Cynthia Pagba, Graduate Student
Docking of supramolecular host-guest complexes (hemicarceplexes) to proteins studied by ET emission quenching,
MALDI-MS and NMR. Dynamics of guest incarceration, heme metal substitution, synthesis of docking units.
Hybrid semiconductor nanoparticle - hemicarcerand assemblies: electron transfer, synthesis of narrowly dispersed
TiO2 particles, surface sensitization.
Education and experience
M.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of the
Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Coconut Oil
Thesis Advisor: Prof. T. Quibuyen
B.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of the
Research Staff, Marine Science Institute, University of the
Isolation of biologically active components of marine organisms. Extraction and characterization of oligo-
and polysaccharides from the Gracilaria seaweeds.
Hybrid Photoactive Assemblies: Electron Injection
from Host-Guest Complexes into Semiconductor Nanoparticles,
C. Pagba, G. Zordan, E. Galoppini, E.L. Piatnitski, S. Hore, K. Deshayes, P. Piotrowiak, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004,
Luminescent Organoboron Quinolate Polymers, Y. Qin, C. Pagba, P. Piotrowiak, F. Jakle, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 7015-7018.
Electron and Excitation Transfer in Hetero-Supramolecular Assemblies and at Molecule-Nanoparticle Interfaces, P. Piotrowiak, K. Deshayes, Z.S. Romanova, C. Pagba, S. Hore, G. Zordan, I. Place, A. Farrán, Pure and Appl. Chem., 2003, 75,1061.