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Faculty Directory » Emma Downs


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Available via Google Meets
Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00pm
Friday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 327
Phone: 978.665.3621
Email: edowns1@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

General Chemistry (CHEM 1300/1400)


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 & Tyler, D.R. (2014). "Nitrile and Cyanohydrin Hydration with a Nanoparticle Catalyst formed in Situ from a Platinum Dihydride Complex." Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials25(1), pp. 73-80. doi: 10.1007/s10904-014-0079-z

Downs, E.L & Tyler, D.R. (2014). "A Review of Nanoparticle Catalysts for Nitrile Hydration," Coordination Chemistry Reviews280, pp. 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.07.029

Downs, E.L. et al. (2014). "Synthesis and Characterization of PTA Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles and Use as Catalysts for Nitrile Hydration." ACS Catalysis4(9), pp. 3096-3104.