Faculty - Palencia

Hector Palencia, Associate Professor

Hector Palencia

Hector Palencia
Associate Professor

Chemistry - UNK
University of Nebraska–Kearney
209B Bruner Hall, 905 W. 25th St.
Kearney, Nebraska 66849-1150
Phone: 308-865-8479

Research Areas

  • Organocatalysis
  • Biofuels/Biomass
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Synthetic methodology


A listing of recent refereed scholarly publications by UNK chemistry faculty and their students is given below.

  • Kamler, Chad A.; Soukup, Rodney J.; Ianno, Natale J.; Huguenin-Love, James L.; Olejnícek, Jirí; Darveau, Scott A.Exstrom, Christopher L. Thin Films formed by Selenization of CuIn1-xBx Precursors in Se Vapor. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2009), 93(1), 45-50.
  • Olejnícek, Jirí; Darveau, Scott A.Exstrom, Christopher L.; Soukup, Rodney J.; Ianno, Natale J.; Kamler, Chad A.; Huguenin-Love, James L. Problems with Synthesis of Chalcopyrite CuIn1-xBxSe2, Materials Science Forum (2009), 609, 33-36.
  • Olejnícek, Jirí; Kamler, Chad A.; Mirasano, Anatole; Martinez-Skinner, Andrea L.; Ingersoll, Matt A.; Exstrom, Christopher L.; Darveau, Scott A.; Huguenin-Love, James L.; Diaz, Martin; Ianno, Natale J.; Soukup, Rodney J.  A Non-vacuum Process for Preparing Nanocrystalline CuIn1-xGaxSe2 Materials Involving an Open-air Solvothermal Reaction.  Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2009), in press, available online (doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2009.03.024).
  • Exstrom, Christopher L.; Olejnícek, Jirí; Darveau, Scott A.; Mirasano, Anatole; Paprocki, David S.; Schliefert, Megan L.; Ingersoll, Matt A.; Slaymaker, Laura E.; Soukup, Rodney J.; Ianno, Natale J.; Kamler, Chad A.  Solvothermal Preparation, Processing, and Characterization of Nanocrystalline CuIn1-xAlxSe2 Materials.  Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2009), 1165, M05-03.
  • Joseph, K.S.; Moser, Annette C.; Basiaga, Sara B.G.; Schiel John, E.; Hage, David S.  Evaluation of Alternatives to Warfarin as Probes for Sudlow site I of Human Serum Albumin. Journal of Chromatography A (2009), 1216(16), 3492-3500.
  • Conrad, Mandi L.; Moser, Annette C.; Hage, David S.  Evaluation of Indole-based Probes for High-throughput Screening of Drug Binding to Human Serum Albumin:  Analysis of High-Performance Affinity Chromatography. Journal of Separation Science (2009), 32(8), 1145-1155.
  • Han, Xiaochun; Li, Chun; Mosher, Michael D.; Rider, Kevin C.; Zhou, Peiwen; Crawford, Ronald L.; Fusco, William; Paszczynski, Andrzej; Natale, Nicholas R.  Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of a Novel Class of Anticancer Agents: Anthracenylisoxazole Lexitropsin Conjugates. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 17(4), 1671-1680.
  • Gajewski, Mariusz P.; Beall, Howard; Schnieder, Mark; Stranahan, Sarah M.;  Mosher, Michael D. ; Rider, Kevin C.; Natale, Nicholas R.  Bis-anthracenyl Isolxazolyl Amides have Enhanced Anticancer Activity. Bioinorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2009), 19(15), 4067-4069.
  • Mosher, Michael D.; Norman, Amber L.; Shurrush, Khreisto A. 5-Bromomethyl-4,5-dihydroisoxazoles.  Tetrahedron Letters (2009), 50(40), 5647-5648.
  • “Fluxional additives: A second generation control in enantioselective catalysis”, Mukund P. Sibi, Shankar Manyem, Hector Palencia. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 13660- 13661.
  • “Improved turnover numbers in palladium-catalyzed bisdiene cyclization-trapping using N-heterocyclic carbene ligands”, James M. Takacs, Suman Layek, Hector Palencia, and Ross N. Andrews. Adv. Synth. Catal., 2005, 347 (15), 1937- 1942.