Donald A. Perry

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Laney Hall 303 D

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR 72035-5003

Phone: (501) 450-5937

FAX: (501) 450-5937

donp@uca.edu

 

Courses Taught

CHEM 1301- Chemistry Fundamentals

CHEM 1450-College Chemistry I

CHEM 1451-College Chemistry II

CHEM 4450-Physical Chemistry I (kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and lab)

CHEM 4351-Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 4152-Environmental Chemistry laboratory

Research

      Our work focuses on various applications in nanotechnology which is truly an interdisciplinary field.  The overriding goal of our research is to learn to control and characterize the chemistry of organic and biological molecules in proximity to small metal nanostructures.  Different projects include areas of biochemistry, environmental, physical and organic chemistry.  Some of the systems we investigate are analgesics (such as aspirin and ibuprofen), amino acids, pesticides/herbicides, and a range of different aromatic isomers that are of interest in a host of applications including organic synthesis, catalysis, medicine, cosmetics, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, the automotive industry, and energy and space research.

 

 

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