FACULTY WITH RESEARCH INTERESTS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Synthesis of thiolated dendrons for the use in gold nanoparticles stabilization.
Mechanisms of biologically relevant organic reactions. Particular emphasis is on the chemistry of reactive intermediates of cancer causing agents and cancer chemopreventives.
The energetics of neutrals and related ions; aromaticity and antiaromaticity; strained rings; compounds with novel functionalities and their energetics.
Synthesis of new tetrapyrrolic derivatives and arrays for fluorescence bioimaging.
Development of unique state of the art synthetic organic strategies to solve chemotherapeutic design challenges for the construction of modified heterocycles, carbohydrates and carbocyclic moieties.
Solidification behavior of binary and ternary organic eutectics, Organic crystals for NLO applications.
Smith, Paul J.
Design and synthesis of inhibitors of replication by Hepatitis C, including analogs of the natural product UK-1 that inhibit the viral helicase enzyme.