Chemistry Newsletter - 06/05/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 22 June 5th, 2006

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New Division Chairs

We are delighted to announce that for the next academic year, the division chairs will be:

Analytical: Lloyd Smith; General: John Moore; Inorganic: Judith Burstyn; Organic: Sam Gellman; Physical: Gil Nathanson.

These five together with the Department Chair, Associate Chair (Bob Hamers), Executive Director (Matt Sanders), and Departmental Administrator (Carolyn Williams) make up the Finance Committee.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

TBA

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

TBA

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, September, 20th, 2006 - Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America. Hosts are John Moore and Diane Nutbrown.

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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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de Silva N. Nichiporuk RV. Dahl LF.

Syntheses and structural analyses of variable-stoichiometric Au-Pt-Ni carbonyl/phosphine clusters, Pt-3(Pt1-xNix)(AuPPh3)(2)(mu(2)-CO)(4)(CO)(PPh3)(3) and Pt-2(Pt2-yNiy)(AuPPh3)(2)(mu(2)-CO)(4)(CO)(2)(PPh3)(2), with ligation-induced site-specific Pt/Ni substitutional disorder within butterfly-based Pt-3(Pt1-xNix)Au-2 and Pt-2(Pt2-yNiy)Au-2 core-geometries.

Dalton Transactions. (19):2291-2300, 2006.

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Stockland RA. Kohler MC. Guzei IA. Kastner ME. Bawiec JA. Labaree DC. Hochberg RB.

Organometallic complexes containing 17-ethynyl-17 beta-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one and related ethynyl steroids.

Organometallics. 25(10):2475-2485, 2006 May 8.

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West R. Moser DF. Guzei IA. Lee GH. Naka A. Li WJ. Zabula A. Bukalov S. Leites L.

The surprising reactions of 1,3-di-tert-butyl-2,2-dichloro-1,3-diaza-2-germa-4-cyclopentene.

Organometallics. 25(11):2709-2711, 2006 May 22.

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Rogers MM. Wendlandt JE. Guzei IA. Stahl SS.

Aerobic intramolecular oxidative amination of alkenes catalyzed by NHC-coordinated palladium complexes.

Organic Letters. 8(11):2257-2260, 2006 May 25.

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Flickinger ST. Patel M. Binkowski BF. Lowe AM. Li MH. Kim C. Cerrina F. Belshaw PJ.

Spatial photorelease of oligonucleotides, using a safety-catch photolabile linker.

Organic Letters. 8(11):2357-2360, 2006 May 25.

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Valverde-Aguilar G. Wang XH. Nelsen SF. Zink JI.

Photoinduced electron transfer in 2-tert-butyl-3-(anthracen-9-yl)-2,3-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128(18):6180-6185, 2006 May 10.

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Allen MJ. Raines RT. Kiessling LL.

Contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging synthesized with ring-opening metathesis polymerization.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128(20):6534-6535, 2006 May 24.

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Biddle MM. Reich HJ.

Studies on the reactive species in fluoride-mediated carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions: Carbanion formation by desilylation with fluoride and enolates.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 71(11):4031-4039, 2006 May 26.

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Nelsen SF. Luo Y. Weaver MN. Lockard JV. Zink JI.

Optical spectra of protected diamine 10-bond-bridged intervalence radical cations related to N, N,N ' N '-tetraalkylbenzidine.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 71(11):4286-4295, 2006 May 26.

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Popp BV. Thorman JL. Stahl SS.

Similarities between the reactions of dioxygen and alkenes with palladium(0): Relevance to the use of benzoquinone and molecular oxygen as stoichiometric oxidants in palladium-catalyzed oxidation reactions.

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical. 251(1-2 Special Issue SI):2-7, 2006 May 17.

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Swallen SF. Mapes MK. Kim YS. McMahon RJ. Ediger MD. Satija S.

Neutron reflectivity measurements of the translational motion of tris(naphthylbenzene) at the glass transition temperature - art. no. 184501.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 124(18):84501, 2006 May 14.

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Gapin AI. Ye XR. Aubuchon JF. Chen LH. Tang YJ. Jin S.

CoPt patterned media in anodized aluminum oxide templates - art. no. 08G902.

Journal of Applied Physics. 99(8):G8902, 2006 Apr 15.

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Reddy G. Chang RW. Yethiraj A.

Adsorption and dynamics of a single polyelectrolyte chain near a planar charged surface: Molecular dynamics simulations with explicit solvent.

Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation. 2(3):630-636, 2006 May.

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Konnick MM. Gandhi BA. Guzei IA. Stahl SS.

Reaction of molecular oxygen with a Pd-II-hydride to produce a Pd-II-hydroperoxide: Acid catalysis and implications for Pd-catalyzed aerobic oxidation reactions.

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 45(18):2904-2907, 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, on November 8-11, invites applications for travel grants. Info is at: http://www.abrcms.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemistry Department. Technical Assistantship: NMR Spectroscopy. The Department is seeking applicants for two technical assistant positions for NMR spectroscopy to begin in fall session 2006. Applicants must have taken Chem 636 (and preferably Chem 637), and will assist in teaching labs for this course. Other duties are involved with these positions. Please contact Drs. Charlie Fry (fry@chem.wisc.edu) or Monika Ivancic (ivancic@chem.wisc.edu) immediately if you are interested.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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In an effort to increase its already significant efforts in Biomaterials research and teaching, the Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, is seeking an Assistant Professor in Biomaterials (Tenure Track) (in exceptional cases, senior applicants may also be considered) It is expected that the successful candidate will have a proven track record in the field, including several years of experience at an international level. Research areas could include topics such as the synthesis, properties, and applications of new, biologically active or biocompatible materials for organ replacement, wound healing, or for targeted drug delivery to specific organs. While a strong interest in materials design and synthesis is essential, it is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong focus on (and preferably already a proven track record in) clinical applications. The assistant professor would be expected to collaborate to a significant extent with relevant groups from ETH and the University of Zurich. Teaching duties would include both lectures for materials scientists at all levels and special lectures for students with related curricula in chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. The ETH, a federally supported university, has been, in several recent studies, acknowledged as being the top University in continental Europe. The professors enjoy a significant level of direct university funding, in addition to being eligible for many federally supported funding opportunities. The Department of Materials is one of the youngest and most dynamic of the ETH Departments. In a recent international evaluation it was described as being among the top Materials Departments in the world, and its activities in soft matter received particular praise. Teaching at the ETH is conducted in both German and English, with English being the language of choice at the Masters level. For further information on our Department see http://mat.ethz.ch. Applications with a curriculum vitae and a list of publications should be submitted to: the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. E. Hafen, ETH Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, no later than June 30, 2006.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Position Available. Manchester College. One-year sabbatical replacement /visiting assistant professor in Analytical Chemistry. Ph.D. in analytical chemistry preferred, ABD considered. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching required. Teach courses in analytical, general and introductory chemistry. Review of applications begins immediately. Applicants who will help Manchester diversify its faculty are warmly welcomed. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact info for 3 references by email to: Professor Susan Klein, Chair of Chemistry Department at: SJKlein@manchester.edu. Please visit our web site at: http://www.manchester.edu. Manchester College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and is located in North Manchester, IN. About one-quarter of the 1100 students are majoring in science and taking classes in our newly-opened, well-equipped science building.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None for this Newsletter

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