This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Chemistry, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Surface-functionalized chemiresistive films that exploit h-bonding, cation-pi, and metal-halide interactions., Prasadanie Karunarathna Adhihetty

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Alkylthiocarbamate metal complexes with antiproliferation activity., Kritika Bajaj

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Spectroscopic measurements of meibum compositional, structural, and functional relationships to elucidate the role of meibum in dry eye., Anthony Chigozie Ewurum

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Structural, charge transport, gas sensing, magnetic, pseudocapacitive, and electrocatalytic properties of perovskite oxides., Surendra Bahadur Karki

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Effects of monovalent and divalent ions in factor xiii activation and crosslinking., Richard Laporca Lumata

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Development and novel applications of halogenating agents., Sagar Ravso Mudshinge

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Sustainable nanocatalysis in water for C–C and C–N Cross-Couplings., Tharique Ahammed Ansari Nalakath

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity of functionalized metal Bis(thiosemicarbazones)., Caleb Aaron Calvary

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Micellar nanocatalysis for efficient reactions., Uyen T Duong

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Synthesis, crystal structure and ionic conductivity of ruddlesden-popper oxide materials: effects of ionic radii and defects on lithium-ionic conductivity., Selorm Joy Fanah

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Theoretical investigation of the Co-C bond activation in methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin-dependent systems: mechanistic insights., Arghya Pratim Ghosh

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Micelles and lipid nanoparticles: catalysis and biomedical application., Faisal Ibrahim

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Photophysics of substituted [1,4]Benzodioxino[3,2-b]Oxanthrene (BDO) Chromophores and their macromolecules: a spectroscopy and density functional theory study., Abdelqader M. Jamhawi

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Investigations of elastin recoil on molecular and macroscopic levels., Nour Mohammad Jamhawi

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Electrochemical characterization of surface-immobilized metal nanostructures: stability, atomic level doping, catalysis, and sensing applications., Badri Prasad Mainali

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Recent studies on the synthesis of medicinal molecules., Paige Monsen

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Mass spectrometry based metabolomics and Lipidomics., Fang Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Investigating the disorder and compaction of designed Minielastin using nuclear magnetic resonance., Ma Faye Charmagne Aquino Carvajal

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Design, synthesis and application of Janus gold nanoprisms for directed self-assembly., Md. Emtias Chowdhury

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Photoelectrical and photoelectrochemical characterization of the materials used in dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells., Pom Lal Kharel

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Computational modeling of photolysis and catalysis reactions in vitamin b12-dependent enzymes., Abdullah Al Mamun

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Water cluster motifs in structurally similar N-(2-Aminoethyl)-1-Methylimidazole-2-Carboxamide metal complexes: synthesis, characterization, thermal and electrical properties., Nina Saraei

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Functional nanomaterials by combining aminooxy chemistry and iodine activation at momolayer protected clusters., Tirtha Raj Sibakoti

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(Pseudo)phase tuning in the service of synthesis: technologies for sustainable catalysis., Justin Douglas Smith

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Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide for the production of green fuels and chemicals., Jacob M. Strain

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Use of anodic stripping voltammetry to study the size-selective electrophoretic deposition and aggregation-dependent oxidation of metal nanoparticles., Stacy L. Allen

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Oxygen deficient perovskites: effect of structure on electrical conductivity, magnetism and electrocatalytic activity., Ram Krishna Hona

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An electrochemical instrument for the analysis of heavy metals in water via anodic stripping coulometry for applications in remote sensing., Kelsey Lynn Kaht

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Stability and reactivity analysis of single metal and bimetallic nanostructures by anodic stripping voltammetry., Dhruba Kumar Pattadar

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Laser spectroscopy investigations of jet-cooled metal-containing free radicals., Anam Chandra Paul

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GC×GC-MS and parallel 2DLC-MS based untargeted metabolomics., Md Aminul Islam Prodhan

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Laser spectroscopic investigations of organic alkoxy and peroxy radicals., Md Asmaul Reza

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Synthetic methods and biological applications of nitrogen heterocycles to compounds of biological interest., Jarrid Ronnebaum

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Electrochemical determination of surface area-to-volume ratio for metal nanoparticle analysis., Jay Narayan Sharma

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Laser spectroscopy investigations on molecular and free radicals dynamics., Hamzeh Telfah

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Synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of metal complexes with cancer selective anti-proliferative effects and hydrogen evolution catalytic properties., Nicholas Vishnosky

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Coagulation Factor XIIIA: biochemical properties underlying physiological function., Boris Anokhin

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Biophysical exploration of conformational environments in zymogen prothrombin and blood coagulant thrombin., Ramya Billur

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Investigating the unique reactivity of novel HX (X=Cl, Br) reagents with alkenes and alkynes., Rene E. Ebule

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Computational modeling of electronically excited states in cobalamin-dependent reactions., Brady D. Garabato

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Long-range electrostatic interactions in gold catalysis and fluorinating reagent development., Zhichao Lu

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The regional distribution and molecular interactions of phospholipids and glucose in mammalian vitreous humors., Abigail Nicole Schnepf

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Water-soluble Pd and Pd-alloy nanoparticles as catalysts in biphasic solvent., Shekhar Bhama

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Magnetic field-induced intramolecular cyclization as a trigger for nanoparticle-based delivery systems., Sara Katherine Biladeau

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Mechanism investigation of pseudouridine synthases TruB and RluA with RNA containing 5-fluorouridine and 4-thiouridine., Uyen T. Duong

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Homogeneous ligand-centered hydrogen evolution and hydrogen oxidation : exploiting redox non-innocence to drive catalysis., Andrew Z. Haddad

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Evaluating ligand assisted activation of small molecules through proton reduction and alcohol oxidation., Rahul Jain

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Controlled electrochemical synthesis of single one-dimensional metal nanochains across microgap electrodes., Amareshwari Konutham

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Characterizing reactive glutamines in fibrinogen and elucidating factor XIII substrate specificity., Kelly Njine Mouapi

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Chemoselective reagents for derivatization of trace--level volatile carbonyl compounds using a microreactor approach., Mumiye A. Ogunwale

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Transient absorption studies of CdSe nanocluster passivated with phenyldithiocarbamate ligands., Yizhou Xie

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Heterogenization of complexes with redox active ligands for hydrogen evolution reaction., Wuyu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Chemoselective reactions and their applications in metabolite isolation and analysis., Sadakatali Shokatali Gori

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Development and applications of novel HF-based fluorination reagents : DMPU-HF., Otome Elisha Okoromoba

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Optical and sensing properties of various shaped gold nanoplates and highly controlled asymmetric gold nanoplate/nanosphere coupled assemblies., Aiqin Fang

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A study of the catalytic and chemical properties of palladium and palladium-silver monolayer protected clusters., Luther Benjamin Hutcherson

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Sulfur-oxidation enhances nitrile hydration in bioinspired ruthenium complexes : catalytic, kinetic, and DFT investigations., Davinder Kumar

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Application of surface chemistry at the interface of mesoporous TiO2 films for stable and high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells., Tulashi Luitel

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The unique electrochemical reactivity of small metal nanoparticles., Rafael A. Masitas

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Electrochemical formation of one-dimensional metal nanostructures across microgaps electrodes for resistive switching and optical sensing applications., Nidhi Shah

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Phosphinimine zinc complexes and neutral phosphinimines for ring opening polymerization of lactides., Rajesh Thapa

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Analysis of anacardic acid on the surface of Pelargonium × hortorum using matrix assisted laser desorptoin ionization mass spectrometry imaging., Bryan Edward Wessel 1989-

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Synthesis of N-heterocycles through cyclization-triggered tandem additions to alkynes and the study of promoters in ionic reactions., Junbin Han

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Triggered release of small molecules from solid supports using heat or an applied magnetic field., Ralph Jacob Knipp

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Mechanistic insights and functionalization of alkynes in homogeneous gold catalysis., Manish Kumar

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Expanding the frontier of gold-catalyzed cyclizations and rational ligand design., Deepika Malhotra

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Electrochemical and microfabrication strategies for remotely operated heavy metal sensor networks for water analysis : the dual challenges of calibration-less measurement and sample pretreatment., Mohamed M. Marei

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Aminooxy reagents in nanomedicine and bioanalysis., Stephanie Mattingly

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Ligand centered reactivity of metal stabilized thiyl radicals in solution, solid and gaseous phase., Rajat Rajat

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Biomarker discovery of liver diseases using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics., Xue Shi

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Mechanistic investigations of pseudouridine synthases : a surprising glycal intermediate lies on the reaction pathway., Govardhan reddy Veerareddygari

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Theoretical investigations of photophysics and spectroscopic properties in B12 cofactors., Karina Kornobis

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Computational modelling of chemical reactions catalyzed by cobalamin (B12)-dependent enzymes : mechanistic insights., Neeraj Kumar

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Aminooxy reagents for synthesis and analysis : expanding the role of oximation., Sebastien Laulhe

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Spectral investigation of the conformation of primary and secondary micelles of sodium cholate and the impact of pH and salt concentration., Sarah Elizabeth Milliner

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Hydrogen (H2) sensing and catalysis with organic-stabilized Pd and Pd alloy nanoparticles., Monica Moreno

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Pyruvate carboxylase is upregulated in NSCLC to support proliferation and anabolism., Katherine Sellers

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Development of phosphinimine-sulfonate ligands for late metal catalysis., Suisheng Shang 1966-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Sulfur oxygenation of ruthenium-dithiolate nitrile hydratase mimic enhances ligand lability and hydrolysis activity., Cesar Antonio Masitas Castillo

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Cationic aminooxy lipids : synthesis, liposome stabilization and applications., Xuan Huang

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Exploration of the chemistry of alkynes and Selectfluor : search for cytotoxic agents from the Amazonian rainforest., Zhuang Jin

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Size- and shape-dependent electrochemistry of gold nanoparticles., Irina V. Khachian

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Applications of solid state NMR to cardiolipin and elastin., Tatiana Victorovna Krivokhizhina 1981-

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Computational modelling of cobalamin-dependent enzymatic reactions : activation of Co-C bond in adenosylcobalamin-dependent mutases and cob(II)alamin/cob(I)alamin redox process in methyltransferases., Manoj Kumar

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Biophysical and bioanalytical studies of hyaluronan and lipids., Kristen Ann Magness 1981-

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Carbon-sulfur bond formation/cleavage reactions of metal-stabilized thiyl radicals by electrochemical and chemical methods., Kagna Ouch Sampson 1983-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Rational design, synthesis and characterization of amide functionalized pyridine and benzimidazole transition metal complexes., Samuel S. K. Asem

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Functionalized nanoparticles for AMF-induced gene and drug delivery., Souvik Biswas

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Application of microfabrication in electrochemical sensing., Susan Carroll

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Electrochemically-fabricated metal nanostructures for sensing, resistive switching, Raman enhancement, and making contact to molecular junctions., Radhika Dasari

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Thermolysis stability, solution reactivity and structural studies of a thioperoxide-bridged dimolybdenum(V) dimer., Ackim Maduvu

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Gold catalysis and its applications in synthesis of fluorinated organic compounds., Weibo Wang

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Conformational dynamics leading to activation of the transglutaminase factor XIII., Richard Tatum Woofter

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Rapid functionalization of gold monolayer protected clusters for fabricating electronic noses., Yang Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) response of gold and gold/silver metal nanostructures to protein binding and global refractive index changes., Srinivas R. Beeram

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Size and composition dependent electrochemical oxidation and deposition of metal nanostructures., Olga S. Ivanova

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The electrochemical synthesis, chemical synthesis, and galvanic exchange of silver nanostructures directly on surfaces., Grzegorz W. Slawinski

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Redox-regulated ethylene binding to a rhenium-thiolate complex., Kagna Ouch 1983-

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I. Studies of cyclic peptides containing the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid pharmacophore; II. Targeting drugs to bone., Natali Brooke Richter