Dr. James Kofi Korang

Position: Research Scientist
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Professional fields of interest

Bioenergy , Biocomposite Material, Environmental and Green Chemistry

Professional Background

2012-2014 Post-Doc Researcher Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri USA
2009-2012 PhD Organic Chemistry, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
2007-2009 MS in Chemistry, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
2000-2004 BSc in Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Publications

“A decade of mahogany trade in Ghana: A review” Pentsil, S., Dzacka, R., Korang, J., JENRM, 3 (1), 2016. 

“Evaluating the Chemical Composition and Natural Durability of Plantation grown Khaya ivorensis from Ghana.” Tekpetey, S. T., Appiah-kubi, E., Korang, J. Charles Essien, C., Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong, E., JIAW, 1-4, 2016

“Calorific values and gravimetric yield of six wood fuel species in the forest transition of Ghana.” Korang, J., Darko-Obiri, B., Awuku, S., Appiah, H., GJF, 31, 51-61, 2015 

Photoinduced DNA cleavage by atomic oxygen precursors in aqueous solutions.” James Korang, Ismaila Emahi, Whitney R. Grither, Sara M. Baumann, Dana A. Baum, Ryan D. McCulla. RSC Adv., 2013,3, 12390-12397

The Effect of Nitro Substitution on the Photochemistry of Benzyl Benzohydroxamate: Photoinduced Release of Benzohydroxamic acid." Grither, W. R.; Korang, J.; Sauer, J. P.; Sherman, M. P.; Vanegas, P. L.; Zhang, M.; McCulla, R. D., J. Photochem. Photobio. A: Chem., 227 (2012) 1-10.

Comparison of Experimental and Computationally Predicted Sulfoxide Bond Dissociation Enthalpies.” James Korang, Whitney R. Grither, and Ryan D. McCulla, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2011, 115(130), pp 2859-2865.

Photodeoxygenation of Dibenzothiophene-S-Oxide derivatives in aqueous media.” James Korang, Whitney R. Grither and Ryan D. McCulla, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(12), pp 4466-4476.

 Awards/Fellowships

  1. NSF Post-doctoral Associates at Washington University in Saint Louis (2012-2014)
  2. Dissertation Fellowship Award at Saint Louis University (2011-2012)
  3. Best Poster Physical Science Sigma Xi Joint Meeting and Symposium. (2011)
  4. Merck Index Award for Scholastic Excellence in Chemistry, Saint Louis University (2011)