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Walda Powell

Walda Powell

Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Geoscience, Department Head

203 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8619
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Dr. Powell’s primary research interest is synthesizing novel bio-organic molecules utilizing her skills in fluorine and boron chemistry. Most recently, she has worked on synthesizing imines from secondary amines using common laboratory reagents. Students working with Dr. Powell:
 

purify the bacterial pigment Prodigiosin from Serratia,
isolate crude extracts from Melia azedarach and use them as insecticides
quantitatively determine the major triterpenoids in neem oil, which is also known for its insecticidal properties

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