Directory Details

[Return to Previous Listing]
David Richardson

David Richardson

Professor, Chemistry, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 392-6736

Fax: (352) 392-3255

Chemistry Lab Building (CLB) 410A
PO Box 117200
Gainesville, FL 32611-7200



Ph.D., Stanford University, 1981

Research Interests:

The focus of Dr. Richardson's research is the study of kinetics. By learning about the kinetics of chemical processes, he can deduce a mechanistic scheme of how chemical transformations occur. Kinetics also allow for understanding the factors that influence the progression of reactions. This knowledge permits Dr. Richardson to make changes in the reaction conditions and/or reagents to manipulate the reaction to suit our needs. A number of physical methods are used by Dr. Richardson to probe reaction kinetics including NMR and UV-Vis. From the data compiled, mathematical equations can be developed to describe the chemical process. Computer simulation may be necessary when reactions are too complex for simple mathematical modeling. His current research interests fall into a couple of broad categories including chemical warfare agent decontamination and transition metal catalysis.

Publications List:

Richardson, David E.; Regino, Celeste A. S.; Yao, Huirong; Johnson, Jodie V. Methionine oxidation by peroxymonocarbonate, a reactive oxygen species formed from CO2/bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 2003, 35, 1538-1550.

Yao, Huirong; Richardson, David E.. Bicarbonate Surfoxidants: Micellar Oxidations of Aryl Sulfides with Bicarbonate-Activated Hydrogen Peroxide. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125, 6211-6221.

Bennett, Deon A.; Yao, Huirong; Richardson, David E. Mechanism of Sulfide Oxidations by Peroxymonocarbonate. Inorganic Chemistry 2001, 40, 2996-3001.

Yao, Huirong; Richardson, David E. Epoxidation of Alkenes with Bicarbonate-Activated Hydrogen Peroxide. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2000, 122, 3220-3221.