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Journal Articles: 22 results
Stuffed Derivatives of Close-Packed Structures  Bodie E. Douglas
Examines a variety of stuffed silica crystal structures in terms of the close-packing of one set of atoms or ions (P sites) with other atoms or ions in tetrahedral (T) or octahedral (O) sites and filled or partially filled layers in the regular pattern, PTOT.
Douglas, Bodie E. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1846.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Group Theory / Symmetry |
Materials Science |
Metals |
Solid State Chemistry |
Solids
The Amazingly Versatile Titanocene Derivatives  Donald C. Bowman
Derivatives of titanocene are remarkably versatile in their chemical applications. This article presents a brief review of the derivatives' uses in the fields of polymers, medical oncology, and organic synthesis.
Bowman, Donald C. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 735.
Applications of Chemistry |
Catalysis |
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Organometallics |
Polymerization |
Synthesis
Intelligent Thermochromic Windows  Ivan P. Parkin and Troy D. Manning
This article covers the background and related science associated with a thermochromic window, a device that changes its reflectance and transmission properties at a specific critical temperature.
Parkin, Ivan P.; Manning, Troy D. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 393.
Materials Science |
Physical Properties |
Solid State Chemistry
Preparation of Dppe-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles  Keenan E. Dungey, David P. Muller, and Tammy Gunter
This laboratory experiment is designed to give upper-level undergraduate students experience in nanotechnology by synthesizing and characterizing gold nanoparticles. The two-to-four week project begins with the synthesis of the ligand, 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe). Students then use the dppe to prepare gold nanoparticles. The products are analyzed by IR and NMR spectroscopies and comparisons are made between the bound and unbound ligand.
Dungey, Keenan E.; Muller, David P.; Gunter, Tammy. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 769.
Synthesis |
Main-Group Elements |
Materials Science |
Nanotechnology
Boron Clusters Come of Age  Russell N. Grimes
This article attempts to summarize the current state of the art, illustrated by examples selected to convey some of the excitement and possibilities for future exploitation of these remarkable compounds.
Grimes, Russell N. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 657.
Main-Group Elements |
Materials Science |
Organometallics
Designing Advanced Materials As Simple As Assembling Lego® Blocks!  C. V. Krishnamohan Sharma
The parallels between strategies for materials design and the construction of architectures using Lego building blocks are used to illustrate the principles and problems associated with predicting crystal structure; applying rational design strategies to the design of advanced materials such as porous solids, ion exchange materials, molecular metals, conductors, and optical materials.
Sharma, C. V. Krishnamohan. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 617.
Coordination Compounds |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Materials Science |
Molecular Recognition |
Solid State Chemistry
Electronegativity and Bond Type: Predicting Bond Type  Gordon Sproul
Important limitations with using electronegativity differences to determine bond type and recommendations for using electronegativities in general chemistry.
Sproul, Gordon. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 387.
Covalent Bonding |
Materials Science |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Ionic Bonding |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Metallic Bonding
The Bond Valence Model as a Tool for Teaching Inorganic Chemistry: The Ionic Model Revisited  I. David Brown
This paper shows how the ionic model can be used to explore the structural, chemical, and physical properties of inorganic compounds, including their stability and solubility.
Brown, I. David. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1070.
Ionic Bonding |
Materials Science |
Solid State Chemistry |
Theoretical Chemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry
Chemistry with Refrigerator Magnets: From Modeling of Nanoscale Characterization to Composite Fabrication  Dean J. Campbell, Joel A. Olson, Camilo E. Calderon, Patrick W. Doolan, Elizabeth A. Mengelt, Arthur B. Ellis, and George C. Lisensky
Concepts of composite materials and surface chemistry may be illustrated with student laboratory fabrications of refrigerator magnets utilizing strontium ferrite dispersed in polydimethylsiloxane elastomer.
Campbell, Dean J.; Olson, Joel A.; Calderon, Camilo E.; Doolan, Patrick W.; Mengelt, Elizabeth A.; Ellis, Arthur B.; Lisensky, George C. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1205.
Magnetic Properties |
Materials Science |
Surface Science |
Nanotechnology
Thermochromism in Commercial Products  Mary Anne White and Monique LeBlanc
Many commercial products change color with a change of temperature. How do they do it? The processes responsible for the two major categories of commercial thermochromic coloring agents are presented, along with a description of applications of thermochromic materials.
White, Mary Anne; LeBlanc, Monique. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1201.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry
Preparation and Properties of an Aqueous Ferrofluid  Patricia Enzel, Nicholas B. Adelman, Katie J. Beckman, Dean J. Campbell, Arthur B. Ellis, and George C. Lisensky
This paper describes a simple synthesis of an aqueous-based ferrofluid that may be used in an introductory science or engineering laboratory. This paper also describes a method for repelling both oil- and water-based ferrofluid from solid surfaces that would otherwise be stained by the fluid. Finally, a demonstration of the interaction between ferrofluid and magnetic fields, in which ferrofluid is induced to leap upward by a stack of magnets, is described.
Enzel, Patricia; Adelman, Nicholas B.; Beckman, Katie J.; Campbell, Dean J.; Ellis, Arthur B.; Lisensky, George C. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 943.
Materials Science |
Magnetic Properties |
Nanotechnology |
Stoichiometry |
Colloids
Efficient Light-to-Electrical Energy Conversion: Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films Modified with Inorganic Sensitizers  Gerald J. Meyer
The basic features of the sensitized nanocrystalline solar cell are presented. An emphasis is placed on the molecular electron transfer processes that convert and inhibit the conversion of visible photons to an electrical current. New strategies for improving this technology and future research directions are also discussed.
Meyer, Gerald J. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 652.
Dyes / Pigments |
Materials Science |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Electrochemistry |
Nanotechnology |
Coordination Compounds
Testing the Electrical Resistivity of Wax and Copper Composites: An Experiment for Simulating the Electrical Behavior of Metal-Filled Plastics  Gabriel Pinto
Testing the Electrical Resistivity of Wax and Copper Composites: An Experiment for Simulating the Electrical Behavior of Metal-Filled Plastics
Gabriel Pinto. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 683.
Materials Science |
Polymerization |
Solids |
Physical Properties
Polymer Science Pilot Program   Mary L. Maier
The Polymer Science Pilot Program consists of a sequence of experiences with polymers, designed to focus upon the ways in which these materials resemble and/or compare with nonpolymers in physical properties, versatility, and function.
Mary L. Maier. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 643.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Experiments illustrating metal-insulator transitions in solids  Keller, Steven W.; Mallouk, Thomas E.
Experiments and demonstrations to expose undergraduate students to electronic properties of solids.
Keller, Steven W.; Mallouk, Thomas E. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 855.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Semiconductors |
MO Theory |
Materials Science
Polymer additives: III. Surface property and processing modifiers  Stevens, Malcolm P.
The final installment of a three-part paper on the subject of polymer additives. Some of the properties these additives bring to polymers are: anti-blocking agents, anti-fogging agents, antistatic agents, coupling and releasing agents, blowing and crosslinking agents, defoaming agents, emulsifiers, and heat stabilizers.
Stevens, Malcolm P. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 713.
Polymerization |
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Solid state chemistry: Taught as a comprehensive university course for chemistry students  Boldyreva, Elena V.
While the importance of solid state chemistry for both fundamental chemical science and for modern technology is recognized, there are hardly any comprehensive courses offered for non-specialist students. This author relates her experience in offering such a course.
Boldyreva, Elena V. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 551.
Solid State Chemistry |
Materials Science
Polymer additives: II. Chemical and aesthetic property modifiers  Stevens, Malcolm P.
Part two of a series that picks up on a discussion of additives that alter chemical and aesthetic properties of polymers.
Stevens, Malcolm P. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 535.
Materials Science |
Polymerization |
Dyes / Pigments |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Differential scanning calorimetry study of the cross-linking of styrene and an unsaturated polyester: The chemistry of canoe manufacture.  Vebrel, Joel; Grohens, Yves; Kadmiri, Abderazak; Gowling, Eric W.
An activity geared toward a course where experiments are designed to investigate the preparation of materials, the properties essential to understanding their formation, and the optimization of their application.
Vebrel, Joel; Grohens, Yves; Kadmiri, Abderazak; Gowling, Eric W. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 501.
Materials Science |
Polymerization |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry
The teaching of crystallography to materials scientists and engineers  Wuenseh, Bernhardt J.
Description of a course in crystallography that is taught very early on in the training of material scientists at MIT. This article contains many useful illustrations as well as a photo of the author wearing a funny (but instructive!) tee-shirt.
Wuenseh, Bernhardt J. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 494.
Materials Science |
X-ray Crystallography |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Group Theory / Symmetry
The chemistry of tetrasulfur tetranitride  Allen, Christopher W.
The chemistry of sulfur-nitrogen compounds has several features of interest and importance: stability of the sulfur-nitrogen bond, tendency to form six- and eight-membered rings, ring contraction, polymerization, and negative ion formation.
Allen, Christopher W. J. Chem. Educ. 1967, 44, 38.
Covalent Bonding |
Polymerization
The effect of structure on chemical and physical properties of polymers  Price, Charles C.
Suggests using polymers to teach the effect of changes in structure on chemical reactivity, the effect of structure on physical properties, the role of catalysts, and the basic principles of a chain reaction mechanism.
Price, Charles C. J. Chem. Educ. 1965, 42, 13.
Physical Properties |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Polymerization |
Kinetics |
Reactions |
Catalysis |
Mechanisms of Reactions