Charles Bessey Professor
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Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
809B/810 Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304
(402) 472-6951


Postdoctoral Research, Duke University
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
B.Sc. University of California at Irvine

Research Interests

We conduct research in a number of areas, all involving organic synthesis as either a tool or an objective. Click on the bubbles below to learn more.    

Based upon our experiences in working with ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and organic peroxides we have also posted some lab safety documents which may be useful to those new to these reagents.

Keywords: Organic synthesis, peroxide, hydroperoxide, ozone, oxidations, amphiphile, nanohybrid functional materials, bioanalytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology.

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Recent Publications
  • A Multi-Omics Investigation into the Mechanism of Action of an Anti-Tubercular Fatty Acid Analog (2022)  Sakallioglu, I. T., et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022 144,  21157-21173; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08238.
  • "Biosynthesis of odd-carbon unsaturated fatty dicarboxylic acids through engineering the HSAF biosynthetic gene in Lysobacter enzymogenes. Khetrapal, V.; Dussault, P. H.; Du. L.*. Mol.  Biotechl. 2022, 64, 1401–1408;
  • Deciphering the Mechanism of Action of Anti-Tubercular Compounds with Metabolomics.  Sakallioglu, I. T.; Barletta, R. G.; Dussault, P. H.; Powers, R.* Comp. Struct. Biotech. J. 2021, 19, 4284-4299.
  • 3-Phenylpropyl (tetrahydropyran-2-yl) peroxide (monoperoxyacetal). Kyasa, S. K.*; Dussault, P. H. in EROS (Encyclopedia of Reagents in Organic Synthesis) 2021, J. Bode, ed. Wiley;
  • A modular approach to introduction of peroxides onto molecules and nanostructures. Horn, A.; Dussault, P. H.  RSC Advances, 2020, 10, 44408.
  • Chemistry of Peresters. Locklear, M. E.; Dussault, P. H.  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 4814-4840; doi:10.1002/ejoc.202000386.

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