News and Events:
Jacqueline Bracco – Awarded a GSA Professional Development Grant for travel to attend the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The value of the travel award is $400. Advisor – Dr. Steven R. Higgins
Recent Chemistry Publications:
Ryan Selhorst and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA, Utilization of N,N-diethyl-3,5-difluorobenzene sulfonamide to prepare functionalized poly(arylene ether)s, Polymer, 54 (2013) pp. 530–535.
Man Xua, Katie Sullivana, Garrett VanNessa, Kevin G. Knaussb, and Steven R. Higginsa, aDepartment of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, United States,
bEarth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States, Dissolution Kinetics and Mechanisms at Dolomite–Water Interfaces: Effects of Electrolyte Specific Ionic Strength, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (1), pp 110–118.
C.B. Anders, J. D. Baker, A. C. Stahler, A. Williams, J. N. Sisco, J. C. Trefry, D. P. Wooley, and I. E. Pavel Sizemore, Tangential Flow Ultrafiltration: A “Green” Method for the Size Selection and Concentration of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles, Journal of Visualized Experiment, e4167, 2012, 1-9.
Most Recent Master's Graduates:
Thesis are now available for viewing online:
Chemistry Graduate Thesis Page
Department of Chemistry - Chemical Demonstration Shows
Professors Emerti Rubin Battino and John J. Fortman have been providing chemistry demonstration shows for middle and high school students for approximately thirty-five years. The show runs ninety minutes, contains over forty demonstrations, and has been watched live by perhaps as many as 250,000 students. Annually these professors work their "Magic" to show students, "If it isn't chemical, it isn't anything." Details regarding for this year's show are provided in the link, Chemistry Demonstration Show (PDF).
To view a previous show, follow this link to the streaming videos. Click on 'Highlights" under the Categories tab. The Chemistry Demonstration Show will appear in the list. Click on the show and enjoy the presentation.
Department of Chemistry - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Event with Middle School Students
Dr. Suzanne Lunsford leads a group of middle school students through two tasks: solving a crime scene investigation and creating a simple polymer using safe common household items. This program allows students to perform science experiments without the need for safety goggles and gloves.