Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty

Dr. Godson C. Nwokogu Dr. Godson C. Nwokogu Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Turner Hall 232

Phone: 757-727-5396

Expertise: Chemistry, organic, synthesis design


  • Synthesis of Difunctional Triarylethanes with Pendant Ethynyl Groups: Monomers for Cross-linkable Condensation Polymers. Omari, A., Antoine, M.D., Nwokogu, G.C., Hergenrother, P.M., J. Org. Chem., 59, 2506, 1994.
  • Poly(Arylene ether)s with Pendant Ethynyl Groups. Jensen, B.J., Hergenrother, P.M., Nwokogu, G.C., J. Macromol. Sci.-Pure Appl. Chem., A30(6&7), 449, 1993; Polymer Prepr. 34(1), 461, 1993.
  • Polyimides with Pendant Ethynyl Groups. Jensen, B.J., Hergenrother, P.M. , Nwokogu, G.C., Polymer, 34(3), 630, 1993; Polymer Prepr. 33(1), 914, 1992.
  • Synthesis and Anticonvulsant Activity of 2-Benzylglutarimides. Goehring, R.R., Greenwood, T.D., Nwokogu, G.C., Pisipati, J.S., Rogers, T.G., Wolfe, J.F., J. Med. Chem., 33, 926, 1990.
  • Tetrahalobenzenes as Di-Aryne Equivalents in Polycyclic Arene Synthesis. Hart, H., Lai, C-Y., Nwokogu, G.C., Shamouillian, S., Tetrahedron, 43(22), 5203, 1987.
  • Chemoselectivity in Palladium-catalyzed Reactions of 2-Bromoallyl Esters. Nwokogu, G.C., J. Org. Chem., 50, 3900, 1985.
  • A New Type of Functional Group Differentiation in Palladium-catalyzed Reactions. Nwokogu, G.C., Tet. Lett., 25, 3263, 1984.

Contributed Papers:

  • Nwokogu, G.C., Ayida, B., A Synthetic Study Towards an Ethynylated Azaspirocyclic Intermediate of Histrionicotoxin. Presented at the May, 1994 Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science.
  • Nwokogu, G.C., Synthesis of Phenoxy Analogs of Difunctional triarylethanes with Pendent Ethynyl Groups. 33rd National Organic Symposium, June 1993, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Jensen, B.J., Hergenrother, P.M., Nwokogu, G.C., Poly(arylene ether)s with Pendant Ethynyl Groups. ACS National meeting, Denver, CO, March 1993; Polym. Prepr. 34(1), 461, 1993.
  • Jensen, B.J., Hergenrother, P.M., Nwokogu, G.C., Polyimidess with Pendant Ethynyl Groups. ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1992; Polym. Prepr. 33(1), 914, 1992.
  • Nwokogu, G.C., Owusu, D., Search for More Efficient Zero-valent Palladium Catalysts Through Variation of the Electronic and Steric properties of Phosphine Ligands. Virginia Academy of Sciences, Blacksburg, VA. May 1991.
  • Nwokogu, G.C., Omari, A., Synthesis of Bisphenolic Monomers for Crosslinkable Engineering Thermoplastics. 18th Annual Conference of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Washington DC, April 1991.
  • Nwokogu, G.C., Omari, A., Antoine, M.D., The Synthesis of Ethynylated Difunctional Triarylethanes for High Performance Thermoplastics. 42nd Southeast/46th Southwest Combined Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, Dec. 1990.