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Michelle Kidder

Research Staff

B.S. Chemistry, State University of New York at Brockport

Ph.D. South Dakota State University

Research Interests:

 Organic reactions on surfaces of inorganic hybrid materials
 Organic radical chemistry
 Thermal reaction chemistry and mechanisms
 Fuel chemistry of renewable resources
 Catalysis and CO2 conversion
 Synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials
 Mesoporous materials

Awards:

American Institute of Chemists Award for Achievement, 1995
Sigma Xi Award for Research in Chemistry, 1995

 

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society
      Division of Fuel Chemistry
           Newsletter Editor (2008 to Present)

Selected Publications:

  1. R. Dabestani, M. K. Kidder, A. C. Buchanan, III, “Pore Size Effect on the Dynamics of Excimer Formation for Chemically Attached Pyrene on Various Silicas,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 11468-11475.
  2. M. K. Kidder and A. C. Buchanan, III, “Effect of Pore Confinement and Molecular Orientation on Hydrogen Transfer for a Free-Radical Reaction in Mesoporous Silica,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 3027-3031.
  3. P. F. Britt, M. K. Kidder, and A. C. Buchanan, III, “Oxygen Substituent Effects in the Pyrolysis of Phenethyl Phenyl Ethers,” Energy Fuels 2007, 21, 3102-3108.
  4. M. K. Kidder, P. F. Britt, A. L. Chaffee, and A. C. Buchanan, III,” Confinement Effects on Product Selectivity in the Pyrolysis of Phenethyl Phenyl Ether in Mesoporous Silica,” Chem. Commun. 2007, 52-54.
  5. M. K. Kidder, P. F. Britt, and A. C. Buchanan, III, “Pyrolysis of Benzyl Phenyl Ether Confined in Mesoporous Silica,” Energy Fuels 2006, 20, 54-60.
  6. M. K. Kidder, P. F. Britt, Z. Zhang, S. Dai, E. W. Hagaman, A. L. Chaffee, and A. C. Buchanan, III, “Pyrolysis of Mesoporous Silica-Immobilized 1,3-Diphenylpropane. Impact of Pore Confinement and Size,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005 127, 6353-6360.
  7. A. C. Buchanan, III, M. K. Kidder, P. F. Britt, “Molecular Orientation Effects in a Surface-Confined, Free-Radical Reaction,” J. Phys. Chem B 2004, 108, 16772.
  8. M. K. Kidder, A. C. Buchanan, III, P. F. Britt, S. Dai, T. Zhang, “Pore Size Effects in the Pyrolysis of 1, 3-Diphenylpropane Confined in Mesoporous Silicas,” Chem. Commun. 2003, 22, 2804.
  9. P. F. Britt, A. C. Buchanan, III, M. K. Kidder, and C. V. Owens, Jr., “Influence of Steroid Structure on the Pyrolytic Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,” J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 2003, 66, 71-95

Physical Organic Chemistry Group Staff

 Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division 
Rev: March 2009