Chemistry Dissertations



Dissertations from 2007


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


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


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

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


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

Dissertations from 2005

Paramagnetic effects in electrochemistry, Amaladass Antonysamy

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


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

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

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

Chemical characterization of micron and submicron particulate matters, Hongyu Shen

Cationically modified boehmite for ink jet paper coatings, Jinzhen Shi

Thermal behavior of thin-polymer films on silica, Bing Zhang


Ultrasonic Microscopy Analysis of Corrosion -- A Nondestructive Evaluation of Paint Weathering Effects and Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoscale Water-reducible Polymer Particles, Wei Zhao

Dissertations from 2002

New treatment for an old problem: lead poisoning, Nukhet Aykin-Burns

Syntheses and characterization of derivatives of 1,4,7-triazacyclononane, methyl, cholate, and of ionophores based on EDTA, NTA, and IDA, Jyoti Marutrao Dalvi

Aspects of convenient synthesis of 2,2'-biimidazole derivatives and aliphatic poly(amino-ester)s, Feng He

Dissertations from 2001

The use of ultrasonic energy as a means of driving emulsion polymerizations to completion and of changing the reactivity ratio of emulsion copolymerization of MMA:BA, Mohammed A. Bahattab

Towards rapid optical switches and sensors based on doped silica sol-gel glasses, Ian A. Elder

Electrochemistry with disk millielectrodes in homogenous and inhomogeneous magnetic fields and electrochemistry with permanent magnet-electrodes, Xuerong Gao

Part I: Effect of hard segments on phase separation of polyurethanes ; Part II: Poly(isocyanurate-oxazolidone-urethanes) from epoxidized soybean oil, Wanxuan Kang

Evaluation of combustion processes for production of feedstock chemicals from ammonium sulfate and ammonium bisulfate: An assessment of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans in raw materials for cement production, Yvonne Liske

Curing chemistry of epoxidized soybean oil and its application for sturctural composite materials, Peng Peng Lu

Microwave, ultraviolet light and thermal curing of epoxide polymers, Dong Zhang

Dissertations from 2000


Selective ultratrace determination of nitroaromatic vapors, Mark Gehrke


The atomic and magnetic structures of several iron-substituted rare-earth manganese germanides and stannides, Jun Han


A Mössbauer spectral study of some magnetic rare-earth iron intermetallic compounds, Dimitri Hautot


Detection of amino acids and their enantiomeric ratios in various samples, and the development of a new stationary phase for the chiral separation of amino acids, John P. Kullman


Use of cerium-based inhibitors in electrochemically deposited coatings for the corrosion protection of aluminum alloys, Eric Leon Morris


Thermal characterization of polymer thin films using modulated differential scanning calorimetry, Crystal E. Porter


The separation of intact microbes by capillary electrophoresis, Jeffrey M. Schneiderheinze


Michael addition of amines to α-ß unsaturated esters, Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari

Dissertations from 1999

Electrodeposition of layered nanostructures and epitaxial metal oxide thin films, Eric W. Bohannan

Soybean oil in water-borne coatings and latex film formation study by AC Impedance, Nantana Jiratumnukul

Dynamics and adsorption of sodium alkylbenzenesulfonates on alumina, Kazuomi Nagashima

Investigation of N-acetylcysteine isomers as possible radioprotectors, Rachel Neal

Synthesis of hydrazone functionalized epoxy polymers for non-linear optical device applications, Rajendra K. Singh

Development of novel enantiomeric separation techniques and applications to real-world samples, Xiande Wang

Nicotine, oxidative stress and apoptosis, Deniz Yildiz

Phototransformation of polychlorinated aromatics in gas phase and on aerosol, Xinzhong Zhang


Application of the Michael addition in environmental compliant coatings, Zhiyi Zhang

Dissertations from 1998

Cyclodextrin chiral selectors for enantioseparations in high performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, Lisa Wang Chang

Separations of D-amino acids and other enantiomeric compounds using cyclodextrin and macrocyclic antibiotic chiral stationary phases in HPLC, K. Helen Ekborg-Ott

Investigation of selected d¹⁰ metal ions with two aromatic azaheterocycles: 2,2'-bi-1H-imidazole and N,N-(dimethylamino)pyridine, Colin A. Hester


Electrochemical self-assembly of copper/cuprous oxide layered nanostructures, Ling-Yuang Huang

Investigations of several new 2,2'-biimidazole derivatives and styrenic and methacrylic polymers, Geng Lin

Deuterium NMR studies of the segmental and methyl dynamics of polymethylphenylsilane and polyalphamethylstyrene, Robert D. O'Connor

Plasma deposition of beryllium carbide via magnetron sputtering, Yixiang Xie

Dissertations from 1997

Syntheses, characterization, and polycondensation of new amide-amine monomers containing 2,2'-biimidazole, William M. Barnett

Electrochromic materials and systems: electrochemistry with stationary disk and ring-disk millielectrodes in magnetic fields, Muguo Chen

Chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters for polypropylene, William L. Dechent

Electrocrystallization and scanning probe microscopy of ceramic thin films and superlattices, Chen-Jen Hung

Structures, adsorption, and dynamics of 3-acryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane and mechanical properties of its composites, Hyoryoon Jo


Segmental dynamics in bulk and adsorbed poly(methyl acrylate)-d₃ by deuterium NMR, Wuu-Yung Lin

Synthesis and characterization of metal ion binding polyesters containing 2,2'-biimidazole, Rebecca Lynn Lister

Characterization of environmentally active aerosols: jet engine emissions, Jonathan D. Paladino

An investigation of the coordination chemistry of selected heterocyclic ligands, Paula M. Secondo

Plasma-deposited beryllium carbide coatings for application to inertial confinement fusion, Wu-Sheng Shih

Development of a spectrophotometric integration technique for flash rust staining determination and an investigation of the flash rust phenomenon in latex paints applied to steel and its control, Emerentiana Sianawati

Preparation and properties of optically transparent poly(methylmethacrylate) glass fiber sandwich composites, Ronald Kelvin Six

Solar simulated photodegradation of polystyrene: phthalocyanine pigments and methyl methacrylate as inhibitor of photo degradation process, Diep Vo Trinh

The roles of glutamine and glutathione in radiation stress, including development of a novel method for biological thiol analysis, Roger A. Winters

Dissertations from 1996

Electrochemical deposition and characterization of silver oxide nitrate and silver oxide thin films, Bryan E. Breyfogle

Ultrasonically initiated free radical catalyzed emulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate, H. C. Joe Chou

Characterization of non-asbestos friction materials, Feng Dong

Characterization of an organic solvent (di-2-ethylhexyl phosphoric acid) used in galvanic stripping, Walailak Puetpaiboon

Macrocyclic antibiotics as new chiral selectors for capillary electrophoresis and use of capillary electrophoresis to evaluate binding behavior, Kimber Lee Mahealani Rundlett

A counterflow oxidative process for thermal degradation of polychlorinated organics, Keon-Sang Ryoo

Assessment of oxidative stress in lead-poisoning and therapeutic implications, Piyanee Treeratphan

Dynamics study of block copolymers in solution and on surfaces, Ming Xie

Photodegradation for decontamination of polychlorinated aromatics and related compounds, Qi Yan

New approaches for preparative and analytical scale enantiomeric separations, Eve Yiwen Zhou

Dissertations from 1995

The xenon record of double beta-decay and element synthesis, Jauh-Tzuoh Lee

Evaluation of polyaniline in corrosion protection and microwave initiated free radical catalyzed polymerizations: polystyrene, Srinivas Pravin Sitaram

Phototransformation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins in the gas and particulate phase, Loren D. Sivils

Interfacial mobility and the mechanical properties of surface-modified glass/epoxy composites, Wei-Hang Timothy Wang