Chemistry Newsletter - 06/09/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 21 June 9th, 2003

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Celebration of Life for Professor John D. Ferry

 

A "Celebration of Life" will be held for Professor John D. Ferry at Olbrich Park on Saturday, June 14, between 11 AM and 3 PM. Remembrances will be from one to two o'clock. For more information, contact John or Bev Schrag, 238-6843.

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

 

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

 

TBA

 

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

 

TBA

 

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1120.

 

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hidehiro Sakuari, Osaka University. “Design, Synthesis, and Properties of New Pi-Conjugated Systems

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jörg Glatthaar, University of Giessen.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.

Professor Narayan Hosmane, Northern Illinois University.

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Wednesday, October 1stnd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marty Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, John Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, Univ. of Penn State.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Piryatinski A; Lawrence CP; Skinner JL.

Vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O. IV. Infrared two-pulse photon echoes.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 21, pp 9664-9671.

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Piryatinski A; Lawrence CP; Skinner JL.

Vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O. V. Infrared three-pulse photon echoes.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 21, pp 9672-9679.

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Kim C; Yu H.

Surface rheology of monolayers of triblock copolymers of PEO and PPO: Surface light scattering studies at the air/water interface.

LANGMUIR 2003, Vol 19, Iss 10, pp 4460-4464.

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Nilsson BL; Hondal RJ; Soellner MB; Raines RT.

Protein assembly by orthogonal chemical ligation methods.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 18, pp 5268-5269.

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Zimmerman HE; Nesterov EE.

An experimental and theoretical study of the type C enone rearrangement: Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 18, pp 5422-5430.

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Raguse TL; Lai JR; Gellman SH.

Environment-independent 14-helix formation in short beta-peptides: Striking a balance between shape control and functional diversity.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 19, pp 5592-5593.

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Toulokhonova IS; Stringfellow TC; Ivanov SA; Masunov A; West R.

A disilapentalene and a stable diradical from the reaction of a dilithiosilole with a dichlorocyclopropene.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 19, pp 5767-5773.

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Stich TA; Brooks AJ; Buan NR; Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational studies of Co3+-corrinoids: Spectral and electronic properties of the B-12 cofactors and biologically relevant precursors.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 19, pp 5897-5914.

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Bailey SE; Zink JI; Nelsen SF.

Contributions of symmetric and asymmetric normal coordinates to the intervalence electronic absorption and resonance Raman spectra of a strongly coupled p-phenylenediamine radical cation.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 19, pp 5939-5947.

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Alabugin IV; Manoharan M; Peabody S; Weinhold F.

Electronic basis of improper hydrogen bonding: A subtle balance of hyperconjugation and rehybridization.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 19, pp 5973-5987.

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Lawrence CP; Skinner JL.

Flexible TIP4P model for molecular dynamics simulation of liquid water.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 2003, Vol 372, Iss 5-6, pp 842-847.

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Woycechowsky KJ; Raines RT.

The CXC motif: A functional mimic of protein disulfide isomerase.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 18, pp 5387-5394.

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Rickert KA; Ellis AB; Himpsel FJ; Lu H; Schaff W; Redwing JM; Dwikusuma F; Kuech TF.

X-ray photoemission spectroscopic investigation of surface treatments, metal deposition, and electron accumulation on InN.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 2003, Vol 82, Iss 19, pp 3254-3256.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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Series in Chemical Information: Summer 2003

Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire: Searching for Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Compound Information. July 8 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chemistry Library Computer Room.

SciFinder Scholar 2002: Searching the Chemical Literature. July 15 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chemistry Library Computer Room.

Cambridge Structural Database: Searching for Crystal Structure Data. July 22 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chemistry Library Computer Room.

EndNote, Part 1: Managing Chemical Information. July 30 1:00 - 2:00 PM Chemistry Library Computer Room. Note: "EndNote, Part 2: Journal Term Lists, Import Filters and Output Styles" is a hands-on workshop developed for research groups and individuals. Contact Emily to schedule this workshop.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Durham, Department of Chemistry, Lecturer. £22,191 - £25,451 (Lec A) or £26,270 - £33,679 (Lec B) pa. Available from 1 September 2003, to research in any area of modern synthetic chemistry and to teach within the Inorganic section of department on our 3 and 4-year chemistry and natural science degree courses which are in high demand. This is a highly rated department (5* RAE and 'excellent' teaching rating) and you must demonstrate the aptitude and drive to develop successful independent research programmes. Please quote reference number: A2212. Further details and an application form are available on our website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/Personnel/vacancies, (tel: 0191 3346495; fax: 0191 3346499 or e-mail: Acad.Recruit@durham.ac.uk.

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University of Durham, Reader in Inorganic Chemistry. The successful applicant will engage in research in any area of modern synthetic chemistry including, but not limited to, catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, main group chemistry, bio-inorganic, solid state and organometallic chemistry. Teaching will be in the core areas of Inorganic chemistry including undergraduate laboratory supervision and tutorials. This is a highly rated department (5* RAE and 'excellent' teaching rating) and we anticipate recruiting a person who will attain national leadership and international recognition in their chosen research field. The initial salary will be within the range £35,251 - £43,067. Further details and an application form are available on our website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/Personnel/vacancies/ or by contacting: the Director of Personnel, University of Durham, Old Shire Hall, Durham, DH1 3HP to whom applications (5 copies) should be submitted, including the names of three referees, by 17th June. (Candidates outside the British Isles may submit one copy only.) Please quote reference number H2211 on all applications and correspondence.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry of Columbia University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Experimental Physical Chemistry in the areas of materials, biophysical chemistry, and chemical physics; however, exceptional applicants in all areas of experimental physical chemistry will be considered. Candidates for the position beginning in July of 2004 should have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively using modern tools of instruction. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their research plans, and a list of publications, and have three letters of reference sent. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Send to: Faculty Search Committee, Chem. Dept. MC 3155, Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University, NY, NY 10027.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position Available: Photochemistry of DNA. University of California, San Francisco. A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Martin Shetlar in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. The position is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and the salary will be $34,200/year; fringe benefits will also be provided. The appointment will be for 16 months and should start by October 1, 2003, although an earlier beginning date is possible. Depending upon funding renewal, the appointment could be extended by mutual agreement. The successful applicant will be working on the UVB-induced photochemistry of DNA, with particular emphasis on the reactions of the minor, but photochemically quite reactive, nucleobase 5-methylcytosine in a DNA context. Skills in the application of spectroscopic methods (e.g. NMR spectroscopy) and separation techniques (e.g. HPLC) are essential. Experience with photochemical methods and/or in working with nucleic acids will be advantageous. Applications containing a curriculum vitae and the names of and contact information for three references can be sent by e-mail to shetlar@cgl.ucsf.edu or by mail to: Professor Martin Shetlar, School of Pharmacy S-926, University of California, San Francisco, 94143-0446 (Telephone: 415-476-1928; Fax: 415-476-0688).

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A postdoctoral position is available (beginning October December 2003) at Tulane University for exploratory research related to the application of metal terpyridyl-pnylene vinylene complexes in electroluminescent devices. The work will involve some synthesis, but will primarily focus on the characterization of the luminescence behavior of Zn(II), Ru(II), Ir(III) , Pt(II) and other metallo terpyridyl-phenylene vinylene derivatives in solution and the solid state. Persons with experience in two or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: transition metal complex synthesis, crystallography, luminescence spectroscopy, time correlated single photon counting, nanosecond laser flash photolysis, spin coating and electroluminescent device fabrication. The salary for the position will be between US $ 25,000 and $ 27,000, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. Interested persons should send a resume to: Professor Russell Schmehl, at either the Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 70118 or e-mail: russ@tulane.edu, Department of Chemistry PH : 504-862-3566, Tulane University FAX: 504-865-5596, New Orleans , LA 70118. See Tulane's Chemistry web site at: http://www.tulane.edu/~chemstry.

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Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Postdoctoral fellowship available in the area of synthetic organometallic chemistry with a focus on transition metal hydride complexes in catalysis and materials chemistry (see for example J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 15104-15118). The candidate must have expertise in the synthesis and characterization of air-sensitive compounds and in NMR spectroscopy and must have received the PhD degree after Sept 2001. The deadline for applications is July 25, 2003. The starting time is flexible and the position is initially for 1 year. The salary is 35,000 $CDN. Please send your application to the following address and have two letters of recommendation sent to: Robert H. Morris, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St George St, Toronto, Ont., M5S 3H6, e-mail: rmorris@chem.utoronto.ca, Phone and Fax (the same number): 1-416-978-6962, Web page: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/~rmorris/.

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Professor Joseph Bruno of Wesleyan University has openings for 3 postdoctoral fellows in his research group. The positions are available this summer and will involve work in the general area of polymer synthesis, characterization and catalysis. Applicants should have experience with synthetic chemistry, and familiarity with air exclusion techniques and electrochemistry would also be helpful. The position is for one year, and is renewable for a second year with mutual consent. Please have interested students contact me for further discussion. He would like to see a CV and to get the names of at least two references sent to: Joseph Bruno, Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, phone: 860-685-2649, e-mail: jbruno@wesleyan.edu, web: http://www.wesleyan.edu/chem/faculty/bruno/.

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