrylate) through the glass-transition region, Burak Metin

Role of glutamate in lead-induced toxicity: protection by N-acetylcysteine amide (NACA), a novel thiol antioxidant, Suman Penugonda

Investigation of in vitro and in vivo radioprotection by a newly-designed thiol antioxidant, n-acetylcysteine amide (NACA), Wei Wu

Synthesis, structural characterization and biological properties of ortho-quinone derivatives and their metal conjugates, Di Xiao

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Paramagnetic effects in electrochemistry, Amaladass Antonysamy

The identification and characterization of genomic bacterial DNA utilizing vibrational spectroscopy, Connie Marie Gryniewicz

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Environmentally friendly, rare earth-based inhibitors in conversion coatings and paint for the corrosion protection of aluminum alloys, Scott A. Hayes

Part1. Relative antioxidant efficiency of synthetic and natural compounds; Part 2. Synthesis, characterization of cysteine oligopeptides and assessment of their antioxidant activity, Chunyu Li

Part 1: Autodeposition coatings for aluminum alloys; Part 2: Synthesis of monomers and polymers from soybean oil, Manesh Nadupparambil Sekharan

Polymer dynamics in bulk, adsorbed and solution by NMR methods, Macduff O. Okuom

Synthesis and characterization of conducting polymer nanostructures and nanocomposites, Sunil K. Pillalamarri

Electrolytic and spontaneous spray deposition of organic assisted cerium conversion coatings for the corrosion protection of aluminum alloys, Alexander Albert Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Corrosion inhibition of steel by polyaniline, Yasir Idlibi

Characterization and use of an acousto-optic tunable filter for hyperspectral remote sensing, Douglas Michael Papenmeier

Electronic and structural characterizations of cerium-based corrosion inhibitors, Ahmed M. Shahin

Sonogashira coupling reactions in the synthesis of near infra-red emitters and of star systems for the study of charge propagation in dendrimers, Jinhua Yang

Part I: Nano-engineering strong silica aerogels ; Part II: Redox chemistry of 4-benzoylpyridinium cations: a Hammett linear free energy perspective, Guo-Hui Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Development and evaluation of epoxidized soybean oil-based polymers, Nuanpen Juangvanich

Electrodeposition of ordered semiconductor metal oxide nanostructures and epitaxial thin films, Run Liu

Part 1. A comparison of enantioselective uptake and degradation of chiral pesticides through biotic and abiotic processes in the aquatic environment; and Part 2. Development of a soybean oil based epoxy resin system and its application in composite material fabrication and Part 3. Development of an environmentally benign process for the recovery of scrap polystyrene., Michael F. Maples

Structural and biological properties of ortho-quinones having nitrogen-sulfur fuctionalities and their metal conjugates, Zahra Afrasiabi Navan

Enzymatic synthesis and characterization of alpha-hydroxy acid and amino acid co-oligomers, Mathur Rajesh

Synthesis of selected electron donors and acceptors and study of inter/intramolecular electron transfer from ruthenium (II) complexes in solution, frozen matrix and silica aerogels as the basis for optical devices, Abdel-Monem M. Rawashdeh

Part 1, Enantioselectivity of hydroxy methionine (HMB) incorporation in short chain peptides; Part 2, Development of an enzymatic process for isolation of enantio enriched HMB on a preparative scale; Part 3, Synthesis and characterization of tailored short chain hetero peptides, Arindam Roy

Part 1, Application of supercritical fluid extraction for enantiospecific determination of chlordane residues in fish tissue; Part 2, Prediction of retention time of long chain alcohol phenyl ethers in density programmed supercritical fluid chromatography; Part 3, Evaluation of biogenic oil based technical fluids, Rachadaporn Seemamahannop