29 June 2015. As part of Miniapple's summer program, the Douglas Group presented child-friendly chemistry "works" for children ages 2-6. Sadie Otte, Sarah Pound, Shengyang Wang, Lafe Purvis, Nick Serratore, Grant Frost, Melissa Hardy, and Chris Douglas volunteered to lead various activities.
17 June 2013. The Douglas Group hosted our fifth annual ECEPS workshop for high school students entering their 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who are interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering.
During our ECEPS workshop, We led our participants in making trichlorophenyl oxalate (TCPO), a fuel for glow sticks.
When our ECEPS participants combined hydrogen peroxide, TCPO, and either rubrene (tetraphenyltetracene) or diphenylanthracene, the compound mixtures glowed.
Our laboratory's research in organic semiconducting and solar harvesting molecules focuses on derivatives of rubrene and diphenylanthracene.
Our outreach efforts are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CHE-1151547