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Ali Akdeniz, Ph.D.

Ali Akdeniz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Peeples Hall
Room 213
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720


Dr. Akdeniz completed his B.S. degree in Chemistry at Hacettepe University. He was involved in the undergraduate research program with the thesis of “Interactions of a Cumarin Derivative with Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Bovine Serum Albumin by Fluorimetric Methods”. He received his Ph.D. in Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University. His dissertation was Detection of Enantiomeric Excess in Chiral Carboxylate drugs Detection of Enantiomeric Excess in Chiral Carboxylate drugs.


1) Akdeniz, A.; Caglayan, M. G.; Polivina, I.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Detection and quantification of ATP in human blood serum Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 7459

2) Akdeniz, A.; Caglayan, M. G.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Tri-serine Tri-Lactone Scaffold for Quantification of Citrate in Urine. Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1827   

3) Akdeniz, A.; Minami, T.; Watanabe, S.; Yokoyama, M.; Ema, T.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Determination of Enantiomeric Excess of Carboxylates by Fluorescent Macrocyclic Sensors Chem. Sci., 2015, 7, 2016

4) Akdeniz, A.; Mosca, L.; Minami, T.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Sensing of Enantiomeric Excess in Chiral Carboxylic Acids. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5770.

5) Minami, T.; Liu, Y.; Akdeniz, A.; Koutnik, P.; Esipenko, N. A.; Nishiyabu, R.; Kubo, Y.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Intramolecular Indicator Displacement Assay for Anions: Supramolecular Sensor for Glyphosate. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11396.

6) Minami, T.; Esipenko, N. A.; Akdeniz, A.; Zhang, B.; Isaacs, L.; Anzenbacher Jr., P.: Multianalyte Sensing of Addictive Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 15238.

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
CHEM 1211: Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1212: Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 4110K: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry