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Lev Ryzhkov



  • Higher Ed: Science 


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, March 1991-1994: Yale University.
Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry, May 1991: Brown University, Providence, RI
B.S. (with Honor), Chemistry, May 1986: Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ

Sabbatical Leave, January 2003-May 2003: The Johns Hopkins University.
Associate Professor, March 2001-present: Towson University.
Assistant Professor, August 1995-present: Towson University.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Summers 1997, 1998: The Johns Hopkins University.
Visiting Assistant Professor, August 1994-June 1995: Skidmore College. 


Mechanism of diacyl peroxide decomposition; stability and dynamics of acyloxy radical intermediates. Mechanism of photolysis of cyclic diazoalkanes and solution phase studies of their excited triplets. Low-temperature, single-crystal EPR of cyclic hydrocarbon and other biradicals. 


1. Wasylenko, W.; Kebede, N.; Showalter, B. M.; Matsunaga, N.; Miceli, A. P.; Ryzhkov, L. R.; Hadad, C. M.; Toscano, J. P. "Experimental and Computational Confirmation of the Triplet Ground State of Oxynitrenes" - manuscript in preparation.
2. Ryzhkov , L. R.; Bentz, T. C.; "Study of Chemical Shift Variations in Tricyclic Urazoles with a Norbornane Skeleton" - accepted for publication in Spectroscopy Letters
3. Ryzhkov, L. R.; Toscano, J. P. "Crystal Lattice Effects on the Orientation and Orbital Degeneracy of Nitric Oxide Trapped in Nitramine Single Crystals" J. Crystal Growth Design 2005, 5(6), 2066
4. Manuel Marquez, Josh Robinson; Vincent van Nostrand; David Schaefer; Lev R. Ryzhkov; Walter Lowe; Steven S. Suib "Atomic Force Microscopy, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and X-ray Fluorescence Investigations of Self-Assembled Lines from Colloidal Solutions of Lamellar MnOx" Chemistry of Materials 2002, 14(4), 1493
5. Ferraris, D.; Cox, C.; Dudding, T.; Young, B.; Drury, W. J. III, Ryzhkov, L.; Lectka, T. "Catalytic, Enantioselective Alkylation of -Imino Esters: The Synthesis of Non-natural -Amino Acid Derivatives" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124(1), 67
6. Showalter, B. M., Bentz, T. C.; Ryzhkov, L. R.; Hadad, C. J.; Toscano, J. P. "Time-Resolved IR Studies of Triplet 1,3-Cyclopentanediyl" J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2000, 13, 1