Dr. Alexandru Balaban

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Phone: (409) 741-4313
Fax: (409) 741-4429
Email: balabana@tamug.edu

Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675 
Galveston, Texas 77553

Course Offerings:

Chem 101 - General Chemistry
Chem 227 - Organic Chemistry

Professor Emeritus


- Ph.D. Chemistry, Polytecnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1959
- Habilitation/D.Sci. Organic Chemistry, Polytecnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1974
- Radiochemist, Polytecnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1957
- Diploma, Polytecnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1953

Research Interests:

Experimental organic and bio-organic areas:
- Heterocyclic compounds
- Stable nitrogen free radicals
- Nitric oxide donors
- Catalytic isomerizations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
- Homogeneous catalysis under acid conditions
- Isotopically labeled compounds
- "Green chemistry" with ionic liquids

Theoretical chemistry areas and drug design:
- Chemical applications of graph theory
- Valence isomers of annulenes and their derivatives
- Topological indices
- Molecular modeling and drug design
- Carbon nets
- Theoretical invariants for fullerenes
- Theoretical studies of carbon nanotubes


Organic chemistry; theoretical chemistry

Selected Publications:

8 edited books

7 authored books.

Over 75 chapters in books edited by other authors.

Over 750 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

28 patents, three of which are USA patents.

Bibliography of 25 selected publication by Alexandru T. Balaban

Selected scientific publications of Alexandru T. Balaban