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Dr. A. Timothy Royappa

Biography:

Dr. A. Timothy Royappa, a Professor of Chemistry, is in UWF’s Distinguished Teaching Hall of Fame. To be accepted into the Hall of Fame, a teacher must win the UWF Distinguished Teaching Award three times. Dr. Royappa has won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising five times. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemistry from Indiana University. His teaching responsibilities include classes in physical chemistry and polymer science.

Dr. Royappa’s current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of copper(I) complexes for applications in microelectronics manufacture, pharmaceutical science, and nanoparticle synthesis. He is also interested in the fundamental chemistry of the synthesis of ligandless copper(I) salts. His findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organometallics and Polyhedron.

Dr. Royappa has helped generate more than $2 million in grants for research by him, other faculty members and UWF students. He has been a scientific consultant to several companies. Before joining UWF in 1996, he was a senior research scientist for an analytical equipment company serving the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Degrees & Institutions:

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
B.S. Chemistry, Indiana University, 1985 (with highest distinction, honors)

Research:

Dr. Royappa’s current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of copper(I) complexes for applications in microelectronics manufacture, pharmaceutical science, and nanoparticle synthesis. He is also interested in the fundamental chemistry of the synthesis of ligandless copper(I) salts.

Current Courses:

  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • General Chemistry Lab

Classes Taught:

    • Physical Chemistry I, II, Lab
    • General Chemistry I, II, Lab
    • Polymer Science
    • Polymer Science Lab

Special Interests:

X-ray crystallography

Publications:

    E. A. Qian, A. I. Wixtrom, J. C. Axtell, A. Saebi, D. Jung, P. Rehak, Y. Han, E. H. Moully, D. Mosallaei, S.Chow, M. S. Messina, J. Y. Wang, A. T. Royappa, A. L. Rheingold, H. D. Maynard, P. Král, and A. M.Spokoyny, “Atomically precise organomimetic cluster nanomolecules assembled via perfluoroaryl-thiol SNArchemistry,” Nature Chemistry doi:10.1038/nchem.2686.

    A. T. Royappa, A. D. Royappa, R. F. Moral, A. L. Rheingold, R. J. Papoular, D. M. Blum, T. Q. Duong, J. R. Stepherson, O. D. Vu, B. Chen, M. R. Suchomel, J. A. Golen, G. André, N. Kourkoumelis, A. D. Mercer, A. M. Pekarek, and D. C. Kelly, “Copper(I) oxalate complexes: Synthesis, structures and surprises” Polyhedron 119, 563 (2016).

    J. C. Axtell, K. O. Kirlikovali, P. I. Djurovich, D. Jung, V. T. Nguyen, B. Munekiyo, A. T. Royappa, A. L. Rheingold, and A. M. Spokoyny, “Blue Phosphorescent Zwitterionic Iridium(III) Complexes Featuring Weakly Coordinating nido-​Carborane- ​Based Ligands,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 138, 15758 (2016).

    R. M. Dziedzic, L. M. A. Saleh, J. C. Axtell, J. L. Martin, S. L. Stevens, A. T. Royappa, A. L. Rheingold, and A. M. Spokoyny, “B-​N, B-​O, and B-​CN Bond Formation via Palladium-​Catalyzed Cross-​Coupling of B-​Bromo-​Carboranes,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 138, 9081 (2016).

    J. L. Gomez-Lopez, D. Chávez, M. Parra-Hake, A. T. Royappa, A. L. Rheingold, D. B. Grotjahn, and V. Miranda-Soto, "Synthesis and reactivity of bis(protic N-heterocyclic carbene)iridium(III) complexes," Organometallics 35, 3148 (2016).

    P. M. Miura-Akagi, M. L. Nakashige, C. K. Maile, S. M. Oshiro, J. R. Gurr, W. Y. Yoshida, A. T. Royappa, C.E. Krause, A. L. Rheingold, R. P. Hughes, and M. F. Cain, “Synthesis of a Tris(phosphaalkene)​phosphine Ligand and Fundamental Organometallic Reactions on Its Sterically Shielded Metal Complexes,” Organometallics 35, 2224 (2016).


Keywords: copper(I) complexes, chemical vapor deposition of copper, copper(I)-based trifluoromethylating agents, copper(I) carboxylates.