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Investigation of Student Attitudes and Understanding in General Chemistry
This project aims to analyze the state of the current Chemistry 103 lab manual in order to understand the demands place on entry-level chemistry students.
A Computational Study of Complexes Relevant to the Mechanism of the Friedel-Crafts Reaction
The purpose of this study was to find out the structural and bonding properties of the intermediates in the Friedel-Crafts reactions.
An Explanation of a-Cyanocinnamate Esters as a Replacement for DEAD in the Mitsunobu Reaction
The Mistunobu reaction was first reported by Oyo Mitsunobu in the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japanin 1967, with a follow-up review in Synthesisin 1981. A recent literature search using Web of Science reveals that ...
Synthesis of Smart Polymer-Grafted Silica and Confocal Microscopy
The purpose of this study is to synthesize and characterize smart polymer-grafted colloidal silica particles in order to better understand and tune the smart characteristics and properties.
Synthesis and Comparison of Various 6-aryldibenzo[b,d]pyrylium salts
Our objective is to synthesize different 6-aryldibenzo [b,d]pyrylium salts. By varying the R groups, we can examine the communication between electron donors and acceptors across extended ring systems.
Synthesis, Characterization, and Testing of PEG-PDMAEMA Diblock Smart Polymers
In order to determine if PEG-PDMAEMA serves as both a polymer and a surfactant in EOR, testing of how viscosity and interfacial tension change of the aqueous PEG-PDMAEMA solution is needed. This can predict its ability ...
Janus Nanoparticle Formation Via Regioselective Ligand Exchange Reactions at Soft Interfaces
The ligand introduced during Janus formation could exchange with the cross-linker, reducing film integrity, and allowing for rotation and diffusion into liquid phases. To reduce this risk, we sought to take advantage oft ...
A Computational Study of IR Frequency Shifts in CH3CN-HCI
We are interested in the effects of bulk, condensed-phase media on the structural properties of molecular complexes, with an eye toward systems that change structure when the chemical environment is altered.
Flipping the General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture : Increasing Student Engagement by Enhancing Self-Directed Learning
Strengthening instruction in STEM fields can benefit student learning as well as foster positive attitudes towards the sciences. This project tries to answer the question whether there is a measurable difference in ...
How Much is Too Much : Testing the Boundaries of Hydrogen Bonded Liquid Crystal/Inhibitor Networks
A liquid crystal is state of matter that simultaneously displays properties of both a liquid and a solid. Liquid Crystals have applications in liquid crystal displays (LCD’s) and optical imaging. Liquid crystals or “mesogens” ...