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Faculty Publications – Chemistry and Physics Department

Recent Scholarly Publications

Publications from the last three years are presented yearly, in alphabetical order by first author. Names of Monmouth University faculty are in bold font and names of undergraduate co-authors are asterisked


Bachrach, S.M., Rzepa, H.S., “Cycloparaphenylene Möbius Trefoils,” 2020, Chemical Communications, 56, 13567-13570, DOI: 10.1039/D0CC04190D.

Bachrach, S.M., “Cycloparaphenylene Lemniscates and Trefoils,” 2020, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 85, 674-681, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b02742.

Guillen D., Schievelbein M., Patel K., Jose D., Ouellet J., “A Simple and Affordable Kinetic Assay of Nucleic Acids with SYBR Gold Gel Staining,” 2020, PLOS ONE, 15, e0229527, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229527

Prascsak A., Timpani S., Melfi T., Kosenkov Y.K., Kosenkov D. “Intermolecular Interactions of Liquefied Petroleum Gas – Alcohol Mixtures with Phyllosilicates,” 2020, Structural Chemistry, 31, 1609-1619, DOI: 10.1007/s11224-020-01523-x.

Lamberto M., Risitano A. “Bicyclic Systems with Bridgehead (Ring Junction) Sulfur, Selenium or tellurium Atoms” In Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry IV, Elsevier: Oxford, 2020, 12.11, 1-28, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14959-5.

Lamberto M., Risitano A. “Bicyclic 6-6 Systems with One Bridgehead (Ring Junction) Nitrogen Atom: Five Extra Heteroatoms 3:2” In Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry IV, Elsevier: Oxford, 2020, 12.09, 12.09, 1-6, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14856-5.

Jahanmahin O., Kirby D. J., Smith B. D., Albright C. A., Gober, Z. A., Keating C. D., Fichthor K. A., “Assembly of Gold Nanowires on Gold Nanostripe Arrays: Simulation and Experiment,” 2020, J. Phys. Chem C, 124, 9559-9571, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01494.

Naghdi M.R., Boutet É., Mucha C., Ouellet J., Perreault J., “Single Mutation in Hammerhead Ribozyme Favors Cleavage Activity with Manganese over Magnesium,” 2020, NonCoding RNA, Mar 20;6, 14, DOI: 10.3390/ncrna6010014.


Bachrach S.M., “Chiral Superbases with Extended Hydrogen Bond Networks,” 2019, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 84, 3467-3476, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00048

Bachrach S.M., “Planar rings in nano-Saturns and related complexes,” 2019, Chemical Communications, 55, 3650-3653, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01234F

Wu J.I., van Eikema Hommes N.J.R., Lenoir D., Bachrach S.M., “The quest for a triplet ground-state alkene: Highly twisted C=C double bonds,” 2019, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 32, e3965, DOI: 10.1002/poc.3965

Chaudhuri S., “Free-falling body and Kepler’s laws,” 2019, Physics Education, 54, 055011, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6552/ab29ad

Kholod Y., Kosenkov D., “Discovery-Based Computational Activities in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum,” 2019, ACS Symposium Series, 1312, 227-243, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1312.ch016

Kosenkov Y.K., Kosenkov D., “Quantum dynamics of vibration-assisted excitation energy transfer in phycobiliprotein light-harvesting complex,” 2019, Journal of Chemical Physics, 151, 144101, DOI: 10.1063/1.5116555

Linden G., Zhang L., Pieck F., Linne U., Kosenkov D., Tonner R., Vázquez O., “Conditional Singlet Oxygen Generation through a Bioorthogonal DNA-targeted Tetrazine Reaction,” 2019, Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, 58, 12868-12873, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907093

Lewis K.C., Nardea M., Halpern M.J., “An Analytical Model for Flow of Seawater Adjacent to an Igneous Wall”, 2019, Transport in Porous Media, 126, 475-499, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-018-1172-5

Streisel D.J., Petrou A.L., Scorzelli A.G., Macalush B.E., Siebert H.M., Torres G.S., Joswick C.M., Moehring G.A., “Fluxionality, substitution, and hydrogen exchange at eight-coordinate rhenium(V) polyhydride centers,” 2019, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 496, 119028, DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2019.119028


Bachrach S.M., “Tetrasubstituted bisadamantylidenes—Highly twisted alkenes,” 2018, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 31, e3840, DOI: 10.1002/poc.3840

Bachrach S.M., “Brief history of applied theoretical organic chemistry,” 2018, Applied Theoretical Organic Chemistry, 69-95, DOI: 10.1142/9781786344090_0003

Kholod Y., DeFilippo M., Reed B., Valdez D., Gillan G., Kosenkov D., “Excitation energy transfer pathways in light-harvesting proteins: Modeling with PyFREC,” 2018, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 39, 438-449, DOI: 10.1002/jcc.25134

Kholod Y., Hoag E., Muratore K., Kosenkov D., “Computer-Aided Drug Discovery: Molecular Docking of Diminazene Ligands to DNA Minor Groove,” 2018, Journal of Chemical Education, 95, 882-887, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00989

Lamberto M., “Microwave-assisted synthesis of γ-thiolactams from ethyl isocyanoacetate,” 2018, Heterocyclic Communications, 24, 125-128, DOI: 10.1515/hc-2018-0005

Naik D., Moliver D., “The Effect of High-Voltage Overhead Transmission Line on Property Values: A Review of the Literature Since 2010,” 2018, The Appraisal Journal, LXXXVI, 87-89.

Tongesayi T., Kugara J., Tongesayi S., “Waste dumpsites and public health: a case for lead exposure in Zimbabwe and potential global implications,” 2018, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 40, 375-381, DOI: 10.1007/s10653-017-9917-6


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:10.1007/s10653-017-9917-6.

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).

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