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Faculty Directory » Dennis Awasabisah


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Via Google Meet
Monday 10:00 - 11:00am
Thursday 9:00 - 11:00am

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 223
Phone: 978.665.3248

Courses Taught:

General Chemistry I (CHEM 1300)
General Chemistry II (CHEM 1400)
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2000)


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (Organic Chemistry)
M.S., Southern Illinois University (Chemistry)
B.Sc., University of Cape Coast (Chemistry)

Research Interests:

Synthesis and characterization of heme models and related complexes
Organofluorine compounds
Activation of small molecules such as the NOx's and CO
Electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry of transition metal complexes

Representative Publications:

Journal Articles

Awasabisah, D. & Patrick, T.B. (2010). “Meerwein Arylation with 3-Fluorobutenone.” Journal of Flourine Chemistry, 131(3), pp. 396-397. doi: 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2009.12.009

Awasabisah, D. et al. (2012). “Cyclic Voltammetric and Fiber-Optic Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry Studies of Six-coordinate (por)Ru(NO)Cl Compounds (por = porphyrinato dianion).” Polyhedron40(1), pp. 105-109. doi: 10.1016/j.poly.2012.03.034

Awasabisah, D. et al. (2016). “Preparation, Characterization, Electrochemistry, and Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry of Ruthenium Nitrosyl Porphyrins Containing h1-O-Bonded Axial Carboxylates.” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016(4), pp. 509-518. doi: 10.1002/ejic.201501115

Awasabisah, D. et al. (2013). “Stable Ruthenium Nitrosyl Porphyrins with axial O-bonded Ligand; Preparation and Redox Behavior.” Dalton Transactions, 42(24), pp. 8537-8540. doi: 10.1039/c3dt33109a
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Book Chapters

Awasabisah, D. & Richter-Addo, G. B. (2015). “Chapter One – NOx Linkage Isomerization in Metal Complexes.” In R. van Eldik & J.A. Olabe, Adv. Inorg. Chem. – NOx Related Chemistry [Vol. 67] (pp. 1-86). Academic Press.

Professional Affiliations:

ACS - American Chemical Society