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Faculty Directory » Dennis Awasabisah


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Thursday 9:00am - 10:30am
Friday 9:00am - 10:30am

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 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:

Awasabisah, D.; Xu, N.; Sharmah Gautam, K. P.; Powell, D. R.; Shaw, M. J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. “Preparation, Characterization, Electrochemistry, and Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry of Ruthenium Nitrosyl Porphyrins Containing h1-O-Bonded Axial Carboxylates.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 509-518.

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

Awasabisah, D.; Xu, N.; Sharmah Gautam, K. P.; Powell, D. R.; Shaw, M. J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. “Stable Ruthenium Nitrosyl Porphyrins with axial O-bonded Ligand; Preparation and Redox Behavior.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 8537-8540. Selected as Cover Art.

El-Attar, M.; Xu, N.; Awasabisah, D.; Powell, D. R.; Richter-Addo, G. B. “Cyclic Voltammetric and Fiber-Optic Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry Studies of Six-coordinate (por)Ru(NO)Cl Compounds (por = porphyrinato dianion).” Polyhedron, 2012, 40, 105-109.

Patrick, T. B.; Awasabisah, D. “Meerwein Arylation with 3-Fluorobutenone.” J. Fluorine Chem. 2010, 131, 396-397.

Professional Affiliations:

ACS - American Chemical Society