• Professor and Tenure Guidelines
  • Lab Instruments
  • Research Interests
  • Grants and Publications
  • Professor and Tenure Guidelines
  • Lab Instruments

     

    Research Instrumentation in the Chemistry Department

    Data acquisition Instruments

    Computational Research Software

    Instrumentation available on campus

    • 400MHz NMR (Varian)
    • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Cary x 2, Jasco x 1)
    • FT-IR, Nicolet 380 ATR Smart Performer (Thermo Scientific)
    • CD Spectrometer (Jasco J-175)
    • Fluorimeter (Jasco FP750)
    • Raman spectrometer (Delta Nu 785)
    • Ultra High Vacuum Surface Science Chamber
    • NdYAG Laser
    • GC-MS (HP)
    • Potentistat (Pine)
    • Hydrogenator (Parr)
    • Ozone generator (A2Z)
    • Bomb calorimeter
    • Ultrasonic Professor (Vibracell)
    • MeasureNet (30 units)
    • Spec 20 Spectrophotometer (5 units)
    • ChemBio Office
    • Gaussian 09W
    • MestreNova 8.0
    • Matlab
    • Sivvu™
    • Origin 9
     
    • Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometer (Biology)
    • Scanning Electron Miscoscope (Geosciences)
    • X-ray diffractometer (Geosciences)
    • Ion chromatograph (Geosciences)
    • Inductively coupled plasma spectrometer (Geosciences)
    • Research Instrumentation in the Chemistry Department :

      • 400MHz NMR (Varian)
      • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Cary x 2, Jasco x 1)
      • FT-IR, Nicolet 380 ATR Smart Performer (Thermo Scientific)
      • CD Spectrometer (Jasco J-175)
      • Fluorimeter (Jasco FP750)
      • Raman spectrometer (Delta Nu 785)
      • Ultra High Vacuum Surface Science Chamber
      • NdYAG Laser
      • GC-MS (HP)
      • Potentistat (Pine)
      • Hydrogenator (Parr)
      • Ozone generator (A2Z)
      • Bomb calorimeter
      • Ultrasonic Professor (Vibracell)

      Data acquisition Instruments :
      • MeasureNet (30 units)
      • Spec 20 Spectrophotometer (5 units)

      Computational Research Software :
      • ChemBio Office
      • Gaussian 09W
      • MestreNova 8.0
      • Matlab
      • Sivvu™
      • Origin 9

      Instrumentation available on campus :  
      • Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometer (Biology)
      • Scanning Electron Miscoscope (Geosciences)
      • X-ray diffractometer (Geosciences)
      • Ion chromatograph (Geosciences)
      • Inductively coupled plasma spectrometer (Geosciences)

  • Research Interests
    • Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt

      I am interested in inter-disciplinary projects that intersect the fields of engineering, science and education with applications in modern materials (carbon nanotubes) and alternate energy (biofuels, solar cells).  With funding from the Improving Teacher Quality grants, I offer professional development workshops for K-12 in-service teachers to help them develop hands-on inquiry activities focused on topics in matter and energy.

    • Dr. Megumi Fujita

      My current research interest is to investigate natural and synthetic ion receptors. In collaboration with Dr. Khan, we have been investigating valinomycin, an antibiotic and a natural K+-selective ion receptor. We have discovered its new ion binding capabilities with Cl- and Ca2+ by applying new spectroscopic techniques. My group also focuses on creating new molecules that bind specific ions in solution and exhibit color changes. Such molecules have an application as a colorimetric ion sensor, which can detect the presence of a certain ion quantitatively. My research students are trained with organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis using NMR and UV-Vis.

    • Dr. Anne Gaquere-Parker

      I am interested in sonochemistry, the enhancement of chemical reactions with ultrasounds. I use ultrasounds to enhance enzymatic activity so that optimal conditions of temperature and pH for the enzymatic reactions can be determined. Another interest of mine is the use of spectroscopic techniques to analyze chemicals found in works of art. I also create new laboratory activities for students to learn more about the technical analysis and the making of works of art.

    • Dr. Victoria Geisler

      My research group is studying the antioxidant capacity of phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are known antioxidants present in fruits, vegetables, nuts and leaves. Their antioxidant capacity can be determined in a variety of ways. Currently we are using Trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) assay and DPPH radical scavenging assay. We would like to use the results of these assays to determine if a correlation exists between the number and position of groups present on phenolic compounds and their antioxidant capacity.  Preliminary results have shown some surprising results and we are currently investing the chemistry of ABTS radical cation and DPPH radial with simple phenols.

    • Dr. John Hansen

      The Hansen Laboratory uses optical and laser spectroscopy for studying problems of research interest in chemical physics and biophysics. Chemical Physics research is centered on solvent reorganization, reaction dynamics and proton transfer in super-cooled solutions.  Experiments are used to gain a theoretical understanding of the dynamics of these solutions on a microscopic level.  Biophysics research focuses on the mechanism and dynamics of denaturation, aggregation and folding of membrane proteins.  Unraveling these processes have profound implications in curing society’s most insidious diseases (e.g.; Alzheimer’s and type II diabetes).

    • Dr. Farooq Khan

      We study inter-molecular interactions using mass spectrometry and computational chemistry in a very fruitful collaboration with Professors Fujita and Swamy-Mruthinti.  Of particular interest is the binding of cations and anions (or sometimes both) to synthetic and natural ionophores, for example, the antibiotics valinomycin and beauvericin.  Such studies provide insights into non-covalent interactions.  Serendipitously, we also discovered that valinomycin, well known for its anti-bacterial action by selectively binding potassium over sodium ions, directly binds to anions as well!  Former group members are attending some of the best graduate programs in the nation, and one works at the CDC.

    • Dr. Martin McPhail

      Quantum dots (QDs) are a class of semiconductor nanocrystals characterized by their size-dependent electronic structure, which makes them attractive candidates for controlling fluxes of energy and charge at the nanoscale. Research in the McPhail group is currently focused on tracking the reaction kinetics of QD precursors and refining mechanisms of QD synthesis with an eye toward the rational, application-driven design of synthetic procedures. Students will perform air-free synthesis, isolation and purification of QDs, spectroscopic characterization, and kinetic analysis of experimental data. Students will learn principles of inorganic reaction mechanisms, photophysics of semiconductor nanocrystals, chemical properties of QDs, and chemical kinetics.

    • Dr. Partha Ray

      I am interested in discovering novel drugs which act by inhibiting folate requiring enzymes that play critical roles in DNA biosynthesis, and can thus act as anti-cancer or anti-microbial agents.  The focus of our research is in developing synthetic methodology to prepare these designed novel structures.  Students learn synthetic, purification and structure elucidation techniques (particularly 1H and 13C NMR).  Students who want to pursue careers using synthetic organic chemistry in chemical industry (particularly in discovery and process departments of pharmaceutical and agricultural companies), research institutes, and universities will benefit most from a research experience in my group.

    • Dr. Spencer Slattery

      The Slattery Research Laboratory synthetically design organic molecules that are coordinated onto transition metals such as Fe(II) to investigate electron transfer processes and spin state transitions which are reversibly coupled to proton transfer.  These systems have potential use as ‘molecular switches’ that can be utilized in electronic devices which include molecular size wires, on/off switches, rectifiers, data storage systems, etc.  The characterization and study of these metal complexes involve the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Cyclic Voltammetry, and UV-Visible Spectroscopy Instruments.

    • Dr. Douglas Stuart

      I am interested in the development of nanoparticle based methods of the ultra-sensitive biomedical and environmental detection and analysis.  We use the unique optical properties of gold and silver structures such as intense absorption, wavelength selective photon scattering, localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The sensitivity of the LSPR to the dielectric environment enables us to create sensors that measure binding events by monitoring shifts in the UV-Vis spectrum. The nanoparticles are functionalized –e.g. with capture antibodies – to make them sensitive only to specific target molecules. SERS scattering gives a sensitive molecular “fingerprint” useful in identifying an analyte.

  • Grants and publications
    • Research Grants
      1. Characterizing new indole-containing cation sensors with equilibrium-restricted factor analysis: a summer research visit, Megumi Fujita, National Science Foundation, Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI), Research Opportunity Award (ROA) $29,473 June-July 2014, PI/summer research host: Dr. Douglas Vander Griend (Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI)
      2. Understanding the Role of Metal Ions in Mass Spectrometric Ionization Processes: Experimental and Computational Studies, Farooq Khan (PI), American Chemical Society funded by the Petroleum Research Fund, $50,000.00, September 2009 - August 2012.
      3. Homogeneous Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Organic Compounds with N2O, Megumi Fujita (PI), American Chemical Society funded by the Petroleum Research Fund, $35,000.00, September 2006 - August 2009.
      4. Fundamental Studies of Surface Enhanced Ramen Scattering (SERS) using Aerosolized Substrates, Douglas Stuart (PI), Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburg, Undergraduate Analytical Research Program, $10,000, May 2008.
      5. Homogeneous Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Organic Compounds with N20, Megumi Fujita (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type G, $35,000, August 2006-August 2008.
      6. Sonophotolytic Degradation of Azo-Dyes, Anne Gaquere (PI), Christopher Shacklady, Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program, $220, 2006.
      7. Research Experiences for Two-Year College Undergraduates in Chemistry, Gigi Ray (PI), Victoria Geisler (co-PI), Partha Ray, Andrew Leavitt, Spencer Slattery, John Hansen, Farooq Khan, Sharmistha Dutt, National Science Foundation, $217,838, April 2003 – March 2006
      8. Synthesis of Potential Anti-tumor Agents, Partha Ray (PI), National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, $106,500, May 2002 – April 2005.
      9. Reactivity of the Oxide Layer on NiAl(111), Andrew J. Leavitt and Shane C. Street, Petroleum Research Fund, $10,000, March 2001.
      10. A Study of Bimetallic Cobalt Systems Designed to Undergo Spin Transition & Electron Transfer Upon Proton Transfer, Spencer J. Slattery (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type B, $30,000 with supplemental funding from the institution for a total of $40,000, September 1999-August 2001
      11. Pyrimidoazepine-Based Folates as Potential Anti-tumor Agents, Partha Ray (PI), National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, $95,590, September 1998 – August 2000.
      12. Reactions of SO2 with NaCl: A Novel Surface Science Approach, Research Corporation, F. A. Khan (PI), $34,650 with an equal match from the institution for a total of $69,300, 1998-1999.
      13. The Effects of Near-UV Radiation on Ocular Lens Crystallins in the Presence of Electrolytes, Lisa Hibbard (PI): Dept. of Chemistry, Spelman College, John Hansen (co-PI), NIH Research Initiatives at Minority Institutions, $20,000, September 1998-September 2000.
      14. Research Experience at an Undergraduate Institution Proposal, Victoria J. Geisler and Andrew J. Leavitt, National Science Foundation, $218,000, September 1998.
      15. Design & Study of Iron Complexes Which Undergo Proton Coupled Spin Transition, Spencer J. Slattery (PI), American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, Type G, $20,000 with supplemental funding from the institution for total of $39,700, September 1996-September 1998.
      16. Feasibility Studies of Molybdenum Bronzes for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Andrew J. Leavitt, Cottrell Science Award, Research Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, $30,650, November 1994.
    • Instrument Grants
      1. MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer to Enhance Faculty and Undergraduate Research and Chemical Education at the University of West Georgia, Megumi Fujita (PI), Partha Ray (co-PI), Spencer Slattery (co-PI), Vickie Geisler (co-PI), National Science Foundation Major Research Instrument Grant,$344,325 , 2008-2010.
      2. Acquisition of Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to Foster Research-Intensive Learning at the University of West Georgia, Swamy-Mruthinti (PI), Farooq A. Khan (co-PI), John E. Hansen (co-PI), National Science Foundation Major Research Instrument Grant, $219,000, with $30,000 match per year from the institution for service contract and student assistant, 2005-2008.
      3. Acqusition of an Ion Chromatograph for Multidisciplinary Water-Chemistry Analysis, James Mayer, Curtis Hollabaugh, Joseph Hendricks and Andrew J. Leavitt, National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Facilities-Division of Earth Sciences, $39,977, July 2000.
      4. Improvement of the Biochemistry Curriculum by Incorporation of Fluorescence and CD Spectroscopy, John E. Hansen (PI), National Science Foundation, Instrument and Laboratory Improvement Grant: DUE-9751530, $63,825 with a matching grant from the institution for a total of $127,649, July 1997-July 1999.
      5. Modernization of Undergraduate Curriculum through Laser-based Spectroscopies, Farooq A. Khan (PI), Andrew J. Leavitt (co-PI), and John E. Hansen (co-PI), National Science Foundation Instrument and Laboratory Improvement grant: DUE-9751238, $47,865 with an equal match from the institution for a total of $95,730, 1997-1999.
      6. Improvement of the Chemistry Curriculum Through Use of FT-NMR Spectroscopy, Vickie Geisler (PI), Spencer J. Slattery (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Instructional & Laboratory Improvement Grant, $123,650, July 1994 - July 1996.
    • Teaching and Instructional Grants
      1. Energizing the Middle and High School Science Curriculum, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), Tyson Harty (co-PI), Education Measures (Evaluator). Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $50,836, 2015-2016.
      2. Chemistry and Art, A. Gaquere-Parker (PI), A. Ayers (co-PI). Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $165,802, 2013-2017.
      3. Setting the Stage for Institutional Commitment to Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning NSF-WIDER, F. Khan (PI), A. Gaquere (co-PI), C. Hendricks (co-PI), S. Swamy-Mruthinti (co-PI), S. Sykes (co-PI), Wider Implementation of STEM Educational Reforms (WISER) Practices Planning Grant, $250,000, 2013-2015
      4. Enhancing the Nature of Science and Problem Solving in Elementary Science Instruction, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Education Measures (Evaluator). Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $254,830, 2009-2017.
      5. Care to Collaborate for Science Fair (C2C4), S. Basu-Dutt (PI), V. Geisler (co-PI), M. Fujita (co-PI), D. Stuart (co-PI), G. Marshall (Evaluator). Community Foundation of West Georgia, $15,000, 2012-2013.
      6. Enhancing Undergraduate Chemistry Education through Incorporation of Art-based Experiments, A. Gaquere-Parker (PI), F. Khan (co-PI), K. Shunn (co-PI), T. Foster (co-PI), NSF-TUES $162,938, 2011-2013.
      7. Research Experience via Active Collaboration with High Schools (REACH), S. Basu-Dutt (PI), V. Geisler (co-PI), M. Fujita (co-PI), D. Stuart (co-PI). Dreyfus Foundation, $62,000, 2011 – 2012.
      8. Communicating and Analysis of Student Experiences (CASE) in the Physical Sciences, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), C. Russell (Evaluator), D. J. Wink (Consultant). Improving Teacher Quality, State-wide initiative involving high schools, $67,534, 2010-2012.
      9. High School Chemistry Laboratory: A Contextual and Inquiry Based Teaching Approach, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), D. J. Wink (Consultant). Improving Teacher Quality, State-wide initiative involving high schools, $68496, 2008-2010.
      10. Helping Teachers to Incorporate Inquiry and Nature of Science in the Elementary Classroom, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), R. Forbes (Evaluator). Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $73,118, 2009-2011.
      11. Improving Motivation, Performance and Attitudes of Children and Teachers (IMPACT), S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI). Community Foundation of West Georgia, $300,000, 2008-2011.
      12. Experiences in Inquiry for K-2nd Grade Elementary Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, $33,313, 2008-2009.
      13. Invitations to Inquiry for Elementary Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), Douglas County School System, Carrollton City, Carroll County, and Coweta County Schools, No Child Left Behind Improving Teacher Quality Grant $39,188, 2007-2008
      14. Engineering in the Creative Coast: A Conceptual Exposition and Collaborative Engineering Program between UWG and Georgia Tech, F. Mistree (PI), S. Basu-Dutt (co-PI). Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $25,000, 2007
      15. Excursions in Inquiry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), G. Marshall (co-PI), M. Joyner (co-PI), K. Smith (co-PI), L. Kral (co-PI), J. Hasbun (co-PI), Douglas County School System, Carrollton City Schools, $28,004, July 2006 - 2007.
      16. Generating Enthusiasm in Mathematics and Sciences (GEMS), V.Geisler (PI), S. Basu-Dutt (co-PI), M. Rehman (co-PI), D. Lea-Fox (co-PI), M. Joyner (co-PI), K. Smith (co-PI), L. Kral (co-PI), J. Hasbun (co-PI), National Science Foundation, $877,093, 2004 - 2009
      17. Visualization & Computation in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), V. J. Geisler (co-PI), S. J. Slattery (co-PI), John Storer (co-PI) and F. A. Khan (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, $20,725, with an equal match from the institution for a total of $41,450, 1999-2000
      18. Teaching and Learning of Chemistry using LabWorksII in the Studio Paradigm, A. J. Leavitt (PI), Lucille B. Garmon (co-PI), W. J. Harper (co-PI), J. Storer (co-PI) and F. A. Khan (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, $17,589, with an equal match from the institution for a total of $35,178, 1999-2001.
      19. "The 1998 Workshop Chemistry Consortium: A Proposal to Adopt and Adapt Workshop Chemistry," supported by the NSF CCLI - AA program, 1999. UWG portion of request: $40,579.
      20. "Physical Science for Middle Grades Teachers," a Course Enhancement Project supported by the Teaching and Learning Grants program from the University System of Georgia, $8925, 1999.
      21. Dissemination of a Successful Teaching & Learning Grant for the Interactive Learning Experience: The Technology Teaching & Learning Master Class, A. J. Leavitt (PI) and F. A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $20,000, 1998.
      22. Using Visualization and Computation as a Tool to Teach Undergraduate Chemistry: A Professional Development Grant, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), S. J. Slattery (co-PI), V. J. Geisler (co-PI), F.A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $20,000, 1998.
      23. A Multi-tiered Approach to Teach Undergraduate chemistry using Visualization and Computation, S. Basu-Dutt (PI), S.J. Slattery (co-PI), V. Geisler (co-PI), F.A. Khan (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Teaching and Learning Grant, $10,500, 1997-1998
      24. Development of the Integrated Learning Experience for Science Curricula, A. J. Leavitt (PI), F. A. Khan (co-PI) and W. S. Lloyd (co-PI), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, A Teaching and Learning Grant, $19,824, 1997.
      25. The Environment: An Integrated Chemical and Biological Perspective, F. A. Khan (PI) and B. F. Orr (co-PI), Eisenhower Grant for Teacher Preparation, $ 9,300, 1996-1997.
    • Chemical Research
      1. Austin W. Gann, and Partha S. Ray, “Synthesis of 2-Amino-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-6-phenethyl-3H-pyrimido[4,5-e][1,4]diazepin-4(5H)-one: A Model for a Potential Pyrimido[4,5-e][1,4]diazipine-Based Folate Anti-tumor Agent”, Heterocyclic Communications, 2015, 21, 349-353.
      2. “Analysis of mixtures of C60 and C70 by a portable Raman spectrometer,” J. Brett Kimbrell, Chritopher M. Crittenden, Walter J. Steward, Farooq A. Khan, Anne C. Gaquere-Parker and Douglas A. Stuart Nanoscience Methods, 2014, 3, 40.
      3. “Design of a Simple Cryogenic System for Ultraviolet–Visible Absorption Spectroscopy with a Back-Reflectance Fiber Optic Probe”, A. Vinyard, K.A. Hansen, R. Byrd, D.A. Stuart, J.E. Hansen, Appl. Spec., 2014, 68(1): 118-123. doi: 10.1366/13-07129.
      4. “The Kinetics of the Thermal Denaturation of Detergent-Solubilized Aquaporin-0 in the Absence and Presence of α-Crystallin”, John E. Hansen, Logan Leslie, and Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti, Biochemical and Biophysical Research, 2014, 450(4):1668-1672.
      5. “Thermal Stress Induced Aggregation of Aquaporin 0 (AQP0) and Protection by α-Crystallin via Its Chaperon Function”, S. Swamy-Mruthinti , V. Srinivas V, J.E. Hansen, CM. Rao, PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(11): e80404. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080404.
      6. "Synthesis of N1-Alkyl 1,4-Diazepinones via Schmidt Ring Expansion Chemistry,” Morin Frick, Danielle McAtee, Jesse McAtee, Christina Wysoczynski, and Partha S. Ray, Heterocyclic Communications, 2011, 17, 17-19.
      7. “Direct binding of halide ions by valinomycin,” J. B. Kimbrell, J. Hite, K. M. Skala, C. M. Crittenden, C. N. Richardson, S. Swamy Mruthinti, M. Fujita, F. A. Khan, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 23, 782-789.
      8. “Anion and cation binding by a new indole/pyridine/amine-based ion-pair receptor,” K. N. Skala, K. G. Perkins, A. Ali, R. Kutlik, A. M. Summitt, S. Swamy-Mruthinti, F. A. Khan,* M. Fujita, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 6516-6520.
      9. "Temperature Effect on an Ultrasound-Assisted Paper de-Inking Process," A. Gaquere-Parker, A. Ahmed, T. Isola, B. Marong, C. Shacklady, P. Tchoua, Ultrasonics, Sonochemistry, 2009, 16, 698-703:
      10. "Inductive influence of 4'-terpyridyl substituents on redox and spin state properties of iron(II) and cobalt(II) bis-terpyridyl complexes," J. Chambers, B. Eaves, D. Parker, P.S Ray, and S.J. Slattery* Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, 359, 2400.
      11. “Bio-Inspired Iron-Catalyzed Olefin Oxidation. Additive Effects on the cis-Diol/Epoxide Ratio,” R. Mas-Ballesté, M. Fujita, C. Hemmila, L. Que, Jr.*, J. Mol. Catal. A. 2006, 251, 49-53.
      12. "Efficient Low-Temperature Oxidation of carbon-Cluster Anions by SO2 ," A. J. Leavitt, R. B. Wyrwas, W. T. Wallace, D. S. Serrano, M. G. Arredondo, L. M. Leslie, F. A. Khan, and R. L. Whetten*, J. Phys. Chem A. 109, 6218, 2005.
      13. "Tuning Redox and Spin State Properties of Fe(II) N-Heterocyclic Complexes via Electronic/Steric Influence on Metal-Ligand Binding," T. Ayers, R. Turk, C. Lane, J. Goins, D.L. Jameson, S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2004, 357, 202.
      14. "Synthesis of a 2-Amino-4-chloro-6,9-bis-(2,4-dimethoxybenzyl)-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-5H-pyrimido [4,5-e][1,4]diazepine: A Potentially Useful Intermediate to Pyrimido[4,5-e][1,4]diazepine-Based Folates," N.E. Huddleston, J.L. Harris, H.L. Nguyen, and P.S. Ray*, Heterocyclic Communications, 2004, 10, 405-406.
      15. "Design and Investigation of a Ru(II) N-Heterocyclic Complex which Undergoes Proton Coupled Electron Transfer," T. Ayers, N. Caylor, G. Ayers, C. Godwin, D.J. Hathcock, V. Stuman, S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2002, 328, 33.
      16. "An Unexpected Dimer Formation From a 4-(2-Amino-ethylamino)-5-formylpyrimidine Intermediate," D.P. Parker, S.A. Hughes, D.L. Parker, and P.S. Ray*, Heterocyclic Communications, 2002, 8, 419-422.
      17. "The Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Unfolding and Refolding of Apoazurin and Zn(II) Azurin," John E. Hansen*, M. Robbins, M.K. McBrayer, and Y. Suh, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002, 36, 19-41.
      18. "Resistively Heating Molecular Beam Doser for Water Deposition in UHV," R.D. Huffstetler, Jr. and A.J. Leavitt*, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 19(3), 2001, 1030.
      19. "Redox and Spin State Control of Co(II) and Fe(II) N-Heterocyclic Complexes," T. Ayers, S. Scott, J. Goins, N. Caylor, D. Hathcock, D. L. Jameson , S. J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2000, 307, 7.
      20. "Nitration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using a Supported Catalyst," A.C. Smith, L.D. Narvaez, B.G. Akins, M.M. Langford, T.D. Gary, V. J. Geisler, and F.A. Khan*, Synthetic Communications 29, 4187, 1999.
      21. "A Transferable Resistively-Heated Metal Evaporator for Ultrahigh Vacuum," T.G. Drummond, J.S. Burgess, W.T. Wallace, and A.J. Leavitt*, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 17(2), Mar/Apr 1999.
      22. "pH-Dependent Metal-Based Redox Couples as Models for Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer," S. J. Slattery; J. K. Blaho; J. Leahnes; K. A. Goldsby*. Coordination Chemistry Review, 1998, 174, 391.
      23. "Electron Donating Substituent Effects on Redox and Spin State Properties of Fe(II) Bis-Terpyridyl Complexes," D. Hathcock; K. Stone; J. Madden; S.J. Slattery*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 1998, 282, 131.
      24. "The Bioactive Conformation of Aminoalkylindoles at the Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 Receptors: Insights Gained from (E)- and (Z)- Naphthylidene Indenes," Reggio, P.H., Basu-Dutt, S., Hurst, J., Castro, M., D.P., Norris, Seltsman, H.H., Roche, M.J., Gilliam, A.F., Thomas, B.F., Stevenson, L.A., Pertwee, R.G., Abood, M.E., Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 41, No. 26, December 1998, pp. 5177-5187.
    • Chemical Education Research
      1. “Chemistry and Art in a Bag: An Easy-To-Implement Outreach Activity Making and Painting with a Copper-Based Pigment,” Anne Gaquere-Parker*, N. Allie Doles, Cass D. Parker, J. Chem. Ed., 2016, 93, 152-153.
      2. “Raman spectroscopy of allotropes of carbon: An undergraduate laboratory,” William Livernois, Christopher M. Crittenden, J. Brett Kimbrell, Farooq A. Khan, Anne C. Gaquere-Parker, Douglas A. Stuart, The Chemical Educator , 2014, 19, 1-6.
      3. “Chemistry of Carbon Nanotubes for Everyone,” Basu-Dutt, S., Minus, M. L., Jain, R., Nepal, D., Kumar, S. Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, Vol 89, 221 - 229.
      4. “Heat of combustion and GC-MS of regular, regular-plus and premium gasoline: An undergraduate experiment”, A. Gaquere-Parker, K. Lawson, M. Logue, K. Sutton, C. Richardson and S. Gant, The Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 1–4.
      5. “Room Temperature Ionic Liquid for Olefin Metathesis: an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment,”M. Fujita, The Chemical Educator, 2010,15, 376-380.
      6. “Making Chemistry Relevant to the Engineering Major,” Basu-Dutt, S., Bartley, J., Slappey, C. Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87, No. 11, pp. 1119-1280.
      7. "A Statistical Mechanical Analysis of Energy and Entropy," Gardner, K., Croker, E., Basu-Dutt, S.* Chemical Educator, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003, pp. 1-6.
      8. "A Classical and Quantum Chemical Analysis of Gaseous Heat Capacity," Croker, E., Basu-Dutt, S.* Chemical Educator, Vol 7, No. 3, 2002, pp. 136-141.
      9. "Measurement of Bulk Modulus of a Liquid Using Pump-Probe Laser Techniques," C.D. Lane, D.J. Hathcock, A.J. Leavitt, F.A. Khan and J.E. Hansen*, The Chemical Educator, 2001, 6(4), 235.
      10. "The Dirac (Bra-Ket) Notation in the Undergraduate Physical chemistry Curriculum: A Pictorial Introduction," F. A. Khan, and J. E. Hansen*, The Chemical Educator 5, 113, 2000.
      11. "Ligand Substituent Effects on Ruthenium (III/II) Redox Properties: An Advanced Inorganic Laboratory Experiment," D. Hathcock; J. Morris; J. Madden; S.J. Slattery*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 3, pp.1-8.
      12. "Periodate Titration of Fe(II) in Acid Aqueous Solutions: An Environmentally Friendly Redox Reaction for the Undergraduate Laboratory," T.G. Drummond; W.L. Lockhart; S.J. Slattery; F.A. Khan; A.J. Leavitt*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 4, pp.1-7.
      13. "Polarity of Molecules: A New Approach for Freshman Chemistry," W.L. Lockhart; A.J. Leavitt; S.J.Slattery; F.A. Khan*, The Chemical Educator, 1997, vol. 2, No. 6 , pp.1-6.
    • Book and Book Chapters
      1. “Chemistry and Art”, 1st edition, Kendall Hunt publisher, A. Gaquere-Parker, C.D. Parker, Textbook, 2013.
      2. “Bridging the Gap of Art and Chemistry at the Introductory Level”, A. Gaquere-Parker, C.D. Parker, Book Chapter in “Collaborative Endeavors in the Chemical Analysis of Art and Cultural Heritage Materials”, 2012, ACS Symposium series.
      3. Megumi Fujita submitted a chapter “Olefin Self-Cross Metathesis in an Ionic Liquid” to a book entitled Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, WILEH-VCH in 2009.
      4. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt -editor of the book entitled Making Chemistry Relevant: Strategies to Include all Students in a Learner-Sensitive Classroom Environment (John Wiley & Sons), where she co-authored a chapter “Making Chemistry Relevant to Science and Engineering Majors”.
      5. "Progress Towards the Synthesis of Pyrimidodiazepine-Based Folates as Potential Inhibitors of Glycinamide Ribionucleotide Formyltransferase” in “Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folates," D.L. Parker, D.P. Parker, A.L. Kimball, B.K. Ayida, and P.S. Ray*, Eds. S. Milstien, G. Kapatos, R. A. Levine, and B. Shane, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, p 427-431, 2002.