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Faculty Directory » Emma Downs


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Tuesday 9:30am - 10:30am
Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 327
Phone: (978) 665-3621

Courses Taught:

General Chemistry (CHEM 1300, CHEM 1400)


Ph.D., University of Oregon (Inorganic Chemistry)
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Chemistry)
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst (English)

Research Interests:

Nitrile Hydration
Small Molecular Activation

Representative Publications:

Downs, E.L, D.R. Tyler. "A Review of Nanoparticle Catalysts for Nitrile Hydration," Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2014, 280, 28-37.

Sherbow, T.L, E.L. Downs, R.I. Sayler, J.J. Razink, J.J. Juliette, D.R. Tyler, "Synthesis and Characterization of PTA Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles and Use as Catalysts for Nitrile Hydration," ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4(9), 3096-3104.

Downs, E.L, D.R. Tyler. "Nitrile and Cyanohydrin Hydration with a Nanoparticle Catalyst formed in Situ from a Platinum Dihydride Complex,"  Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 2014, 1-8.