Malcolm J. D'Souza
Professor of Chemistry
120 North State St.
Dover, DE 19901
Ph.D. Physical Organic Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1992
M.S. Organic Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1989
M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bombay, India, 1985
B.S. Chemistry (major), Physics & Math (minors), University of Bombay, India, 1985
Our major focus is in the field of solution chemical kinetics. The projects are of basic importance to organic chemistry because they study the bond making and bond breaking process of a great many reactions that are used in the synthesis of useful compounds. The proposed experiments may lead to better ways to measure and understand the effects of the solvent (medium) in which these reactions take place and this would increase our understanding of their reaction mechanisms.