Dr. Abigail Shelton

Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Office: Johnson EPS 325
Phone: 731-881-7462
Email: ashelt18@utm.edu


B.S., ACS accredited (2006) – Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Advisor Les Pesterfield
Ph.D. (2011) – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Advisor Kirk Schanze


Courses Taught:
Chem 101 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
Chem 121 and 121L – General Chemistry I
Chem 122 – General Chemistry II
Chem 359 – Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Chem 410 – Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Chem 470/490 – Introduction to Research in Chemistry/Research in Chemistry
GENS 101 – Freshman Studies


Selected Publications:

High Efficiency Platinum Acetylide Nonlinear Absorption Chromophores Covalently Linked to Poly(methyl methacrylate)
Abigail H. Shelton, Randi S. Price, Luisa Brokmann, Barbara Dettlaff, and Kirk S. Schanze
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5 (16), pp 7867–7874


Extended Conjugation Platinum(II) Porphyrins for use in Near-Infrared Emitting Organic Light Emitting Diodes
Kenneth R. Graham, Yixing Yang, Jonathan R. Sommer, Abigail H. Shelton, Kirk S. Schanze, Jiangeng Xue, and John R. Reynolds
Chem. Mater., 2011, 23 (24), pp 5305–5312


Photophysical Properties of Near-Infrared Phosphorescent π-Extended Platinum Porphyrins
Jonathan R. Sommer, Abigail H. Shelton, Anand Parthasarathy, Ion Ghiviriga, John R. Reynolds, and Kirk S. Schanze
Chem. Mater., 2011, 23 (24), pp 5296–5304


Organoplatinum Chromophores for Application in High-Performance Nonlinear Absorption Materials
Chen Liao, Abigail H. Shelton, Kye-Young Kim, and Kirk S. Schanze
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3 (9), pp 3225–3238


Optimizing Simultaneous Two-Photon Absorption and Transient Triplet−Triplet Absorption in Platinum Acetylide Chromophores
Kye-Young Kim, Abigail H. Shelton, Mikhail Drobizhev, Nikolay Makarov, Aleksander Rebane and Kirk S. Schanze
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114 (26), pp 7003–7013


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When do labs start?

Fall Semester 2019:

CHEM 201L starts on Sept. 11th
All other CHEM Labs start the week of August 26 (1st week of classes)
ASTR 201L starts August 26
All PHYS labs starts week of August 26 (1st week of classes)