College of Arts & Sciences Chemistry

Andrew Sykes

Andrew Sykes
Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
UCL Churchill-Haines Labs 107
Phone: 605-677-5487
Teaching Interests:
General Chemistry Honors General Chemistry (CHEM 116) Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 452) Adv Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 752) Solid-State Chemistry and Crystallography (CHEM 722)
Research Interests:
Fluorescence Sensors, Inorganic Chemistry, Single-Crystal X-ray Crystallography
  • Ph D, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • MS, Chemistry, Montana State University, 1985
  • BS, Chemistry, St Lawrence University, 1982
  • Mariappan, K., Sykes, A., Selective fluorescence sensing of Copper(II) via controllable, Cu(II)-catalyzed hydrolysis vs. oxidation pathways in aqueous acetonitrile mixtures, American Chemical Society.
  • Mariappan, K., Ragothaman, J. S., Balasubramanian, V., Hoffman, M., Alaparthi , M., Sykes, A., Palladium (II) complexes of Anthraquinone-based As-O-As type and Se-O-Se type bipodands. Synthesis, X-ray crystallography and Catalytic properties., Inorganica Chimica Acta.
  • Han, Y., Lin, C., Meng, Q., Dai, F., Sykes, A., Berry, M., May, S., (2014), (BMI)3LnCl6 crystals as models for the coordination environment of LnCl3 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Dy, Er, Yb) in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ionic-liquid solution., Inorganic chemistry, vol. 53, iss. 11, pp. 5494-501. (DOI: 10.1021/ic500101x)
  • Sykes, A., Mariappan, K., (2013), The Chemistry of Constrained Crown Ring Systems and Fluorescence Sensor Applications (Review), Journal of Inclusion Phenomenon and Macrocyclic Chemistry, vol. 75, pp. 23-30.
  • Mariappan, K., Basa, P. N., Balasubramanian, V., Fuoss, S., Sykes, A., (2013), Synthesis, reactivity, catenation and X-ray crystallography of Ag+ and Cu+ complexes of Anthraquinone – based selenoethers: A luminescent chemodosimeter for Cu2+ and Fe3+. , Polyhedron.
  • Sykes, A., He, H., Gurung, A., , L. S., (2012), A simple acrylic acid functionalized zinc porphyrin for cost-effective dye-sensitixed solar cells, Chem. Commun., vol. 48, pp. 7619-21.
  • Sykes, A., Basa, P., (2012), Differential sensing of Zn(II) and Cu(II) via two independent mechanisms, J. Org. Chem., vol. 77, p. 8428.
  • Sykes, A., He, H., (2012), Dual Functionality of BODIPY Chromophore in Porphyrin-Sensitized Nanocrystalline Solar Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C , vol. 116, iss. 19, pp. 10451-10460.
  • Sykes, A., Kadarkaraisamy, M., Caple, G., Basa, P. N., (2012), Preparation of onium salts of a reduced anthracenone crown ether macrocycle: A reactivity series involving pyridine, phosphine, thiophene, nitrile and primary amide nucleophiles, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry.
  • Sun, H., Tottempudi, U. K., Mottishaw, J. D., Basa, . N., Putta, A., Sykes, A., (2012), Strengthening p-p Interactions While Suppressing Csp2-H•••p (T-Shaped) Interactions via Perfluoroalkylation: A Crystallographic and Computational Study That Supports the Beneficial Formation of 1-D p-p Stacked Aromatic Materials, Cryst. Growth Des. , vol. 12, pp. 5655-5662.
  • Sykes, A., Basa, P., Bhomick, A., Medicine Horn, L., (2012), Zinc(II) mediated imine-enamine tautomerization, Org. Lett., vol. 14, p. 2698.
  • Han, Y., Dai, F., Sykes, A., May, S., Berry, M., Meng, Q., Lin, C., (2012), catena-Poly[1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium [[dichlorido(methanol-[kappa]O)(propan-2-ol-[kappa]O)lanthanate(III)]-di-[mu]-chlorido]], Acta Crystallographica Section E, vol. E68, iss. 3, pp. m292-m293. (DOI: 10.1107/S160053681200517X)
  • Sereda, G., Moorthy, R., Basa, P., Sykes, A., Purohit, K., Rajpara, V., Becht, D., (2012), Unexpected Diastereoselective Acetylation of 1,8-Dimethoxyanthracene Adducts with Maleic Anhydride and Dimethyl Maleate, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, pp. 810-816. (DOI: DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201101399)
  • Sykes, A., He, H., Zhong, Y., Li, S., (2011), Structural, photophysical and theoretical studies of two dodecachlorinated porphyrins, , Inorganica Chimica Acta , vol. 378, pp. 30-35.
  • Meng, Q., Cross, A. M., May, S., Sykes, A., Berry, M., (2011), "Di-µ-pivalato-?3O,O:O;?3O:O,O-bis[(methanol-?O)bis-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-heptane-3,5-dionato)praseodymium(III)]", Acta Crystallographica, vol. E67, pp. m1514-1515.
  • Sykes, A., Mariappan, K., Engelhart, D., Basa, P., (2010), Hexafluorophosphate salts of bis and tetrakis(2,2’-bipyridine)lead(II) complexes, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, vol. 63, p. 1029.
  • Sykes, A., He, H., Dubey, M., May, S., (2010), Hybridization of near-infrared emitting erbium (III) and ytterbium (III) monoporphyrinate complexes with silica xerogel: synthesis, structure and photophysics, Dalton Transactions, vol. 39, pp. 6466-6474.
  • Peterson, S., Kirby, T., Kadarkaraisamy, M., Hartshorn, R., Sykes, A., (2009), Chelating, Bridging, and Chain Structures within Ag(I) and Cu(I) Complexes of bis(nicotinyloxy), bis(Isonicotinyloxy), and bis(pyrimidine-5-carboxyloxy)-1,8-Disubstituted Anthraquinone Ligands, Polyhedron/Elsevier, vol. 28, p. 3031.
  • He, H., Sykes, A., May, S., He, G., (2009), Structure and photophysics of near-infrared emissive ytterbium(III) monoporphyrinate acetate complexes having neutral bidentate ligands, Hongshan He, Dalton Transactions/Royal Chemical Society, p. 7454.
  • Sykes, A. (2013, September). Selective fluorescence sensing involving hydrazine derivatives of an anthraquinone macrocycle. Presented at the 246th National ACS Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Sykes, A. (2012, April). What are Anthraquinones Good for Anyway?. Presented at the Seminar - Chemistry/SDSU, Brookings, SD.
  • Sykes, A. (2012, March). Fluorescence sensing of imine derivatives of anthraquinone macrocycles. Presented at the 243rd National ACS Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Sykes, A. (2012, March). What are Anthraquinones Good for Anyway?. Presented at the Seminar - Chemistry/Mt Marty College, Yankton, SD.
  • Sykes, A. (2011, May). What are Anthraquinones Good for Anyway?. Presented at the Seminar - Chemistry/Augustana, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Sykes, A. (2011, March). Colorimetric detection of Hg(II) using terthiophene adducts containing macrocyclic endcaps . Presented at the 242nd National ACS Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Sykes, A. (2010, October). Retrospective Involving Fluorescence Sensing based upon Constrained Crown Ring Systems. Presented at the 45th Midwest Regional ACS Meeting, Wichita, KS.
  • Sykes, A. (2010, March). Large-amplitude molecular switches within anthraquinone macrocycles. Presented at the 239th National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA.