Margaret E. Logan
The relationship between the structure of molecules and their function is of interest across many areas of chemical research—for example, for the synthesis of new pharmaceutical drugs and for the development of new catalysts, among other applications. In our current research we are interested in the synthesis and antioxidant properties of diaryl tellurides, and how these properties relate to the chemical structure of the molecules. (Diaryl tellurides have two benzene-like groups connected by a tellurium atom). We have recently developed an improved synthetic route to amino-substituted diaryl tellurides, which are known to have very good antioxidant and catalytic properties, and are exploring its generality as we make novel compounds. We will use several methods to evaluate the antioxidant properties of the compounds that we prepare.
M. E. Logan and M. E. Oinen, “Dechlorination of Aryl Chlorides with Sodium Formate Using a Homogeneous Palladium Catalyst”, Organometallics 2006, 25, 1052-1054.
M.R. Detty, M.E. Logan, "One and Two-Electron Redox Reactions in Organoselenides and Organotellurides”. In Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, V. 39, J. Richard, Ed.; Academic Press: San Diego, 2004; pp. 79-145.
M. E. Logan, J. Fyles, S. Hasselberg. US Patent 5928886 “Reduction in first slide bias and improved enzyme stability by incorporation of diaryl tellurides in the gravure layer of dry-film immunoassay elements” (1999).
W. W. Weber, C. R. Messing, M. E. Logan, US Patent 5,747,345, “Calcium Specific Diaza-18-crown-6-ether Chromoionophores” (1998).