Chemistry Newsletter - 01/22/2008

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXII - No. 3 January 22nd, 2008

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Professor Mark Ediger Awarded a Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award

We’re delighted to inform you that the Graduate School Research Committee has voted to award a Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award to Professor Mark Ediger! Kellett Awards are extremely competitive awards that recognize faculty who are between 5 and 20 years past tenure who have demonstrated exceptional talent for scientific research. Please join us in congratulating Mark on this terrific and well-deserved honor! Congratulations Mark!
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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

 

February 5th, 2008

February 19th, 2008

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Manos Mavrikakis, UW Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Friday, January 25th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans Reich, UW-Madison, Chemistry Department. “Structure and Reactivity of Organolithium Reagents”

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Friday, January 25th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Building. Tomoaki Okuda, PhD, Asst. Professor, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. “East Asian Air Pollution: Inorganic, Organic, and Isotopic Characterization of Aerosols”

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Monday, January 28th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Dr. Chris Higgins, Johns Hopkins University. “Perfluorochemical Precursors in the Environment: Our Stainfree Future?”

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Building. Dr. Chris Higgins, Johns Hopkins University. “New Approaches for Predicting Emerging Contaminant Fate in Aquatic Ecosystems”

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah. “Guanine Oxidation Leading to Hydantoins: Bioorganic Mechanisms and Implications for Evolution”

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto. “The Chemistry of Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere: Relationships to Air Quality and Climate”

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Friday, November 30th, 2007 - EC &T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 660 N. Park St. Professor Timothy Filley, Purdue University. “Environmental Drivers to Change in Soil Organic Carbon Storage”

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Monday, February 4th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mitsuo Kira, Tohoku University.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories. “Carrier Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals from the Perspective of Solar Energy Conversion”

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Thomas Mallouk, Penn State University.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Mahanthappa Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine. “Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of Membranes and Membrane Proteins”

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Monday, February 18th, 2008 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Wonpil Im, University of Kansas. “Insertion, Folding, Tilting and Assembly of Transmembrane Helices”

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Analysis to Study Local Water Dynamics in Soft Molecular Assemblies and Protein Aggregates”

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stefan Bernhard, Princeton University.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Rovis, University of Colorado.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland. “Taming Coulomb Interactions in Models for Ionic Solutions and Water”

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nitash Balsara, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Friday, February 29th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jo Handelsman, UW-Madison, Department of Plant Pathology. “Conversations with the Silent Majority: Metagenomic analysis of Signals and Antibiotics in Microbial Communities”
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa. “Nanoscale Imaging of Membrane Raft Domains: From Supported Membranes to Cells”

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert West, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Holly Haase (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College. “Chemical Composition of Individual Aerosol Particles: SOA, Biofuels, and Beyond”

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lara Mahal, University of Texas - Austin.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Mayer, University of Washington.

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Friday, March 28th, 2008 - Department Colloquium - The Fifth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University. “Reinventing Chemistry”

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. “Water in Confined Spaces”

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ioannis Houpis, Johnson & Johnson.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gui Bazan, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Friday, April 4th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Carey, New Glarus Brewing Company. “Brewing Beer for Wisconsin: Science, Technology and Moral Responsibility”

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Tom Baker, Los Alamos National Lab.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary E. Galvin, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Using Nanoparticles to Control Biological Function”

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratories.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University. “Physical Insights into Histone Lysine Methylation from Multiscale Simulations”

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Deryn Fogg, University of Ottawa.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University. “Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting; the Magic of Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher C. Cummins, MIT.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Friday, May 9th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology. “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology”

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Recent Publications

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Performance characteristics of electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry.

Good, DM; Wirtala, M; McAlister, GC; Coon, JJ*.

MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS 6 (11): 1942-1951 NOV 2007.
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Tandem phosphorylation of Ser-911 and Thr-912 at the C terminus of yeast plasma membrane H+-ATPase leads to glucose-dependent activation.

Lecchi, S; Nelson, CJ; Allen, KE; Swaney, DL; Thompson, KL; Coon, JJ*; Sussman, MR; Slayman, CW.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 282 (49): 35471-35481 DEC 7 2007.
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Are water simulation models consistent with steady-state and ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy experiments?

Schmidt, JR; Roberts, ST; Loparo, JJ; Tokmakoff, A; Fayer, MD; Skinner, JL*.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS 341 (1-3): 143-157 NOV 15 2007.
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Synthesis of thromboxane B-2 via ketalization/ring-closing metathesis.

Marvin, CC; Clemens, AJL; Burke, SD*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 9 (26): 5353-5356 DEC 20 2007.
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Synthesis of (+)-didemniserinolipid B via ketalization/ring-closing metathesis.

Marvin, CC; Voight, EA; Burke, SD*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 9 (26): 5357-5359 DEC 20 2007.
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Imaging layers for the directed assembly of block copolymer films: Dependence of the physical and chemical properties of patterned polymer brushes on brush molecular weight.

Stuen, KO; In, I; Han, E; Streifer, JA; Hamers, RJ*; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 25 (6): 1958-1962 NOV 2007.
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Pixelated chemically amplified resists: Investigation of material structure on the spatial distribution of photoacids and line edge roughness.

La, YH; Park, SM; Meagley, RP; Leolukman, M; Gopalan, P*; Nealey, PF.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 25 (6): 2508-2513 NOV 2007.
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Mimicry of antimicrobial host-defense peptides by random copolymers.

Mowery, BP; Lee, SE; Kissounko, DA; Epand, RF; Epand, RM; Weisblum, B; Stahl, SS*; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (50): 15474-+ DEC 19 2007.
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Body fluid proteomics for biomarker discovery: Lessons from the past hold the key to success in the future.

Good, DM; Thongboonkerd, V; Novak, J; Bascands, JL; Schanstra, JP; Coon, JJ*; Dominiczak, A; Mischak, H.

JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 6 (12): 4549-4555 DEC 2007.
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Mixed valence compounds as probes to determine the polarity of 1-butyl-3-methylimadazolium ionic liquids.

Ferrer, B; Garcia, H; Schultz, KP; Nelsen, SF*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 111 (50): 13967-13970 DEC 20 2007.
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Organic glass-forming materials: 1,3,5-tris(naphthyl)benzene derivatives.

Bonvallet, PA; Breitkreuz, CJ; Kim, YS; Todd, EM; Traynor, K; Fry, CG*; Ediger, MD*; McMahon, RJ*.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 72 (26): 10051-10057 DEC 21 2007.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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European Institute of Chemistry and Biology - Bordeaux - France. The European Institute of chemistry and biology offers a unique environment for the development of interdisciplinary science with state of the art facilities for both chemistry and biology. See: http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr. A Post-Doctoral Position is opened to be filled in the course of 2008 in the Bioorganic & Biomimetic Supramolecular Chemistry Group, directed by Dr. Ivan Huc. Project: Foldamer - Nucleic Acids Interactions. The project lies at the chemistry – biology interface. It involves solution phase and solid phase synthesis of foldamers and can be extended to structural studies and assessment of interactions between foldamers and nucleic acids. It will be jointly managed in collaboration with nucleic acid biologists and structural biologists within the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology and at other European Universities. An outstanding candidate is sought for, having a strong expertise in either of the following : synthetic organic chemistry; peptide synthesis; nucleotide synthesis; bioorganic chemistry; organic supramolecular chemistry. Details about the background of the project (previous publications of our group) can be found at: http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/fileadmin/IECB/HTML/POLE2/HUC/ih/publicati.... The duration of the contract is 1 ½ year. Depending on progress, a possibility exist to extend up to 3 years. For further information and to apply, please contact: Dr. Ivan Huc, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie, 2, Rue Robert Escarpit, 33607 Pessac Cedex, France, Tel. +33 (0)5 40 00 22 19, Fax. +33 (0)5 40 00 22 15, E-mail: i.huc@iecb.u-bordeaux.fr.

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