DAVID L. BOATRIGHT
1990 to 1995:
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
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
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
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
Work & Related Experience:
Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Taught Analytical lecture and labs (Chem 3310), General Chemistry I & II (Chem 1211 & 1212), Organic I lecture (Chem 2411)
Full-Time Assistant Professor of Chemistry, State
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)
Sales Representative and Operations Manager, Sostram Corporation,
Responsible for manufacture and supply of industrial
products. Researched and negotiated manufacturing agreement with new
with plants in US and
1997-1998: Temporary Full-time Assistant Professor of
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,
Taught organic chemistry lectures (Chem 336 & 338) and organic labs (Chem 337 & 339)
assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Taught freshman chemistry labs and recitations, and organic chemistry labs.
Presentations: “Phase Transfer Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids,” ACS National
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,
Dawson, and Milene Juliao. ACS Symposium Series 554, Emerging
Technologies in Hazardous
Waste Management IV,