Chemistry Masters Theses



Theses from 2020



Theses from 2017


In situ pH determination based on the NMR analysis of ¹H-NMR signal intensities and ¹⁹F-NMR chemical shifts, Ming Huang

Theses from 2016


Tracking silver, gold, and titanium dioxide nanoparticles through drinking water systems by single particle - inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry, Ariel Renee Donovan

Theses from 2015


In vitro study of wound-healing capabilities of bioactive glass fibers under various culture conditions, Sisi Chen


CapPack devices for enhanced qNMR measurements in 1H NMR spectroscopy, Lingyu Chi

Theses from 2013


Part I: Increased leaching of arsenic, selenium, molybdenum, and vanadium from high calcium coal ash containing trona reaction products. Part II: Using agricultural byproduct rice hull as biosorbent to remove and recover metal ions in water, Yongbo Dan


Role of nicotine in oxidative stress, Rakesh Kacham


Comparative evaluation of N-acetylcysteine and N-acetylcysteine amide in acetaminophen-induced oxidative stress, Ahdab Naeem Khayyat

Theses from 2011


Relaxation imaging to characterize lightweight polymer-crosslinked aerogels, Emmalou T. Satterfield

Theses from 2010


Water analysis for emerging environmental contaminants, Xiaoliang Cheng


Comparing the chelating abilities of N-acetylcysteine and N-acetylcysteine amide in vitro for lead poisoning treatment, Weiqing Chen

Theses from 2008


Obscurant oil characterization produced through vaporization by exhaust gas of mini-jet turbine engine, Hossein Daniel Bahaghighat


Polymer reinforced aerogels and composites A. Polyimide crosslinked aerogels B. Silica-polymethylmethacrylate composites, Vishal U. Patil


A rapid method for determination of alpha hydroxy acids in seawater and biological fluids at trace levels, Ryan Lee Schwiderski


N-Acetylcystein amide protects against methamphetamine-induced oxidative stress in human brain endothelial cells, Xinsheng Zhang

Theses from 2007


Physical analysis of human hair, Lea Marie Dankers

Theses from 2006


X-ray photoelectron, Raman and attenuated total reflection-infrared spectroscopy studies of sonochemically oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Robert V. Hull

Part I, Synthesis and characterization of biogenic oil esters ; Part II, Assessment of relative antioxidant activities of selected antioxidants in different matrices, Ranjith Kolli


New Schiff base complexes: Synthesis and their properties : [N,N'-bis (3-methoxysalicylidene)-o-phenylenediamine] Nickel (II), [N,N'-bis-salicylidene-3,4-diaminotoluene] Nickel (II) and helical-chain copper (II) complex from 4(5) -imidazolecarboxaldehyde and ß-alanine, Feng Liu

Effect of plasticizer on segmental dynamics of bulk and adsorbed poly(vinyl acetate)-d₃, Rakesh R. Nambiar


Effects of a newly synthesized thiol antioxidant on doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress, Rong Shi

Enzymatic synthesis and characterization of acidic amino acid oligomers, Hao Wang


Synthesis and characterization of some Schiff base metal complexes, Lili Wang

Functionalization of mesoporous silicas as powders for support and immobilization of Pd catalysts and as monolithic framework for building strong lightweight materials, Xiaojiang Wang

Theses from 2005


Particulate matter (PM) emissions analysis for commercial aircraft operating in the landing and takeoff (LTO) cycle, Niharika Burla

Bound carbonyls in adsorbed PMMA-r-PS copolymers, Pavan K. Challa

Enzymatic synthesis and LC, MS and MS-MS characterization of tailored peptides, Hareesh Kumar Reddy Palli

Oxidation of trichloroethylene by microsomal cytochrome P450 enzymes, Arun Sahu

Effect of chiral solution precursors in the epitaxial electrodeposition of metal oxides, Jonathan Edward Stewart

Theses from 2004

Binuclear phthalocyanine core controversy: aromatic vs. diene core, Srinivas Achanta


Application of soybean oil methyl ester for remediation of PCBs contaminated soil, Lijun Fan

Analysis of transient particulate emissions in jet engine exhausts, Sesha Krishna Kattamuri

Effect of food processing techniques on phytosterol, tocopherol and volatile content in soybean and soybean derived foods, Naga Mallika Surapaneni

Theses from 2003


Polymer-metal interactions, Ayse Beyaz

Glycoprotein characterization by HPLC-ESI-MS and anticancer drug screening and mechanism study, Junnan Chen


Part 1, Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of Ru(3,8-dibromo-1,10-phenanthroline)₃(PF₆)₂ ; Part 2, Magnetic field and temperature effects on the emission properties of d- and 1- tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) complexes, Penggao Duan

A study of in vitro and in vivo toxicity of 3-nitro-L-tyrosine, Wei Hu

Capillary electrophoresis and its applications in the biological sciences: coenzyme A, polyamines and catecholamines, Guanshu Liu

Assessment of biodegradability and mutagenicity of methyl soyate and mineral oils, Shilpa (Shilpa Suresh Mathkar


In general, the voltammeteric current from a mixture of redox-active substances will not be the sum of the currents that each substance would produce at the same concentration independently, Woon Su Oh

Theses from 2002

Selective recovery of triglycerides, phytosterols, tocopherols and isoflavones from soybean, Sabrina Forni


Glass transition behavior of thin poly(methyl methacrylate) films on silica, Moses T. Kabomo

The aerosol and chemical characteristics of rocket exhaust in the stratosphere, Andrew P. Rutter

Theses from 2001

Characterization of scrap tires and printed circuit boards pyrolysis products, Shuping Ai

The effects of variable molecular weight and solvents, in water-reducible acrylic resins, John Adrion Jones


Catalytic effect of copper ions on homocysteine auto-oxidation to induce oxidative stress, Douglas Robert Krutil

Synthesis of transition metal substituted large crystal zeolite ZSM-5, Tara Lyn Schaeffer

Applications of supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography for determination of cholesterol oxides in biological matrices, Uma Maheswar Rao Srirangam

Theses from 2000


Synthesis of crosslinkable water reducible acrylic copolymers for coatings, Mandar R. Bhave


Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of 2,7-diazapyrenium compounds, Zhan Mao


Evaluation of (the intrinsic conducting polymer) polyaniline as a corrosion inhibitor on (aircraft grade) aluminum alloys, Matthew Shannon Pittman

Theses from 1999

The role of additives and diluents in copper deposition from organic solutions, David Samuel Gillis

Jet engine particulate emissions as a function of fuel formulation (additives), Melissa R. Wilson

Plausible antioxidant functions of N-acetylcysteine and D-penicillamine in the treatment of copper toxicity, Mozow Yusof

Theses from 1998


Characterization of petroleum fog oil and vegetable oil smokes, Andrew Oliver LaRouche

A study on degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in contaminated matrices with gamma radiation, Qunhui Liu

Evaluation of the coordination chemistry of 2-(2'-pyridyl)imidazole with selected palladium (II) compounds, Theresa Marie Pierce

Alumoxane-based corrosion resistant coatings for aluminum substrates, Yue Wu

Determination of biological thiols by HPLC following derivatization by ThioGlo[trademark symbol] maleimide reagents, Bing Yang

Theses from 1996

Evaluation of macrocyclic antibiotics as chiral selectors for high performance liquid chromatography, Christina Sue Bagwill

Assessment of entrapped freon in polyurethane foams and its release into the atmosphere, Susrut Kesari

Segmental motion of surface-bound swollen poly(methyl acrylate)-d, Minghua Liang

The effects of 4-Hydroxynonenal and N-Acetyl-L-cysteine on c-Myc induced apoptosis, Deniz Yildiz

Theses from 1995

Synthesis and characterization of water reducible MMA-MMA copolymers, Hua-Jung Hu

The in vitro study of metabolic effects of D- and L- forms of amino acids on tumor cell growth, Xiang Luo

Theses from 1993

Thermal stability of chymotrypsin using UV-VIS and Raman spectroscopy, Ashik Chandra

Thermodynamic investigation of the sphere-rod transition in the presence of organic electrolytes, Yvonne Liske

Organic titanates as coupling agents for Kevlar/phenolic composites, Nalini Menon

Optical emission spectroscopy study of interaction of a metal chelate with RF plasma, Wu-Sheng Shih

Synthetic approaches for intermediates of 1,8-naphthalene phthalocyanines, Alexander Albert Williams

Theses from 1992

The preparation of silicon-containing monomers : dimethylbis(aminophenyl)silane and 1,3-tetramethylbis(p-aminophenyl)disiloxane, Louis Chi-Kuo Hsieh

Effect of in vivo lead exposure on lymphocyte response to in vitro mitogenic stimulation, Chaandini Jayachandran

Removal of organic compounds from water via derivatized cyclodextrins, Deanna Lynn Schmid

Cyclodextrin stationary phases for the chromatographic separation of gases, William Taylor Wall

Theses from 1991

Templating of plastics for coatings, Ree-Hsueh Wang

Theses from 1990


Molecular mobility in a model polymer composite, Joan Ethel Gambogi

Selenium and tellurium in cigarette tobacco, smoke and ash, Se-Il Kim

Interaction of 1,2-dimethoxyethane and 1,2-dimethoxyethane/water mixtures with poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) based hydrogels, Wei Liu


Synthesis of linear aliphatic polysulfides and their corrosion inhibiting effects, Emerentiana Sianawati

The relative rates of tertiary amine oxidations with hydrogen peroxide as measured by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Patrick L. Weaver


Correlation of corrosion resistance of protective coatings with adhesion, moisture permeability, and oxygen permeability, Wen-Jung Yu

Theses from 1989

The determination of selenium and tellurium in lead alloys by graphite furnace and hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry, Gregory James. Fox

Theses from 1988

High performance liquid chromatography as an analytical method for determining the relative reactivity of the hydroxyl groups of methyl-4,6-0-benzylidene-alpha-D-glucoside and methyl-alpha-D-glucoside, R. Kevin Anderson

Adhesion of polyurethane coatings to an aluminum substrate and glass fiber reinforced polyurethane composites with contact clarity, Michael James Carr

Ultrasonic dispersion of pigment in solvent based paints, James O. Stoffer


Thermal, mechanical and interfacial characterization of a fiberglass reinforced plastic composite, Theodore J. Williams

Adhesion and corrosion testing as a means of coatings evaluation, Jie Xu

Theses from 1987

Temperature dependent ternary solution behavior of aqueous nonionic surfactant systems containing aliphatic ketones, Gregg Alan Barnes

Development of tests for measurement of adhesion of coatings, Surendra Kanhaiyalal Gadodia


The synthesis and characterization of polycarbonates based on 1,1'-dihydroxyethyl-2,2'-biimidazole, Judith J. Garces

Study of glass matrixing of marine antifouling agents for surface coating application, Angela M. Ross

Non-aqueous carboxylic-carboxylate microemulsion, Diep Thi Vo

Theses from 1986

Syntheses and characterization of macromolecules by reaction of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A and dihydroxyethyl biimidazole, Weichen Chi

Ultrasonic despersion of pigment in water based paints, Maher Fahim

The acylation of primary and secondary amines by the N-hydroxysuccinmide esters of unsubstituted and substituted styrlacetic acids, Lawrence D. Rutledge

Theses from 1985

Nucleation of zinc by electrodeposition onto glassy carbon from acidic zinc sulfate solutions, Beverly J. Flori

The structure of oligomers released by enzymatic hydrolysis of the alkali-insoluble cell wall polysaccharide of Schizophyllum commune, Abbas K. Samadi

Structural determination of an extracellular polysaccharide from Phanerochaete Chrysosporium, Anthony Allan Stevens

Theses from 1984

The preparation and evaluation of alkyd resins that comply with solvent restrictive regulations, Karen Kohl Beckmann

The effect of cobalt driers on the drying and the post-cure embrittlement of Pale Bodied Varnish Linseed Oil in Mineral Spirits and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Esin Gunay