Chemistry Newsletter - 05/23/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 19 May 23rd, 2005

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Beth Nichols Receives Best Student Poster Award

Beth Nichols (Hamers Group) received the “Best Student Poster Award” at the Applied Diamond Conference / Nanocarbon 2005, in Chicago this last week. Congratulations Beth!!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Isiah M. Warners, Professor of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry at Louisiana State University. “Transformation of Louisiana State University: The Best University in the Country for African Americans to Earn PhDs in Chemistry”

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 PM., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert E. Maleczka, Jr., Michigan State University. “Telescoping metal-mediated reaction sequences in one-pot preparations of building blocks for organic synthesis”

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Greg Verdine, Harvard University. “Mechanistic Investigations of Base-excision DNA Repair”

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Friday, June 3rd - 4th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, - Room 1315 Chemistry. The Nelsen 65th Birthday Symposium, June 3-5, 2005. Visit the web site for details: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/compchem/sfn_65th/nelsen.html.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.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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Kim M. Lee D.

Boron-directed regio- and stereoselective enyne cross metathesis: Efficient synthesis of vinyl boronate containing 1,3-dienes.

Organic Letters. 7(9):1865-1868, 2005 Apr 28.

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Huck BR. Gellman SH.

Synthesis of 2,2-disubstituted pyrrolidine-4-carboxylic acid derivatives and their incorporation into beta-peptide oligomers.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(9):3353-3362, 2005 Apr 29.

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Reich HJ. Biddle MM. Edmonston RJ.

Reaction of metalated nitriles with enones.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(9):3375-3382, 2005 Apr 29.

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Gung BW. Xue XW. Reich HJ.

The strength of parallel-displaced arene-arene interactions in chloroform.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(9):3641-3644, 2005 Apr 29.

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Lucas BS. Luther LM. Burke SD.

A catalytic enantioselective hetero Diels-Alder approach to the C20-C32 segment of the phorboxazoles.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(9):3757-3760, 2005 Apr 29.

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Mednikov EG. Dahl LF.

First high-nuclearity palladium halide/carbonyl/phosphine cluster, [Pd-12(mu(3)-I)(2)(mu(4)-I)(3)(mu(2)-CO)(6)(PEt3)(6)](+) monocation containing an octacapped octahedral Pd-6(mu(3)-Pd)(6)(mu(3)-I)(2) fragment: structure-to-synthesis generation from different synthetic routes.

Inorganica Chimica Acta. 358(5):1557-1570, 2005 Mar 15.

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Yoon S. Holiday RJ. Crim FF.

Vibrationally controlled chemistry: Mode- and bond-selected reaction of CH3D with CI.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 109(17):8388-8392, 2005 May 5.

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Tse KY. Nichols BM. Yang WS. Butler JE. Russell JN. Hamers RJ.

Electrical properties of diamond surfaces functionalized with molecular monolayers.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 109(17):8523-8532, 2005 May 5.

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Espinosa JF. Syud FA. Gellman SH.

An autonomously folding beta-hairpin derived from the human YAP65 WW domain: Attempts to define a minimum ligand-binding motif.

Biopolymers. 80(2-3):303-311, 2005.

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Rathore R. Chebny VJ. Kopatz EJ. Guzei IA.

Redox-induced transformation from an extended to a pi-stacked conformer in acyclic bis(catecholacetal)s of acetylacetone.

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 44(18):2771-2774, 2005.

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Copyright © 2005 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Physical Sciences at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-year part-time instructor position beginning August 2005. A Master's degree in chemistry or related field is required upon commencement of duties, along with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The teaching load consists of six contact hours per academic semester. The load may include laboratory instruction for general chemistry I and II, chemistry for non-science majors, and/or organic chemistry I and II. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching ability are required qualifications. For additional information about the program please see the web site http://www.kutzown.edu/acad/chem. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and three current letters of recommendation to: Chair of Chemistry Temporary Search, Department of Physical Sciences, PO Box 730, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530. Review of applications will begin on May 27, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Fixed term appointment). Winona Campus. Primary duties include teaching undergraduate lecture and/or laboratory courses in chemistry for chemistry majors and science majors outside of chemistry as well as general education courses for liberal arts students; 12 credits per semester (lecture and laboratory) is the usual load. A successful candidate would have a Ph.D. in a chemistry discipline or closely related area and exhibit a strong commitment to engaging and motivating all students within a liberal arts tradition. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable excellence in teaching and whose research can meaningfully include undergraduates. Competitive, entry level. Review Process Begins: 05/25/05. Starting Date: 08/20/05. Contact Information: Chemistry Search, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 700 Terrace Heights #14, Winona, MN 55987. Contact email: kmccormi@smumn.edu. Materials to be submitted: Cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy (with particular reference to teaching within the liberal arts tradition), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Type of Position: Full-Time. Contract Length: 09 Months. Benefits: Full. Department Webpage: http://www2.smunui.edu/deptpages/~chemistry/.

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One-year visiting position at Illinois Wesleyan University, a selective liberal arts school located in Bloomington, Illinois. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in organic chemistry and must be willing to teach organic chemistry lecture and labs. The candidate will also have an opportunity to contribute to an advanced organic chemistry course. While research is not expected, adequate facilities and resources exist to engage undergraduate students in research projects. This position would be especially well suited for someone who is a recent graduate and wishes to pursue a career in teaching and research at a four-year school. More information about IWU chemistry can be found at: http://titan.iwu.edu/~chem. Please ask interested applicants to send a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendations to: Dr. Becky Roesner, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 201 E. Beecher, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61701. All application material and letters of recommendation may also be emailed to Dr. Becky Roesner at: rroesner@iwu.edu. Review of applications will be done as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

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Visiting Assistant Professor. The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position for the 2005-2006 academic year. Ph.D. preferred; M.S. in chemistry acceptable. Join a thirteen-member ACS-approved department. Teaching responsibilities will include general chemistry for health-science students and/or chemistry for general education. For additional information about the department, university, and surrounding area, please see: http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statement of educational philosophy to: Dr. Conrad Stanitski, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Post-Doctoral Position, University of Utah, Department of Bioengineering. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a two year appointment beginning in Winter/Spring 2005. This position is in a dynamic, interdisciplinary research group whose target is development of enzyme triggered drug delivery vehicles designed for the prevention of HIV infection in women. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or related discipline. A strong background in synthetic chemistry is required. Interest or background in polymer science is also desirable. Independence, creativity and good communication skills are essential. To apply send as one file (pdf or doc) a cover letter, CV and names of 3 references to: patrickkiser@uofu.net, Phone: 801-587-3681.

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