The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in a modern research and teaching facility, Hughes Laboratories. In addition to classrooms, laboratories, and stockrooms, the building also houses, Information Technologies, Printing Services, the Miami University Instrumentation Laboratory, and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The building is adjacent to the new Business, Engineering and Science Library. This central location is a major convenience to the students and faculty of the department.
I recent years, major renovations to the undergraduate laboratories and the large lecture hall have finished. These new spaces feature state-of-the-art technologies including electronic drawing boards, computer projectors and individual chemical hoods.
Centers and Laboratories
The following centers and laboratories work within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and throughout the Miami University community.
Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers
One of the unique aspects of our department is our large array of state-of-the-art instrumentation. In particular, our department houses a collection of magnetic resonance instrumentation not found at most universities. Among these instruments are an 850 MHz solution NMR spectrometer, which was the first installed in the US and a Q-band pulse EPR, of which there are only a few in the nation. These uniques instruments form the basis of the High Field Magnetic Resonance and Ohio Advanced EPR laboratories.
- 850 MHz Solution NMR
- 600 MHz NMR with Cold Probe
- 600 MHz Solution NMR
- 500 MHz Wide-Bore Solid State NMR
- 500 MHz Solution NMR
- 300 MHz Solution NMR
- 200 MHz Solution NMR
- Pulse and CW X- and Q-Band EPR
- X- and Q-Band Room Temperature CW EPR
- X- and Q-Band Low Temperature CW EPR
The department Mass Spectrometry Facility is designed to support research for the university and is capable of conducting mass analysis on organic compounds, peptides, proteins, DNA segments, protein digestions, and synthetic polymers. Our AutoFlexIII MALDI-TOF MS, installed in 2009, allows researchers to rapidly analyze multiple samples using the 384 well samples tray. All levels of users are encouraged to get trained and gain hands on experience on this instrument. In addition to the MALDI-TOF MS, there is an LC-MS instrument that can be used for separation and mass analysis of small molecules and complex mixtures.
Publications from the department are listed here as they are posted on Crossref. Some articles may be missing, particularly for earlier years.
- Insight into the Nucleotide Based Modulation of the Grp94 Molecular Chaperone Using Multiscale Dynamics
Alao, John Paul; Obaseki, Ikponwmosa; Amankwah, Yaa Sarfowah; Nguyen, Quinn; Sugoor, Meghana; Unruh, Erin; Popoola, Hannah Oluwaseun; Tehver, Riina; Kravats, Andrea N.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, in press
- PET‐RAFT Polymerization of Star Polymers with Folded ortho‐Phenylene Cores
Bradford, Kate G. E.; Kirinda, Viraj C.; Gordon, Emma A.; Hartley, C. Scott; Konkolewicz, Dominik
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, in press
- Perspective on the Effect of Membrane Mimetics on Dynamic Properties of Integral Membrane Proteins
Sahu, Indra D.; Lorigan, Gary A.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2023, 127, 3757–3765
- Thermophobic Trehalose Glycopolymers as Smart C‐Type Lectin Receptor Vaccine Adjuvants
Hendricksen, Aaron T.; Ezzatpour, Shahrzad; Pulukuri, Anunay J.; Ryan, Austin T.; Flanagan, Tatum J.; Frantz, William; Buchholz, David W.; Ortega, Victoria; Monreal, Isaac A.; Sahler, Julie M.; Nielsen, Amy E.; Aguilar, Hector C.; Mancini, Rock J.
Advanced Healthcare Materials, in press
- The role of native cysteine residues in the oligomerization of KCNQ1 channels
Bates, Alison; Stowe, Rebecca B.; Travis, Elizabeth M.; Cook, Lauryn E.; Dabney-Smith, Carole; Lorigan, Gary A.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2023, 659, 34–39
- Investigating the mangle of teaching oxidation–reduction with the VisChem approach: problematising symbolic traditions that undermine chemistry concept development
Wu, Meng-Yang M.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, in press
- Chemically Fueled Reinforcement of Polymer Hydrogels
Rajawasam, Chamoni W. H.; Tran, Corvo; Weeks, Michael; McCoy, Kathleen S.; Ross-Shannon, Robert; Dodo, Obed J.; Sparks, Jessica L.; Hartley, C. Scott; Konkolewicz, Dominik
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2023, 145, 5553–5560
- Dimethyl Carbonate as a Mobile-Phase Modifier for Normal-Phase and Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography
Boes, Philip D.; Elleman, Sophie R.; Danielson, Neil D.
Separations 2023, 10, 70
- Conformational Control of ortho-Phenylenes by Terminal Amides
Devkota, Govinda Prasad; Carson, William P.; Hartley, C. Scott
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 1331–1338
- Oxygen-Enhanced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization through the Formation of a Copper Superoxido Complex
Parkatzidis, Kostas; Truong, Nghia P.; Whitfield, Richard; Campi, Chiara E.; Grimm-Lebsanft, Benjamin; Buchenau, Sören; Rübhausen, Michael A.; Harrisson, Simon; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Schindler, Siegfried; Anastasaki, Athina
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2023, 145, 1906–1915
- Engineering Chiral Induction in Centrally Functionalized o-Phenylenes
Peddi, Sumalatha; Livieri, Juliana M.; Vemuri, Gopi Nath; Hartley, C. Scott
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 788–795
- Cognitively Loaded: An Investigation of Educational Chemistry YouTube Videos’ Adherence to Mayer’s Multimedia Principles
Magnone, KatieMarie Q.; Ebert, Jennifer A.; Creeden, Rachel; Karlock, Grace; Loveday, Morgan; Blake, Evan; Pratt, Justin M.; Schafer, Adam G. L.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
Journal of Chemical Education 2023, 100, 432–441
- Photons and photocatalysts as limiting reagents for PET-RAFT photopolymerization
Parnitzke, Bryan; Nwoko, Tochukwu; Bradford, Kate G.E.; De Alwis Watuthanthrige, Nethmi; Yehl, Kevin; Boyer, Cyrille; Konkolewicz, Dominik
Chemical Engineering Journal 2023, 456, 141007
- Polymer modification of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein impacts its ability to bind key receptor
Sharfin Rahman, Monica; De Alwis Watuthanthrige, Nethmi; Chandrarathne, Bhagya M.; Page, Richard C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
European Polymer Journal 2023, 184, 111767
SARS‐CoV‐2 spike protein capture by peptide functionalized networks
Rahman, Monica S.; Rajawasam, Chamoni W. H.; De Alwis Watuthanthrige, Nethmi; Sparks, Jessica L.; Page, Richard C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
Journal of Polymer Science 2023, 61, 391–397
- Secondary chemistry teacher learning: precursors for and mechanisms of pedagogical conceptual change
Wu, Meng-Yang M.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2023, 24, 245–262