Chemistry Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Chemistry, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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3,4-Annulated Indoles via Tandem Cyclopropane Ring-Opening/Conia-ene and Michael Addition/Conia-ene Reactions, Shane R. Cochrane

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Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphorus Containing Polymers for the Purpose of Polymer Derived Ceramics, Kelly C. Duggan

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Tuning the properties of MoS₂ flakes with gold nanoparticles and Rhodamine dye, Pooneh Farhat

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Solid State NMR Spectroscopic Characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks, Vinicius Martins

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Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis by Low Valent Group 14 Compounds, Sarah Louise McOnie

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Plasmonically-Active Nanomaterials for Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation and Chemical Reactions, Denis AB Therien

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Effects of Solution pH, Temperature and Redox Environment on Corrosion and Oxide Formation on Inconel X-750, Mohsen Bahrami

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Galvanic Corrosion of Carbon Steel Coupled to Copper in Used Nuclear Fuel Containers, Lindsay J. Braithwaite

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A computational study on a globular protein and an intrinsically disordered protein, Cecilia Chavez Garcia

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Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Small Molecules and Neurotransmitters in Rodent Brains Assisted with Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Method Development and Applications in Neurobiology, Chaochao Chen

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The Development of Fluorine-18 Imaging Agents Targeting the GHSR, Marina D. Childs

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Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Nina M. Culum

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Analysis and Differentiation of Uniform and Localized Corrosion of Cu, Roshan J. Daljeet

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X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, and Optical Luminescence Studies of Undoped and P-doped ZnO Nano/Microparticles, Zhi Liang Dong

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Self-Immolative Dendritic Hydrogels, Karanpreet Gill

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Effects of Gamma-Radiation on the Evolution of Copper Corrosion Dynamics in Deep Geological Repository Solution Environments, Lindsay J. Grandy

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Nanoorthogonal Surface Modifications of Gold Nanoparticles and Nanoclusters through Strain-Promoted Cycloaddition Chemistry, Praveen N. Gunawardene

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Investigating the Corrosion Behaviour of Ni-based alloys in Industrially Relevant Environments, Jeffrey D. Henderson

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Metal Ligand Cooperative Complexes for Acceptorless Dehydrogenation of Amines, Matthew D. Hoffman

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Synthesis And Characterization of Re(I) Tricarbonyl Complexes of 1,8-Naphthalimide, Priyanka Jagadeesa Prabhu

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Non-Linear Effects of Solution Parameters and Gamma Radiation on Nickel Oxidation Dynamics, Razieh Karimihaghighi

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Cationic Boron Formazanate Complexes, Benjamin D. Katzman

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High-Pressure Studies of Flexible Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Performance for CO2 Adsorption using Infrared Spectroscopy, Boqing Li

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Synchrotron X-ray characterizations of black phosphorus: preparation, doping and applications in energy storage, Minsi Li

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Staudinger Reactions on Azide Functionalized Au25 Nanoclusters as a Route to Linked Frameworks, Sung Kyun Lim

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Structural Tuning and Spectroscopic Characterizations of Polysulfide as Battery Materials, Daiqiang Liu

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Investigating the Behavior of Adsorbed CO2 in Metal-Organic Frameworks via 13C Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy, Yingxian Li

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Copper Corrosion Dynamics under Deep Geologic Repository Conditions, Masoumeh Naghizadeh

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The Synthesis and Application of Polyglyoxylamides, Quinton EA Sirianni

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Synthesis of Stable Organic Radical Homo- and Co-Polymers and Their Applications in Solid-State Devices, Michael Anghel

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Iron(II) Metal-Ligand Cooperative Catalysts for Endo-Selective Intramolecular Hydrofunctionalization, Benjamin Bridge

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Electronic and local structures of Pt-based bimetallic alloy and core-shell systems, Jiatang Chen

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Development of a Route to Functional Polymers via Click Chemistry, Kyle Classen

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Analysis of Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesized by Pathogenic and Symbiotic Fungi using High-Resolution Tandem LC-MS and Spectral Molecular Networking, Natasha DesRochers

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Theoretical Investigation of Pressure-Induced Structural Transformations of Ethylenediamine Bisborane, Rongfeng Guan

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The Electrochemical and Corrosion Study of Copper for Nuclear Waste Containers under Deep Geological Disposal Conditions, Mengnan Guo

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Ganglioside Detection from Formalin Fixed Human Brain Tissue Utilizing MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Aaron Harris

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The Incorporation of Phosphorus into Polymer Networks for Drug Encapsulation and Release, Tristan D. Harrison

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Self-immolative Polymers as a Degradable and Triggerable Class of Surfactants, Siamak Keshtpour

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Coordination and Reactivity of a Structurally Responsive Phosphine-1-Azallyl Ligand, Meagan Kindervater

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The Rearrangement and Nucleophilic addition of Donor-Acceptor Cyclobutane: Novel Methodologies to Access δ-Lactones and Ring-Opened Products, Donghyun Koo

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Chemical Reactions at Metal Surfaces: Functionalization Strategies and Spectroscopic Characterization, Sydney Legge

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Galvanic Corrosion of Carbon Steel-Stainless Steel Welds, Mi Li

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Mechanistic Insights into Analyte Charge Enhancement using Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Leanne Martin

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Plasmon-Enabled Physical and Chemical Transformations of Nanomaterials, Danielle McRae

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Gamma-Radiolysis Kinetics and Its Role in the Overall Dynamics of Materials Degradation, Ryan P. Morco

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N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligated Group 11 Trimethylsilylchalcogenolates: Building Blocks for Heterometallic Chalcogenide Molecules, Dickron Richard Nahhas

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Hemithioindigo-based Photoswitchable Self- Complementary Hydrogen Bond Arrays, Suendues Noori

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Cyclization of peptide structures by creating metal foldamers using 99m-Tc/Re(CO)3, Dhvani D. Oza

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Development of Multi-Functional Molecular Systems for Applications on Nanomaterial Surfaces, Jun Hyeong Park

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Fabricating Cu2ZnSnS4, Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 and CuIn(S,Se)2 light-absorbing thin films for low-cost solar devices., Vaishnavi Raja

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Analysis of Oxidatively Damaged Proteins by Mass Spectrometry, Vincent Saullo

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Carbon Steel Corrosion under Gamma Radiation, Youn Gyeong Shin

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One-Pot Synthesis of Bicyclic Piperidines from Donor Acceptor Cyclopropanes, David G. Stephens

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The Influence of Radiolytically Produced Nitric Acid on the Corrosion Resistance of Copper-Coated Used Nuclear Fuel Containers, Joseph P. Turnbull

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Electrochemiluminescence of a Di-Boron Complex, Perovskite and Carbon Quantum Dots, Jonathan M. Wong

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Hybrid density functionals with proper exact exchange, Liyuan Ye

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Effects of Oxidative Modifications on the Structure and Non-Canonical Functions of Cytochrome c Studied by Mass Spectrometry, Victor Yin

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Protein Conformations in the Gas Phase Probed by Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Maryam Bakhtiari

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Methodologies for Metal Functionalization of Phosphorus Based Photopolymer Networks, Vanessa Béland

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The Reactivity of Ditetrelenes Towards Organophosphorus Oxides, Maissa Belcina

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Corrosion Studies on Lightweight Automotive Alloys: The Effect of Microstructure and Fundamental Mechanisms, Wilfred J. Binns

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Progress Toward Durable Icephobic Materials, Matthew J. Coady

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Vertical Ionization Energies from the Average Local Electron Energy Function, Amer Marwan El-Samman

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Shape-Controlled Nanoparticles as Effective Catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells, Ali Feizabadi

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Electrochemical Investigation into the External Failure Modes of Oil and Gas Pipelines, Maxwell Goldman

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Saponin Penetration and Interactions with Membranes, Sarai Guerrero

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Synthesis and Characterization of Peptide Nucleic Acids Incorporating Modified Nucleobases, Ali Heidari

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Functionalization of Indoles and Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes and their Application Towards the Total Synthesis of Tronocarpine and Dippinine B, Lauren C. Irwin

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Investigations of the High Pressure Effects on Structural Properties and CO2 Adsorption Performance of MOFs using Vibrational Spectroscopy, Shan Jiang

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Synchrotron Radiation Analysis of Daguerreotypes: Surface Characterization, Electrocleaning, and Preservation, Madalena S. Kozachuk

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The Ghrelin Receptor and its Appetite for Highly Potent Ghrelin Analogues, Tyler J. Lalonde

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Zinc–Phosphorus Clusters for Solution Synthesis of Zinc Phosphide Nanoparticles, Kyungseop Lee

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Synthesis of Crosslinkable Poly(ester amide)s for Cell Encapsulation and Delivery, Yu Ting (Natalie) Liang

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Development of Bioorthogonal Molecular Tools on Gold Nanoparticles, Wilson Luo

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Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Group 13 and 14 Complexes of Chelating Formazanate Ligands, Ryan R. Maar

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Investigating the Rotary Mechanism of ATP Synthase Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Angela Marcela Murcia Rios

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Incorporation of Fluorine into Peptides and One-Bead One-Compound Libraries through Copper-free Click Chemistry for the Discovery of Radiopharmaceuticals, Emily M. Murrell

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The Synthesis of Heterocycles and Carbocycles and Work Towards Kainic Acid, Mathew L. Piotrowski

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Development of in situ Forming Hydrogels for Intra-articular Drug Delivery, Andy Prince

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Galvanic corrosion of copper-coated carbon steel for used nuclear fuel containers, Thalia E. Standish

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Synthesis of Functionalized Tetrahydropyridine Derivatives via SnCl4-Promoted [4+2] Cycloaddition of Donor-Acceptor Cyclobutanes and Nitriles, David Tong

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Strategies for the Preparation of Functional Pendant Group Polymer Materials via Click Chemistry, Rajeshwar Vasdev

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Extrusion-based 3D Printing of Macro/Microstructures for Advanced Lithium/Sodium Batteries, Jiwei Wang

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Non-Traditional Metallation of Metallothioneins with Xenobiotic Therapeutic Metals, Daisy L. Wong

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High-Pressure Studies on the Transition from Red Phosphorus to Black Phosphorus, Heng Xiang

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X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction and Optical Luminescence Studies of Phase Transition of Titania Nanotubes, Lu Yao

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Synthesis of Polycarbamate‒based Nanoassemblies and Previously Inaccessible Polyglyoxylates, Rebecca Yardley

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Design, Synthesis, and Oxidation Reactivity of Palladacyclic Complexes Containing N-donor Ligands, Ava Behnia

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Investigating gas adsorption, PSM and molecular-level structure in MOFs, Shoushun Chen

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Thioindigo-Based Photoswitchable Hydrogen Bond Arrays, Fereshteh Davoud

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Compact Sensing Platforms Based on Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance, Zhutian Ding

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Coupling Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy and 3D Modelling to Probe Membrane Permeability of Human Bladder Cancer (T24) Cells, Fraser Filice

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Exploring the Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Phosphorus-Chalcogen Heterocycles, Cameron Graham

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Corrosion Dynamics of Carbon Steel in Used Fuel Container Environments, Dan Guo

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The Development Of Platforms For Inhibiting RHAMM-HA Interactions & The Development Of An Optical Probe For Measuring Glomerular Filtration Rate, Alexandra Hauser-Kawaguchi

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The Addition of Alkynes to Low-Valent Silicon Compounds: A Mechanistic Study, Andrew T. Henry

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The Incorporation of Phosphorus into Block Copolymers and Their Self-Assembly, Benjamin F. Hisey

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Glycopolymer Functionalization of Polymersomes, Josh Jadischke

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Probing Trapped Extracellular Vesicles by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Lauren Kaufman