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Scott  Kirkby 

Professor
Chemistry
Contact:
423-439-5823 /
Brown Hall Room 464

Recipient of a teaching award from the College of Arts & Sciences (2011)

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computational quantum chemistry
  • Radical reactions and spin traps
  • Transition metal complexes
  • Ab initio calculations of small inorganic clusters
  • Raman and infrared spectroscopy
  • Reactions of small molecules on microporous surfaces

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Publications (17)
1. Kirkby, Scott J. Selective Nitration of Chlorobenzene by NO2 in the Alkali Zeolite NaZSM-5, ISRNPhysical Chemistry 2013, 5 pp., DOI:10.1155/2013/616532.

2. Kirkby, Scott J. Acid-Free Nitration of Benzene and Toluene in Zeolite NaZSM-5, ISRN Physical Chemistry 2013, 7 pp., DOL10.1155/2013/164868.

3. Saylor, Ben; Kirkby, Scott J. Quantum Chemistry Calculations of Dimethyl-Cyclobutadiene. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2009, 8, 27-31.

4. Bullins, Kenneth W.; Huang, Thomas T. S; Kirkby, Scott J. Theoretical Investigation of the Formation of the Tropylium Ion from the Toluene Radical Cation. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2009, 109, 1322-1327.

5. Schaeffer, Tara; Kirkby, Scott J. Synthesis of Large Crystal Transition Metal Substituted Zeolite ZSM-5. Open Inorganic Chemistry Journal 2008, 2, 116-120.

6. Jensen, James, O.; Banerjee, Ajit; Zeroka, Daniel; Merrow, Clifton N.; Gilliam J., Sean; Kirkby, Scott J. A Theoretical Study of P4O10: Vibrational Analysis, Infrared and Raman Spectra, Spectrochimica Acta A 2004, 60, 1947-1955.

7. Gilliam, Sean J.; Jensen, James, O.; Banerjee, Ajit; Zeroka, Daniel; Kirkby, Scott J.; Merrow, Clifton N. A Theoretical and Experimental Study of Sb4O6: Vibrational Analysis, Infrared and Raman Spectra, Spectrochimica Acta A 2004, 60, 425-434.

8. Jensen, James, O.; Banerjee, Ajit; Zeroka, Daniel; Gilliam J., Sean; Kirkby, Scott J.; Merrow, Clifton N. A Theoretical Study of As4O6: Vibrational Analysis, Infrared and Raman Spectra, Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) 2003, 664-665, 145-156.

9. Gilliam, Sean J.; Merrow, Clifton N.; Kirkby, Scott J.; Jensen, James, O.; Zeroka, Daniel; Banerjee, Ajit. Raman Spectroscopy of Arsenolite: Crystalline Cubic As4O6, Journal of Solid-State Chemistry 2003, 173, 54-58.

10. Gilliam, Sean J.; Kirkby, Scott J.; Jensen, James, O.; Zeroka, Daniel; Banerjee, Ajit; Merrow, Clifton N. Raman Spectroscopy of Rhombohedral P4O10, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107, 2892-2896.

11. Kirkby, Scott J.; Frei, Heinz. Highly Selective Photochemical and Thermal Chlorination of Benzene by Cl2 in NaZSM-5. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 1998, 102, 7106-7111.

12. Ahari, Homayoun; Garcia, Armando; Kirkby, Scott J.; Ozin, Geoffrey A.; Young, David; Lough, Alan J. Self-assembling Iron and Manganese Metal-Germanium-Selenide Frameworks: [NMe4]2MGe4Se10, where M = Fe or Mn. Dalton Transactions 1998, 12, 2023-2027.

13. Bowes, Carol L.; Huynh, Wendy U.; Kirkby, Scott J.; Malek, Andrzej; Ozin, Geoffrey A.; Petrov, Srebri; Twardowski, Mariusz; Young, David; Bedard, Robert L.; Broach, Bob. Dimetal Linked Open Frameworks: [(CH3)4N]2(Ag2, Cu2)Ge4Se10. Chemistry of Materials 1996, 8, 2147-2152.

14. Kirkby, Scott J.; Lough, Alan; Ozin, Geoffrey A. Crystal Structure of Potassium Fluoride Aluminophosphate KFALPO4. Zeitschrift für Krystallographie 1995, 210, 956.

15. Holmes, Andrew J.; Kirkby, Scott; Ozin, Geoffrey A.; Young, David. Raman Spectra of the Unidimensional Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieves AlPO4-11, AlPO4-5, AlPO4-8, VPI-5. Journal of Physical Chemistry 1994, 98, 4677-4682.

16. Bedard, Robert L.; Bowes, Carol L.; Coombs, Neil; Holmes, Andrew J.; Jiang, Tong; Kirkby, Scott J.; Macdonald, Peter M.; Malek, Andrzej M.; Ozin, Geoffrey A.; Petrov, Srebri; Plavac, Nick; Ramik, Robert A.; Steele, Mark R.; Young, David. Cloverite: Exploring the 30Å Supercage for Advanced Materials Applications. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1993, 115, 2300-2313.

17. Mack, John; Kirkby, Scott; Ough, Edward A.; Stillman, Martin J. Ground-State and Optical Spectrum of Metallophthalocyanine Radical Anions from Low-Temperature Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry 1992, 31, 1717-1719.
 

E-books (2)

1. Kirkby, Scott J. Instructors Manual for Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter, 7th Ed. By Jespersen, Hyslop, and Brady, Wiley, New York, NY, 2014. 

2. Kirkby, Scott J. Instructors Manual for Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter, 6th Ed. By Jespersen, Brady, and Hyslop, Wiley, New York, NY, 2011. 

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