Chemistry Newsletter - 04/26/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 17
April 26th, 2004

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Dean Phillip Certain Retirement Reception

A reception honoring Dean Phillip R. Certain on the occasion of his retirement will be held on Monday, May 10, 2004, at the Tripp Commons, Memorial Union from 3:30 til 6:30 p.m. For additional information please contact Beth Hartzheim at hartzheim@ls.admin.wisc.edu or 608-265-0457.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

05/11/2004

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Chair’s Office

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania. “Significant OH Radical Reactions in the Atmosphere: A New View”

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Wednesday April 28th, 2004 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1111 Biotech Center. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University. “Mass spectrometry and its Role in Structural Biology”

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University. “Mass spectrometry of dynamic multi-protein complexes”

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Dykhuizen, Graduate Student. “Biomimetic Polyene Cyclizations”

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Vern Schramm “Enzymatic Transition States, Analogues, Cancer and Malaria”

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Friday, April 30th, 2004 - Special Enrichment Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Phillip R. Certain, UW Madison. “What I Have Learned Over the Last Forty-Four Years”

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Friday, April 30th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Sara Kerr, ECT. “Bioavailability of Trace Metals”

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Monday, May 3rd, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. William Theurkauf “The Mitotic Response To Geneotoxic Stress”

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyung Woon Jung, University of South Florida. “Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Method Development and Synthetic Application”

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lou Noodleman, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Cantor, Sequenom Inc. “Precise Quantitative Analysis of Nucleic Acids by Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Payne, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Prabhu Kamaar, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Contributions of Elemental and Organic Carbon to Particulate Matter Emissions From Diesel and Gasoline Engines”

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Friday, May 7th, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Skinner, UW Professor of Chemistry. “Dynamics in liquid water and aqueous solutions of biologically relevant molecules”

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Friday, May 7th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Heidi Bialk, ECT. “Oxidative Coupling of Sulfonamide Antimicrobials with Monomeric Humic Constituents”

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Monday, May 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Akinobu Naka, Kurashiki University, Japan.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Lentz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A View of Cell Membrane Fusion: Protein Machines Work on Lipid Materials”

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Monday, May 24th, 2004 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Boris Tumanskii, Technion, Haifa, Israel. “EPR Study of Persistent Linear, Branched and Metal-Containing Silyl Radicals”

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Thursday, May 27th, Special PChem Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Gary Maciel, Colorado Sate University. “Structure and Reactivity of the Silica Surface. A Solid-State NMR Study.”

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Schneider, University of Delaware.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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Recent Publications

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Lawrence CP. Nakayama A. Makri N. Skinner JL.

Quantum dynamics in simple fluids.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 120(14):6621-6624, 2004 Apr 8.

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Guzei IA.

Solid state structure of 4,4,6,6-tetraphenylcyclohex-2-en-1-one.

Journal of Chemical Crystallography. 34(3):181-184, 2004 Mar.

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Belshaw PJ.

Quantifying intermediates in template-directed natural product biosynthesis.

Chemistry & Biology. 11(3):288-290, 2004 Mar.

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Golovkina VN. Nealey PF. Cerrina F. Taylor JW. Solak HH. David C. Gobrecht J.

Exploring the ultimate resolution of positive-tone chemically amplified resists: 26 nm dense lines using extreme ultraviolet interference lithography.

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 22(1):99-103, 2004 Jan-Feb.

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Gulmen TS. Sibert EL.

Vibrational energy relaxation of the OH stretch in liquid methanol.

Journal of Physical Chemistry a Molecules. 108(13):2389-2401, 2004 Apr 1.

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Carlson EE. Kiessling LL.

Improved chemical syntheses of 1-and 5-deazariboflavin.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 69(7):2614-2617, 2004 Apr 2.

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Elles CG. Cox MJ. Crim FF.

Vibrational relaxation of CH3I in the gas phase and in solution.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 120(15):6973-6979, 2004 Apr 15.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Research Scientist-NMR Spectroscopy (Pearl River, NY). Ph.D. in natural products / organic / analytical chemistry or related field, with 5+ years past graduate experience. This position will provide innovative and collaborative solutions to challenging research problems in the areas of small-molecule NMR spectroscopy, organic and natural products structure elucidation and stereochemical analyses, in support of Wyeth's drug discovery efforts. The preferred candidate will have extensive, proven experience in applying modern NMR methods to solving complex structure and, in conjunction with modeling and computational methods, relative & absolute stereochemical problems. This position requires proficiency in UNIX, LINUX and Windows operating systems along with a familiarity with Bruker spectrometers, including hands-on operation and data & hardware maintenance. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively in a customer-oriented team environment. Knowledge of circular dichroism as applied to absolute stereochemistry determination is a plus. To apply for this job, please send your resume via email to: mcdonal@wyeth.com or koehnf@wyeth.com. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.wyeth.com.

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Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals is seeking a PhD analytical chemist to work in its Product Development Analytical Sciences Department. In this role, the individual will use advanced analytical technologies to effectively characterize new formulations and delivery systems in support of product and chemical development. This position is located in Norwich, New York. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in analytical or physical chemistry with 0-4 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Experience in IR spectroscopy is required. Specific experience in FT-IR, Raman, or NIRA in a GLP/cGMP work environment is desirable. Experience in chemometrics, PAT (Process Analytical Technology) or polymer/adhesive characterization is a plus. Strong communications and interpersonal skills are also essential. Interested individuals should apply online at: http://www.pg.com. Contact: Paul R. Keller, Director, Analytical Sciences Department, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, T: 607-335-2742, F: 607-335-2829.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The university of Toledo has an open faculty position in analytical chemistry. Our interest is in someone who can start a research program incorporating B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. students that would develop into one with a national reputation and be externally funded. It would be ideal if the successful candidate had research plans in areas within our departmental emphases of biological chemistry or materials chemistry, but this can be viewed quite broadly. This tenure-track position is a continuation of a search we began in August 2003. The search will continue until a candidate is found and can have a flexible starting date. Our departmental web page will also give you and a potential candidate further information about our program: http://www.chem.utoledo.edu. We have an extremely strong instrumentation based in the department and offer many opportunities and mechanisms of support for new faculty. Our salaries and start-up packages are nationally competitive. Potential applicants can contact me directly to obtain further information at: Jon R. Kirchhoff, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606.

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Kansas State University, Open Rank Search. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Full/Associate/Assistant rank beginning no earlier than January, 2005. We seek an outstanding faculty member with research interests in experimental physical chemistry including related interdisciplinary research areas. We especially welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of our current faculty (for details see http://www.ksu.edu/chew/personnel/faculty/grad/faculty.html). Successful applicants for positions at the Full/Associate Professor level will be internationally recognized for distinction in research, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership, and effective collaboration with their colleagues within the academic community. At the Assistant Professor level, the successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in chemistry and is expected to establish a vigorous and creative research program that will attract extramural funding and capable co-workers and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Informal enquiries are welcome to: the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Ortiz (Tel: (785)532-6071; e-mail: ortiz@ksu.edu; FAX: (785)532-6666). For applicants at the Full/Associate Professor levels, each applicant should submit a letter of application indicating the position of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and a list of current and pending research support, a statement of research and teaching interests, an outline of the research facilities needed, and a list of the names, addresses (mail and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three references from whom letters of reference can be requested. For applicants at the Assistant Professor level, each applicant should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a description of proposed research, and should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent by the commencement of screening. All materials should be sent to: Professor J.V. Ortiz, Chair, Open Rank Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-3701. Screening will commence July 1, 2004. Details of the department can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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