Chemistry Newsletter - 03/13/2000

 

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XXXV No. 11 March 13th, 2000

Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

April 1st

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on Tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

March 21 April 4
April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2000 - Special P-Chem Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. "Electron Transmission Through Thin Organic Films - The Role of Quantum Mechanics"

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Friday, March 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Michele Parrinello, Max-Planck-Institut for Festkorperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany. "Ab-initio Simulations in Physics and Chemistry"

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Monday, March 20th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Thomas Wood, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Bart Kahr, University of Washington. "Kinetic Stabilization of Guests in Single Crystals"

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bruce E. Koel, University of Southern California. "Atomic Level Control of Alloy Surface Chemistry"

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gerry Niccolai, CPE, Lyon France.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xiaoping Cao, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Interfacial Structure of conjugated Organic Molecules on Silicon Surface"

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Thomas, Graduate Student.

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Thursday. March 23rd, 2000 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. J. Fraser Stoddart, UCLA. "Toward Artificial Molecular Machines"

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Profressor Adnan Elfarra. "Toxicant Bioactivation, Macromolecule Modification, and Safety Evaluation"

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Ramchandra M. Watwe. University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Stability and Reactivity of Hydrocarbons on Metals and Metal Alloys" & Mr. Paul Conrad, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Cryopreservation of Biological Molecules and Cells"

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Thursday, March 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Wei Cai, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Surface Chemistry for DNA Immobilization on Si(001)"

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Monday, April 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charles Parmenter, Indiana University. "Intra-and Intermolecular Dynamics of Molecules with Internal Rotation"

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Julia S. Higgins, Imperial College, London. "The Effect of Flow on Mixing and Demixing of Polymers"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. David Preston, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Mass Spectrometry and Large Ion Detection Efficiency"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jane Snell Copes, Science Museum of Minnesota. "What Do You DO In A Science Museum"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11a.m., TBA, Chemistry Building. Professor Brent Stockwell, MIT.

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***CANCELED*** - Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Du Shriver, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Rieger, University of Ulm, Germany. "The Design of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Transition Metal Catalysis"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Manchun Lu, Graduate Student, U.W. - Madison. "Massively Parallel Genotyping On Surfaces"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bursavich, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Highlights Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Silvia Cavagnero, UW Madison.

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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mahdi Abu-Omar, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota. "Block Copolymers - Designer Soft Materials"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Department. Professor David Beebe, Department Biomedical Engineering. "Microfluidic Systems for Biology: Is Microfluidics Useful to Biologists? What Class of Biological Questions Can Microfluidic Systems Address? What Obstacles Must be Overcome First"

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bob Bedard, UOP.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Andrew Hawk, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. TBA.

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Monday, April 24thd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tobin Marks, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor John R. Scheffer, UBC-Vancouver.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ned Seeman (Analy Sci/Mat Sci), New York University. "DNA Nanotechnology"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Byron Griffith, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Meyer Jackson.

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Monday, May 1st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory - Joint with Analytical.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FALL OF THIS YEAR*** Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Jumi Shin.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jack Douglas, (Analy Sci/ACS), National Institutes of Standards & Technology. "Correlated Motion in a Simulated Supercooled Liquid"

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mike Hopkins, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cynthia Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanley I. Sandler, University of Delaware. "The Use of Computational Chemistry to Predict the Phase Behavior of Complex Systems"

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Robert Halter, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Monday, May 8th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Michael Fryzuk.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Glassy State"

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Thursday, May 11th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Jeff Johnson, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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Recent Publications

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

Rigid amphiphiles for membrane protein manipulation.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2000, Vol 39, Iss 4, pp 758-+.

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Gross JW; Hegeman AD; Vestling MM; Frey PA.

Pre-steady-state kinetics of deoxythymidine diphosphate glucose 4,6-dehydratase: Detection and quantification of reaction intermediates by mass spectroscopy.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 6, pp 75 -.

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Carr HS; Serfass L; Aschenbrenner LM; Burstyn JN.

Calcium ion down-regulates soluble guanylyl cyclase activity: Evidence for a second metal ion binding site.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 6, pp 99 -.

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Nelsen SF.

"Almost delocalized" intervalence compounds.

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 2000, Vol 6, Iss 4, pp 581-588.

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Aarset K; Csaszar AG; Sibert EL; Allen WD; Schaefer HF; Klopper W; Noga J.

Anharmonic force field, vibrational energies, and barrier to inversion of SiH3-.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 112, Iss 9, pp 4053-4063.

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Wang XG; Sibert EL; Child MS.

Exact vibration-rotation kinetic energy operators in two sets of valence coordinates for centrally connected penta-atomic molecules.

MOLECULAR PHYSICS 2000, Vol 98, Iss 5, pp 317-326.

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Zhao W; Wright JC.

Doubly vibrationally enhanced four wave mixing: The optical analog to 2D NMR.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 2000, Vol 84, Iss 7, pp 1411-1414.

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Egorov SA; Yethiraj A; Skinner JL.

Local density enhancement in dilute supercritical solutions.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 2000, Vol 317, Iss 6, pp 558-566.

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March JL; Moore JW; Jacobsen JJ.

ChemPages laboratory - Abstract of special issue 24 on CD-ROM.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2000, Vol 77, Iss 3, pp 423-424.

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Ashkenasy G; Ivanisevic A; Cohen R; Felder CE; Cahen D; Ellis AB; Shanzer A.

Assemblies of "hinged" iron-porphyrins as potential oxygen sensors.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 6, pp 1116-1122.

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Breitung EM; Shu CF; McMahon RJ.

Thiazole and thiophene analogues of donor-acceptor stilbenes: Molecular hyperpolarizabilities and structure-property relationships.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 6, pp 1154-1160.

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Strother T; Cai W; Zhao XS; Hamers RJ; Smith LM.

Synthesis and characterization of DNA-modified silicon (111) surfaces.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 6, pp 1205-1209.

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Feke GD; Hessman D; Grober RD; Lu B; Taylor JW.

On-wafer spectrofluorometric evaluation of the response of photoacid generator compounds in chemically amplified photoresists.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 2000, Vol 18, Iss 1, pp 136-139.

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Copyright � 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels. Applicants will be considered in all areas of organic chemistry, but the committee is particularly interested in the areas of bioorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, catalysis, molecular recognition, and synthesis. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, reprints of up to five representative papers, a summary of research plans, and a list of publications to: Chair, Organic Search Committee 3-691C, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. Prompt response is recommended. All applications received by April 17, 2000 will be assured full consideration, but we will consider later applications until the position is filled.

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An opening is available for an NMR Research Associate in Developmental Research at our Pfizer, Inc. Central Research Headquarters in Groton, CT. The Developmental Research NMR group supports all areas of Developmental Research. It is responsible for the characterization of drug candidates, excipients, degradation products and impurities via NMR. The group interacts with other technology and project groups within Developmental Research and throughout Pfizer. The lab is equipped with a 500 MHz liquids NMR spectrometer with gradients, microsample and LC-NMR capabilities. Solids capabilities will be added in the near future. Our group supports an open access lab equipped with 300 MHz and 400 MHz liquids NMR spectrometers with gradients. Numerous additional NMR spectrometers are also available on campus. As the NMR Research Associate, you will: 1) Elucidate structures and solve scientific questions for small molecules of pharmaceutical interest using multidimensional NMR and LC-NMR; 2) Manage open access NMR spectrometers; 3) Communicate routinely with project chemists throughout Developmental Research; 4) Write technical reports. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a B.S./M.S. degree in Chemistry or equivalent and a minimum of two years of NMR experience. Industrial research experience is strongly preferred. Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to carry out projects independently are essential. This position provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute in a stimulating professional environment. Pfizer, Inc. offers an excellent salary/benefits package. For consideration, send your resume to: Dr. Linda Lohr, Pfizer Central Research, Eastern Point Rd., Groton, CT 06340-8003.

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University of Richmond. Faculty position. One year teaching appointment starting in August, 2000, at a private, highly selective, primarily undergraduate institution. Ph.D. required; teaching experience desirable. Course assignments will depend upon applicant's background. Ability to teach biochemistry and/or analytical chemistry will be looked upon favorably. Send curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and a description of teaching interests, and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Stuart Clough, Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin by mid-March and will continue until position is filled. For additional information see http://www.richmond.edu .

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Luther College. Visiting Assistant Professor. One-year leave replacement. Late August 2000. Ph.D. required. Candidate should be able to teach a section of organic chemistry as well as general and organic labs in the fall term and biochemistry, biochemistry laboratory techniques, and general labs in the spring term. The College operates on a 4-1-4 calendar. Salary commensurate with academic credentials and teaching and professional experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Review of applications will begin March 17, 2000, and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The successful applicant will be required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. All correspondence including 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching goals, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of recommendation, and 5) authorized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work should be sent to: Dr. Randall Robinson, Department of Chemistry, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101. Telephone: 319-387-1627, Fax: 319-387-1080, E-mail: robinsra@luther.edu .


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Oregon State University. Applications are invited to create a pool of candidates for a position at the level of Postdoctoral Research Associate for research under the direction of Dr. Max L. Deinzer in the Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University. The salary range is $24,000 - $27,000 for twelve months depending on experience. FTE is 1.00. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Principal Investigator. The position is in the area of photochemistry using mass spectrometric and high field NMR to elucidate complex structures of compounds isolated from hops and other native plant species. The successful candidates will be responsible for the day-to-day conduct of their research and for the preparation of written reports. A Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry or a related field that qualifies the candidate to conduct research in the structural elucidation of natural products using mass spectrometry and NMR is required. Experience in high pressure liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and NMR interpretation is essential. The applicant should have a minimum of four years of research experience including research leading to the doctoral thesis. Applications to fill this vacancy will be accepted immediately. The applicant should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and two letters of reference to: Dr. Max L. Deinzer Department of Chemistry l 047 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331 Telephone: 541-737-1773, Fax: 541-737-0497, e-mail: deinzerm@ccmail.orst.edu . For full consideration apply by April 1st, 2000.

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Associate Professor Dr. Roy A Periana of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Our research group has an opening for two, one-year post-doctoral positions (extendable to two) to start anytime this year (beginning now). The opening are in the area of homogeneous catalysis with metal and non-metal complexes for: A) alkane oxidation via CH Activation with ligated group VII metal complexes as well as late metal oxo complexes, B) Olefin Arylation with transition metal complexes and C) N2 fixation with homogeneous metal complexes. The ideal candidate should be broadly skilled in synthetic organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistries. Experience with kinetics and isotoptic labeling is desirable. In the alkane oxidation area we will be following up on the chemistry reported in Science, 1998, 280, 560 and Science, 1993, 259, 340. Additionally, we will be studying novel, late metal oxo systems for the activation and oxidation of alkanes. In the area of olefin arylation, we will be following up on novel (to be reported) homogeneous metal complexes that catalyze the anti-Markovnikov addition of unactivated arenes to unactivated olefins. For example reaction of isobutylene with benzene yields isobutyl benzene exclusively rather than t-butyl benzene. We believe the system operates via arene CH activation but a key task will be to elucidate the reaction mechanism. Extending the chemistry to make high value added molecules, control the regio and stereo specificities will be key tasks. In the are of N2 fixation we will study novel, late and early metal metal amide, imide and nitride systems for N2 fixation and ammonia production. The reaction mechanism of active catalysts will be examined in detail. Many aspects of the work above are amenable to combinatorial study and could be explored depending on the interest of the candidate. Please send info to: Dr. Roy A. Periana, Associate Professor, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, Tel: 213-821-1684, Fax: 213-740-6679, email: rperiana@chem1.usc.edu, http://www.usc.edu/dept/chemistry/faculty/periana.htm.

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Two post-doctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Alec Wodtke at the University of California Santa Barbara.

1) Chemical Interactions of vibrationally excited molecules with metal surfaces. We are using stimulated emission pumping and overtone pumping to prepare single quantum states of highly vibrationally excited molecules. The excited molecules are carried in a molecular beam through a UHV chamber to a well-characterized surface and we observe scattering and surface sticking. So far, we have concentrated on interactions with clean metal surfaces. In these studies we have found strong evidence for vibration induced electron transfer and we intend to pursue this interesting result further. The project has already resulted in two papers in Science with another in the pipeline. One example of future work is to investigate the vibrational energy transfer to Shottky barrier diodes. Such experiments could directly reveal direct evidence of the electron transfer reaction, taking place at the surface and potentially lead to new laser-based molecular sensors. Another example of future work is the study of state-specific vibration induced surface reactions. The project is an ongoing collaboration between Alec Wodtke and Daniel Auerbach. It is very well funded with an excellent array of equipment dedicated to the project: presently, three injection seeded Yag-pumped dye laser systems with non-linear optics and a molecular beam surface scattering apparatus. The experiment is quite demanding technically. We seek a person who likes high-tech experimental physical chemistry, has experience with laser spectroscopy and high vacuum equipment. The successful candidate must be independent and self-motivated. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to advance his or her career in basic research. Interested individuals should send an electronic resume including at least two references to: Alec M. Wodtke, Wodtke@chem.ucsb.edu AND Daniel J. Auerbach, Dja@almaden.ibm.com .

2) Rapid Evaporative Cooling Mass Spectrometry of DNA We are finishing the construction of a custom time-of-flight mass spectrometer as part of an NIH funded study to develop new methods of high-speed gene sequencing. The approach exploits recent observations that molecules ionized from within van der Waals clusters can release large amounts of excess energy by rapid evaporation of weakly bound atoms and molecules. This is found to suppress fragmentation rates in the substrate by more than four orders of magnitude. Successful demonstration of suppressed fragmentation in mass spectrometry of DNA has many important implications. High-speed gene sequencing is one of them. The project is a collaboration between Alec M. Wodtke (physical chemistry and instrumentation) and Norbert O. Reich (an expert on DNA enzymology). It is still at an early stage and thus represents a great opportunity for someone to "get in on the ground floor". Experience with any or all of the following: high vacuum methods, instrument design, mass spectrometry, laser desorption, photoionization and electron capture would all be seen favorably; however, we seek an individual who is interested in learning new methods. He or she should have a strong background in experimental physical chemistry but be intellectually flexible enough to learn and carry out experiments in biochemistry and even molecular biology, e.g. polymerase chain reaction, recombinant DNA methods. The successful candidate must be independent and self-motivated. We believe that this position is an excellent opportunity for someone presently working in an area of experimental physical chemistry to branch out into modern biotechnology. Interested individuals should send an electronic resume including at least two references to: Alec M. Wodtke, Wodtke@chem.ucsb.edu AND Norbert O. Reich, reich@chem.ucsb.edu .

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Post-doctoral position - University of Lille (France): The Homogeneous Catalysis Group at the University of Lille in collaboration with Rhodia Co. has a post-doctoral position available starting 1st of June (or 1st of September) The post is available for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. Project goal is development of chiral and non-chiral rare earth-based catalysts for organic synthesis. The candidate must have an earned doctorate (Ph. D. or equivalent) in chemistry. Experience in the synthesis and the handling of lanthanide or early transition complexes is required. Additional experience in homogeneous catalysis and/or preparation of organic ligands is appreciated. Please send your resume, letter of recommendation, or ask for further informations to: Jean-Fran�ois Carpentier, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille, BP 108, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France; e-mail: carpentier@ensc-lille.fr fax: +(33) 320 436 585, phone: +(33) 320 436 754.

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