User:Douglas M. Fox

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Douglas M. Fox (an artistic interpretation)

I am an environmental physical chemist at American University. I learned about OpenWetWare from Colleagues, and I've joined because Open lab notebooks to support the new advanced chemistry laboratory courses.


  • 2001, PhD Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  • 1995, BS Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Course Notebooks

AU BDL Main Page

2011 - 2012 Biomaterials Design Lab Support

2012 - 2013 Biomaterials Design Lab Support

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Research interests

  1. Sustainable Flame Retardants for Biobased & Biodegradable Polymers
  2. Physical, Chemical, & Solvent Properties of Alternative, Green Solvents
  3. Properties & Applications of Ionic Liquids
  4. Equilibria & Kinetic Properties of Ion Exchange Systems


  1. D. M. Fox, J. Lee, C. Citro, and M. Novy, “Flame Retarded Poly(lactic acid) Using POSS-Modified Cellulose. 1. Thermal and Combustion Properties of Intumescing Composites,” Polym. Degrad. Stab., 2012, submitted.
  2. D. M. Fox, J. Lee, M. Zammarano, D. Katsoulis, D. V. Eldred, L. Haverhals, P. C. Trulove, H. C. De Long, and J. W. Gilman, “Char – Forming Behavior of Nanofibrillated Cellulose Treated with Glycidyl Phenyl POSS,” Carbohydr. Polym., 88(3), 2012, 847-858.
  3. D. M. Fox, R. H. Harris, Jr., S. Bellayer, J. W. Gilman, M. Y. Gelfer, B. S. Hsaio, P. H. Maupin, P. C. Trulove, and H. C. De Long, “The Pillaring Effect of the 1,2-Dimethyl-3(benzyl ethyl iso-butyl POSS) Imidazolium Cation in Polymer/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites,” Polym., 52(23), 2011, 5335-5343.
  4. M. Zammarano, P. H. Maupin, L. P. Sung, J. W. Gilman, E. D. McCarthy, Y. S. Kim, and D. M. Fox, "Revealing the interface in polymer composites," ACS Nano, 5(4), 2011, 3391-3399.
  5. D. M. Fox, J. W. Gilman, A. B. Morgan, J. R. Shields, P. H. Maupin, R. E. Lyon, H. C. De Long, and P. C. Trulove, "Flammability and thermal analysis characterization of imidazolium-based ionic liquids," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47(16), 2008, 6327-6332.
  6. D. M. Fox, P. H. Maupin, R. H. Harris, J. W. Gilman, D. V. Eldred, D. Katsoulis, P. C. Trulove, and H. C. De Long, "Use of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) - imidazolium cation as an organic modifier for montmorillonite," Langmuir, 23(14), 2007, 7707-7714.

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