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 2020

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

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Analysis of Oxidatively Damaged Proteins by Mass Spectrometry, Vincent Saullo

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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

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

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Total synthesis of (±)-isodihydrokoumine, (±)-(19Z)-taberpsychine, and (±)-isodihydroukoumine N4 oxide, Jeff Kerkovius

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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Novel Protease-Activated Receptor 2 (PAR2)-Targeting Imaging Agents for Cancer, Jordan C. LeSarge

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Synthesis of 2-thiouracil and 2-thiothymine peptide nucleic acid monomers compatible with fmoc-based oligomerization, Timothy Martin-Chan

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Electrochemical and Corrosion Examination of Copper under Deep Geologic Conditions for the Application of Nuclear Waste Containers, Taylor L. Martino

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Mechanism of Protein Charging and Supercharging in Electrospray Ionization: Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Experimental Investigations, Haidy S. Metwally

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Investigating non-targeted screening and accurate quantitation of trace surface water contaminants using high-resolution mass spectrometry, Lucas M. Morrison

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Computational and Analytical Modelling of Droplet-Macroion Interactions, Myong In Oh

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Photo-Isomerizable Complementary Hydrogen Bond Arrays, Jeffrey S. Pleizier

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Coinage Metal Chalcogenide Clusters with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ancillary Ligands, Alex Polgar

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Exploring the Chemistry of Asymmetric Phosphines & Phosphinidene Sulfides, Taylor E. Pritchard

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Computational Studies on Nucleic Acid-Ion Interactions in Droplets and Bulk Solution, Mahmoud Sharawy

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Developing Structure-Activity-Relationships for Metal-Ligand-Cooperative (MLC) Complexes using PR2NR′2 Ligands, James M. Stubbs

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Layer-by-Layer Construction Strategies Towards Efficient CZTS Solar Cells, Matthew J. Turnbull

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The Development of Metal Complexes as Components of Fluorescent and Nuclear Imaging Probes, William Turnbull

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Synthesis and Characterization of Alkynyl-Substituted Boron Formazanate Dyes, Alex Van Belois

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Multiresonant Anisotropic Nanostructures for Plasmon-Mediated Spectroscopies, Gregory Q. Wallace

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Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging of ZP1609 and Amyloid Beta, Jasmine S. H. Wang

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Pressure Tuning Of Energy Storage Materials Probed By In-situ Vibrational Spectroscopy And Synchrotron Radiation, Pan Wang

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Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Studying Protein Structure and Dynamics, Yiming Xiao

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Computational and Spectroscopic Studies in the Design of Tetrapyrrole Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Angel (Qi Wen) Zhang

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The Electrochemical Study of Simulated Spent Nuclear Fuel (SIMFUEL) Corrosion under Permanent Disposal Conditions, Ziyan Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Structural Modification, Polymerization and Applications of Boron Difluoride Formazanates, Stephanie M. Barbon

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Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry of Novel Gallium Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity and Spectroscopy, Jeremy L. Bourque

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Synthesis of N-Heterocycles from Donor Acceptor Cyclopropanes and Progress towards Flinderole A, B, and C, Joanne E. Curiel Tejeda

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Adsorbed Gas Behaviour and Guest-Host Interactions in Ultramicroporous Metal-Organic Frameworks, Bligh Desveaux

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Doubly Bonded Derivatives of Si and Ge: Cycloaddition Reactions and Polymer Chemistry, Bahareh Farhadpour

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Investigations into the Role of Conformational Dynamics in Protein Function: Insights From Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange-Mass Spectrometry, Courtney S. Fast

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Poly(ethyl glyoxylate) Solid-Core Particles for Drug Delivery, Michael Thomas Gambles

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Determining the Reactivity and Oxidation Intermediates of an Allylnickel (N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Chloride Complex, Scott W. E. Hendriks

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Metalation and Structural Properties of apo-Metallothioneins, Gordon W. Irvine

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Evolution of Cu2O Morphology During Copper Corrosion in the Presence of Gamma-Radiation, Arielle M. Jean

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Construction and Analysis of Accurate Exchange-Correlation Potentials, Sviataslau V. Kohut

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A Chlorine-Free Protocol for Processing Silicon, Germanium, and Tin, Michael J. Krause

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Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy of Human Bladder Cancer (T24) Cells, Michelle S. M. Li

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Electrochemical and Modelling Studies on Simulated Spent Nuclear Fuel Corrosion under Permanent Waste Disposal Conditions, Nazhen Liu

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Gamma-Radiation Induced Corrosion of Alloy 800, Mojtaba Momeni

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Molecular and Polymeric Materials Based On Asymmetrically Substituted BF2 3-Cyanoformazanates, Samantha Novoa

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Design and Synthesis of Hyaluronan:RHAMM Interaction Inhibitors, Emily Rodrigues

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Expanding the Scope of the AuNP Toolbox: Development of Interfacial oNQM Photoclick Reaction and Large AuNP Templates, Tommaso Romagnoli

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Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Pyrrolocytosine Derivatives, Atefeh Rouhi

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Synthesis of Manganese(II) Containing Metal Chalcogen Cluster Complexes from Metal Trimethylsilylthiolate Precursors, Kyle NW Rozic

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The Development of Peptide Analogues as Potential Fluorescent and PET Imaging Probes., Neha Sharma

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Synthesis of Azide-Modified NHC Coinage Metal Thiolates, Vaishnavi Somasundaram

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Fabrication and Characterization of CuInS₂ and CuInSe₂ Light-Absorbing Thin Films for use in Solar Cells, Amy R. Tapley

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Functionalization of Peptide Nucleic Acids via post-synthetic click chemistry, Xiaoxiao Wang

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Investigating Growth of Metal-Organic Frameworks via Atomic Force Microscopy, Zitong Wang

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Dynamic Studies of Guest Molecules in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Zeolites via Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Bowei Wu

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Studying Metal-Organic Frameworks via Solid-State NMR: Gas Dynamics, Structure Determination, and Phase Transition, Yue Zhang

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Integration of orbital-dependent exchange-correlation potentials, Hanqing Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Design and Synthesis of Ghrelin Analogues as Non‐Invasive GHS‐R1a Imaging Probes, Carlie L. Charlton

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Creating Functional Materials with Phosphorus, Tyler John Cuthbert

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Synthesis and Electrochemiluminescence of Thiophene Substituted Benzosiloles, Tyler J. B. Day

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Development and Optimization of Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries, Ladan Eskandarian