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Faculty Directory » Dennis Awasabisah


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Monday, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Wednesday 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


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
M.S. Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

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:

American Chemical Society