Ilirian Dhimitruka

  • Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry Department
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2004
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Ilirian Dhimitruka
Dr. Dhimitruka completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Tirana, in Albania. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Subsequently, he worked as Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Prior to joining the Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Dr. Dhimitruka was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Selected Publications

2023: Adaptation of Project-Based Learning Concepts to the Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Curriculum in a Small College Environment, Journal of College Science Teaching, (61-69 pp.)

2021: Differential Spatiotemporal Expression of Type I and Type II Cadherins Associated With the Segmentation of the Central Nervous System and Formation of Brain Nuclei in the Developing Mouse., Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

2019: Assessment of Hydroxycinnamic Acids Potential for Use as Multifunctional Active Ingredients in Sunscreens, Via a Comparative UV Spectroscopy Analysis. , Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, (37-44 pp.)

2019: Synthesis of hydroxyethyl tetrathiatriarylmethyl radicals OX063 and OX071 Vol 9, RSC Advances (35073-35076 pp.)

2017: Interstitial Inorganic Phosphate as a Tumor Microenvironment Marker for Tumor Progression. , Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/srep41233 pp.)

2016: Trityl radicals in perfluorocarbon emulsions as stable, sensitive, and biocompatible oximetry probes. Vol 26, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (5685-5688 pp.)

2015: New class of 8-aryl-7-deazaguanine cell permeable fluorescent probes. Vol 25, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (4593-4596 pp.)

2015: Electron spin relaxation times and rapid scan EPR imaging of pH-sensitive amino-substituted trityl radicals. Vol 53 (4), Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (280-284 pp.)

2014: Fourier Transform EPR Spectroscopy of Trityl Radicals for Multifunctional Assessment of Chemical Microenvironment. Vol 53, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION (2735-2738 pp.)

2014: Proton-Electron Double-Resonance Imaging of pH Using Phosphonated Trityl Probe. Vol 45 (9), Applied Magnetic Resonance (817-826 pp.)

2014: New spectral–spatial imaging algorithm for full EPR spectra of multiline nitroxides and pH sensitive trityl radicals. Vol 245, Journal of Magnetic Resonance (150-155 pp.)

2013: Phosphonated Trityl Probes for Concurrent in Vivo Tissue Oxygen and pH Monitoring Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-Based Techniques. Vol 135, Journal of the American Chemical Society (5904-5910 pp.)

2012: Electron paramagnetic resonance monitoring of ischemia-induced myocardial oxygen depletion and acidosis in isolated rat hearts using soluble paramagnetic probes. Vol 68 (2), Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (649-655 pp.)

2012: Dual-Function pH and Oxygen Phosphonated Trityl Probe. Vol 84, Analytical Chemistry (6054-6060 pp.)

2010: Synthesis, structure, and EPR characterization of deuterated derivatives of Finland trityl radical. Vol 20, BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS (3946-3949 pp.)

2009: Trityl-based EPR probe with enhanced sensitivity to oxygen. Vol 47 (5), Free Radical Biology & Medicine (654-8 pp.)

2008: Synthesis and characterization of amino derivatives of persistent trityl radicals as dual function pH and oxygen paramagnetic probes. Vol 130, Journal of the American Chemical Society (10780-7 pp.)

2008: Synthesis and characterization of ester-derivatized tetrathiatriarylmethyl radicals as intracellular oxygen probes. Vol 73, The Journal of Organic Chemistry (1490-7 pp.)

2007: Large-scale synthesis of a persistent trityl radical for use in biomedical EPR applications and imaging. Vol 17, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (6801-5 pp.)

2007: Trityl radicals as persistent dual function pH and oxygen probes for in vivo electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging: concept and experiment. Vol 129, Journal of the American Chemical Society (7240-1 pp.)

2006: Investigation of the Yamaguchi esterification mechanism. Synthesis of a lux-s enzyme inhibitor using an improved esterification method. Vol 8, Organic Letters (47-50 pp.)

2004: 5-(2-Aminoethyl)dithio-2-nitrobenzoate as a more base-stable alternative to Ellman's reagent. Vol 6, Organic Letters (3809-12 pp.)

CHEM 215 - Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 230 - Intro to Green Chemistry
CHEM 299 - Independent Study:
CHEM 321 - Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 322 - Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 323 - Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 324 - Chemistry of Biological Systms
CHEM 401 - Advanced Organic Laboratory
CHEM 402 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 499 - Independent Study:
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