Chemistry Newsletter - 07/17/2006

 

  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 

XXX - No. 25 July 17th, 2006

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

9/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

 

9/19/2006

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

9/05/2006

9/26/2006

10/10/2006

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Akira Suzuki, Okayama University. Host: Professor Stahl. “Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction of Organoboron Compounds with Organic Electrophiles”

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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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*Hamers, RJ*; Beck, JD; Eriksson, MA; Li, B; Marcus, MS; Shang, L; Simmons, J; Streifer, JA.

Electrically directed assembly and detection of nanowire bridges in aqueous media.

NANOTECHNOLOGY 17 (11): S280-S286 JUN 14 2006.

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Shoulders, MD; Hodges, JA; *Raines, RT*

Reciprocity of steric and stereoelectronic effects in the collagen triple helix.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (25): 8112-8113 JUN 28 2006.

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Hansen, EC; *Lee, DS*

Regiochemical control in the metal-catalyzed transposition of allylic silyl ethers.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (25): 8142-8143 JUN 28 2006.

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Glass, SV; Park, SC; *Nathanson, GM*

Evaporation of water and uptake of HCl and HBr through hexanol films at the surface of supercooled sulfuric acid.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 110 (24): 7593-7601 JUN 22 2006.

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Ramesh, SG; *Sibert, EL*

Vibrational relaxation of the CH stretch fundamental in liquid CHBr3.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 124 (23): Art. No. 234501 JUN 21 2006.

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*Wright, JC*

New families of analytical spectroscopies based on quantum coherences.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U331-U331 323-ANYL AUG 28 2005.

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*Smith, LM*

Award Address: New technologies in biological mass spectrometry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U331-U332 324-ANYL AUG 28 2005.

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*Wright, JC*

Mixed frequency and time domain coherent multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U366-U367 399-ANYL AUG 28 2005.

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*Hamers, RJ*; Beck, JD; Marcus, MS; Shang, L; Metz, KM; Clare, TL; Eriksson, M.

Diellectrophoretic manipulation with real-time electrical detection for novel bio-ellectronic detection devices.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U389-U389 446-ANYL AUG 28 2005.

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*Cui, Q*

Theoretical and computational studies of vectorial processes in biological systems.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U541-U541 82-BIOL AUG 28 2005.

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Hollenbeck, JJ; *Kiessling, LL*

AEI: Design of a novel ligand for complement receptor 2.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U551-U552 105-BIOL AUG 28 2005.

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*Kiessling, LL*

Carbohydrate recognition and control of bacterial chemotaxis.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U658-U659 12-CARB AUG 28 2005.

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Moore, EA; *Moore, JW*; Morris, LW; Hoffman, MZ.

DivCHED outreach office: We make outreach easy.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U744-U744 39-CHED AUG 28 2005.

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*Moore, JW*; Moore, EA; Holmes, JL; Carroll, WF; Clevenger, J; Hoffman, MZ.

Chemistry teacher connection: A high school teacher's best friend.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U747-U748 48-CHED AUG 28 2005.

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Cutler, JI; Cintron, MS; Green, O; *Burstyn, JN*

Towards copper complexes that bind and sense ethylene.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U819-U820 206-CHED AUG 28 2005.

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Jackson, TA; Xie, J; Grove, L; Maliekal, J; Miller, AF; *Brunold, TC*.

Spectroscopic and computational investigations of manganese-substituted iron superoxide dismutase: Insights into second-sphere tuning of active-site properties.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U2045-U2046 77-INOR AUG 28 2005.

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Kissounko, DA; *Gellman, SH*; *Stahl, SS*.

AEI: Mechanistic investigation of titanium-mediated catalytic transamidation reactions.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U2231-U2231 475-INOR AUG 28 2005.

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*Nathanson, GM*

Surfactant control of gas uptake into supercooled sulfuric acid.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U2947-U2948 379-PHYS AUG 28 2005.

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*Weinhold, F*

Ode to overlap, patroness of perpetual perplexity.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3003-U3003 9-ORGN AUG 28 2005.

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Jones, AC; *Reich, HJ*

Rapid injection NMR (RINMR) analysis of n-butyllithium reactivity.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3220-U3221 343-ORGN AUG 28 2005.

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Ikler, MF; Eldred, SE; Kissounko, DA; *Stahl, SS*; *Gellman, SH*

AEI: Controlled polymerization of beta-lactams: Toward functional poly-beta-peptides.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3365-U3366 562-ORGN AUG 28 2005.

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Kotch, FW; *Raines, RT*

Self-assembly and fibrillogenesis of collagen mimetic peptides.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3366-U3366 563-ORGN AUG 28 2005.

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Fredin, NJ; Zhang, JT; Jewell, CM; *Lynn, DM*

Multilayered assemblies fabricated from degradable polyamines: Controlled erosion and controlled release.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3589-U3590 179-PMSE AUG 28 2005.

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Wood, KC; Chuang, HF; *Lynn, DM*; Hammond, PT.

Multiple drug delivery from surfaces layer-by-layer.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3590-U3591 181-PMSE AUG 28 2005.

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*Yethiraj, A*

Solvent effects in polymer dynamics.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3616-U3616 232-PMSE AUG 28 2005.

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Cintron, MS; Green, O; *Burstyn, JN*

Ag(I)-impregnated polymer films.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U3658-U3658 322-PMSE AUG 28 2005.

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Jewell, CM; Zhang, LT; Fredin, NJ; *Lynn, DM*

Localized delivery of DNA from surfaces coated with multilayered polyelectrolyte films.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: U4167-U4167 364-POLY AUG 28 2005.

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Pinkert, JC; Clark, RW; *Burstyn, JN*

Modeling proline ligation in the heme-dependent CO sensor, CooA, using small-molecule analogs.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 11 (5): 642-650 JUL 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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Alberta Ingenuity Fund Industrial Associateship/NSERC Industrial Post-doc Scholarship

We are looking for good candidate’s who would be eligible to receive an Alberta Ingenuity Fund Industrial Associateship / NSERC Industrial Post-doc scholarship AND who would be interested in using that funding to work in my team here at the NOVA Chemicals Research & Technology Centre in Calgary. AIF candidate eligibility criteria are available on the AIF website (http://www.albertaingenuity.ca. The individual needs to be a recent graduate (i.e., within 5y of graduation) of their M.Sc or Ph.D. An AIF application form is on file in Room 1146 Chemistry Building in order to give an idea of what is needed. As noted above, we are looking for someone for the New Catalyst & Polymers Team. In a nutshell, the type of work that the candidate could be doing is discovery and development research of novel olefin polymerization catalyst technologies that encompasses organometallic / inorganic molecule design and synthesis, co-catalyst and catalyst support invention, and process and new polymer design. Essentially, what it comes down to is, exploratory catalyst research in support of our polyethylene business. So, we would like someone with the commensurate knowledge and skills in designing and synthesizing relevant materials. We are hoping to get someone identified (we would like to do a telephone interview as a minimum) and an application form filed with the AIF for the October 1 competition deadline. It is a 1y term, extendable for a second year. The individual would be a temporary employee of NOVA Chemicals. Interested potential candidates should reply to both myself and to Dr. Charles Carter, a member of my team, who has kindly agreed to coordinate this recruitment effort. Charles' email address is on the copy line. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I would suggest that you contact Charles as he is likely to be in the office more than myself in July / August. Ian Jobe, Ph.D., Team Leader, New Catalyst & Polymers R&D, NOVA Chemicals Corporation, 2928 - 16th Street N.E., Calgary, AB, Canada T2E 7K7, tel: 403-250-0602 fax: 403-250-0621, cell: 403-852-7848, e-mail: jobei@novachem.com.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Facility Manager. The University of California, Irvine invites applications for the position of Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility Manager: research is primarily in biomolecular and solid-state NMR at 800 MHz. The Facility Manager will provide technical and administrative supervision, oversee the NMR facility operation, solve structures using NMR analysis, collaborate with faculty on applications of NMR in their research, train users and perform the maintenance, upgrading, and financial management of the facility. Fostering a well-maintained and efficiently run NMR facility will allow opportunities for independent research. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry with strong background in modern NMR spectroscopy or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Familiarity with NMR hardware, high-field magnet operation and maintenance, and experience in solving solution structures of proteins, peptides, or other biopolymers using NMR methods is preferred. The position is available August 1, 2006. Please send a CV and 3 letters of recommendation to: Melanie Cocco, e-mail: mcocco@uci.edu, 1218 Natural Sciences I, Irvine, CA 92697.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Swarthmore College invites applications for two tenure track positions in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The first position is in Inorganic or Bioinorganic Chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will center around intermediate and advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry. The field for the second position is open, but with the expectation that the appointee will assume a leadership role in developing and implementing a junior-level course in the theory and practice of laboratory instrumentation and/or analytical methods. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in this course, which the Department plans to offer beginning in the fall of 2007, as well as in other areas of the curriculum matching the appointee's expertise. Research interests with a biochemical dimension will be regarded as a plus. It is expected that both appointees will conduct active research programs involving undergraduates. The College offers a generous sabbatical policy, and also provides competitive start-up funds and internal support for student summer stipends and supplies. Both appointments will begin on September 1, 2007. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates are requested to submit a c.v., copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of research goals, and a cover letter describing their interest in a faculty career at Swarthmore. Applicants are also requested to arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Paul R. Rablen, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Applications must be completed by October 2, 2006 to assure full consideration.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. All specialties in inorganic chemistry will be considered. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded and nationally recognized research program and to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Collaborative interactions are encouraged. Applicants should apply online at https://www.jobs.uc.edu by submitting a curriculum vita, and statements of teaching philosophy (2 pages or less) and research ideas (3 pages or less). Each applicant should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately to: Ms. Kim Carey, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 210172, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172 or should be sent to kim.carey@uc.edu, (PDF preferred) with the subject line Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of the files beginning Oct 2, 2006. Only online applications will be considered.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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University of Bath. Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology RCUK Fellowship Chemical Biology Applications are invited for a 5 year RCUK Academic Fellowship in Chemical Biology, available from 1st October 2006 in this RAE2001 5* ranked Department. The Fellowship is open primarily to postdoctoral scientists in fixed-term positions, supported on any type of grant funding and to holders of current personal fellowship awards, and is designed to provide a career path for such scientists towards a permanent academic position (see http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/acfellow for further information). Subject to the successful completion of the 5- year period and probation, the Fellow will be offered a permanent post as a University Lecturer. The successful candidate will have research interests in the application of synthetic organic chemistry to biological problems. The Department (see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/pharmacy/home/index.shtml) has particular research strengths in medicinal and biological chemistry and molecular signal transduction and candidates with interests in developing chemical tools to facilitate intervention / interrogation of cellular signalling pathways would be particularly welcome. Extensive opportunities exist within the Department and across the Faculty of Science for development of interdisciplinary collaborations and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous research programme at international level. The Department and University will provide support to allow the Fellow to develop into an effective teacher of undergraduate and graduate students and to pass through the standard probationary period. Applications are invited from candidates with chemical biology interests, an appropriate Ph.D and ideally a strong background in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry. Informal contact can be made with Professor BVL Potter on 01225 386639 email b.v.l.potter@bath.ac.uk Salary: Salary in the range £22,289 - £30,002 Research 1A) with the possibility of appointment at or progression nto Research 11 (£27,929 -£36,959) for an exceptional candidate. Contact: Application forms and further details may be obtained from: the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk quoting Ref No 06/221. Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039 quoting Ref No 06/221. An online application form is available.

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