Research at Hendrix

Thomas E. Goodwin

Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Research interest: Chemical communication in threatened or endangered mammalian species, green organic chemistry experiments, synthesis that supports biomedical research on warfarin, an anticoagulant

Our research is currently focused on three major projects: (1) using automated solid phase dynamic extraction (SPDE) coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) as a green, solventless methodology to search for chemical signals (compounds used in chemical communication) in secretions and excretions from threatened or endangered mammalian species; (2) development of green (environmentally benign) experiments for the introductory Organic Chemistry laboratory; and (3) synthesis of enantiomerically pure samples of human metabolites of the anti-thrombotic (anticoagulant) drug Coumadin (warfarin) to aid in biomedical research with Dr. Grover Miller in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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