Douglas A Loy
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
(520) 609-6021
Work Summary
Developing safer, more stable sunscreens
Research Interest
My research interests are in organic and polymer chemistries that include extensive development of new polymers, polymerization chemistries, polymer characterization, and their applications, such as bio-microfuel cells, membranes, protective coatings, photoresists, sensors, and high surface area adsorbents. Presently, my research includes the development of new polymeric sunscreens, polymeric foams, novel materials and chemistries for 3D printing, synthesis and characterization of porous materials, new polymeric antioxidants, fluorescent polymers and particles, and extensive work in sol-gel science. Keywords: New Sunscreens

Publications

Loy, D. A., Mather, B., Straumanis, A. R., Baugher, C., Schneider, D. A., Sanchez, A., & Shea, K. J. (2001). Effect of pH on the gelation time of hexylene-bridged polysilsesquioxanes. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 16(11), 2041-2043.
Li, Z., & Loy, D. A. (2011). Preparation of colloidal silsesquioxane particles from bridged monomer under acidic conditions. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 241.
LOY, D. A., SMALL, J. H., & SHEA, K. J. (2000). ARYLENE-BRIDGED AND ALKYLENE-BRIDGED SILICONATES. ORGANOMETALLICS, 12(4), 1484-1488.
Loy, D. A., Carpenter, J. P., Yamanaka, S. A., McClain, M. D., Greaves, J., Hobson, S., & Shea, K. J. (1995). Polymerization of bis(triethoxysilyl) ethenes. Impact of substitution geometry on the formation of ethenylene- and vinylidene-bridged polysilsesquioxanes. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 10(12), 4129-4140.
SHEA, K. J., LOY, D. A., & SMALL, J. H. (1996). CONDENSED ARYL-BRIDGED SILICONATES - NEW LADDER AND NETWORK IONOMERS. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 4(2), 255-258.