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Faculty Directory » Emma Downs


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Monday 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Wednesday 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 327
Phone: 978-665-3621

Courses Taught:

General Chemistry (CHEM 1300, CHEM 1400)


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

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.