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

Alam, T. M., Assink, R. A., & Loy, D. A. (1999). Hydrolysis and esterification in organically modified alkoxysilanes: A Si-29 NMR investigation of methyltrimethoxysilane. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 8(9), 2366-2374.
LOY, D. A., SHEA, K. J., BUSS, R. J., & ASSINK, R. A. (1994). PLASMA OXIDATION OF HYDROCARBON TEMPLATES IN BRIDGED POLYSILSESQUIOXANES - POROUS MATERIALS BY DESIGN. INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS II, 572, 122-133.
Frederick, K. M., Boday, D. J., Unangst, J., Stover, R. J., Li, Z., Budy, S., & Loy, D. A. (2016). Photochemical strengthening of silica aerogels modified with coumarin groups. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 432, 189-195.
Loy, D. A., Carpenter, J. P., Alam, T. M., Shaltout, R., Dorhout, P. K., Greaves, J., Small, J. H., & Shea, K. J. (2005). Cyclization phenomena in the sol-gel polymerization of alpha,omega-bis(triethoxysilyl) alkanes and incorporation of the cyclic structures into network silsesquioxane polymers. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 121(23), 5413-5425.
LOY, D. A., & ASSINK, R. A. (1993). SYNTHESIS OF A C-60-P-XYLYLENE COPOLYMER. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 114(10), 3977-3978.