Chemistry Newsletter - 07/31/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 26 July 31st, 2000

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Congratulations to Professor Thomas Brunold

Congratulations to Professor Thomas Brunold on winning the Theodor Kocher Award! This is a pan-University award at the University of Bern that is given to one alumnus who exhibits outstanding potential in an academic career. It is not limited to any special discipline and the awardee is chosen by a panel of seven faculty from throughout the University. In addition to the honor, a substantial cash award (50,000 Swiss Francs or ca. $35,000) is provided. Congratulations Thomas!

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Congratulations to Daesung Lee

Congratulations to Daesung Lee on winning a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award for 2000! This prestigious award went to 15 of 77 applicants from the top research universities. These awards are designed to help new faculty develop into top researchers and educators. Daesung Lee will use the award to support "New synthetic strategies and their application toward the synthesis of biologically active natural and unnatural compounds." He recently moved into his new labs on the 8th floor of the new Chemistry Building Addition. Congratulations Daesung!

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SEMINARS

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Recent Publications

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Nelsen SF; Trieber DA; Nagy MA; Konradsson A; Halfen DT; Splan KA; Pladziewicz JR.

Structural effects on intermolecular electron transfer reactivity.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 25, pp 5940-5946.

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Pietschnig R; West R; Powell DR.

Reduction of terphenyltrifluorosilanes: C-C insertion products and possible formation of a disilyne.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2000, Vol 19, Iss 14, pp 2724-2729.

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McGaff RW; Dopke NC; Hayashi RK; Powell DR; Treichel PM.

Synthesis and crystal structures of five new rhenium acetamidate complexes.

POLYHEDRON 2000, Vol 19, Iss 10, pp 1245-1254.

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Hong SH; Evans DH; Nelsen SF; Ismagilov RF.

Evidence for a two-step electron-transfer process in the electrode reactions of tetraisopropylhydrazine, tetracyclohexylhydrazine and their radical cation salts.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 486, Iss 1, pp 75-84.

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Burke SD; Jung KW; Lambert WT; Phillips JR; Klovning JJ.

Halichondrin B: Synthesis of the C(1)-C(15) subunit.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 13, pp 4070-4087.

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Copyright � 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html

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Awards Available

NSERC Women's Initiative Programme. University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a University Faculty Award (UFA) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The Award, which is only available to women who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada on November 1, 2000, is concomitant with a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning July 2001. Individuals with expertise in all areas of chemistry are encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and preferably have had postdoctoral experience. The appointee will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as carry out independent research. Completed applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research proposal (NSERC format), and the names and addresses of three referees. Applicants should arrange for the complete application to be sent before October Ist, 2000 to: Head, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1 OR e-mailed to: head@chem.ubc.ca. Details about the NSERC UFA program are available at http://www.nserc.ca/programs/sf/UFA_e.htm, and further particulars about the Department of Chemistry, the faculty and their research activities may be obtained at http://www.chem.ubc.ca.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is searching for an instructor to teach one lecture and two laboratory sections of Chemistry 101 in the Fall 2000 semester. Chemistry 101 is a one semester general degree course for students who do not intend to take further coursework in chemistry. The successful candidate should have a minimum of a Master's degree or ABD in Chemistry. Appointment will be at the Associate Lecturer level. Salary will be determined by experience. Inquiries can be made to: Professor Eugene Johnson by email at ejohnson@uwsp.edu, or by phone at 715-346-2155.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR position at The Dow Chemical Company. The Dow Chemical Company is a global science and technology based company that develops and manufactures a portfolio of chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services for customers in 168 countries around the world. With annual sales of more than $18 billion, Dow conducts its operations through 14 global businesses employing 39,000 people. The company has 123 manufacturing sites in 32 countries and supplies more than 3,500 products. The 39,000 Dow people around the world develop solutions for society based on Dow's inherent strength in science and technology - which we refer to as "good thinking." Good thinking helps customers succeed, stockholders prosper, employees achieve and communities thrive. NMR Spectroscopist. Full Time position, Midland, Michigan. Requirements/ Responsibilities The position involves the characterization of a diverse mix of organic molecules and polymers using 1D and 2D Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy in collaboration with other spectroscopists in infrared and mass spectrometry. Most of these activities are performed in conjunction with a global team of experts in a synthesis or business group along with analytical experts in the fields of MS, IR and NMR. Qualifications (education requirements or equivalent work experience) * Ph.D. with demonstrated advanced NMR skills * Background in and familiarity with Organic Chemistry is preferred. Send Resumes by (August 14, 2000) to: David Redwine, The Dow Chemical Company, 1897 Building, Midland, MI 48667, or e-mail: dredwine@dow.com.

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The University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding scientific background in the area of drug discovery related sciences, including but not limited to: synthetic medicinal chemistry, combinatorial chemistry/high throughput screening, bioformatics, pharmacogenomics, structural biology, computer-assisted drug design, or molecular & biochemical pharmacology with demonstrated leadership and talent for administration to assure success in meeting the Department's strategic goals. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an individual with a commitment to and proven ability to foster an interdisciplinary approach to research to take the College to the next level of biomedical research. To be assured a full consideration, nominations or applications including curriculum vitae, a letter addressing candidate qualifications and a list of three individuals who can provide references should be submitted by October 2, 2000 to: Professor David C. K. Chu, Chair, Search Committee, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, E-mail: dchu@rx.uga.edu, Fax: 706-542-5381.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Dr. Paul Cornillon, of Purdue University has a post-doctoral position in his laboratory. The successful candidate will be working on developing applications of MRI/NMR to food and chemical engineering in collaboration with Dr. Haley. Please visit the web page of our department to find out more about who we are and what we do http://www.foodsci.purdue.edu. More particularly, projects will be in the areas of fast MRI methods for temperature mapping, water /mapping in solid food products, and in-line sensor development of physical, chemical and rheological properties of food products. Strong knowledge of MRI techniques, MRI data processing and image processing is recommended. Knowledge of NMR spectroscopy is a plus but not necessary. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in one of the following areas: food engineering, food science, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or related fields with research experience in NMR/MRI. Knowledge of food engineering and food science is a plus but not required. Salary will be according to experience. Starting date: Sept. 1, 2000. Duration: one year renewable depending on funding availability. To apply, please send your resume, transcripts, three reference names and any other documents you feel appropriate BY EMAIL and/or FAX directly to: Dr. Paul Cornillon, Purdue University, Dept. Food Science, 1160 Food Science Bldg, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1160, Tel: 765-494-1749 Fax: 765-494-7953, Email: cornillo@foodsci.purdue.edu, mail to: cornillo@foodsci.purdue.edu.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. A position is available immediately to work in the research group of Dr. Darrin Richeson on "Applications of Main Group and Transition Metal Complexes to New Materials and Catalysis". This position is partially funded through NSERC. The project will require expertise in organic and inorganic synthesis. Applicants should be adept at the manipulation of air- sensitive materials. Experience with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy is essential and some experience with X-ray crystallography would be an asset. The position is open immediately and may be renewed for a second year. Applicants should send a CV with a cover letter to: Dr. Darrin Richeson, 613-562-5800 ext 6074, FAX: 613-562- 5170, email: darrin@science.uottawa.ca. More information about our research interests and the University of Ottawa can be found at: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/chem/prof/Richeson/.

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Ian P. Rothwell currently has an open PDF position in his group. The position involves synthetic early transition metal chemistry and in particular the application of new chiral aryloxides to stoichiometric/catalytic transformations. Send to: Ian P. Rothwell Professor of Chemistry Purdue University Department of Chemistry 1393 Brown Building West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393 Phone: (765) 494-7012 Fax: (765) 494-0239 Lab: (765) 4945473 e-mail: rothwell@purdue.edu web: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/faculty/rothwell/index.html.

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