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James Tanko

Jim Tanko
317 Davidson Hall

Research Interests

Kinetics and mechanism, electron transfer reactions, the structure and chemistry of free radicals and radical ions, radical ion rearrangements, oxygen-centered radicals.

  1. Insight into Hydrogen Abstractions by Nitrate Radical: Structural, Solvent Effects, and Evidence for a Polar Transition State, Paradzinsky, M.; Troya, D.; Tanko, J. M. J. Phys. Chem. A 2021125, 5471 - 5480.
  2. "Interplay between structure and mechanism in reductive dissociative electron transfers to a,b-epoxyketones," Spencer, J. N.; Grimm, M. L.; Tanko, J. M. ChemPlusChem 202085, 2387 - 2396.
  3. "High barrier biosourced polyester from dimethyl [2,2’-bifuran]-5,5’-dicarboxylate," Edling, H. E.; Sun, H.; Paschke, E.; Schiraldi, D. A.; Tanko, J. M.; Paradzinski, M.; Turner, S. R., Polymer 2020191, 122258.
  4. "Stereoelectronic and Resonance Effects on the Rate of Ring Opening of N-Cyclopropyl-Based Single Electron Transfer Probes," Grimm, M. L.; Suleman, N. K.; Hancock, A. N.; Spencer, J. N.; Dudding, T.; Rowshanpour, R.; Castagnoli, Jr., N. Tanko, J. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 2460 - 2652.
  5. "Evidence for a Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Mechanism in a Biomimetic System for Monoamine Oxidase B Catalysis," Nakamura, A.; Abdel Latif, M.; Deck, P. A.; Castagnoli, Jr. N.; Tanko, J. M. Chem. Eur. J., 2020, 26, 823 - 829.
  • Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Radicals and Radical Ions in Chemistry and Biology, 2007
  • Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Free Radical Reactions, 2005
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, May 2004
  • Alan F. Clifford Faculty Service Award, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, May 2004
  • B.A. Chemistry, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 1978
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Iowa State University, 1985
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Penn State University, 1984–1986