Dr.   George   R.   Newkome

Dr. George R. Newkome

Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry
Intellectual Property Fellow
James and Vanita Oelschlager Professor of Science and Technology
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-6458
Email: newkome@uakron.edu


  • 1966 Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Kent State University
  • 1961 B.S. Chemistry, Kent State University

Research Interests

Synthetic and structural studies in diverse areas of chemistry, supramolecular, and nanotechnology: dendrimers; metallosuperstructures.

Contact Information

Dr. George R. Newkome
The University of Akron
Goodyear Polymer Center, Rm. 529
Akron, Ohio 44325-4717

Email: newkome@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-6458
Fax: (330) 972-2413

Recent Publications

  1. Solar, M.; Newkome, G. R. "Supramolecular Dendrimer Chemistry," Part 212*, in Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials, Steed, J. W. and Gale, P.A. (Editors-in-Chief), Smith, D. K. (Volume Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, Vol. 7 (Soft Mater), pp 3283-3295 2012; (ISBN: 978-0-470-74640-0).
  2. Patri, A.; Moorefield, C. N.; Newkome, G. R. "Dendronized Biquinolines and the Metal Complexes: Dendron Synthesis and Metalloassembly," Part 213*. Heterocycles (honorary issue for Prof. Albert Padwa) 2012, 84 (2), 1023-1032.
  3. Moorefield, C. N.; Perera, S.; Newkome, G. R. Part 153†. "Dendrimer Chemistry: Supramolecular Perspectives and Applications", in "Dendrimer-based Drug Delivery Systems: From Theory to Practice", Cheng, Y., Ed., Chapter 1, pp 1-54, Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2012.
  4. Winter, A.; Gottschaldt, M.; Newkome, G. R.; Schubert, U. S. Part 219*. "Terpyridine and their Complexes with First Row Transition Metal Ions: Cytotoxicity, Nuclease Activity and Self-Assembly of Biomacromolecules", Curr. Top. Med. Chem. 2012, 12 (3), 158-175.
  5. Hassan, M. L.; Moorefield, C. M.; Elbatal, H. S.; Newkome, G. R. Part 225*. "New Metallo-Supramolecular Terpyridine-Modified Cellulose Functional Nanomaterials", J. Macromol.Sci. Part A. Pure Appld. Chem. 2012, 49(4), 298-305.
  6. Schultz,A.; Cao, Y.; Chang, S. Z. D.; Li, X.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 227*. "Stable, trinuclear Zn(II)- and Cd(II)-metallocycles: TWIM-MS, photophysical properties, and nanofibers formation", Dalton Trans. 2012, 41 (38), 11573-11575.
  7. Wang, J.-L.; Li, X.; Shreiner, C. D.; Lu,X.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 228*. "Shape-Persistent Ruthenium(II)- and Iron(II)-Bisterpyridine Metallodendrimers: Synthesis, Traveling-Wave Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry, and Photophysical Properties", New J. Chem. 2012, 36 (2), 484-491 (Special dendrimer issue and front cover).
  8. Hassan, M. L.; Moorefield, C. M.; Elbatal, H. S.; Newkome, G. R.; Modarelli, D. A.; Romano, N. C. Part 231*. "Fluorescent cellulose nanocrystals via supramolecular assembly of terpyridine-modified cellulose nanocrystals and terpyridine-modified perylene", Mater. Sci. Eng. B., Adv. Funct. Solids Mater. 2012, 177 (4), 350-358.
  9. Schultz, A.; Li, X.; Barkalay, B.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 232*. "Stiochiometric Self-Assembly of Isomeric, Shape-Persistent, Supramacromolecular Bowties and Butterflies", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (18), 7672-7675.
  10. Newkome, G. R. "Eight-Membered and Larger Rings," in Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Gribble, G. W.; Joule, J. E. eds., Pergamon Press, 2012, 24, 537-556.
  11. Schultz, A.; Li, X.; McCusker, C.; Moorefield, C. N.; Castellano, F. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 233*. "Dondorff Rings: Synthesis, Isolation, and Properties of Unexpected, 60°-Directed, Bisterpyridine-Based Folded Tetramers", Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18 (37), 11569-11572. (Cover picture)
  12. Lu, X.; Li, X.; Wang,J.-L.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 234*. "From supramolecular triangle to heteroleptic rhombus: a simple bridge can make a difference," Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (79), 9873-9875.
  13. Schultz, A.; Li, X.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Newkome, G. R. Part 235*. "Self-Assembly and Characterization of Rigid Three-Dimensional Metallomacrocycles: A Study of Supramolecular Constitutional Isomers", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013 (14), 2492-2497.
  14. Amin, A.; Sarkar, R.; Moorefield, C. N.; Newkome, G. R. "Preparation of Different Dendritic –Layered Silicate Nanocomposites", Polym. Eng. Sci. 2013, 53 (10), 2166-2174.
  15. Yu, X.; Yue, K.; Hsieh, I.-F.; Li, Y.; Dong, X.-H.; Liu, C.; Xin, Y.; Wang, H.-F.; Shi, A.-C.; Newkome, G. R.; Ho, R.-M.; Chen, E.-Q.; Zhang, W.-B.; Cheng, S. Z. D. "Giant surfactants provide a versatile platform for sub-10 nm nanostructure engineering", PNAS, 2013, 110 (25), 10078-10083.
  16. Lu, X.; Li, X.; Cao, Y.; Schultz, A.; Wang, J.-L.; Moorefield, C. N.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Newkome, G. R. Part 237*. "Structure Redesign of a Spoked Wheel: Stoichiometric Self-Assembly of a Supramolecular Three-Deminsional Wheel", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52 (30), 7728-7731.
  17. El-Batel, H.; Gao, K.; Li, X.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Moorefield, C. N.; Newkome, G. R. Part 238*. "Perylene-based, Bis-, Tetrakis-, and Hexakis(terpyridine) Ligands and Their RuII Bis(terpyridine) Complexes: Synthesis and Photophysical Properties", Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 3640-3644.
  18. Moorefield, C. N.; Schultz, A.; Newkome, G. R. Part 154†. "From Dendrimers to Fractal Polymers and Beyond", Brazilian J. Pharmacol. Sci., 2013, 49, 67-83.
  19. Song, S.; Xue, Y.; Feng, F.; Elbatal, H.; Wang, P.; Moorefield, C. N.; Newkome, G. R.; Dai, L. Part 242*. "Reversible Self-Assembly of Terpyridine-Functionalized Graphene Oxide for Energy Conversion," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53 (3), 1415-1419.

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