Paper Presentations

2009 Kurt Birdwhistell, Brian E. Schulz#, Kathryn Conroy#,”Phase transfer catalysis with microwaves: green synthetic approaches to metal carbonyl complexes”, Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C., June 23-25, 2009.

2009 Kurt Birdwhistell, D. Andrew Knight “Applying microwaves to green methods in inorganic synthesis.” National ACS meeting, symposium entitled, “NSF Catalyzed Innovations in the Undergraduate Curriculum”, Washington, D.C.; Aug. 20, 2009.

2008 Kurt Birdwhistell, Kathryn Conroy#, Brian E. Schulz#, “Producing greener metal carbonyl complexes by coupling phase transfer catalysis and microwave assisted synthesis”, Southeast Regional ACS Meeting, Nashville, TN, Nov. 12, 2008.

2008 Kurt Birdwhistell, “Green Chemistry: Concepts and Examples”, Science Café, Louisiana section of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 13, 2008.

2008 Kathryn Conroy#, Kurt Birdwhistell, Brian E. Schulz#, “Coupled use of phase transfer catalysts with microwave energy for synthesis of molybdenum and tungsten carbonyl complexes”, National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 17, 2008.

2008 Brian E. Schulz#, Kurt Birdwhistell, Maria Gonzalez#, “Solid acid catalysis a greener acylation of ferrocene”, National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7 , 2008.


2008 Maria Gonzalez#, Kurt Birdwhistell, Brian E. Schulz#, “An alternative green method for the preparation of 1,1’-diacetylferrocene”, National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7 , 2008.


2008
Kurt Birdwhistell, “Exploring High Oxidation State Vanadium Chemistry”, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, Chemistry Dept. , Feb. 15, 2008.


2008 Kurt Birdwhistell, “Green chemistry: Technologies to make a difference”, National ACS meeting, April 6, 2008.

2007
Kurt Birdwhistell, “Green Chemistry: An introduction and applications”, St. Scholastica Academy, Covington, LA, Oct. 16, 2007.

2007
Kurt Birdwhistell, “Sustaining Our Environment Through Green Chemistry”, Lusher High school “Life in a Sustainable City”, Sept. 21, 2007.

2007 Kurt Birdwhistell, Andy Nguyen#, Robert Kobelja#, “The acylation of ferrocene: a greener approach”, National American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, Aug. 19, 2007.

2007 Laura Thomas#, Kurt Birdwhistell, E.J. Ramos#, C. Simmers#, “Loyola University green Chemistry outreach program” , National American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, Aug. 20, 2007.


2006 Kurt Birdwhistell, D. Andy Knight, Eric Ramos#, Andy Nguyen#, “A Green Alternative for the Acylation of Ferrocene Lab Experiment” Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, West Lafayette, IN, July 30-Aug. 3, 2006.

2006 P
hillip Oh#, Kurt Birdwhistell, Eric Ramos, Andy Nguyen, “A Green Alternative for the Acylation of Ferrocene Lab Experiment” 19th International Conference on Chemical Education, Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 13-16, 2006.

2006
Kurt Birdwhistell, “Hurricane Katrina, Loyola University: Disaster Planning and Outcomes” National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 9-13, 2006.

2006
Eric Ramos#, Kurt Birdwhistell, “Synthesis and Chemistry of New Ionic Chelating Phosphine Ligands “National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 13, 2006.

2006 Kurt Birdwhistell, Thom Spence, Brian Lewandowski#, Nicole Morganti# “Preparing Aqueous Hydrosilylation Catalysts by Using PEG Modified Phosphines”, National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12, 2006.

2004 Kurt Birdwhistell, Brian Lewandowski#, “Green Chemistry: Using Water-soluble Polymers to Modify Rhodium Catalysts for Aqueous Selective Hydrogenation”, National Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research, LaCrosse, WI June 24-26, 2004.

2003 Birdwhistell, Kurt R.; Spence Thomas G. “Unknown Cobalt Complexes: An Inquiry Based Inorganic Lab” 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 27, 2003.


2002 Kurt Birdwhistell, Thomas G. Spence; “A New Glow on the Chromatography of M&M Candies”, 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA, July 28-Aug. 1, 2002.

2002 Brent Koplitz, John Cahill, Kurt Birdwhistell, Lynn Koplitz, “Using Mass Spectrometric Methods to Study Carbon Removal Processes During Metal Film Growth” “Proceedings of the 50
Th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Orlando, FL June 2-6, 2002.

2001 Knight, Andrew.;
Harper, Brandy.A#., Birdwhistell, Kurt R.;. Rainwater, J.Chance#.; “ Aqueous phase Palladium Catalyzed coupling: A Green Chemistry laboratory ” 53rd Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Savannah, GA Sept. 23-25.

2000
A.T. Kelly#, K.R. Birdwhistell, SA. Dumas#, “A study of imido metathesis between carbodiimides and imines catalyzed by V(NAR)Cl3” SE/SW Regional ACS Meeting, Dec. 7-9, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

2000
S.A. Dumas#, K.R. Birdwhistell, A.T. Kelly#., “Catalytic enamine metathesis via Vanadium imido complexes”, SE/SW Regional ACS Meeting, Dec. 7-9, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

2000 Kurt R. Birdwhistell, “IR Photons, Molecules, and You”, President’s Open House, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA , Apr. 1, 2000.

1999 Kurt R. Birdwhistell, “IR Photons, Molecules, and You”, President’s Open House, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA , Apr. 10, 1999.

1999 K.R. Birdwhistell, M. F. Lynch#, R. J. M. Martinez#, “Comparison of the catalytic properties of V(NR)Cl3 [R=tBu, PhMe]”, Natl. American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Aug. 22-26, 1999.


1998 S. Stowers,# R. Martinez#, Kurt R. Birdwhistell, “A Comparison of the Catalytic Properties of Vanadium(V) Complexes and Phosphorus(V) Compounds in Heterocumulene Reactions”, National ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX Mar. 29-April 3, 1998.

1998
J. Cahill, E. Harris, R. Watson#, L. Koplitz, K. Birdwhistell, B. Koplitz, “Laser-Induced Thin Film Deposition of Metals” poster presented at DOE/EPSCoR Annual Conference, October 1-2, 1998, New Orleans, LA.

1997
Loan Nguyen#, Robert Watson#, K. Birdwhistell, The Effects of t-Butoxide disubstitution on the Catalytic Properties of Trichloro(tolyl-imido)Vanadium(V) in Carbodiimide Metathesis” National ACS meeting San Francisco,CA ,Apr. 13-15, 1997

1997 Robert Watson#, Loan Nguyen#, K. Birdwhistell, “The Effects of t-Butoxide monosubstitution on the Catalytic Properties of Trichloro(tolyl-imido)Vanadium(V) in Carbodiimide Metathesis” National ACS meeting San Francisco,CA ,Apr. 13-15, 1997

1996
J.Cahill, B. Koplitz, K.A. Cowen, V.G. Panayotov, R. Jeansonne#, K. Birdwhistell, L.V. Koplitz “Towards an Understanding of Carbon Removal Pathways in the Photoassisted Growth of Pt Films from CpPt(CH3)3 and CpPt(CD3)3 Precursors, Material Research Society Fall Meeting Dec. 2-6, 1996.

1996 J.Cahill, R. Jeansonne#, K. Birdwhistell, B. Koplitz, “Photochemistry of Platinum complexes” Mardi Gras Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 16,1996.

1996
Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Rick Jeansonne#, Julianne Pasos#, “Vanadium and Molybdenum Complexes: Agents for Imido Group Transfer and Catalysis” Council on Undergraduate Research conference, Durham N.C.; June 26-29, 1996 .

1996 R. Jeansonne#, Kurt Birdwhistell, “Catalytic Metathesis of Carbodiimides by Molybdenum Oxo-Tetrachloride”; National American Chemical Society Conference,New Orleans, LA, March 25-29, 1996.

1996
J. Pasos#, Kurt Birdwhistell, “Catalytic Carbodiimide Metathesis Using Vanadium Oxo Complexes” National American Chemical Society Conference,New Orleans, LA, March 25-29, 1996.

1994 Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Joann Lanza# “Organometallic Chemistry in the Advanced Inorganic Lab: Alkene Isomerization by [(EtO)3P)4Ni”, Nat. Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Wash. D.C. Aug. 24, 1994.

1994 Joann Lanza#, Kurt R. Birdwhistell “FT/IR Rate Studies of Phenylisocyanate to Diphenylcarbodiimide Conversion Catalyzed by Vanadium Oxo Complexes”, Nat. Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA Mar. 12-17

1994 Joann Lanza#, Kurt R. Birdwhistell, “Rate Study of the Conversion of Phenylisocyanate to Diphenylcarbodiimide Catalyzed by Trisisopropoxide(Oxo)Vanadium(V), Mardi Gras Symposium Feb. 11, 1994, New Orleans,LA

1994 Greg Risch#, Kurt R. Birdwhistell “Solid State Rate Study of Nitritopentaaminecobalt(III) Isomerization to Nitropentaamninecobalt(III) in the Presence of Various Anions as an Inorganic Laboratory Experiment”, Nat. Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA Mar. 12-17.

1994 Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Joann Lanza#, “Metathesis of Carbodiimides Catalyzed by Vanadium Oxo and Imido Complexes” Mardi Gras Symposium Feb. 11, 1994, New Orleans,LA

1993 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Gross, R.#; Harris, S.#; Toporek, S.#; 206th National American Chemical Society meeting, “Metathesis of Carbodiimides Catalyzed by Vanadium Oxo and Imido Complexes”, Chicago, IL, Aug. 22-27, 1993.

1992 Birdwhistell, K.R., Mahoney, D.#; 203rd National American Chemical Society Meeting “Vanadium Oxos and Imidos as Catalysts for Carbodiimide Metathesis”,
San Francisco, CA, April 6-10, 1992.

1992 B. Koplitz(TU), V. Panayotov, (TU) ; Hamar, K. (TU).; Birdwhistell, K.(LU); Koplitz, L.V.(LU);; T.L.T. Birdwhistell,( XU).; Xu.X.(TU); Deshmukh, S. (TU); Brum; J.L. (TU);”Using Lasers to Understand and Control the Chemistry of Semiconductor-related Precursors” SPIE -Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Sept. 21-25, 1992, San Jose, CA.


1991 Birdwhistell, K.R., Ensminger, M.E.*, Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Mtg.,”Carbodiimide Metathesis Catalyzed by Vanadium Nitrenes and Oxo Complexes”, Richmond, VA, Nov. 12, 1991.

1990 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Ensminger,M.E*; Johnson, M.* Southeast/Southwest Regional A.C.S. Meeting, “Conversion of Isocyanates to Carbodiimides Using High Valent Vanadium Complexes”, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 1990.

1990 Ensminger M.E.*; Birdwhistell, K.R.; Johnson, M.* ; Southeast/Southwest Regional A.C.S. Meeting, “Conversion of Isocyanates to Carbodiimides Using V(O)acac2”, New Orleans, LA , Dec. 1990.

1990 Deshmukh, S.; Brum, J.L.; Koplitz, B.; Birdwhistell, K.R.; Koplitz, L.V.; American Institute of Chemical Engineers, “Photochemistry of Metalorganic Compounds Relevant to Excimer Laser-Assisted Vapor Deposition” Nov. 11-16, Chicago, IL 1990.

1990 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Koplitz, L.K.; AAAS Meeting, “Making and Breaking Molecules: From Synthesis to Laser Photochemistry”, New Orleans, LA, Feb 1990.

1989 Gamble, A.S., Birdwhistell, K.R., Templeton, J.L.; National American Chemical Society Meeting, April 1989,”Stereoselective Reactivity of Nucleophilic Tungsten Allenyl Complexes”.

1987 Gamble, A. S.; Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J.L. Southeastern Regional ACS Mtg.”Addition of Alkynes to Tungsten Vinylidene and Acetylide Complexes”.

1985 Brower, D.C.; Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J.L. National ACS Mtg. “ Vinyl and Ketenyl Ligands as Analogs of 4-Electron Alkyne Ligands”.

1985 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Morrow, J. R.; Gamble, A.S. ; Templeton, J.L. Regional ACS Mtg., “Theoretical and Mechanistic Aspects of a Tungsten Alkyne to Vinylidene Rearrangement”.

1984
Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J.L. National ACS Mtg. “Chemistry of an Unsaturated Carbyne”, Aug. 1984, Washington D.C.

1984 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J.L. N.S.F. Organometallic Workshop, “Ligand Coupling Reactions Involving Group VI Alkyne Complexes”, May 1984, Chapel Hill, N.C..

1983 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J.L. Local American Chemical Society Mtg., “Simple Syntheses of Tungsten Vinylidene Complexes”, Chapel Hill, N.C..

1983 Birdwhistell, K.R.; Templeton, J. L. XI International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, “A Simple Tungsten Carbyne Synthesis”, Calloway Gardens, GA.

1983 Birdwhistell, K. R.; Templeton, J.L. National American Chemical Society Mtg.
“ A Simple Tungsten Carbyne Synthesis”, Washington D.C..