Cynthia Pagba, Graduate Student

cpagba@pegasus.rutgers.edu


Projects

 

         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

2001                  M.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

                           Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Coconut Oil

                           Thesis Advisor: Prof. T. Quibuyen

 

1992                  B.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

 

1992-1996        Research Staff, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

                           Isolation of biologically active components of marine organisms. Extraction and characterization of oligo-

                           and polysaccharides from the Gracilaria seaweeds.

 

 

 


 

Selected publications:

 

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, 126, 9888.

 

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.