Willie Hinze

Willie Hinze

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Willie Hinze

John B. White Professor of Chemistry

B.S., 1970
M.S., 1972, Sam Houston State University (Ray E. Humphrey)
Ph.D. 1974, Texas A & M University (Janos H. Fendler)

Office: Salem Hall, 010B
Phone: (336) 758-5509
Email: hinze@wfu.edu

Research Description

Description of Research
Research interests center upon the utilization of organized assemblies (cyclodextrins, surfactant micelles and vesicles, liposomes, polymers, inverted micelles) to enhance chemical analysis and separation science techniques. Examples of specific projects include the use of such media to aid in the preservation of clinical and environmental samples. That is, the adsorption of analytes upon their container surfaces and/or their degradation/decomposition reactions can be greatly diminished in the presence of appropriate ordered media.


One-Pot Synthesis with in situ Preconcentration of Spherical Monodispersed Gold Nanoparticles using Thermoresponsive 3-(Alkyldimethylammonio)-propyl Sulfate Zwitterionic Surfactants., Yoshitake Takagai, Ryo Miura, Arata Endo and Willie L. Hinze, Chemical Communications, 52 (2016) 10000 – 10003.

Fluorescence Method using On-Line Sodium Cholate Coacervate Surfactant Mediated Extraction for the Flow Injection Analysis of Rhodamine B, G. Acosta, M. C. Talio, M. O. Luconi, W. L. Hinze and L. P. Fernandez:  Talanta, 129 (2014) 516-522.

Turn-on Fluorescent Polymeric Microparticle Sensors for the Determination of Ammonia and Amines in the Vapor State, Yoshitake Takagai, Y. Nojiri, T. Takase, Willie L. Hinze, M. Butsugan and S. Igarashi:  Analyst, 135 (2010) 1417-1425.

Cloud Point Extraction with Surfactant Derivatization as an Enrichment Step Prior to Gas Chromatographic – Mass Spectrometric Analysis, Yoshitake Takagai and Willie L. Hinze:  Analytical Chemistry, 81 (2009) 7113-7122.

Evaluation of the Potential of Chitosan Hydrogels to Extract Polar Organic Species from Nonpolar Organic Solvents:  Application to the Extraction of Aminopyridines from Hexane, Valfredo T. de Favere and Willie L. Hinze, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 330 (2009) 38 – 44.

Fluorescence in Organized Assemblies, Najma Memon, Aamna Balouch, and Willie L. Hinze, in Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, R. A. Meyers, Ed., John Wiley & Sons Ltd.:  Chichester, UK, 2008, DOI:  10.1002/9780470027318.a5409.pub2; 94 pp.

Surfactant-Mediated Cloud Point Extractions:  An Environmentally Benign Alternative Separation Approach, Frank H. Quina and Willie L. Hinze, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 38 (#11) (1999) 4150-4168.

Awards & Accomplishments

John B. White Professor of Chemistry