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Robert A. Izydore



About Us


About the Company

Durham Eagle LLC is located in Durham, NC and is comprised of two divisions.
Durham Eagle Press publishes quality textbooks for scientific disciplines.
Durham Eagle Chemistry provides on-line educational articles in chemistry.


About the Owner

Durham Eagle LLC is owned and operated by Dr. Robert A. (Bob) Izydore. He is a Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

An early interest in science and mathematics led to a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Penn State. This was followed by a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Duquesne University and a postdoctoral research appointment at Duke University after which Bob joined the Department of  Chemistry at NCCU. He has taught B.S. and graduate level courses in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. His teaching specialties have been organic chemistry and spectroscopic methods of analysis with an emphasis on NMR spectroscopy.

Research activities have been carried out in organic/medicinal chemistry. New organic chemistry reactions, reaction mechanisms, and the synthesis of pharmacologically active compounds have been investigated. Novel compounds having hypolipidemic, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory activity have been synthesized. A patent on one of the classes of compounds was licensed to a Japanese company in 1998.