Marion A. Franks

TitleAssociate Professor




OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 340

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Marion A. Franks


Ph D: Chemistry, General, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998

BS: Chemistry , Clark Atlanta University , 1993

MS: Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 1993

Research Interests

1. The synthesis of boronic acid derivatives for use as cancer chemopreventives. a. The synthesis of stilbenes, chalcones, coumarins, gallates, and other Michael acceptors and their transformation to boronic acids and esters. 2. The extraction and derivatization of natural products for use as cancer chemopreventives.

Recent Publications

Franks, Marion  (2015).  MEROLA, J. S. & FRANKS, M. A. 2015. Crystal structures of fac-trichloridotris(trimethylphosphane-[kappa]P)rhodium(III) monohydrate and fac-trichloridotris(trimethylphosphane-[kappa]P)rhodium(III) methanol hemisolvate: rhodium structures that are isotypic with their iridium analogs..  In S. Parkin  (71,  pp. 226-230).  Acta Crystallographica Section E.

Mckoy, Davia  Franks, Marion  Assefa, Zerihun  (2014).  (E)-3-(4-(heptyloxy)phenyl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one.  (E70,  pp. o163-o164).  Acta Crystallographica E.

Mckoy, Davia  Franks, Marion  Assefa, Zerihun  (2014).  (E)-3-(4-Heptyl-oxyphen-yl)-1-phenyl-prop-2-en-1-one..  (Pt 2,  70,  pp. o163-4).  Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online.

Franks, Marion  (2013).  Synthesis, reactivity and crystal structures of various solvates of fac-tris(trimethylphosphine)trichloroiridium.  (30,  54,  pp. 67-73).  Polyhedron/Elsevier.

Franks, Marion  (2013).  The basicity of [tris-(trimethylphosphine)(cyclooctadiene)iridium(I)].  (723,  pp. 49-55).  Journal of Organometallic Chemistry/ Elsevier.

Franks, Marion  (2010).  : Diels—Alder Reactions of Epoxybutene Derivatives and Subsequent Synthetic Manipulations of the Cycloadducts..  (10,  33,  ).  ChemInform.

Franks, Marion  (2005).  Oxathiolene Oxide Synthesis Via Chelation Controlled Addition of Organometallic Reagents to Alkynols Followed by Addition of Sulfur Electrophiles and Evaluation of Oxathiolene Oxides as Anticarcinogenic Enzyme Inducers..  (6,  13,  pp. 2221-2232).  Journal of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry/Elselvier.

Franks, Marion  Welker, Mark  Hyatt, John  (2001).  Diels−Alder Reactions of Epoxybutene Derivatives and Subsequent Synthetic Manipulations of the Cycloadducts.  (5,  5,  pp. 514-518).  Organic Process and Research Development.