Research and scholarship from faculty and staff in the Chemistry Department at St. John Fisher College.

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Submissions from 2019

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A Protein Centric CURE That Promotes Student Collaborations Across Different Universities, Kevin Callahan and Ellis Bell

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Multiscale Approach for the Optimization of Ketones Production From Carboxylic Acids by the Decarboxylative Ketonization Reaction, Alexey Ignatchenko

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Equilibrium in the Catalytic Condensation of Carboxylic Acids with Methyl Ketones to 1,3-Diketones and the Origin of the Reketonization Effect, Alexey Ignatchenko, Thomas DiProspero, Heni Patel, and Joseph R. LaPenna

Submissions from 2018

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Reversibility of the catalytic ketonization of carboxylic acids and of beta-keto acids decarboxylation, Alexey V. Ignatchenko and Andrew J. Cohen

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Using Classical EDTA Titrations To Measure Calcium and Magnesium in Intravenous Fluid Bags, Irene Kimaru, Anthony Corigliano, and Fang Zhao

Submissions from 2017

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Ab initio study of the mechanism of carboxylic acids cross-ketonization on monoclinic zirconia via condensation to beta-keto acids followed by decarboxylation, Alexey Ignatchenko, James P. McSally, Marc D. Bishop, and Joshua Zweigle

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Neutral and Cationic Bis-Chelate Monoorganosilicon(IV) Complexes of 1-Hydroxy-2-pyridinone, James Koch, William W. Brennessel, and Bradley M. Kraft

Submissions from 2016

Pilot study analyzing the strength of compounded electrolyte IV admixture solutions, Seda Donmez, Maria Caraballo, Anthony Corigliano, Kimberly D. Chichester, Irene Kimaru, and Fang Zhao

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Encapsulating Ibuprofen using Beeswax Microspheres, Honghao Li and Kermin Martinez-Hernandez

Introducing Mini-laboratory Projects Based on Name Reactions in Organic Chemistry for the Sophomore Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Renuka Manchanayakage

Implementing a Microfluidic Experiment in an Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratory: Lesson Learned, Kermin Martinez-Hernandez, Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa, and Fernando Ontiveros

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Implementation and Assessment of Student-Made Microfluidic Devices in the General Chemistry Laboratory, Kermin Martínez-Hernández, Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa, and Fernando Ontiveros (Ontiveros-Llamas)

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Analysis of the Encapsulation of Beeswax Microspheres with Ibuprofen, Chau To and Kermin Martinez-Hernandez

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Encapsulating Ibuprofen using Beeswax Microspheres, Chau To and Kermin Martinez-Hernandez

Submissions from 2015

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Catalytic Condensation of Ketones with Carboxylic Acids, Thomas DiProspero, Heni Patel, and Alexey Ignatchenko

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Cross-Selectivity in the Catalytic Ketonization of Carboxylic Acids, Alexey Ignatchenko, Joseph Deraddo, Vincent Marino, and Adam Mercado

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Crystal structures of tris­[1-oxo­pyridine-2-olato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride chloro­form-d1 disolvate, tris­[1-oxo­pyridine-2-olato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride aceto­nitrile unqu­anti­fied solvate, and fac-tris­[1-oxo­pyridine-2-thiol­ato(1-)]silicon(IV) chloride chloro­form-d1 disolvate, Bradley M. Kraft, William W. Brennessel, Amy E. Ryan, and Candace K. Benjamin

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One-pot Synthesis of Chalcone Epoxides: A Green Chemistry Experiment Developed through a Senior Capstone Project, Renuka Manchanayakage and Dalyna Ngo

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Perspectives on Science Literacy: A comparative study of United States and Kenya, Kermin Martinez-Hernandez, Chinwe Ikpeze, and Irene Kimaru

Submissions from 2014

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Microwave Synthesis of Zinc Hydroxy Sulfate Nanoplates and Zinc Oxide Nanorods in the Classroom, Rafal M. Dziedzic, Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, Greta M. Peterson, and Kermin J. Martinez-Hernandez

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Chelation and Stereodynamic Equilibria in Neutral Hypercoordinate Organosilicon Complexes of 1-Hydroxy-2-pyridinone, Bradley M. Kraft and William W. Brennessel

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Choosing a Thesis Advisor: Surprise and Success, Kermin Martinez-Hernandez

Submissions from 2013

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Electrochemical Pinacol Coupling of Aromatic Carbonyl Compounds in a [BMIM][BF4]–H2O Mixture, Hannah Kronenwetter, Jakub Husek, Brian Etz, Aaron Jones, and Renuka Manchanayakage

Submissions from 2012

Development of a direct, non-destructive quantitative method for acetaminophen in pharmaceutical suspension and capsules using Raman spectroscopy, N. Gombert, K. Rich, Irene Kimaru, Kimberly D. Chichester, Fang Zhao, and Parag Budukh

Introducing chemistry and pharmacy students to analysis of pharmaceutical products by Raman spectroscopy, Irene Kimaru, N. Gombert, K. Rich, Kimberly D. Chichester, Fang Zhao, and Parag Budukh

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Dichlorido-1κCl,3κCl-hexakis[1,1,2,2,3,3(η 5)-cyclopentadienyl]di-μ2- oxido-1:2κ 2O:O;2:3κ 2O:O-trizirconium(IV), Bradley M. Kraft and William W. Brennessel

Submissions from 2011

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Utilizing Service-Learning in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: Soil and Water Analysis in Rochester, New York, Kimberly D. Chichester, Irene Kimaru, Lynn Donahue, and Maryann Herman

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Determination of Lead in Soil and Phytoremediation Trials, Erin Semple, Kimberly D. Chichester, Maryann Herman, Irene Kimaru, and Cara Patrick

Submissions from 2010

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Utilizing Service Learning in the Analytical Chemistry Classroom, Kimberly D. Chichester, Colleen Dugan, Amanda Lewis, Maryann Herman, and Irene Kimaru

UV/Visible spectrophotometric quantification of ibuprofen release in dissolution testing: A pharmaceutical analysis experiment for instrumental analysis, Irene Kimaru, Robert Best, and Fang Zhao

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Spectrophotometric Quantification of Ibuprofen Release in Dissolution Testing. A Pharmaceutical Analysis Experiment for Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Irene Kimaru, Fang Zhao, and Kimberly D. Chichester