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  • Congratulation, Devang and Niradha!

    Congratulations to Devang Khambhati and Niradha Sachinthani for the acceptance of their article in Chemical Communication (April 2017)

  • Congratulations to Paula and Santosh!

    Congratulations to Paula Hopson and Santosh Adhikari for the acceptance of their article in Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry (Oct. 2016)

  • Congratulations to Paula!

    Congratulations to Paula Hopson for successfully completing her Ph.D. qualifying exams. (Oct. 2016)

  • Congratulations to Santosh!

    Congratulations to Santosh Adhikari for successfully completing his Ph.D. qualifying exams. (Dec. 2016)

  • Congratulations to Niradha!

    Congratulations to Niradha Sachinthanifor successfully completing her Ph.D. qualifying exams. (Oct. 2016)


17. Khambhati, D. P.; Sachinthani, K. A. N.; Rheingold, A. L.; Nelson, T. L.Regioselective Copper-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Benzodithiophene-S,S-Tetraoxide Chem. Commun. 2017. Accepted.

16. Adhikari, S.; Hopson, R. A.; Sedai, B. R.;McFarland, F. M.; Guo, S.; Nelson, T. L. Synthesis and Characterization of Eumelanin-Inspired Poly(indolyenearylenevinylene)s and Poly(indolyenearyleneethynylene)s J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 457-463.

15. Selvaraju, S.; Adhikari, S.; Hopson, R. A.; Dai, S.; Rheingold, A. L.; Borunda, M. F.; Nelson, T. L. Effects of structural variations on the optical and electronic properties of eumelanin-inspired small molecules J. Mater. Chem. C. 2016, 4, 3995 - 3999

14. Nelson, T. L. System and Method for Production of Artificial Eumelanin. International Patent Application No. PCT/US2015/021216. Reference: O3300-47216 (15-020 WO).

13. Selvaraju, S.; Sachinthani, K. A. N.; Hopson,R. A.; McFarland, F. M.; Guo, S.; Rheingold, A. L.; Nelson, T. L. Eumelanin-inspired core derived from vanillin: A new building block for organic semiconductors, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 2957–2959

12. Kobilka, B. M.; Hale, B. J.; Ewana, M. D.; Dubrovskiy, A. V.; Nelson, T. L.; Duzhkoc, V.; Jeffries-EL, M. Influence of heteroatoms on photovoltaic performance of donor-acceptor copolymers based on 2,6-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]difurans and diketopyrrolopyrrole. Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 5329-5336.

11. Vercelli, B.; Zotti, G.; Berlin, A.; Pasini, M.; Botta, C., Gerbasi, R.; Nelson, T. L.; McCullough, R. D. Oligo(poly)Thiophene Sensitization of CdSe-Nanocrystal and TiO2 Polycrystalline Electrodes: A Photoelectrochemical Investigation J. Phys. Chem. C. 2012, 116, 2033–2039.

10. Bhuwalka, A.; Mike, J. F.; He, M.; Intemann, J. J.; Nelson, T.; Ewan, M. D.; Roggers, R. A.; Lin, Z.; Jeffries-EL, M. Quaterthiophene-Benzobisazole Copolymers for Photovoltaic Cells: Effect of Heteroatom Placement and Substitution on the Optical and Electronic Properties. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 9611–9617.

9. Singh, K. A.; Nelson, T. L.; Belot, J. A.; Dhumal, N. R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D.; Nachimuthu, P.; Thevuthasan, S.; Porter, L. M. Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Charge Injection and Transport in Poly(3-hexylthiophene) based Field-Effect Transistors at Different Channel Length Scales. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 2973–2978.

8. Nelson, T. L.; Young, T. M.; Liu, J.; Mishra, S. P.; Belot, J. A.; Balliet, C. L. Javier, A. E.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D. Transistor Paint: High Mobilities in Small Bandgap Polymer Semiconductor Based on the Strong Acceptor, Diketopyrrolopyrrole and Strong Donor, Dithienopyrrole. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 4617–4621.

7.   Zotti, G.; Vercelli, B.; Berlin, A.; Pasini, M.; Nelson, T. L.; McCullough, R. D.; Virgili, T. Self-Assembled Structures of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Polymers for Photovoltaics. 2. Multilayers of CdSe Nanocrystals and Oligothiophene-Based Molecules. Optical, Electrochemical, Photoelectrochemical and Photoconductive Properties. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 1521–1532.

6.   Maynor, M. S.; Deason, T. K.; Nelson, T. L.; Lavigne, J. J. MultiDimensional Response Analysis Towards the Detection and Identification of Soft Divalent Metal Ions. Supramol. Chem. 2009, 21, 310-315.

5.   Nelson, T. L.; Tran, I.; Ingallinera, T. G.; Maynor, M. S.; Lavigne, J. J. Multi-Layered Analyses Using Directed Partitioning to Identify and Discriminate between Biogenic Amines. Analyst 2007, 132, 1024-1030.

4.   Maynor, M. S.; Nelson, T. L.; O’Sullivan, C.; Lavigne, J. J. A Food Freshness Sensor Using the Multistate Response from Analyte-Induced Aggregation of a Cross-Reactive Poly(thiophene). Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 3217-3220.

3.   Bruckman, M. A.; Niu, Z.; Li, S.; Lee, L. A.; Varazo, K.; Nelson, T. L.; Lavigne, J. J.; Wang, Q. Development of Nanobiocomposite Fibers by Controlled-Assembly of Rod-Like Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Nanobiotechnology 2007, 31, 31-39.

2.   Nelson, T. L.; O’Sullivan, C.; Greene, N. T.; Maynor, M. S.: Lavigne, J. J. Cross-Reactive Conjugated Polymers: Analyte Specific Aggregative Response for Structurally Similar Diamines. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2006, 128, 5640-5641.

1.   Clabo, D. A. Jr.; Dickson, H. D.; Nelson, T. L. Computational Investigation of Chalcogen-Substituted Carboxylic Acids RC(=O)XH and RC(=X)OH and their Dimers [RC(=O)XH]2 and [RC(=X)OH]2 (X= S, Se, Te). J. Mol. Model 2000, 6, 341-348.