Halil’s research interests

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My research focuses on understanding the molecular level behavior of ions at various interfaces. Here, interface is used broadly with examples such as air/water interface, and hydration shells of proteins/macromolecules. A wide variety of spectroscopic techniques are utilized in this investigation, including vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS), attenuated total reflection (ATR) FT-IR and recently multivariate curve resolution (MCR) Raman spectroscopy, along with thermodynamic techniques.

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 Publications

5. An NH Moiety is not Required for Anion Binding to Amides in Aqueous Solution
Rembert, Kelvin; Okur, Halil; Hilty, Christian; Cremer, Paul
Langmuir, 2015, 31, 3459-3464 pdf

4.  Effects of End Group Termination on Salting-Out Constants for Triglycine
Jana Hladílková, Jan Heyda, Kelvin B. Rembert, Halil I. Okur, Yadagiri
Kurra, Wenshe R. Liu, Christian Hilty, Paul S. Cremer, and Pavel Jungwirth

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013 ASAP pdf

3. Reversal of the Hofmeister Series: Specific Ion Effects on Peptides
Jana Paterova, Kelvin B. Rembert, Jan Heyda, Yadagiri Kurra, Halil I. Okur, Wenshe R. Liu, Christian Hilty, Paul S. Cremer, Pavel Jungwirth
J. Phys. Chem. B 117 (2013) 8150-8158 pdf

2. Cations Bind Only Weakly to Amides in Aqueous Solutions
Halil I. Okur, Jaibir Kherb and Paul S. Cremer
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013)5062-5067 pdf

1. Synthesis of Stable Mesostructured Coupled Semiconductor Thin Films: meso-CdS-TiO2 and meso-CdSe-TiO2
Halil I. Okur, Yurdanur Turker, Omer Dag
Langmuir 26 (2010)538-544 pdf

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