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Alex Kitaygorodskiy

Dr. Alex KitaygorodskiyLecturer
NMR Facility Director

Phone: (864) 656-0611
Office: 473 Hunter Laboratories


Dr. Kitaygorodskiy earned his first degree (M. Sc.) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1975. In 1979 he received his Ph.D. (Candidate of Science) working at Institute of Chemical Physics (Academy of Sciences, USSR) with the late Prof. K. I. Zamaraev.  He continued to work in the Institute of Chemical Physics until 1991.  All these years his research was inseparably linked to NMR.  In 1992 Alex and his family moved to the US.   He spent two years in Atlanta at Emory University and in 1994 accepted a position of NMR Director at Clemson University.  His publication list includes almost 100 refereed papers.


Kirillova, M. V.; Kuznetsov, M. L.; Kozlov, Y. N.; Shu'pina, L. S.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Pombeiro, A. J. L.; Shul'pin, G. B., Participation of Oligovanadates in Alkane Oxidation with H2O2 Catalyzed by Vanadate Anion in Acidified Acetonitrile: Kinetic and DFT Studies. Acs Catalysis 2011, 1 (11), 1511-1520.

Herath, M. B.; Creager, S. E.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; DesMarteau, D. D., Effect of Perfluoroalkyl Chain Length on Proton Conduction in Fluoroalkylated Phosphonic, Phosphinic, and Sulfonic Acids. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2010, 114 (46), 14972-14976.

Herath, M. B.; Creager, S. E.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; DesMarteau, D. D., Perfluoroalkyl Phosphonic and Phosphinic Acids as Proton Conductors for Anhydrous Proton-Exchange Membranes. Chemphyschem 2010, 11 (13), 2871-2878.

Li, H. T.; Meziani, M. J.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Lu, F. S.; Bunker, C. E.; Fernando, K. A. S.; Guliants, E. A.; Sun, Y. P., Preparation and Characterization of Alane Complexes for Energy Applications. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (7), 3318-3322.

Lu, F. S.; Haque, S. A.; Yang, S. T.; Luo, P. G.; Gu, L. R.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Li, H. P.; Lacher, S.; Sun, Y. P., Aqueous Compatible Fullerene-Doxorubicin Conjugates. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113 (41), 17768-17773.

“The First Fulleropyrrolidine Derivative of Sc3N@C80: Pronounced Chemical Shift Differences of the Geminal Protons on the Pyrrolidine Ring” Cardona, C. M.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Ortiz, A.; Herranz, M. A.; Echegoyen, L.; J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70(13), 5092-5097.

"NMR Detection of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solution" Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Wang, W.; Xie, S.-Y.; Lin, Y.; Shiral Fernando, K. A.; Wang, X.; Qu, L.; Chen, B.; Sun, Y.-P.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005,127(20), 7517-7520.

“Deuterium Attachment to Carbon Nanotubes in Deuterated Water” Fu, K.; Zhou B.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Lawrence F.A.; Sun, Y.-P.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126(14), 4669-4675.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Peptide-Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticles” Taylor S.; Qu L.; Kitaygorodskiy A.; Teske J.; Latour R. A.; Sun Y.-P. Biomacromolecules2004, 5, 245-248.

“First separation and characterization of cis and trans 1,2-bisaryloxy perfluorocyclobutanes” Ligon Jr., S. C.; Krawiec M.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Smith Jr., D. W.; Journal of Fluorine Chemistry2003, 123, 139-146.