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Jack Williams Chemistry Mercyhurst

Publications (* denotes student)

Williams J.D.; MA Campbell M.A., *MC Jaskolka, M.C., *Xie T. Artenisia vulgaris L. Chemotypes. American Journal of Plants Sciences 2013, 4(6), pp. 1265-1269  

Williams, J.D.; Artemisia vulgaris L. – Influence of Geographical Origin, Harvest Time and Chemotypes on 1,8-Cineole Concentration. The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy 2012, 1(3),11-14

Williams, J.D., Saleh, A.M.; *Acharya, D.N. Composition of the Essential Oil of Wild Growing Artemisia vulgaris L. from Erie, Pennsylvania. Natural Product Communications 2012, 7 (5), 637-640

*Clemente, J.G.; Williams, J.D.; Cross, M.; Chambers, C.C. Analysis of Garlic Cultivars Using Head Space Solid Phase Microextraction/ Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy. Open Food Science Journal 2011, 6, 1-4

*Bui, C.; Williams, J.D. Solid Phase Microextraction Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of Confectionery Volatiles. Current Nutrition and Food Science 2011, 7, 275-278

*Schneider, K.J.; Williams, J.D. Sodium Sulfide Catalyzed Isomerization of Itaconic Anhydride to Citraconic Anhydride. Current Organic Chemistry 2011, 15, 2893-2896

*Weise, M.V.; Williams, J.D. A Comparative Evaluation of Ceramic Impression Casting Material Feasibility and Residue Signature, Senior Thesis, May 12th. 2011

*Clemente, J.G.; Williams, J.D. Analysis of Volatile Components of Organic andNonOrganic Garlic using PCA and Head Space Solid Phase Microextraction (HS-SPME) Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS) , Pittcon 2011 March 14th. 2011 (Poster)

*Carey, M.; Williams, J.D. (General McLane High School), Caffeine Extraction: Coffee Bean vs. Guarana Seed, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. May 24th. 2010 (1st place: City and State Region 10 PJAS)

*Bui, C.; Williams, J.D. Head Space Solid Phase Microextraction (HS-SPME) Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS) Analysis of Confectionary Volatiles, Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment conference. April 10th. 2010

*K. Hart, K.; Williams, J.D. Isomerization of Itaconic Anhydride to Citraconic Anhydride by Dimethyl Sulfoxide, 41st Central Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland Ohio, May 21-23, 2009.

*Schneider, K.; Williams, J.D. An Exploration in Organic Synthesis and Identification, Senior Research Presentation, May 2008

*McCray, E; Williams, J.D Coffee Bean Analysis, Senior Research Presentation, May 2008

*Applebee, S.; Williams, J.D. (Criminalistics Major), Identifying Possible Accelerants using Raman Spectroscopy, Independent Research Project, Spring 2008

*Schneider, K.; Williams, J.D Sodium Sulfide Catalyzed Isomerization of Itaconic Anhydride to Citraconic Anhydride, Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Sixteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference.- April 2007

*Herrle, S.R.; Williams, J.D. Quantification of Sulfur Compounds in Commercially Available Garlic Supplements Using Headspace Analysis, University of Maryland, 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, September 2006

*Peters L.; Williams, J.D. (Forensic Science Major) Fiber Analysis using P.E. Spectrum one FTIR, Fall Term 2006, Honors Research Project

Jack D. Williams, Nicotine Content in Pipe Artifacts, (KCI Technologies Inc., Dr. Patricia Miller) June 2006-August 2006

*Casey O'Brien; ,Williams, J.D. Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Wheatgrass, Mercyhurst Research Symposium, April 2006

*John McIlroy J.; Williams, J.D. Using GC-FID to Detect Accelerants, Senior Research Presentation, May 2005

*John McIlroy J.; Williams, J.D. Determination of Postmortem Interval of Felines Through Degradation of Specific Biomarkers, 19th National Council on Undergraduate Research in New Orleans, La., April 2005

*Kriegbaum K.M.; Williams, J.D. Hair and Fiber Analysis, Senior Research Presentation, May 2004