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Chemistry

Conditions of Biologically Active Compounds

This research examines the reaction conditions that will promote the selective synthesis of biologically active compounds, thiosemicarbazones, while reducing byproducts commonly formed.

Analysis of Metals and Compounds in Exhaust

This project aims to implement analytical chemistry methods for measuring and comparing concentrations of heavy metals and organic compounds in particulate matter collected from biodiesel and petroleum diesel engine emissions.

Quantification of Antioxidant Resveratrol

The purpose of this project is to isolate and quantify the antioxidants resveratrol and polydatin found in wild New Hampshire Japanese knotweed using a continuous extraction methodology and chemical separation instrumentation for quantitative analysis.

Screening of Vibrio Cholerae

This project integrates methods from the biology and chemistry fields in order to determine if these synthesized compounds were effective at inhibiting specific enzymes linked to the toxicity of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

Synthesis and Analysis of Novel Molecules

A comparison of theoretical calculations and experimental properties of novel molecules are presented in the hope of better understanding the reactivity of these new compounds.

Investigation of Thiosemicarbazones

This oral presentation will focus on the synthesis of a variety of new thiosemicarbazones, their metal complexes and an investigation into their biological activity.

Synthesis of Active Metal Complexes

This research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of a class of ligands called thiosemicarbazones and their metal complexes, which have been shown to have anticancer and antibacterial activities.