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Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7301
(662) 915-7300 (fax)

Safo Aboaku


Instructional Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Office: 223B Coulter Hall
Phone: 662-915-4038
Email: saboaku AT olemiss.edu

Educational and Professional Background

B.S. Chemistry, K.N.U.S.T Kumasi-Ghana, 2000
M.S. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008

Research Interests: Effective Chemistry Instruction, Magnetostructural Studies of Organic Magnets, Hydrogen Bonding

Research Summary

Recent Publications

Safo Aboaku, Armando Paduan-Filho, Valdir Bindilatti, Nei Fernandes Oliveira, Jr., John A. Schlueter, Paul M. Lahti, "Aminophenylnitronylnitroxides: Highly Networked Hydrogen-Bond Assembly in Organic Radical Materials" Chem. Mater. 23, 4844-4856 (2011)

Hidenori Murata, Safo Aboaku, Paul M. Lahti, “Molecular recognition in a heteromolecular radical pair system with complementary multipoint hydrogen- bonding” Chem. Comm. 29, 3441-3443 (2008).

Hidenori Murata, Joel T. Mague, Safo Aboaku, Naoki Yoshioka, Paul M. Lahti, “An Organic Radical Solid Solution with Strong Ferromagnetic Exchange” Chem. Mater. 19, 4111-4113 (2007).

Safo Aboaku, Paul M. Lahti, “Crystallography and Magnetism of 2-Amido-4,4,5,5- dihydro-1H-imidazole-3-oxide-1-oxyls” Polyhedron 26, 1959-1964 (2007)