Jason A. Morrill

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A quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) based on the AM1 semiempirical quantum mechanical method was derived using the program, CODESSA, to describe published drop height impact sensitivities for 227 nitroorganic compounds. An eight-descriptor correlation equation having R(2)=0.8141 was obtained through a robust least median squares(More)
A designer Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship, based upon molecular properties calculated using the AM1 semiempirical quantum mechanical method, was developed to predict the glass transition temperature of amine-cured epoxy resins based on the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A. The QSPR (R2 = 0.9977) was generated using the regression analysis(More)
The present report investigates using simultaneous observations of coincident gravity waves and sprites to establish an upper limit on sprite-associated thermal energy deposition in the mesosphere. The University of Alaska operated a variety of optical imagers and photometers at two ground sites in support of the NASA Sprites99 balloon campaign. One site(More)
X-ray crystallographic determinations and AM1 calculations have defined the solid-state and gas-phase structures of cyclotri(deoxycholate) and cyclotetra(24-norcholate). The latter cyclotetramer is one of the largest open macrocycles ever subjected to crystallography.
The photoinitiated polymerization of (meth)acrylate monomers bearing novel carbamate functionality exhibits significantly greater reaction rate when compared to more traditional acrylate monomers undergoing similar polymerization. This unusually fast reactivity has been the subject of much investigation. In order to suggest an explanatory mechanism for the(More)
The accurate prediction of the melting temperature of organic compounds is a significant problem that has eluded researchers for many years. The most common approach used to develop predictive models entails the derivation of quantitative structure-property relationships (QSPRs), which are multivariate linear relationships between calculated quantities that(More)
Among the most toxic substances known are the organophosphorus (OP) compounds used as pesticides and chemical warfare agents. Owing to their high toxicity there is a number of efforts underway to develop effective therapies for OP agent exposure. To date all therapies in use treat inhibited acetylcholinesterase (AChE), but are ineffective for the treatment(More)
The objective of this study was to identify through quantum mechanical quantitative structure activity relationships (Q-QSARs) chemical structures in dental monomers that influence their mutagenicity. AMPAC, a semiempirical computer program that provides quantum mechanical information for chemical structures, was applied to three series of reference(More)
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