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Todd Hopkins

Professor - Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry - LAS
Todd Hopkins

Education and Training

PhD Chemistry, University of Virginia

B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Postdoctoral Work at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Current Research Interests

Circularly Polarized Luminescence spectroscopy

Dissymmetric luminescent lanthanides

Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents

Chiral Deep Eutectic Solvent development: Google sheet with DES data

Some Recent Publications

"Monosaccharide-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents for Circularly Polarized Luminescent Materials" VandenElzen, L.,Hopkins T., ACS Sustainable Chem. and Eng., 2019, 19, 16690-16697.

Deep Eutectic Solvents for Induced Circularly Polarized Luminescence” Wright, C.R., VandenElzen, L.,Hopkins T. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122, 8730-8737.

“Circularly polarized luminescence of Sm(III) and Eu(III) complexes with chiral ligand (R/S)-BINAPO” Cotter, D., Dodder, S., Klimkowski, V., Hopkins, T. Chirality, 2018, 31, 301-311.

“Induction of Circularly Polarized Luminescence from Europium by Amino Acid Based IonicLiquids” Zercher, B.. Hopkins, T.A. Inorg.Chem. 2016, 55, 10899-10906.

“Chiral Discrimination by Ionic Liquids: Impact of Ionic Solutes” Brown, C.J.,Hopkins, T.A. Chirality 2015, 27, 320-325.

 “Using a Thematic Laboratory-Centered Curriculum to Teach General Chemistry” Hopkins,T.A., Samide, M. J. Chem. Ed. 2013, 90, 1162-1166.

“A Chiroptical Study of Chiral Discrimination by Amino-Acid Based Ionic Liquids” Kroupa,D. M., Brown, C. J., Heckman, L. M., and Hopkins, T. A. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2012, 116, 4952-4958.