Submission Date


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Paper- Restricted to Campus Access




Ryan Walvoord

Committee Member

Ryan Walvoord

Committee Member

Julianne Yost

Committee Member

Denise Finney

Department Chair

Amanda Reig

Project Description

Chlorite is a common drinking water contaminant resulting most often from the decontamination process at water treatment plants. Excess levels of chlorite have been linked to several health issues, including sickle cell, birth defects, and lowered fertility levels. Current detection methods involve expensive, off-site instrumentation and leave room for improvement. Development of a fluorogenic probe for chlorite detection would allow for testing to be done on site with handheld equipment. I propose the synthesis and subsequent characterization of three separate molecular probes for the detection of chlorite in drinking water.


I would like to thank the Ursinus College Chemistry Department for funding and the NSF for funding for the purchase of an NMR instrument via the MRI grant.