UC Faculty - Staff

Juliana Serafin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Tel: 304-357-4939
julianaserafin@ucwv.edu

Education

  • BS in Chemistry, West Virginia Universtiy
  • AM in Physical Chemistry, Harvard University 
  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Harvard University

Research and Publications

  1. C.M. Friend, J.G. Serafin, E.K. Baldwin, P.A. Stevens and R.J. Madix, “Bonding and Adsorption Structure of CO on W(100)-(5x1)-C,” J. Chem. Phys. 87, 1847 (1987).
  2. C.M. Friend and J.G. Serafin, “Bonding and Reactivity of Acetonitrile on W(100)-(5x1)-C,” J. Chem. Phys. 88, 4037 (1988).
  3. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Evidence for Nitrile Hydrogenation on W(100)-(5x1)-C:  Spectroscopic Studies of Surface Intermediates Derived from HCN,”  J. Phys. Chem. 92, 6694 (1989). 
  4. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Reactivity of Pyridine on Mo(110):  C-H and C-N Bond Activation,”  J. Phys. Chem. 93, 1998 (1989). 
  5. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Carbon-Oxygen Bond Strength as a Control of Reaction Kinetics:  Phenol on Mo(110),” Surface Science 209, L163 (1989).
  6. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Inhibition of C-H and C-O Bond Activation by Surface Oxygen:  Stabilization of Surface Phenoxide in the Reaction of Phenol on Oxided Mo(110),” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 111, 4233 (1989).
  7. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Controlling Factors in Deoxygenation Kinetics and Selectivity:  Reactions of Ethylene Oxide on Mo(110),”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 111, 6019 (1989).
  8. J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Evidence for Formation of Gaseous Methyl Radicals in the Decomposition of Methoxide on Oxygen-Precovered Mo(110),” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 111, 8967 (1989).
  9. B.C. Wiegand, P.E. Uvdal, J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Selective gamma-C-H Bond Cleavage in Alkoxides:  2-Propanol on Mo(110),” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 113, 6686 (1991).
  10. B.C. Wiegand, P. Uvdal, J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Competition between C-O and 1-C-H Bond Scission during Deoxygenation:  The Reactions of 1-Propanol on Mo(110),”  J. Phys. Chem. 96, 5063 (1992).
  11. P. Uvdal, B.C. Wiegand, J.G. Serafin and C.M. Friend, “Isotopic Labeling as a Tool to Establish Intramolecular Vibrational Coupling:  The Reaction of 2-Propanol on Mo(110),” J. Chem. Phys. 97, 5063 (1992). 
  12. M.K. Weldon, P. Uvdal, C.M. Friend, and J.G. Serafin, “Decoupling of Vibrational Modes as a Structural Tool:  Coverage-Induced Reorientation of Methoxide on Mo(110),”  J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5075 (1995).
  13. J.G. Serafin, A.C. Liu and S.R. Seyedmonir, “Surface Science and the Silver-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Ethylene:  An Industrial Perspective,”  J. Mol. Catalysis A:  Chemical 131, 157 (1998).  This was an invited contribution to the Brian Bent Memorial Issue.

Interests and Hobbies

Running, Violin


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