Chemistry Newsletter - 02/26/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 9 February 26th, 2001

Welcome to Dr. Qiang Cui

Dr. Qiang Cui has accepted our offer of an Assistant Professor position in the Chemistry Department. He plans to arrive this summer. If you'd like to contact him directly to welcome him, his email is: qiang@tammy.harvard.edu. Welcome Dr. Cui!!

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume.

March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

March 24th April 28th

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

March 1, 2001
April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jianshu Cao, MIT. "Theoretical Studies of Room-Temperature Single Molecule Experiments"

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sangwoon Yoon, Graduate Student. "Bimolecular Reactions of Vibrationally Excited Molecules"

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Jens Norskov, Technical University of Denmark. "Catalysis from First Principles"

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Wednesday, February 28th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Lee Sharp, Grinnell College.

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Thursday, March 1st, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Emily Smith, Graduate Student. "SPR Imaging Measurements of Protein-Peptide and DNA Protein Interactions"

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Thursday, March 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Brad Nilsson, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Rig Hernandez, Georgia Tech. "Chemistry in Changing Environments: A Theoretical Projection of Polymers and Proteins"

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emily Smith, Graduate Student. "SPR Imaging Measurements of Peptide Arrays"

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Vankat Ganesan, University of California, Santa Barbara. "A New Computational Tool for the Science and Engineering of Advanced Materials"

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tom Rauchfuss, University of Illinois.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Liman Wang, Parr Memorial Award Recipient. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Thursday, March 8th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Thomas Eberlein, Penn State Capital College, Schuylkill Campus. "Combining Traditional and Modern Techniques in Teaching Organic Chemistry"

 

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Thursday, March 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. John Wood, Yale University.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Notre Dame. "Proton, Hydride, and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions in Solution and Proteins"

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison. "Principles and Practice of Protein Folding in Real Cells"

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. T. Lectka.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. John Bercaw. (McElvain)

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology. "DNA Charge Transport Chemistry"

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Rich Roberts, California Institute of Technology. "Discovery of RNA binding peptides using in vitro selection. Trillions of Molecules, so little time"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ken Dill, UCSF. "Modeling Water and the Hydrophobic Effect"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrei Piryatinski, UW-Madison. "Multidimentional Impulsive IR Spectroscopies: Molecular Structure and Vibrational Dynamics"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanislav Shvartsman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Random Walks and Feedback Loops in Autocrine Cell Signaling"

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Julie Kovacs, University of Washington.

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Thursday, March 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Eileen Dimalanta, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Sang (Alex) Lim, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ted Heilweil, NIST.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota. "Polylactide-Polyolefin Block Copolmymers as Mesoporous Polymer Precursors"

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Folami Ladipo, University of Kentucky.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xingping (Ping) Su, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kevin Jantzi, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wilson Ho, UC Irvine.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Courtney Thompson, Graduate Student. "Molecular Motions During Physical Aging in Polystyrene"

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Scott L. Diamond, University of Pennsylvania. "Fluid Mechanical Regulation of Cardiovascular Health and Disease"

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Shair.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ruma Banerjee, University of Nebraska.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tian Wu, Graduate Student. "Transchip: A New System for in Vitro Whole Genome Studies of Transcription"

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mary Kirchoff, EPA. "Teaching Green Chemistry"

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bruce Dorsey, Merck Research Labs.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar (Joint with Macromolecules), 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Josef Michl.

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Monday, April 23th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "Biomimetic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Willard Lecture Series - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christoph Weise, Graduate Student. "Studies of Association Equilibria of Simple Amides with the Perfluoronated Surfactant Cesium PFO"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Andrew C. Hillier, University of Virginia. "Towards the Discovery of Improved Fuel Cell Catalysts: Construction and Reactivity Imaging of Surface Gradients"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "The Chelate Effect in Organic Chemistry"********************

Thursday, April 26th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gordie Shaw, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "Hydrophobic and Antihydrophobic Effects in Organic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ad Bax, NIH. "NMR of Weakly Aligned Proteins and Nucleic Acids"

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Meredith Porembski, UW-Madison. "Single Molecule Studies of Biologically Relevant Systems"

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. "Computationally Guided Evolutionary Protein Design"********************

Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Yves J. Chabal, Bell Labs, New Jersey. (McElvain). "Silicon Oxidation: A Vibrational Study of Oxygen Insertion into Si Surfaces Upon H2O or O2 Exposure"

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Marion O'Leary, Sacramento State University. "Cooperative Learning in Organic Chemistry"

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Daniel Veber, SmithKline Beechman.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Reichmann, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Clayton J. Radke, University of California-Berkeley. "Engineering Soft Contact Lenses for Safe Wear"

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Geoff Coates.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dave Rotella, Bristol Myers Squibb. "Discovery and Optimization of PDE5 Inhibitors"

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Marlow AL; Soltero ML; Kiessling LL.

Mechanistic studies of UDP-galactopyranose mutase.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 192-ORGN.

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Yang ZQ; Kiessling LL.

Total synthesis of polymeric 6-sulfo sialyl Lewis X as a multivalent ligand for L-selectin.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 202-ORGN.

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Nathanson GM.

Collisions and reactions of acidic gases with acidic liquids.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 35-PHYS.

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Tanaka K; Yu H.

Polymer modulated, diffusion-controlled enzyme kinetics on monolayers.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 459-POLY.

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Smith LM.

Genetic analysis by mass spectrometry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 157-ANYL.

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Kiessling LL.

Monovalent and multivalent modulators of carbohydrate function.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 4-CARB.

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Ellis AB; Lisensky G.

Lessons learned from the development of a materials-enriched chemistry curriculum.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 77-CHED.

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Esker AR; Zhang LH; Sauer BB; Lee WK; Yu H.

Dilational viscoelastic characterization of polymer monolayers by surface light scattering.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 271-COLL.

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Corn RM; Hurtt G; Smith E; Nelson B; Grimsrud T.

Surface plasmon resonance imaging measurements of DNA, RNA, and protein adsorption onto DNA monolayer arrays.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 306-COLL.

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Firman TK; Landis CR.

Valence bond concepts applied to a molecular mechanics description of transition metals with pi-bonds.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 39-COMP.

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Nickel AML; Seker F; Ellis AB.

Improving selectivity of CdSe chemical sensors using molecular imprinting.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 431-INOR.

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Ivanov SA; Kozee MA; Dahl LF.

Au2Pt7(CO)8(PPh3)6: Preparartion and experimental/theoretical analyses of this bimetallic cluster containing a geometrically unprecedented Au2Pt7 core.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 530-INOR.

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Rich DH; Oost TK; Sukonpan C.

Design and synthesis of inhibitors of Botulinum neurotoxin A and B proteases.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 220, pp 326-MEDI.

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Casey CP; Kraft S; Powell DR; Kavana M.

Reaction of rhenium alkynyl carbene complexes with tertiary phosphines produces dihydrophospholium rhenium complexes by a formal CH insertion process.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 617, Iss 1, pp 723-736.

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Buffy JJ; West R; Bendikov M; Apeloig Y.

Chemical shielding tensors for a silicon-carbon double bond.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 5, pp 978-979.

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West R; Schmedake TA; Haaf M; Becker J; Mueller T.

A disilanyl dianion and a silyl dianion from a stable silylene.

CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2001, Vol , Iss 1, pp 68-69.

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Shew CY; Yethiraj A.

The effect of acid-base equilibria on the fractional charge and conformational properties of polyelectrolyte solutions.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 114, Iss 6, pp 2830-2838.

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Morgan JA; Nathanson GM.

Atom scattering from atomic surfactants: Collisions of argon with a dilute Bi : Ga solution.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 114, Iss 5, pp 1958-1961.

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Bretscher LE; Jenkins CL; Taylor KM; DeRider ML; Raines RT.

Conformational stability of collagen relies on a stereoelectronic effect.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 4, pp 777-778.

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Kiessling LL.

Tuning cellular responses with synthetic, multivalent ligands.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL 2000, Vol 11, pp 2212.

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Yu SM; McQuade DT; Quinn MA; Hackenberger CPR; Krebs MP; Polans AS; Gellman SH.

An improved tripod amphiphile for membrane protein solubilization.

PROTEIN SCIENCE 2000, Vol 9, Iss 12, pp 2518-2527.

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Copyright © 2001 Institute for Scientific Information

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NSF and The University of Pittsburgh Research Experience

National Science Foundation and University of Pittsburgh Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry. This program is for undergraduates seriously contemplating research careers in the chemical sciences. The principal component of this program is a state-of-the-art research project in cooperation with the on-going research efforts within the Department. Participants will interact with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students and will present their completed work to the local research community in a Symposium. Undergraduate researchers, housed together on campus, will participate in weekly workshops by faculty and in social activities. This program is supported by an award to the University of Pittsburgh from the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh. Students admitted to this selective program will receive a stipend of $4,000, Free Housing and $200 Food Allowance. For further information and/or application materials go to: http://www.chem.pitt.edu. You may also contact either your departmental office, or: Prof. Joseph J. Grabowski, REU Program Director, 234 Chevron Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, Phone: (412) 624-8203, Fax: (412) 624-8611, E-mail: joeg@pitt.edu. Please note - Application DEADLINE is March 1, 2000.

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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program

Executive Director Robert L. Lichter, Ph.D. is pleased to announce the 2001 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. Directed to institutions with outstanding research efforts in environmental science, the program normally expects to provide up to five two-year fellowships annually for appointment of Ph. D. chemists and chemical engineers as visiting scientists. Details and application procedures of the program are given at the Foundation's Web site at www.dreyfus.org. In establishing the Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation recognizes the need for continuing study of scientific phenomena affecting the environment. The program thus aims to encourage and strengthen the vital role of chemists and chemical engineers in addressing environmental issues. Please note that the deadline for institutional applications is 1 March 2001. For the goals of the program to be achieved, the broadest array of talented faculty have to avail themselves of these opportunities. We should, therefore, greatly appreciate your encouraging appropriate faculty to apply, even if your institution itself is not eligible.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Magnetic Resonance Professional. The UCLA Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time staff position to provide all aspects of technical support for the application of magnetic resonance to the solution of a wide range of research problems in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science. The departmental shared Magnetic Resonance Laboratory is currently comprised of five liquid sample nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, one solid-state NMR spectrometer, and one electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer. This equipment is utilized by approximately 200 individual users from 28 different faculty research groups. General responsibilities include the design of experimental methods for the application of modern magnetic resonance methods (NMR and EPR) to research problems, training of researchers to use these methods, design and development of hardware and software improvements to the equipment, maintenance and performance checking of magnetic resonance spectrometers, and user management support. Applicants must have demonstrated skill in the application of magnetic resonance methods to chemical research, hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting, and excellent interpersonal skills to interact with variety of researcher with varying scientific backgrounds. Applicants should contact: Jane Strouse, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064-1569; Phone: (310)-825-9841; e-mail: strousej@chem.ucla.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Eastern Oregon University. Position Responsibilities: Eastern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning fall, 2001. Teaching responsibilities will be in biochemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry. In addition, the successful candidate will share lecture and laboratory responsibilities in general chemistry courses for majors and general science courses for non-majors. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and supervision of undergraduate research is expected. All faculty actively participate in academic advising, campus committees, curriculum development, research, community outreach, and distance education. An active SAACS is in place at Eastern and the successful candidate, in concert with the other chemistry faculty, is expected to support this activity. A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry is required. Position will be filled at the Assistant Professor rank. Appointment begins September 16, 2001. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief outline of research interests, university transcripts (unofficial), three current letters of recommendations, and the names and phone numbers of four professional references to: Dr. Anna Cavinato, Chair, Bioinorganic Chemist Search, Eastern Oregon University, Badgley Hall 208. Application Deadline is April 2, 2001, or until filled. Inquiries: Dr. Anna Cavinato, Phone: 541-962-3561, Fax: 541-962-3873, E-mail: cavinato@eou.edu.

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Alverno College, a liberal arts college with an innovative, ability-based curriculum, seeks assistant professor of chemistry. The full time, tenure track position begins August 21, 2001. Responsibilities include teaching organic chemistry, chemistry/biochemistry for nursing students, and beginning chemistry; curriculum development, individual and collaborative; committee service; and academic advising. Teaching experience and a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely-related field are required. To apply, send vita/resume, the names of three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Lauralee Guilbault, Acting Chair, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Division, P. 0. Box 343922, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922, e-mail: Lauralee.Guilbault@alverno.edu.

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Chair, Department of Chemistry at Buffalo State College. Applications and nominations are sought for the position of Chemistry Department Chair at Buffalo State College beginning September 1, 2001. The Department currently has 9 full-time faculty and is ACS accredited with a strong undergraduate program offering majors in Chemistry, Chemistry Education, and Forensic Chemistry (80 majors) and a masters program (20 majors). An expansion and renovation of the science building is currently in the planning stages. The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership, encourage faculty development, and demonstrate a commitment to education and research. Excellence in teaching and research is also expected. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a field of chemistry, attaininent of the rank of Associate or Full Professor, demonstrated evidence of management and leadership skills, demonstrated proficiency in teaching, and have an established and recognized reputation in research. Preferred qualifications include actual experience as a department Chair in a predominantly undergraduate institution. Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and administrative philosophies, a description of research interests, and phone numbers & addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Gregory W. Ebert, Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Positions - Clemson University, South Carolina. Postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in the research group of Professor Ya-Ping Sun at Clemson University to study optical and opto-electronic properties of nanoscale materials and systems. The required qualification includes a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field, with research background and training in laser spectroscopy and photophysics/photochemistry. The research group currently consists of 10 graduate students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. The interdisciplinary environment of the group provides excellent opportunities for high research productivity. The group is well equipped with optical spectroscopy instruments, including, for example, dedicated nanosecond and picosecond transient-absorption and single-photon-counting setups in the group and the shared optical spectroscopy and microscopy (such as Near-Field) equipment in the newly established Clemson Photonics Center. There are also significant opportunities for collaborations with scientists in other Clemson programs and at federal government laboratories. To apply, please send a CV, publication list, and the names of 3 references to the address below or by e-mail: sungrp@clemson.edu as soon as possible. Send to: Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Center for Advanced Engineering, Fibers & Films, Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 296340973, USA, Tel: (864)-656-5026 (office), (864)-656-4368 or 656-5195 (lab), Fax: (864)-656-6613, E-Mail for applicants: sungrp@clemson.edu, E-Mail for others: syaping@clemson.edu, http://chemistry.clemson.edu.

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Professor Jeehiun Katherine Lee of Rutgers University is writing to seek your help in identifying suitable candidates for a postdoctoral position in her lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. We use state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and computational methods to examine gas-phase reactivity of organic and biological molecules. Potential projects, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, include the examination of the reactivity of nucleic bases, toward understanding their intrinsic properties in relation to DNA duplex stability and enzyme mechanisms; methods development (such as the application of blackbody infrared radiative dissociation for measuring biological binding); and the study of the fragmentation pathways of alkyl- and alkoxy-chloro-diazirines. She is seeking individuals with a strong physical and/or physical organic background. Gas-phase experimental or mass spectrometric experience would be helpful, but is certainly *not* imperative. It is most important that the individual have a genuine interest in participating in a multidisciplinary research program and in applying physical techniques to organic and biological problems. Interested individuals are encouraged to read our most recent papers (JACS 2000, p 3296 and p 6258) and to visit our website at: http://rutchem.rutgers.edu/faculty/lee.html. Candidates should send a CV and arrange for two to three reference letters to be sent on their behalf. Potential applicants who have questions should feel free to contact me by e-mail, mail, or phone. Send to: Professor Jeehiun Katherine Lee, Department of Chemistry, 610 Taylor Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, Phone: 732 445 6562, Fax: 732 445 5312,FAX, e-mail: jklee@rutchem.rutgers.edu

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Professor James S. Nowick of the University of California, Irvine is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in his lab that involves the design, synthesis, and evaluation of new peptidomimetic compounds. The position requires some experience in the synthesis of organic compounds and a genuine enthusiasm for applying this experience to problems of biological significance. Interested candidates are encouraged to read about some of my group's earlier related work (e.g., JACS 1999, 121, 8409-8410 and JACS 2000, 122, 7654-7661) and to visit my website at http://chem.ps.uci.edu/people/faculty/jsnowick/ . Candidates should send CVs and letters of recommendation to: Professor James S. Nowick, c/o Diana Nikolaus, Department of Chemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697-2025, Phone: (949) 824-6091, FAX: (949) 824-8571, Web: http://www.chem.uci.edu/people/faculty/jsnowick/.

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John Tallarico an institute fellow at the Harvard Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology, is seeking help in a search for post-doc candidates. He is looking for a few people to help get his program up and running. Candidates interested can contact him directly for more detailed information. He is primarily looking for synthetic chemists who aren't afraid to work outside of their comfort zone. His work will mainly be focused on advancing the field of chemical genetics and he has several interesting projects involving synthetic chemistry, new technologies for chemical genetics, and proteomics. If someone wants to learn more details they can check out the iccb website: http://iccb.harvard.edu/. Please contact: John A. Tallarico, PhD, Institute Fellow, Harvard Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, 250 Longwood Ave. room 622, Boston, MA. 02115, Phone: (617) 432-1231, fax: (617) 432-3702.

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Associate Professor Vicki H. Grassian of the University of Iowa has an immediate opening in her laboratory for a qualified, motivated postdoctoral researcher. The project is funded by the Department of Energy-Atmospheric Chemistry Program and is one that is interdisciplinary in nature. The research involves a joint collaboration between myself and Professor Gregory Carmichael, an atmospheric chemistry modeler, in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The project is administered through the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER). The ideal candidate would be someone with a Ph.D. in chemistry (physical or analytical chemistry) or chemical engineering with expertise in one or more of the following areas; surface chemistry, heterogeneous chemistry, gas-phase kinetics, vacuum technology, lasers and spectroscopy. While prior knowledge of atmospheric chemistry is not a criterion, a successful candidate should have a strong interest in this area. If you know of someone who may be interested in the position, please have them send a CV and two letters of recommendation to my attention. Additional information about our research program can be found on the WWW at http://www.uiowa.edu/~chemdept/faculty/grassian/. Contact: Vicki H. Grassian, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 305 Chemistry Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1294, Phone: 319-335-1350, Fax: 319-335-1270.

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Professor Thomas A. Spencer of Dartmouth College has a postdoctoral position available in his research group starting as soon as April, 2001, or within about six months thereafter. The research will be the total synthesis of analogs of cholesterol containing photoactivable groups for use as photoaffinity labels in an NIH-supported collaborative project titled "Photoaffinity Analogs of Cholesterol and Phospholipids". This project has just been funded for five years and the target synthetic steroid analogs will be explored biochemically at the University of California, San Francisco by our collaborators in a Program Project Grant to study cholesterol transport and HDL formation. Applications are encouraged from persons with strong backgrounds and experience in organic synthesis and an interest in bioorganic research problems. The research associate appointment is nominally for a one-year period (renewable for at least one year by mutual agreement) and will carry a stipend of approximately $27,500. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to me as soon as possible at: Professor Thomas A. Spencer, Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, Phone: 603-646-2501, Fax: 603-646-3946, e-mail: taspen@dartmouth.edu.

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