Grigoriy A. Sereda


  Organic Chemistry
  University of South Dakota

 M.S., 1988, Moscow State University  
 Ph.D., 1992, Moscow State University

  Current address
  414 E. Clark Street
  University of South Dakota,
  Department of Chemistry
  57069 Vermillion, SD          


Teaching schedule



 Research group

  Phone: (605) 677-6190
  Fax: (605) 677-6397
  e-mail: gsereda@usd.edu


  Organic chemistry (CHEM 326 and CHEM 328) learning materials

  UCAN Understand Curved Arrow Notation! Animated Mechanisms of Organic Reactions and Organic chemistry blog (Questions, answers, discussion)

Our dental research   

We are interested in the interdisciplinary areas between organic chemistry, nanotechnology, and photodynamics.
Currently our research is focused on the three following projects:

1. Synthesis, controlled functionalization, and application of nanoparticles for biochemical, medical, catalysis, and industrial polymer applications 

2. Photo sensitized cytotoxicity of quinones as potential PDT agents 

3. Catalysis by carbons and deposited materials (Pd, vanadia, titania. etc.)

     Recent individual awards

2013 Subcontract with the Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing center (CNAM)

2012 Interdisciplinary Research Incentive Grant

2011 Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center (NPURC) Grant

2010 Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center (NPURC) Grant

2009 USD Research Excellence Development Grant

2009 Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center (NPURC) Grant

2008 Faculty and Students Research Teams Award from the US Department of Energy for research at the Argonne National Laboratory

     Selected Publications

    1Sereda, G. Tuning photocatalytic activity of carbon-based assemblies by their morphology and surface functionalization. J Pet Environ Biotechnol.. 2014, 5 (4), 96. 

    2. Beard, J.; Brouet, S.; Ennis, E.; Fleming, S.; Handy, S.; Hayden, T.; Kreke, P.; Morvant, M.; Nikles, J.; Reese, M.; Safarowic, F.; Schore, N.; Sereda, G.; Smith, S,; VanHorn, B. First-Term Organic Chemistry Exam. Form 2014. ACS Division of Chemical Education Examination, 2014.

    3Huber, V.; Sereda, G.; Dale, J.  Rapid and inexpensive assay for evaluation of antibody efficacy with custom-designed fluorescent nanoparticles.  US Patent 2014, Int. Appl., WO 2014145216 A1 20140918. 

    4Rashwan, K.; Brakke, E.;  Sereda, G. Fluorescent labeling of materials using silica nanoparticles. Nanotechnology Reviews. 2014, 3 (6), 591-596. 

    5Klonoski, J., Hurtig, H., Juber, B., Schuneman, M., Bickett, T., Svendsen, J., Burum, B., Penfound, J., Sereda, G., Dale, J., Chaussee, M., Huber, V. Vaccination against the M protein of Streptococcus pyogenes prevents death after influenza virus:S. pyogenes super-infection. Vaccine. 2014, 32, 5241–5249. 

    6Banerjee, S.; Payra, S.; Saha, A.; Sereda, G. ZnO nanoparticles: a green efficient catalyst for the room temperature synthesis of biologically active 2-aryl-1,3-benzothiazole and 1,3-benzoxazole derivatives Tetrahedron Lett., 2014, 55, 5515-5520.

     7. Sereda, G.; Moorthy, R.; Gamarra-Luques, C.; Telleria, C. Facile Synthesis of a Phototoxic Monofunctionalized Tetraarylporphyrin as Scaffold for Porphyrin-Quinone Conjugates Synth. Commun., 2013, 43, 2, 182-190

      8. Peng, R.; Banerjee, S.; Sereda, G.; Koodali, R.T. TiO2-SiO2 mixed oxides: Organic ligand templated controlled deposition of titania and their photocatalytic activities for hydrogen production International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37, 17009-17018

      9. Sereda, G.; Marshall, C.; Grady, A.; Dreessen, J.; Turner, M.; Libera, J. Effect of Atomic Layer Deposition Support Thickness on Structural Properties and Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane on Alumina- and Titania-Supported Vanadia Catal. Lett., 2012, 142, 4, 399-407

      10. Sereda, G.; Moorthy, R.; Basa, P.; Sykes, A.; Purohit, K.; Rajpara, V.; Becht, D. Unexpected Diastereoselective Acetylation of 1,8-Dimethoxyanthracene Adducts with Maleic Anhydride and Dimethyl Maleate Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2012, 4, 810-816

      11. Sereda, G.; Kim, T.; Aubrey, J.; Khatri, H.; Marshall, C.; Subramanian, H.; Koodali, R. Phthalocyanine- and Calixarene-Templating Effect on the Catalytic Performance of Solid Supported Vanadates Catal. Lett., 2011, 141 (8), 1086-1096

      12. Banerjee, S.; Khatri, H.; Balasanthiran, V.; Koodali, R.T.; Sereda, G. Synthesis of substituted acetylenes, arylealkyl ethers, 2-alkene-4-ynoates and nitriles using heterogeneous mesoporous Pd-MCM-48 as reusable catalyst Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 5717-5724

      13. Sereda, G.; Rajpara, V. Selective and Clean Cyclohexene-Promoted Oxidation and Photooxidation by Air Green and Sustain. Chem., 2011, 1, 26-30

      14. Banerjee, S.; Horn, A.; Khatri, H.; Sereda, G. A green one-pot multicomponent synthesis of 4H-pyrans and polysubstituted aniline derivatives of biological, pharmacological, and optical applications using silica nanoparticles as reusable catalyst Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 52, 1878-1881

      15. Sereda, G.; Rajpara, V. Photoactivated and photopassivated benzylic oxidation catalyzed by pristine and oxidized carbons Catal. Commun., 2011, 12, 669-672


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