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Amanda Hofacker Coffman, Ph.D

Dr. Amanda Hofacker Coffman
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic Chemistry (Synthesis / Macromolecules)

Mail Box: UNA Box 5049
Office Room: 433 Science and Engineering Technology Building
Office Telephone: (256) 765-4344
Email: alhofacker@una.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Ohio State University, 2006; M.S., Organic Chemistry, Ohio State University, 2003; B.S., Chemistry (minor: Mathematics), Miami University of Ohio, 1999
With UNA since:  2006
Classes taught: Introductory Organic Chemistry CH 102, CH 102L; General Chemistry CH 111, CH 111L, CH 112, CH 112L; Organic Chemistry CH 311, CH 311L, CH 312, CH 312L; Advanced Organic Chemistry CH 437, CH 437L
Recent publications:
  • Seal, Anna.; Coffman, Amanda H. "Progress towards the synthesis of an enhanced donor-acceptor nanotubular assembly." Abstracts, 65th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States, November 12-16, 2013, SERM-979.
  • Achard, Monica R.; Coffman, Amanda H. "Progress towards the synthesis of a temperature-responsive polyethylene glycol dendron," Abstracts, 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, United States, November 14-17, 2012, SERM-848.
  • Harvey, Leslie; Coffman, Amanda, "Progress Towards the Synthesis of a Donor-Acceptor Complex" Abstracts, 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, United States, November 14-17, 2012, SERM-846.
  • Hofacker, A. L.; Parquette, J. R. "Amplification of local chirality within a folded dendrimer. An intramolecular ‘sergeants and soldiers’ experiment." Proceedings of the Royal Society A, May 8, 2010, article ID: RSPA20090274.

Recent presentations:

  • Davenport, Matthew; Coffman, Amanda H. "Dialkoxynaphthalene – Naphthalenediimide Linked Amino Acid Complexes." 91st Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Auburn, AL, March 12-14, 2014, paper #1.
  • Shedd, Jacob; Coffman, Amanda H. "Molecular Weight Analysis of Polymer samples via Gel Permeation Chromatography," 91st Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Auburn, AL, March 12-14, 2014, paper #2.
  • Smith, S. A.; Coffman, A. H. "Synthesis and Characterization of pyridine 2,6-dicarboxylate based dendrimers with cleavable terminal groups." 89th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Tuskegee, AL, February 23, 2012.
  • Gabriel, M. M.; Hofacker, A. L. "Synthesis and Characterization of Temperature-Responsive Polyethyleneglycol Dendrimers." 87th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Normal, AL, March 31, 2010, paper # 763.

Patents:

  • Sherman, J. H.; Taylor, R. T.; Hofacker, A. L.; Hershberger, J. W.; Conn, G. M.; Gorman, W. A. "Method of removing contaminants from petroleum distillates," US Patent number US6929737 published on August 16, 2005.
  • Sherman, J. H.; Taylor, R. T.; Hofacker, A. L.; Hershberger, J. W.; Conn, G. M.; Gorman, W. A. "Method of removing contaminants from petroleum distillates," US Patent number US6238551 published on May 29, 2001.
  • Sherman, J. H.; Taylor, R. T.; Hofacker, A. L.; Hershberger, J. W.; Conn, G. M.; Gorman, W. A. "Method of removing contaminants from petroleum distillates," US Patent number US6319394 published on November 20, 2001.

Professional Certifications and Memberships:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Alabama Academy of Science