Kelley J. Donaghy
316 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Kelley Donaghy’s current research interests include boron hydride chemistry, solid state materials, alternative fuels and chemical education. As a synthetic chemist she tries to solve problems by designing new routes to materials with environmental or medicinal applications. Two of her current projects include a better fuel cell separator and novel drugs for Boron neutron capture therapy.
Dr. Donaghy is also interested in chemical education research. She is working on innovative delivery methods for large lecture halls. She plans to research the effectiveness of power-point, classroom performance systems (clickers) and the use of games such as Chemical Jeopardy in enhancing student learning, enjoyment and retention.
Service learning track in general chemistry: Giving students a choice, K. J. Donaghy and K. J. Saxton Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 1378-1383.
Connecting Geometry and Chemistry: A three step approach to three-dimensional thinking, K. J. Donaghy and K. J. Saxton Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 917-920.
Preparation and viscosity of biodiesel from new and used vegetable oil. An inquiry-based environmental chemistry laboratory. N. R. Clarke*, J. P.Casey*, E. D. Brown*, E. Oneyma*, and K. J. Donaghy J. Chem. Ed. 2006, 83, 257-259.
Synthesis of novel boron neutron capture therapy agents. Proceedings - NOBCChE, 2002, 29, 119-125. E. S. Onyema and K. J. Donaghy.
Synthesis and structural characterizations of new 12- and 13-vertex metallacarboranes based on supra-icosahedral frameworks. K. J. Donaghy, P. J. Carroll, and L. G. Sneddon J. Organometallic Chem., 1998, 550, 77-88.
Reactions of 1,1'-Bis(diphenylphosphino) ferrocene with Boranes, Thiaboranes, and Carboranes. K. J. Donaghy, P. J. Carroll, and L. G. Sneddon Inorg. Chem. 1997, 36, 547-553.
The preparation, characterization and reaction chemistry of small bridging phosphaborane systems prepared from the reaction of [(2,2-dimethyl-1-(trimethylsiloxy)propylidene)trimethylsilylphosphine]with pentaborane(9). R. W. Miller, K. J. Donaghy, and J. T. Spencer, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon Related Elements, 1991, 57, 287-92.
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