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Chemistry faculty strive to publish papers in respected journals with undergraduate and graduate student co-authors. Lists of publications have been compiled here by their year of publication. To find lists of publications by individual faculty, please check faculty websites.

Key: Villanova Undergraduates, Villanova Graduate Students, Villanova Faculty



1.  Michaels, T.A., Pritchard, O.F., Dell, J.S., Bezpalko, M.W., Kassel, W.S. and Nataro, C., 2019. Catalytic ring-closing reactions of gold compounds containing bis (phosphino) ferrocene ligands. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry889, pp.1-8.

2. Rollins-Smith, L.A., Ruzzini, A.C., Fites, J.S., Reinert, L.K., Hall, E.M., Joosse, B.A., Ravikumar, V.I., Huebner, M.I., Aka, A., Kehs, M.H. Gillard, B.M., Doe, E., Tasca, J. A., Umile, T. P., Clardy, J., Minbiole, K. P. C. 2019. Metabolites involved in immune evasion by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis include the polyamine spermidine. Infection and immunity87(5), pp.e00035-19.

3. Cox, C., Isaacs, D., Bezpalko, M.A., Kassel, W.S., Kieber-Emmons, M.T. and Dougherty, W.G., 2019. Synthesis and characterization of a hydro tris (3-phenylpyrazolyl) borato nickel (II) semiquinonate adduct. Polyhedron162, pp.165-170.

4. Klug, C.M., Dougherty, W.G., Kassel, W.S. and Wiedner, E.S., 2018. Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production by a Nickel Complex Containing a Tetradentate Phosphine Ligand. Organometallics38(6), pp.1269-1279.

5. Martinez, K., Stash, J., Benson, K.R., Paul, J.J. and Schmehl, R.H., 2019. Direct Observation of Sequential Electron and Proton Transfer in Excited-State ET/PT Reactions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C123(5), pp.2728-2735.

6. Lazzara, N.C., Rosano, R.J., Vagadia, P.P., Giovine, M.T., Bezpalko, M.W., Piro, N.A., Kassel, W.S., Boyko, W.J., Zubris, D.L., Schrader, K.K. and Wedge, D.E., 2018. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 6-[(1 R)-1-Hydroxyethyl]-2, 4a (R), 6 (S), 8a (R)-tetrahydropyrano-[3, 2-b]-pyran-2-one and Structural Analogues of the Putative Structure of Diplopyrone. The Journal of Organic Chemistry84(2), pp.666-678.

7. Kontos, R.C., Schallenhammer, S.A., Bentley, B.S., Morrison, K.R., Feliciano, J.A., Tasca, J.A., Kaplan, A.R., Bezpalko, M.W., Kassel, W.S., Wuest, W.M. and Minbiole, K.P., 2019. An Investigation into Rigidity–Activity Relationships in BisQAC Amphiphilic Antiseptics. ChemMedChem14(1), pp.83-87.

8. Emberger, M.E., Lin, J., Pika, J., Christ, I. and Eigenbrodt, B., 2019. Automated Solid‐Phase Microextraction GC‐MS/MS Method for Quantification of Volatile Limonene Oxidation Products in Encapsulated Orange Oil. Flavour and fragrance journal34(1), pp.52-62.

9.  Cundiff, M.D.Hurley, C.M.Wong, J.D.Boscia IV, J.A., Bashyal, A., Rosenberg, J., Reichard, E.L.Nassif, N.D., Brodbelt, J.S., Kraut, D.A., 2019.  Ubiquitin receptors are required for substrate-mediated activation of the proteasome’s unfolding ability. Scientific Reports9.

10.  Kelly R. Morrison, Ryan Allen, Kevin P.C. Minbiole*, William M. Wuest.* More QACs, more questions: recent advances in structure activity relationships and hurdles in  understanding resistance mechanisms. 2019Tetrahedron Letters, 60 (37), Article 150935. DOI:

11. Louise Rollins-Smith, Antonio Ruzzini, J. Fites, Laura Reinert, Emily Hall, Bryan Joosse, Vishvaas Ravikumar, Megan Huebner, Audrey Aka, Miles Kehs, Bria GillardEmily Doe, Julia Tasca, Thomas Umile, Jon Clardy, and Kevin Minbiole.  Metabolites involved in immune evasion by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis include the polyamine spermidine.  2019Infection and Immunity, 87 (5) e00035-19. DOI:

12. D’Orazio, A.C., Marshall, T., Sultana, T., Gerardi, J.K., Segre, C.U., Carlo, J.P. and Eigenbrodt, B.C. High Temperature X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of the Local Electronic Structure and Oxide Vacancy Formation in the Sr2Fe1. 5Mo0. 5O6− δ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Catalyst. ACS Applied Energy Materials2019, 2(5), pp.3061-3070.

13. M. Syed, J. Gibson, D. White , D. Watson, Y. Hamada, M. Syed, and T. S. Ahmadi, Effects of Annealing Temperature on Anatase-Rutile TiO2 Multilayer Thin Films prepared by Sol-Gel Spin Coating Method, International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development, 2019 2, pp. 8-18.