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Faculty Publications – Chemistry & Physics Department

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications


Lamberto, Massimiliano “Microwave assisted synthesis of γ-thiolactams from ethyl isocyanoacetate,” Heterocyclic Communications, 2018, in press.

“Tetrasubstituted bisadamantylidenes – Highly Twisted Alkenes,” Steven M. Bachrach, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2018, in press.


Elayan, A.S.; Allen, C.W. & Peterson; E.S. ” Synthesis of Poly(dichlorophosphazene) by the Melt Phase Polymerization of P-Trichloro-N-(dichlorophosphoryl) monophosphazene,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. (2017). doi:10.1007/s10904-017-0516-x.

Lewis, K. C., Coakley, S. & Miele, S*., “An Extension of the Stefan-type Solution Method Applicable to Multi-component, Multi-phase 1D Systems, Transport in Porous Media, 117: 415. doi:10.1007/s11242-017-0840-1 (2017).

Tongesayi, Tsanangurayi; Kugara, Jameson; Tongesayi, Sunungurai, “Waste dumpsites and public health: A case for lead exposure in Zimbabwe and potential global implications”, Environmental Geochemistry and Health Environ Geochem Health 2017, DOI

Tongesayi, Sunungurai; Tongesayi, Tsanangurayi “Water Quality and Public Health: Role of Wastewater”, in Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World’s Most Crucial Resource 2017, 553-596 (ISBN: 9780128093306). Editor: Satinder Ahuja. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. (Invited Book Chapter).


“Double Helicenes,” Steven M. Bachrach, Chemical Physics Letters, 2016, 666, 13-18.

Pradeep Gurunathan, Atanu Acharya, Debashree Ghosh, Dmytro Kosenkov, Ilya Kaliman, Yihan Shao, Anna Krylov, and Lyudmila Slipchenko, “The Extension of the Effective Fragment Potential Method to Macromolecules”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 120(27), 6562-6574, (2016).

Dmytro Kosenkov, James Shaw*, Jennifer Zuczek*, and Yana Kholod, “Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Cis-Trans Isomerization of N,N-Dimethyl-4,4′-Azodianiline with 3D-Printed Temperature Controlled Sample Holder”, J. Chem. Educ., 93(7), 1299-1304, (2016.)

Dmytro Kosenkov, “PyFREC: Software for Förster Electronic Coupling Evaluation in Molecular Fragments”, J. Comp. Chem., 2016, 37(19), 1847-1854

Nicole Famularo*, Yana Kholod, and Dmytro Kosenkov, “Integrating Chemistry Laboratory Instrumentation into the Industrial Internet: Building, Programming, and Experimenting with an Automatic Titrator”, J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93(1), 175-181

Jonathan Ouellet., RNA Fluorescence with Light-up Aptamers, in Frontiers in Chemistry, June 28; 4:29 doi:10.3389/fchem.2016.00029 (2016).

Jonathan Ouellet, Kharma N, Varin L, Ehdaeivand M, Belmonte G, Ambri A, Abu-Baker A, Rouleau G, Perreault J., Automated Design and In Vitro Validation of Hammerhead Ribozymes Targeting the PABPN1 Gene Transcript, Nucleic Acid Research. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv1111 (2015). PMID: 26527730, 2016.


Gary Prato, Samantha Silvent, Sammy Saka, Massimiliano Lamberto, and Dmytro Kosenkov “Thermodynamics of Binding of Di- and Tetrasubstituted Naphthalene Diimide Ligands to DNA G-Quadruplex”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119(8), 3335-3347 (2015).

Lamberto, M. “Synthesis of Tricyclic Indolizidines from Ethyl-isocyanoacetate”, Heterocyclic Communications, 2015, 3, 153-157.

Invited Book Chapter:
Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, Sunungurai Tongesayi, Contaminated Irrigation Water and the Associated Public Health Risks, in “Food, Energy, and Water -The Chemistry Connection”, 2015, pages 349–381, 2015, Elsevier Inc.

Inorganic Chemistry ACS Exam 2014. B. A. Reisner, J. L. Crane, A. de-Bettencourt-Dias, K. J. Franz, R. T. Macaluso, G. Miessler, G. A. Moehring, L. L. Pesterfield, C. Nataro, S. R. Smith, S. G. Sobel, G. G. Stanley, R. A. Stockland, Jr., and D. A. Vander Griend, ACS Exams Institute, 2015.


Stauffer PH,Lewis KC, Stein JS, Travis BJ, Lichtner P, Zyvoloski G. Loule-Thomson Effects
on the flow of liquid water. Transport in Poroud Media. 2014.

Kelkar S,Lewis KC, Karra G, Zyvoloskia G, Rapaka S, Viswanathan H, Mishra PK, Chua S,
Coblentz D, Pawar R. A simulator for modeling coupled
thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in subsurface geological media.
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2014 (70);

Ouellet J, Anavoranich S, Perreault JP. Structural analysis of ribozymes.  Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. 2014; 1-18.

Tongesayi T, Tongesayi S.The new inconvenient truth: a global contamination of food by chemical pollutants particularly heavy metals and metalloids. Chemistry of Food and Food Contact Materials: From Production to Plate. 2014; ACS Symposium Series e-Books.


Ghosh D,  Kosenkov D, Vanovschi V, Flick J, Kaliman I, Shao Y, Gilbert A, Krylov AI, Slipchenko LV. Effective fragment potential method. Q-CHEM: A Guide for Users and Developers. 2013; 34(12): 1060-1070.

Lewis KC. Forgotten merits of the analytic viewpoint, Eos Transactions. American Geophysical Union. 2013; 94(7): 71-72.

Lewis KC, Karra S, Kelkar S. A model for tracking fronts of stress induced permeability enhancement. Transport in Porous Media. 2013; 99(1): 17-35.

Singh S, Lowell RP, Lewis KC. Numerical modeling of phase separation at the Main Endeavour Field. Juan de Fuca Ridge. 2013; G3.

Pavlova IP, Lewis KC. An easy and fun way to teach about how science “works”: popularizing Haack’s crossword puzzle analogy. American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75(6): 397-401.

Tongesayi T, *Bray C, *Brock C,  *Fedick P, *Lechner L, *Le Beau A. Daily bioaccessible levels of selected essential but toxic heavy metals from the consumption of non-dietary food sources. Food and Chemical Toxicology: An International Journal Published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association. 2013; 62C: 142-147.


Ingebrethsen BJ, Cole SK, Alderman SL, Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Particle Distribution Measurements.  Inhalation Toxicology. 2012 (24):976-984


Alderman SL, Ingebrethsen BJ, Characterization of Mainstream Cigarette Smoke Particle Size Distributions from Commercial Cigarettes using a DMS500 Fast Particulate Spectrometer and Smoking Cycle Simulator, Aerosol Science and Technology. 2011: (45): 1409-1421.

Ingebrethsen BJ, Alderman SL, Ademe B. Coagulation of Mainstream Cigarette Smoke in Mouth During Puffing and Inhalation. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2011; (45) 1422-1428.

* Denotes Monmouth University undergraduate student
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