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 2015

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Complementary Mass Spectrometry Methods for Characterizing Protein Folding, Structure, and Dynamics, Siavash Vahidi

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High Pressure Studies of Nanostructured TiO2 and Li4Ti5O12 Using Raman Spectroscopy and Synchrotron X-ray Radiation, Fengping Xiao

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The Influence of Long-Term Gamma-Radiation and Initially Dissolved Chemicals on Aqueous Kinetics and Interfacial Processes, Pamela A. Yakabuskie

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Solvothermal Synthesis and Characterization of CuInS2, CuInSe2 and AgInS2 Nanoparticles from Single Source Precursors, Xuzhao Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Influence of Microstructure on the Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys, Robert M. Asmussen

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Radiation Induced Corrosion of Stellite-6, Mehran Behazin

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Development of a Gallium-Containing One-Bead One-Compound Peptide Library for the Discovery of New Molecular Imaging Probes, Fernanda C. Bononi

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Exploring The Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of Zwitterionic Main Group Compounds, Jonathan W. Dube

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The Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes and Progress Towards Pyrrolidine Alkaloids, Michael R. Emmett

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Polyglyoxylates: a new class of triggerable self-immolative polymers, Bo Fan

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The Application of Novel Donor Acceptor Cyclopropanes in the Synthesis of Linearly Fused Tricyclic Triazoles, Michelle E. Flisar

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Peptidomimetic GHS-R1a Agonists as PET Imaging Agents for Prostate Cancer, Milan M. Fowkes

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Investigation of the Crystallization of DNL-6 and FT-Raman Spectroscopic Investigation of Guest Molecules in MOFs, Maxwell Goldman

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Exploring The Reactivity Of Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes And The Synthesis Of (+/-)-Quebrachamine, Huck K. Grover

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Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Gold Nanoclusters, Mahdi Hesari

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Synthesis Of Carbohydrate Functionalized Dendrons For Use As Multivalent Scaffold And In Self-Assembled Structures, Namrata Jain

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Optimization of p-Type CZTS Nanocrystal Thin Film Layers For Applications in Low Cost Photovoltaic Devices, Kyle S.B. Jeffs

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Tip-Enhances Raman Spectroscopy, Enabling Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale, Nastaran Kazemi Zanjani

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Application of Mn(III) Oxidative Cyclizations to Natural Product Synthesis, Bryan Landschoot

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New Ligands for Lanthanides and Transition Metals toward Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents, Melissa M. Lewis

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Bidentate Ferrocenyl-Dithiol Reagents for Nanocluster Surface Functionalization, Yiyi Liu

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Synthesis and Characterization of Metal-Bis(trimethylsilyl)phosphido Complexes, Masoomeh Madadi

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Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Interfacial Reactions and Transfer Processes of Phosphonium-based Ionic Liquids with Carbon Steel, Ryan P. Morco

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Diphosphine Carboxamide Ligands with Gold(I), Silver(I) and Platinum(II), Nasser Nasser

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Oxidative Cyclizations of Tertiary Pentenols and the Synthesis of β-Carboline Alkaloids, Geoffrey A. Phillips

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Protein Conformational Studies by Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry, Antony D. Rodriguez

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The Development of Metal-Organic Compounds for Use as Molecular Imaging Agents, Emily J. Simpson

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Photochromic Molecular Materials for the Controlled Organization of Nanoparticles, Kristen Elise Snell

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The Electrochemistry of Hydrogen Peroxide on Uranium Dioxide and the Modelling of Used Nuclear Fuel Corrosion under Permanent Disposal Conditions, Linda Wu

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Gamma-Radiolysis Kinetics of Liquid, Vapour and Supercritical Water, Nastaran Yousefi

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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pH Responsive Hydrogen Bonding Motif to Improve the Sensitivity of Tumor Imaging, Fatimah Mohammed Algarni

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Carbon Nitride and Conjugated Polymer Composite Materials, Josh Byers

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Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Substituted Pyrrolocytidines, McKenry Charles

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Fluorescent Cytidine Analogues, Kirby J. Chicas

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A Study of Gamma Radiation Induced Carbon Steel Corrosion, Kevin Daub

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The Synthesis and Evaluation of Peptide-Based Probes for the Imaging of RHAMM Expressing Carcinoma and GLP-1R on Pancreatic Beta Cells, Ashley Esarik

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Progress Toward Synthesis of Molecular Beacons Incorporating DABCYL Analog Quenchers, Christie M. Ettles

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Characterization of the Corrosion and Oxide Film Properties of Alloy 600 and Alloy 800, Melissa Faichuk

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Studies of the Charge Storage Properties of Poly(bithiophene) and Amorphous Carbon Nitride, Timothy Adam Forristal

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Theory of Model Kohn-Sham Potentials and its Applications, Alex P. Gaiduk

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Solid State NMR Spectroscopic Studies of Metal-Organic Frameworks, Peng He

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Investigating the Effects of Radiation on Phosphonium-Based Ionic Liquids, Susan Howett

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Approximation of Exchange-Correlation Potentials for Orbital-Dependent Functionals, Alexei Kananenka

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Functionalized Polyisobutylene: From Synthesis to Properties and Applications, Solmaz Karamdoust

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Protein Structure and Interactions Studied by Electrospray Mass Spectrometry, Jiangjiang Liu

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Donor-Acceptor Cyclobutanes and Their Application for Heterocycle Synthesis and Progress Towards Biselide A, Benjamin Machin

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The Synthesis, Reactivity and Electrochemical Study of Metallocene Substituted α-Diimine Ligands, Eleanor Magdzinski

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Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Butyl Rubber: From Synthesis to Applications, Matthew John McEachran

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Development of Novel Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mark Milne

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Crevice Corrosion Behavior of Ni-Cr-Mo-W Alloys in Aggressive Environment, Ajit K. Mishra

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Development of Biodegradable and Stimuli-Responsive Macromolescules and Their Assemblies, Ali Nazemi

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Novel Thiophene Supported N,N'-Chelating Ligands and Their Main Group Compounds, Jacquelyn T. Price

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Electrochemical and Surface Compositional Studies on Uranium Dioxide, Mayuri Razdan

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Cycloaddition Chemistry for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds and Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Grandilodine A, Andrew C. Stevens

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Electrochemical Evaluation of Ionic Liquids for Biphasic Extraction of Metal Ions Common to Spent Nuclear Fuel, Thomas J. Stockmann

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Electrochemiluminescence of Thienyltriazoles, Iridium Complexes, Au25 Clusters and PbS Nanoparticles, Kalen N. Swanick

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X-ray Absorption Fine Structure and X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence Studies of Gallium Nitride - Zinc Oxide Solid Solution Nanostructures, Matthew J. Ward

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Multinuclear Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Microporous Materials, Jun Xu

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In Situ High-Pressure Studies of Ammonia Borane Derivatives by Vibrational Spectroscopy, Zhihao Yu

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Investigations of the Crystallization Processes of Molecular Sieves, Lu Zhang

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Optical Properties, Electronic Structures and High Pressure Study of Nanostructured One Dimensional Titanium Dioxide by Synchrotron Radiation and Spectroscopy, Ankang Zhao

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In situ High-Pressure Studies of Energetic Materials by Vibrational Spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction, Liang Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Miniaturized Fractionation and Purification of Analytes of Interest in Complex Mixtures: Protein Enrichment and Purification with Capillary Electrophoresis and Identification of Pesticide Chemicals in Bio-oils, Christina J. Booker

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The Synthesis and Reactivity of New Pnictogen(III) Cations, Allison L. Brazeau

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Studies of Microscopic Scale Strains in Nickel Alloys Resulting from Mechanical and Chemical Forces, Jing Chao

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Investigations of Zeolite Growth by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Donghan Chen

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Syntheses, Hydrogen Bonding, and Metal Coordination Studies of New Ferrocene Peptide Conjugates, Craig D. Colquhoun

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The Development of Organometallic OBOC Peptide Libraries for use in Molecular Imaging, Dana R. Cruickshank

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Synthesis of Self-Immolative Monomers and Their Applications in Polymeric Materials, Matthew A. DeWit

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High-Pressure Study of Molecular Solids and 1D Nanostructures by Vibrational Spectroscopy and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Zhaohui Dong

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Enhancing Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopies with Nanosphere Lithography Platforms, Shabila Fayyaz

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Structural Insights into Group 14 Compounds from Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Margaret A. Hanson

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Analysis of ADP-Ribosylation and Protein Sample Preparation by Capillary Electrophoresis, Ming Huang

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The Multicomponent Synthesis of Pyrroles from Cylcopropane S Using a One Pot Pd(0) Catalyzed Dehydrocarbonylation Protocol, William J. Humenny

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Fundamental studies and bioanalytical applications of nanostructured-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS), Jin Li

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Ionothermal Synthesis of High Silica Zeolites in Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES), Zheng Sonia Lin

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Migration Behaviour of Discontinuous Buffers in Capillary Electrophoresis during Protein Enrichment, Ting Li

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X-ray Absorption Fine Structure and X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence Studies of One-dimensional Nanomaterials, Lijia Liu

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Studies on Molecular Sieve Crystallization and Heteroatomic Substitution, Adam R. MacIntosh

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Controlled Degradation of Poly(ester amide)s via Cyclization of Pendant Functional Groups, Jose Samuel Mejia

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Synthesis of (±)-Quebrachamine, Tetrahydroisoquinocarbazoles, and Progress Towards Biselide A and E, Barbora Morra

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Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide C, Nicholas A. Morra

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Complementary and Self-Complementary Hydrogen Bond Double Helical Complexes, Bhanu P. Mudraboyina

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In-Capillary Reduction and Digestion of Proteins at Nano-Liter Volume Using Capillary Electrophoresis, Thasneen Naina Nazeema

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Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of the Properties of Conducting Polymers, Kevin D. O'Neil

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Reactivity of Dimethylplatinum(II) Complexes with Peroxides, Kyle R. Pellarin

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Reactions of Platinum Complexes with Dimethylamine-borane, Shawn M. Robinson

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Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Studies of Nickel Surfaces and T24 Single Live Cells, Yu Sun

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Structural Motifs of Novel Metallothionein Proteins, Duncan E K Sutherland

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Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Unreceptive Quadrupolar Nuclei in Inorganic Materials, Andre Sutrisno

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Heme Binding and Transfer in the Isd Heme Scavenging Pathway of Staphylococcus aureus, Michael T. Tiedemann

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Kinetics of O2 Reduction on Oxide-covered Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys, Xiangrong (Sarah) Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Charged Nanodroplets, Elias Ahadi

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Development of Single and Multimodality Imaging Probes for PET, SPECT and Fluorescence Imaging, Babak Behnam Azad

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Exploring the Chemistry of Cyclopentadienyl-Cobalt-Cyclobutadiene (CpCoCb) Complexes and Synthesis of Side-Chain CpCoCb Polymers, Preeti Chadha

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Design and Syntheses of Fluorescent Cytosine Analogues, David W. Dodd

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Rational Design and Advanced Fabrication of Metallic Nanostructures for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Betty Cristina Galarreta

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Strategies for the Thermal and Photochemical Modification of Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) and the Fabrication of AuNP Hybrid Materials, Hossein Ismaili

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Transition Metal Complexes with Reactive Trimethylsilylchalcogenolate Ligands: Precursors for the Preparation of Ternary Nanoclusters, Chhatra Bahadur Khadka

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Uncovering New Bonding Motifs: The Synthesis of Chalcogen and Phosphorus Complexes Supported by Nitrogen Based Ligands, Caleb D. Martin