• Alkene oxidation by platinum (II) oxo/hydroxo complexes 

    Weliange, Nandita Malathi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The facile reaction between tetranuclear Pt-­‐oxo complex [(COD)4Pt4(μ2-­‐O)2Cl2]2[BF4]2 (1) and norbornene (NB) yields the stable platinaoxetane [(COD)2Pt2(OC7H10)Cl][BF4] (2) in quantitative yield. A rapid reaction ...
  • Computational studies of three chemical systems 

    Thomas, Haunani (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The subject of this dissertation is the use of electronic structure calculations to examine and supplement the experimental observations of three different chemical systems. Both ab initio and DFT methods have been employed. ...
  • Development of long wavelength fluorescent sensors 

    Zhang, Shaohui (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The design, synthesis and spectroscopic properties of several long wavelength/NIR fluorescent sensors are discussed. Amongst them, the metal complex-indicator sensors are developed based on the indicator-displacement-assay ...
  • Hydrolytic stability of carbamate and carbonate closomers for the design of a multifaceted drug delivery system 

    Houston, Zachary H. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Twelve-fold substituted polyhedral boranes (closomers) are of therapeutic and diagnostic interest in the applications of targeted drug delivery. These compounds consist of a core molecule with 12 vertices and allow for a ...
  • Measurement of trace element levels in noctuid larvae in response to baculovirus infections 

    Sun, Rui (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2011)
    While a number of studies have examined the effects of viral infections on the trace element status of mammals, very little is known about the roles of trace elements in insect development, plant host interaction, and ...
  • New fluorescent chemosensors for detecting lipids 

    Lee, Jae Seung (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Lipids represent an important class of biomolecules which have received little attention in the area of fluorescent sensing. Chemosensors for certain bioactive lipids would have a number of potential biochemical and ...
  • Structural basis of substrate recognition and inactivation in phosphatases 

    Singh, Harkewal (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Phosphatases are ubiquitous enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphoryl group to water. In addition to being one of the most important and fundamental reactions in biological systems, phosphatases are critical to ...
  • Studies of the chemistry of sulfoximines, 2, 1 benzothiazines and cyclopentadienones 

    Garimallaprabhakaran, Aswinkumar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The N-Acylation of a sulfoximine with carboxylic acids was accomplished with boric acid and several boronic acids. Aliphatic acids give fair yields of products while acids related to phenylacetic and phenoxy acetic acids ...
  • Synthesis of fluorescent 7-amino-2,1-benzothiazines and total synthesis of buddledone A 

    Yongpruksa, Nattawut (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The development of new fluorescent compounds has been reported continuously due to their application as sensors and optical devices for material, biological and chemical applications. This dissertation reports the syntheses ...