DAVID L. BOATRIGHT

 

3590 Rosewood Court § Douglasville, GA 30135 § (770) 489-8782

dboatrig@westga.edu

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Education:

     1990 to 1995: Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry

                             Major area: organic chemistry, Minor areas:  analytical and biochemistry

 

                             Thesis:  Part I  Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of the Thermal

                             Decomposition of Glycolate and N-Nitrosoiminodiacetic Acid in Aqueous

                             Basic Salt Solutions

                             Part II “Phase Transfer Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids,” Advisors:  Dr.

                             Charles L. Liotta and Dr. Charles A. Eckert

 

      1985 to 1990: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. Chemistry

 

Skills/Expertise: organic synthesis, analytical technique, phase transfer catalysis, kinetic and

                             mechanistic studies, NMR, ion-exchange chromatography, GC, GC-MS, IR

 

Research:

    Post-Doctoral: Synthesis of Naphthol derivatives for use in acid-catalyzed systems.

 

           Graduate:   Phase transfer catalysis in supercritical fluids.

                             Demonstrated the first known phase transfer catalyzed reaction in a

                             supercritical fluid

 

     Kinetic and mechanistic study on the thermal degradation of glycolate

                 in the presence of aluminate, nitrate, nitrite, carbonate and hydroxide.

                 The degradation of glycolate in simulated nuclear waste was studied as a

                 model system to determine the source of gas evolution in stored nuclear waste

                 at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington.

 

     Synthesis of electrically conductive polymers.

     N-substituted pyrrole monomers were synthesized and subsequently

      polymerized to investigate the “tethering” of these polymers to a surface.

 

         Consultant:   Synthesis, evaluation and laboratory testing of novel compounds for Alpha

                             Gamma Research, Inc.

                             Synthesized novel terpenes to investigate their anti-cancer activity.

 

     Investigated the rate and structure of polymer by-product formation for

     Hoechst Celanese Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Work & Related Experience:

      2005-2006:    Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

                             Taught Analytical lecture and labs (Chem 3310), General Chemistry I & II (Chem 1211 & 1212), Organic I lecture (Chem 2411)

 

      2002-2005:    Temporary Full-Time Assistant Professor of Chemistry, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

                             Taught Medicinal Organic Chemistry (Chem 4410), Organic I & II labs (Chem 2411L & Chem 2422L), General Chemistry I & II (Chem 1211 & 1212), Organic I lecture (Chem 2411), Analytical Lab (Chem 3100), Survey of Physical Chemistry (Chem 3510), Forensic Science (Chem 1100), Modern Forensic Science (Chem 3130)

 

      1998-2002:    Tech Sales Representative and Operations Manager, Sostram Corporation, Roswell, GA

                             Responsible for manufacture and supply of industrial products.  Researched and negotiated manufacturing agreement with new supplier.  Interfaced with plants in US and Europe. Marketed and sold current products and supplied technical information to customers. Evaluated new products and new markets.  Represented company at multiple trade shows, both in the US and Europe.

 

      1997-1998:    Temporary Full-time Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kennesaw State

                             University, Kennesaw, GA

Taught freshman chemistry (Chem 121 & 122), chemistry for non-majors (Chem111 & 112), organic chemistry lectures (Chem 336 & 338), and organic chemistry labs (337 & 339)

 

      1996-1997:    Part-time Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kennesaw State University,

                             Kennesaw, GA

Taught organic chemistry lectures (Chem 336 & 338) and organic labs (Chem 337 & 339)

 

      1990-1992:    Teaching assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga

                             Taught freshman chemistry labs and recitations, and organic chemistry labs.

 

Presentations:     “Phase Transfer Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids,” ACS National

                             Convention, San Diego, CA, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Publications:       “Kinetics of a Phase-Transfer Catalysis Reaction in Supercritical Fluid Carbon Dioxide”, Angela K. Dillow, S. L. Jimmy Yun, David Suleiman, David L. Boatright, Charles L. Liotta, and Charles A. Eckert.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 35, Number 6, Pages 1801-1806

                            

                             "Mechanistic Studies Related to the Thermal Chemistry of Simulated Wastes

                             Which Mimic Contents of Tank 101-SY", E. C. Ashby, E. Kent Barefield,

                             Charles L. Liotta, H. M. Neumann, Fabio Doctorovich, A. Konda, K.

                             Zhang, Jeff Hurley, David Boatright, Allen Annis, Gary Pansino, Myra

                             Dawson, and Milene Juliao.  ACS Symposium Series 554, Emerging

                             Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management IV, September 21-23, 1992.