The Hayden Research Group is interested in the field of ionic liquids. The chemical properties of ionic liquids can be tailored by controlling the identity of the cations and anions that make up the liquid. Some ionic liquids have been developed that are capable of dissolving paper and even a banana! Specifically, the Hayden Group is working on developing ionic liquids for recycling catalysts (hyper-valent iodine oxidizers).
Chemical Education: #1: This project involves identifying the effect of online video-based instruction on student learning in a laboratory setting.
#2: This project involves applying the principles of green chemistry to select organic chemistry laboratory experiments. In this project, the students involved will be simultaneously working on chemical education while learning and applying the principles of green chemistry.
Hayden Group researchers typically do most of their work during the summer with funding provided by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and other funding agencies.
Wells, B.O.; Hayden, T.R., “Synthesis towards IL-supported hypervalent iodine compounds,” 63rd SERMACS Regional meeting, Richmond, VA, Oct. 25-29, 2011.
Wells, B.O.; Hayden, T.R., “Synthesis towards IL-supported hypervalent iodine compounds,” 66th SWRM and 62nd SERMACS Regional meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 30- Dec. 4, 2010.
Campbell, M.L.; Hayden, T.R., “Synthesis towards IL-supported hypervalent iodine compounds,” 61st SERMACS Regional meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 21-24, 2009.