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Tom Hickman

Tom HickmanLecturer
Phone: TBA
Office: 263 Hunter
E-mail: hickma2@clemson.edu

Research Interests | Publications

Research Interests

Dr. Hickman became fascinated by general chemistry and organic chemistry while taking classes with Dr. Dexter Squibb at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After receiving his B.S., he moved to Clemson University and earned a Ph.D. working in the laboratories of Dr. Darryl DesMarteau. His research in DesMarteau’s group was primarily focused on the synthesis of room temperature ionic liquids, yet diverse in the sense that the ionic liquids prepared were not just novel compounds; they had specific applications in mind. Low viscosity ionic liquids containing asymmetric perfluorinated anions were prepared with the intent of providing improved conductivity for lithium ion batteries. Polymeric ionic liquids were also designed as potential proton exchange membranes for fuel cells. The possibility of using these ionic liquid monomers as permanently fixed plasticizers was also considered. Dr. Hickman teaches Introduction to Chemistry (CH 105) and General Chemistry (CH 101).

Publications and Presentations

Lu, C. Q.; Jiang, W. C.; Hickman, T.; DesMarteau, D. D., Syntheses of a Perfluoroethanesulfonyl Fluoride Vinyl Ether. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76 (8), 2896-2898.

Herath, M. B.; Hickman, T.; Creager, S. E.; DesMarteau, D. D., A new fluorinated anion for room-temperature ionic liquids. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 2011, 132 (1), 52-56.

Tom Hickman, Darryl DesMarteau. Synthesis of 1,3-dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquids containing difunctional and tetrafunctional perfluoroalkylsulfonyl imide anions, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, submitted in 2011.

M. Herath, T. Hickman, S. Creager, D. DesMarteau. A New Fluorinated Anion for Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2011.

D. DesMarteau, Tom Hickman. 2011. Invitation for Oral Presentation: Multifunctional Ionic Liquids Based On Perfluoroalkylsulfonyl Imides, 242nd ACS National Meeting, Division of Fluorine Chemistry, Denver, CO, USA.

Changqing Lu, Tom Hickman,, Wanchao Jiang, D. DesMarteau. Synthesis of a Perfluoroethanesulfonyl Fluoride Vinyl Ether. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2011.

T. Hickman, D. DesMarteau. 2007. Oral Presentation: Synthesis of Ionic Liquids Using Bis((perfluoroalkyl)sulfonyl) Imide Anions and the 1,3-Dialkylimidazolium Cation, SERMACS 2007, Greenville, SC, USA

T. Hickman, D. DesMarteau. 2007. Poster Presentation: Synthesis of Ionic Liquids Using Bis((perfluoroalkyl)sulfonyl) Imide Anions and the 1,3-Dialkylimidazolium Cation, 18th ACS Winter Fluorine Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, USA

T. Hickman, D. DesMarteau. 2006. Oral Presentation: Synthesis of Ionic Liquids Using the Bis((perfluoroalkyl)sulfonyl) Imide Anion and the 1,3-Dialkylimidazolium Cation, American Chemical Society Meeting & Exposition, March 26-30, 2006, Atlanta, GA, USA

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