Dr. Henry Acquaye

The focus of my research is on coordination compounds of transition metals. My major area of research is the development of transition metal oxidants. I am pursuing research in this area with the ultimate goal of its application to environmental pollutants. This part of my research is based on the following: (i) synthesis and the characterization of transition metal oxidants (ii) the oxidation of alkenes, alkanes, sulfides, amines, and other environmental pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls.

Another area of my research interests involves conducting polymers. I am particularly interested in the development of composite materials utilizing polyaniline and transition metal complexes.

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