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J. Thomas Ippoliti

B.A. SUNY Potsdam
M.S. University of Wyoming
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
OWS 462
(651) 962-5582
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Professional Interests

The students of Dr. Ippoliti's research group are actively involved in four areas of research. All of these areas utilize organic synthesis to make new molecules. The first area is in the synthesis of novel antibacterial compounds or antibiotics. The class of antibiotic molecules we synthesize are called oxazolidinones.  They are active against penicillin resistant bacteria and tuberculosis. The second area is synthesis of novel heterocyclic molecules. These molecules can be used to make Zeolites or Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF).  Zeolites are inorganic frameworks that can be used for catalysts or separations.  MOF’s can be used for the storage of fuels in a solid state.  The can also be used to capture CO2, a greenhouse gas. The third area is the synthesis of new fluorescent molecules and upconverting nanoparticles for use as security taggants. The fourth area of research is in the area of thermochromic and photochromic molecules.  These molecules change color reversibly with temperature or light, respectively.

If you are interested in joining the research group, contact Dr. Ippoliti.


J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 201 - 01 Organic Chemistry I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS 275

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1055 - 1200


OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

21413 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


J. T. Ippoliti

Study of the various families of organic compounds. Emphasis is placed on structure determination, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy in addition to a survey of various reaction types. An introduction to biochemical topics is included. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 112 or 115

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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