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Thomas Green

Professor of Organic Chemistry/ Dept. Chair CNSM Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Home 174 Reichardt Building Fairbanks Alaska Work Phone: 907-474-1559 Website: Research


Expertise: development of bioanalytical methods and organic synthesis

CNSM Department of Chemistry
Institute of Arctic Biology

PhD Organic Chemistry – University of Tennessee
BS Chemistry – Kearney State College, Nebraska

We are developing robust capillary electrophoresis (CE) methods for the analysis for neurotransmitters/neuromodulators.   Recently, we received a grant from the National Institute of Health to develop a sensitive CE fluorescence detection method for adenosine in biological samples. Our group is also involved in highly stereoselective synthesis of analogues of D-erythro-sphingosine and related ceramides, important lipid signaling molecules in a wide range of biological pathways. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact me directly if you have an interest in this type of research.

Selected Awards
Nominated for Robert Piacenza Excellence in Teaching Award, UAF, 2012
National Science Foundation Summer Scholar, University of Tennessee, 1998
Outstanding Alumnus of University of Nebraska at Kearney 1997


Selected Publications

1.       Kirschner, D. L.; Jaramillo, M.; Green, T. K. “Enantioseparation and Stacking of Cyanobenz[f]isoindole-Amino Acids by Reverse Polarity Capillary Electrophoresis and Sulfated beta-Cyclodextrin.” Analytical Chemistry 2007, 79(2), 736-743.

2.       Kirschner, D. L.; Green, T. K. “Separation and sensitive detection of D-amino acids in biological matrices” Journal of Separation Science 2009, 32, 2305-2318.

3.       Green, T. K.; Denoroy, L.; Parrot, S. “Fluoroescence Enhancement of a Meisenheimer Complex of Adenosine by γ-Cyclodextrin: A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation” Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75, 4048-4055.


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