|2015 ‐ Present||Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University|
|Present||Lecturer and Lab Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Mathematics, Georgia Southern University ‐ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry|
Honors and Awards
- Women in Science Presentation Award (2010)
- Best Outgoing Graduate Student Award (2009)
- M. J. Collins Award for Outstanding Young Innovator in Microwave Chemistry (2008)
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2008)
- Mastricola, Best Graduate Student Award (2006)
- Organic Chemistry I (GSU: CHEM 3341)
- Organic Chemistry II (GSU: CHEM 3342)
- General Chemistry I (GSU: 1145)
- General Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 4890)
- Organic Research (CHEM 4890)
- General Chemistry and Laboratory (University of Massachusetts)
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Peer-Reviewed Articles (21)
Stereoselective Synthesis of α-Fluoro-β-Trifluromethyl-α-β- Unsaturated Esters by Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Coupling
Letters in Organic Chemistry (2013)
α-Fluoro-β-trifluoromethyl-α,β-unsaturated esters were synthesized via the reaction of diethyl (1-fluoro-1-carbethoxymethyl) phosphonate with a variety of aromatic/heterocyclic trifluoromethyl ketones and trifluoroacetaldehyde ...
Enantioselective Friedel-Crafts Reaction of Indoles with Trifluoroacetaldehyde Catalyzed by Cinchona ...
The first direct asymmetric synthetic preparation of trifluoro-1-(indol-3-yl)ethanols (TFIEs) is described by an enantioselective organocatalytic method from indoles and inexpensive ...
Isomerization Mechanism in Hydrazone-Based Rotary Switches: Lateral Shift, Rotation or ...
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011)
Two intramolecularly hydrogen-bonded arylhydrazone (aryl = phenyl or naphthyl) molecular switches have been synthesized, and their full and reversible switching ...
A Reverse Wittig Coupling with Trifluoroacetaldehyde: A convenient one-step synthesis ...
The Journal of Organic Chemistry (2009)
A novel, mild synthesis of aryl-3,3,3-trifluoropropenes by Wittig olefination of benzylphosphonium ylides with in-situ generated trifluoroacetaldehyde is described. The in-situ ...
Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Addition of Ethyl Trifluoropyruvate to Ketones with ...
Catalysis Letters (2009)
An enantioselective organocatalytic microwave-assisted method for the addition of ethyl trifluoropyruvate to ketones to synthesize highly enantiomerically enriched organofluorine synthons ...
Microwave-Promoted Solid-Acid Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of Phthalazinones
A one-pot, solid-acid-catalyzed, microwave-assisted synthesis of phthalazinones is described. The commercially available montmorillonite K-10 effectively catalyzed the condensation and substitution ...
Microwave-Assisted Solid Acid-Catalyzed One- Pot Synthesis of Isobenzofuran-1(3H)-one
Tetrahedron Letters (2008)
A new, solid acid-catalyzed microwave-assisted environmentally benign synthesis of isobenzofuran-1(3H)-ones is described. Montmorillonite K-10 appeared to be an excellent catalyst ...
Synthesis of Condensed Benzo[N,N]-Heterocycles by Microwave-Assisted Solid ...
Catalysis Letters (2008)
The synthesis of several types of condensed benzo[N,N]-heterocycles such as benzimidazoles, benzodiazepines, quinoxalinones by a microwave-assisted solvent-free solid acid catalyzed ...
Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Trifluoroacetaldehyde (Fluoral): Isolation and its Application
Tetrahedron Letters (2007)
A novel method for the preparation of trifluoroacetaldehyde (fluoral, TFAc, CF3CHO) from commercially available trifluoroacetaldehyde ethylhemiacetal (TFAE) by microwave irradiation ...
Microwave-Assisted Oxidative Coupling of Amines to Imines on Solid Acid ...
Tetrahedron Letters (2007)
A K-10 montmorillonite catalyzed microwave-assisted oxidative coupling of amines is described. Substituted benzylamines readily undergo self-coupling reactions to produce benzylidene–benzylamines, ...
Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-Imines by Solid Acid/Superacid Catalyzed Microwave-Assisted Approach
Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (2007)
A new solid acid/superacid catalyzed microwave assisted synthesis of trifluoromethyl-imines is described. Various α,α,α-trifluoromethylketones react readily with primary amines to ...
Benzoylation of Toluene with p-Toluoyl Chloride over Triflic Acid Functionalized ...
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A (2004)
The catalytic liquid phase benzoylation of toluene (Tol) to 4,4′-dimethylbenzophenone (4,4′-DMBP) with para-toluoyl chloride (p-T-Cl) has been studied in a batch ...
Book Chapters (1)
Motivation Studies Utilizing Self Determination Theory in Chemistry and Allied ...
Georgia Southern University Research Symposium (2015)
Self Determination Theory (SDT) addresses three psychological needs in humans, namely autonomy, defined by behaviors that are volitional and self-endorsed; ...