This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. It also includes theses and dissertations from the Biochemistry and Biophysics Program. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Production and applications of scalemic nonactate, Jennifer M. Dinges

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Damage recognition and repair of oxidized guanine lesions induced by chromium exposure, M. Katie Hailer

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Serotonin transporter inhibitor ligands: Synthesis of 2-(2-alkyl-piperazin-1-yl)-6-nitroquinoline analogs as potential positron emission tomography imaging agents, Brian R. Kusche

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Differences of DNA-Transcription Factor Interactions Following Chromium Exposure, Kathryn Louise Mintz

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Synthesis of conformationally-restricted glutamate analogs via novel ring -forming strategies, Jason E. Mullins

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The Search For Volatile Biogenic Emissions In Geothermal Areas, Ryan M. Murray

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Synthesis and characterization of novel silica polyamine composites and their application to the reclamation of hazardous mining wastewater and tailings, Daniel J. Nielsen

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The relationship between microbial communities processes and mine waste contamination in upper Clark Fork River alluvial soils, Philip Wharton Ramsey

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A sensor for in situ spectrophotometric measurements of seawater pH, Matthew Paul Seidel

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Oxidation of DNA at guanine by chromium: Products and mechanisms, Peter Grayson Slade

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Optimization of a submersible autonomous spectrophotometric sensor for pH measurements in low ionic strength freshwater, Shigui Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A tracer monitored titration for seawater total alkalinity, Todd R. Martz

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Gallium and arsenic/selenium recoveries from aqueous systems using silica based chelating composites, Paul J. Miranda

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Investigations into the occurrence and causes of diel changes in the chemistry of streams, Stephen R. Parker

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Computational and spectroscopic investigations of radical anions of triosmium benzoheterocycle complexes, Dalia Rokhsana

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Synthesis of novel N-aryl asparagine analogues as inhibitors of glutamine transport by the neutral amino acid transporter SN1, Christopher Andrew Timko

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Development of the formal reasoning abilities of college students in a general chemistry guided-inquiry laboratory, Kereen Monteyne

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Novel water-soluble triosmium heterocyclic clusters as selective markers for biomacromolecules, Fabrizio Spada

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A simple methodology for the production of three -dimensional models: Serotonin transporter as an example, Paul A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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I. Equilibrium unfolding studies of cytochrome C. II. The role of helix 1 aspartates in the stability and conversion of prion protein, Jonathan O'Connor Speare

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Part One. Synthesis of iso-polydiacetylenic precursor. Part Two. The study of asymmetric addition of dimethyl thiophosphite to imines, Troy Mason Voelker

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Poly(alkylene D-aldaramides) and their corresponding esters: Synthesis and conformational studies, Jinsong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Synthesis and reactivity of electron deficient benzoheterocycle triosmium complexes, Md. Joynal Abedin

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Nonactin biosynthesis : studies toward the synthesis of stable isotope labeled potential precursors, Melanie Bengtson

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Spectroscopic measurements of trace gas emissions from globally significant biomass fires, Isaac T. Bertschi

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Synthesis of conformationally constrained glutamate analogues and their preliminary evaluation as glutamate transport inhibitors, Travis Taylor Denton

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Development of a copper selective silica-polyamine composite, Robert J. Fischer

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Modeling the impact of the direct emission of oxygenated organic species on biomass combustion smoke plume photochemistry, Sherri A. Mason

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Dispersion of hydrogen sulfide from wastewater lagoons at a Kraft Pulp Mill Missoula Montana including the 2000 wildfire season. & Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT 1) phase 1 methanol analysis, David L. Tooke

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Using honey bees and thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to assess the regional distribution of bioavailable volatile organic compounds in northeast Maryland, David C. Jones

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Distributed in situ gas measurements for the analysis and modeling of biogeochemical changes in the Clark Fork River, Jason Charles Reynolds

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Isomalathion and related compounds as active site probes of acetylcholinesterase, Todd T. Talley

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Chemical mass balance (CMB) source apportionment and organic speciation of PM(2.5) in Missoula Montana including the 2000 wildfire season, Tony J. Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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In situ chemical sensor measurements in a freshwater lake: An analysis of the short-term and seasonal effects of ice cover ice out and turnover on carbon dioxide and oxygen, Matthew M. Baehr

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Part one. Synthesis of phosphorus-containing amino acid analogues derived from trans-4-hydroxyproline and the study of their bioactivity in the glutamate excitatory neurotransmitter system. Part two. Synthesis structural modifications and in vitro pharmacology of quinoline-2, 4-dicarboxylic acids as proposed inhibitors of the glutamate vesicular transporter, Christina Nicole Carrigan

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Development of an autonomous in situ instrument for stable and precise freshwater pH measurements, Jeffrey J. Carr

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Modeling total reduced sulfur and sulfur dioxide emissions from a kraft recovery boiler using an artificial neural network and Investigating volatile organic compounds in an urban intermountain valley using a TD/GC/MS methodology and intrinsic tracer molecules, Christopher L. Wrobel

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Kinetics of formation of di-D-fructose dianhydrides from thermal treatments of inulin, Ted Joseph Christian

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Evaluation of spectrophotometric pH methods for freshwater measurements, Craig M. French

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Performance evaluation for heavy metal ion removal using silica-polyamine composite materials made with different silica gels and polyamines, Dana L. Hagers

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I. Synthesis bioconjugation electronic and spectral properties of phenanthroline analogs. II. Phenanthroline cleavage of RNA, Gregory W. Muth

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Use of thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) honey bees and artificial neural networks (ANN) in assessing ecosystem contamination, Ghassan Hamki Alnasser

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Dynamics of hydrogen + methane, Edgar E. Arcia

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A novel methodology for functionalizing heterocycles using electron-deficient bonding to triosmium clusters, Brian R. Bergman

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Cobalt sorption studies on a bacterium and a natural organic material and On-line beehives: Counter design and software, Bruce E. King

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Mechanistic and structural studies of bond making and bond breaking processes on triosmium clusters, Douglas S. Kolwaite

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Phytostabilization of mine tailings piles utilizing biopolymer and industrial byproducts, Timothy L. Looper

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Understanding anomalously large isotope effects dealing with hydrogen transfer reactions in transition metal chemistry, Kirk Robert Hash

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A novel mechanism for the iodate-catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: An enigma 79 years old, Nancy Jane Lyons

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Multiple glass electrode and signal averaging approach to making long-term calibration-free potentiometric seawater pH measurements, Jay C. Seiter

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls in honey bees, Ted J. Christian

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A quantitative investigation of emissions from smoldering combustion of biomass: Oxygen-containing species and halocarbons, Lisa Marie McKenzie

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Investigation of carbene/allene pathways, David J. Squire

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Assessing the cosolvent effects of ethylene glycol, aqueous ammonia, and acetone on the sorption and mobility of tetrachloroethylene in soil, Lisa Selina Ivanich

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Using three-dimensional fluorescence and artificial neural networks to match diesel-contaminated ground water with possible sources, Joseph Felix Sinski

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Influence of inorganic salts on the pyrolysis of wood, Guangcheng Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Oligo- and polysaccharides formed during the thermolysis of sucrose, Merilyn Manley-Harris

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A study of the adsorption of binary solutions onto solid heterogeneous surfaces, Dan J. Mitchell

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New approaches to olefin functionalization mediated via phosphorus, Yinsheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Structural studies of the Escherichia coli ribosome using fluorescence spectroscopy and nonradiative energy transfer, Jeffrey Michael Marmaro

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Thermal synthesis and pyrolysis of polysaccharides, Glenn Roy Ponder

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Extraction kinetics of iron, aluminum, copper and zinc from contaminated sediment using disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate, Jianzhen Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Modification of oligodeoxyribonucleotides and application to the study of ribosomal RNA, Thomas Charles Gluick

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Probing the exit site of the Escherichia coli ribosome using short complementary DNA oligomers, John Stephen Lodmell

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Convection diffusion and reaction pattern formation in a two-dimensional reactor, Christopher Kevin McKinnon

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Limited proteolysis of reverse transcriptase from human immunodeficiency virus and separation of polypeptide fragments containing RNase H activity, Jeffrey Donovan Whitmer

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The mechanisms of sulfur-based chemical oscillators, Yi-Xue Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Influence of metal ions on wood pyrolysis and chemical characterization of pyrolysis tar, Hangxia Qiu

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Alterations in the accessibility of domain IV of 16SrRNA in active 30S subunits of the Escherichia coli ribosome and interactions with the initiation complex, Jennifer Walsh Weller

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Studies towards constrained cycloheptatrienylidene and/or cycloheptatetraene, Annalivia Harris

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Electrically-perturbed Belousov-Zhabotinskii oscillator, Girish Kshirsagar

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Biochemical adaptations in the prairie dog during long-term food and water deprivation, Jeffrey R. Stephens

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Probing Escherichia coli 16S ribosomal RNA with DNA oligomers to determine functional and structural characteristics of the highly conserved 518-533 loop, David G. Camp

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Kinetic study of the oxidation of arsenite by birnessite, Thomas H. Hayes

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Chemistry of 56-(910-anthraceno)-1246-cycloheptatetraene, Timothy J. McCarthy

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Investigation of the allyl stabilization energy of the cyclopentenyl radical, Gerald Olbu

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Probing the alpha-sarcin region of Escherichia coli 23S ribosomal RNA with short complementary DNA oligomers, Gary A. White

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Pressure effects of optically transparent gases on molecular Rydberg transitions, Judith L. Adolph

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PROBING ESCHERICHIA COLI RIBOSOMAL RNA IN SITU WITH COMPLEMENTARY-DNA OLIGONUCLEOTIDES: SUBUNIT ASSOCIATION SITES, William E. Tapprich

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PROBING POSSIBLE TRNA BINDING SITES ON THE ESCHERICHIA COLI RIBOSOME, Anchalee Tassanakajohn

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Purification and characterization of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex from Dictyostelium discoideum, Leslie Lynn Heckert

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Hydrodynamic studies of ribosomal proteins L18 and L25 from Escherichia coli, Jeffrey Charles Marx

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Chemistry of 2-triptycenylmethylene, David C. Pang

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CONSTRAINED CYCLOHEPTATRIENYLIDENES AND CYCLOHEPTATETRAENES, Supanna Tivakornpannarai

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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PERIODIC AND APERIODIC ENTRAINMENTS IN ELECTRICALLY COUPLED CHEMICAL OSCILLATORS (BELOUSOV-ZHABOTINSKII POINCARE CHAOS), Michael F. Crowley

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THE CHEMISTRY OF 2468-CYCLONONATETRAENYLIDENE, Mohamad Zaman Kassaee

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Cnicin concentrations in spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa Lam.) and associated soils, Laura Janeen Locken

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Catalysis of carbon dioxide gasification of cellulose char studied by electron paramagnectic [i.e. paramagnetic] resonance, Marcus Obeng

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ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A RIBONUCLEOPROTEIN COMPLEX FROM AVIAN MYELOBLASTOSIS VIRUS CAPABLE OF REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION (RNA-DEPENDENT - DNA-POLYMERASE TRANSCRIPTASE), John M. Ong

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Sonochemistry of aryldiazomethanes, Pravit Santiwattana

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Probing a possible tRNA binding site on 23S rRNA of the 50S ribosomal subunit, Anchalee Tassanakajohn

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Study of the organic hydrocarbons constituents in the atmosphere of Missoula, Montana, Jon L. Beihoffer

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Studies of the DNA transcripts synthesized in a reconstructed reaction with AMV 35S RNA and purified reverse transcriptase, John C. Minnerly

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Effect of alkaline phosphatase on the function of purified reverse transcriptase in reconstructed reverse transcription, Michael J. Wolkowicz

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Hydrodynamic studies of ribosomal protein S4 from Escherichia coli, Jonathan A. Dodd

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Probing single-stranded RNA in the 30S subunit of the E. coli ribosome, J. Gordon Porter

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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A MODEL OF PHYSICAL ADSORPTION APPLIED TO HARD SPHERES AND LENNARD-JONES PARTICLES, Lola Walsh Anacker

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Synthetic study of levoglucosenone, Maria G. Essig

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THE MECHANISM OF RECONSTRUCTED RETROVIRUS DOUBLE-STRANDED DNA SYNTHESIS, John C. Olsen

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Effect of ACTH on rabbit adrenal microsomal 17a-hydroxylase activity cytochrome P-450 and protein electrophoretic patterns, Jon Eric Peterson