Rosalynn Quiñones

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Native oxide surfaces of stainless steel 316L and Nitinol alloys and their constituent metal oxides, namely nickel, chromium, molybdenum, manganese, iron, and titanium, were modified with long chain organic acids to better understand organic film formation. The adhesion and stability of films of octadecylphosphonic acid, octadecylhydroxamic acid,(More)
Acyclovir (ACV) has been commonly used as an antiviral for decades. Although the crystal structure of the commercial form, a 3:2 ACV/water solvate, has been known since 1980s, investigation into the structure of anhydrous ACV has been limited. Here, we report the characterization of four anhydrous forms of ACV and a new hydrate in addition to the known(More)
Shape memory alloys such as nitinol (NiTi) have gained interest due to their unique and unusual properties of thermal shape memory, superelasticity, and good damping properties. Nitinol is mainly used for medical purposes. In order to control the surface properties of this alloy, self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were formed and characterized on the native(More)
A surface-initiated polymerization of styrene on carboxylic acid terminated phosphonic monolayers was utilized to increase the corrosion resistance of nitinol and nickel oxide surfaces. Alkyl chain ordering, organic reactions, wettability, and film quality of the monolayers and polymers were determined by infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy,(More)
Crystal structures for the commercial monohydrate form and an anhydrate form of dasatinib, an oral anti-cancer agent, are presented along with characterization by Raman spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis. Solubility measurements conducted in water reveal the anhydrate has dramatically(More)
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