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Dr. Karl T. Jackson

Assistant Professor

B.S. Virginia State University
Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University

OFFICE Ellison Hall, Room 324A
(804) 257-5830

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jackson graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2006. In 2011 he earned a Doctorate in Chemistry with a concentration on Inorganic and Materials Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society. His research interests involve the design and synthesis of low density and highly porous polymers for use in a wide range of applications including hydrogen storage, catalysis, and drug delivery. Currently, Dr. Jackson is engaged in several research activities, including: (1) Water Quality Analysis and GIS Mapping of Pollution and Contaminants along the James River; (2) UV Spectrophotometric Analysis of Heavy Metals in Water Samples; (3) Analysis of Energy Consumption and Student Perception of Sustainability Issues on the Campus of VUU; (4) Simultaneous Determination of Ni, Cd, Pb, As, and Hg, ions using a Common Plant Pigment, Cyanidin, as a Natural Chromophore; and (5) Development, Synthesis, and Analysis of MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks): Porous Materials for Gas Storage Applications.

Selected Publications

Jackson, K. T.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Targeted Synthesis of a Porous Borazine-Linked Covalent Organic Framework,” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 8823–8825.
Reich, T. E., Behera, S.; Jackson, K. T.; Jena. P.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Highly Selective CO2/CH4 Gas Uptake by a Halogen-Decorated Borazine-Linked Polymer,” J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 13524-13528.
Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T.; E.; Kassab, R. M.; Jackson, K. T.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “High CO2 Uptake and Selectivity by Triptycene-Derived Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers,” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1411-1413.
Jackson, K. T.; Rabbani, M. G.; Reich, T. E.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Synthesis of Highly Porous Borazine-Linked Polymers and Their Application to H2, CO2, and CH4 Storage,” Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 2775-2777.
Reich, T. E, Jackson, K. T.; Li, S.; Jena. P.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Halogen-Decorated Porous Borazine-Linked Polymers and their Performance in Hydrogen Storage Application,” J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10629-1063.
Kassab, R. M.; Jackson, K. T.; El-Kaderi, O. M.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Nickel-Catalyzed Synthesis of Soft Nanoporous Organic Frameworks and Their Potential Use in Gas Storage Applications,” Res. Chem. Intermed. 2011, 7, 747-757. (invited)