Chemistry Newsletter - 09/11/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 29 September 11th, 2000

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Chemistry Building Dedication Ceremony

Faculty, Staff, and Students - Department of Chemistry - University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark your calendars for the Chemistry Building Dedication Ceremony, Friday, September 15, 2000.

Site Ceremony: 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Front Terrace of New Chemistry Building - Corner of Johnson and Charter Streets.
Reception and Tours: 3:30 - 5:30 pm - Chemistry Building Atrium.

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first seven weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks. Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities. These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned in to the teaching Laboratory Director.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
September14 Jim Weisshaar Silvia Cavagnero Tom Brunold
September 21 Jim Skinner Gil Nathanson John Wright
September 28 Mark Ediger Bob McMahon Bob Hamers
October 5 Howard Zimmerman Clark Landis Rob Corn
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Sept. 12 Oct. 3 Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Sept. 26
Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, September 13th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Marc Anderson, Water Chemistry-UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 14th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Ulf Diederichsen, University of Würzburg. "Nucleic Acid Analogue With Peptide Backbone: Alanyl-PNA in DNA and Protein Chemistry"

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Thursday, September 14th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Farrar, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Hydrogen-Bonded Liquids"

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ranko Richert, Arizona State. "Heterogeneous Dynamics in Supercooled Materials"

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. John Yates, University of Pittsburgh. "Novel Corrosion Passivation Methods for Aluminum Using Energetic Oxidizing Species"

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Wednesday, September 20th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Daniel Moser, Postdoc, UW-Madison.

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Wednesday, September 20th 2000 - Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael O. Wolf, University of British Columbia. "Organometallic Molecular Wires"

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Thursday, September 21st, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Mike Wolf, University of B.C.

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Monday, September 25th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Doug Sillars, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ricardo Metz, University of Massachusetts. "Photofragment Spectroscopy of Exotic Ions: Dications and Reaction Intermediates"

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Alanna Schepartz, Yale University.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mark Prausnitz, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Drug Delivery by Electrical, Ultrasonic and Microneedle Disruption of Biological Barriers"

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Wednesday, September 27th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Lindeman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 2nd 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Magdolna Hargittai, Eotvos University-Hungry.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Daniel van der Weide, UW-Engineering. "Terahertz Interactions With Molecules, Both Real And Artificial"

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Art Cammers-Goodwin, University of Kentucky.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Steven Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "A-Priori Design of Low Molecular Weight Displacers Using High Throughput Screening and Quantitative Structure Efficacy Relationship Models"

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Wednesday, October 4th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Bo Hong, U Calif. At Irvine.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor David Jonas, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Emilie Porter, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Marvin Miller, University of Norte Dame.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. E.Terry Papoutsakis, Northwestern University. "Oxygen and its Transport in Hematopoietic Life and Death"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Pat Shapley, University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego. "Life on the Edge: Genome-Scale Models of Metabolism and Mechanistic Studies of the Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationship"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Suzanne Walker, Princeton University.

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Monday, Octoberber 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jean Francois Halet.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jesse Lindeman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas. "Catalysis in Supercritical Media: Potential and Challenges"

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Roald Hoffman, Hirschfelder Awardee, Cornell University, Sponsored by TCI.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table, Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces, Thursday, October 26 - 11:00 a.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, Friday, October 27 - 4:00 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "...Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelly Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenge New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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Recent Publications

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Smith LM.

Analyzing genetic variations by mass spectrometry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 186-ANYL -.

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Gross JW; Hegeman AD; Vestling MM; Frey PA.

Presteady-state kinetics of deoxythymidine diphosphate glucose 4,6 dehydratase: Detection and quantification of reaction intermediates by mass spectroscopy.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 75-BIOL -.

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Carr HS; Serfass L; Aschenbrenner LM; Burstyn JN.

Calcium ion down-regulates soluble guanylyl cyclase activity: Evidence for a second metal ion binding site.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 99-BIOL -.

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Lowe TL; Pallitto MM; Kiessling LL; Murphy RM.

Controlling the aggregation and toxicity of beta-amyloid with hydrophilically modified recognition sequence KLVFF.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 135-BIOT -.

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Shakhashiri BZ.

Freedom to learn.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 32-CHED -.

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Shaw DB; Moore JW; Campbell DJ.

Introducing solid-state chemistry to the high school classroom: The ice materials science workshop.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 98-CHED -.

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Shakhashiri BZ.

Privilege of teaching.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 923-CHED -.

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Moore JW.

Jerry Bell: A man for new seasons.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 929-CHED -.

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Hamers RJ.

Formation of ordered, oriented organic layers on semiconductor surfaces.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 45-COLL -.

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Coulter SK; Ellison MD; Hovis JS; Hamers RJ.

FTIR studies of methyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons on the Si(001) surface.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 221-COLL -.

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Russell JN; Hovis JS; Hamers RJ; Wang GT; Bent SF; D'Evelyn MP; Butler JE.

Infrared studies of hydrogen on diamond (100).

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 339-COLL -.

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Ellis AB; Ivanisevic A; Kuech TF; Rusli S; Mawst L.

Use of electroluminescence from semiconductor diode structures for chemical sensing.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 447-COLL -.

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Landis CR; Feldgus SH.

New methods for extracting resonance structures from molecular orbital and dft calculations.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 156-COMP -.

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Landis CR; Firman TK.

New molecular-mechanics methods for transition-metal complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 140-IEC -.

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Casey CP; Kraft S; Powell DR.

[1,3] shifts in rhenium alkynyl carbene complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 214-INOR -.

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Ivanisevic A; Reynolds MF; Burstyn JN; Ellis AB.

Photoluminescent properties of cadmium selenide in contact with solutions and films of metalloporphyrins: Nitric oxide and oxygen-driven transducers.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 354-INOR -.

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Landis CR; Feldgus SH.

All-atom, high-level computational study of asymmetric hydrogenation by Rh(Me-DuPHOS).

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 364-INOR -.

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Kozee MA; Zhang JM; Dahl LF.

Isostructural T-D [Au16Ni24(CO)(40)](4-) and [Ag16Ni24(CO)(40)](4-) clusters: Stabilization of a microscopic ccp chunk of gold or silver metal.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 403-INOR -.

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Khoudiakov M; Saulys D; Ellis AB; Joshkin V; McCaughan L; Kuech TF.

Synthesis and characterization of novel niobium precursors for chemical beam epitaxy of lithium niobate.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 454-INOR -.

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Tseng TA; Deck KM; Kiessling LL; Burstyn JN.

Bifunctional copper nucleases.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 655-INOR -.

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Casey CP; Kraft S; Powell DR.

Enediyne formation from rhenium alkynylcarbene complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 690-INOR -.

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McGuire MM; Edwards KJ; Banfield JF; Hamers RJ.

Role of elemental sulfur in the dissolution kinetics of sulfide minerals and the generation of acid mine drainage.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 749-INOR -.

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Hamers RJ; Hovis JS; Coulter SK; Ellison MD; Padowitz DF.

Ultrathin organic layers on silicon surfaces.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS PART 1-REGULAR PAPERS SHORT NOTES & REVIEW PAPERS 2000, Vol 39, Iss 7B, pp 4366-4371.

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Qiu XH; Moe NE; Ediger MD; Fetters LJ.

Local and global dynamics of atactic polypropylene melts by multiple field C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 7, pp 2918-2926.

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Hansen MJ; Wendt MA; Farrar TC.

Temperature dependence of the deuterium quadrupole coupling constants and the correlation times for neat formamide.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 22, pp 5328-5334.

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Huck BR; Fisk JD; Gellman SH.

Promotion of sheet formation in alpha-peptide strands by a beta-peptide reverse turn.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 17, pp 2607-2610.

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Schmedake TA; Haaf M; Paradise BJ; Powell D; West R.

Two trigonal Ni(silylene)(3) complexes.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2000, Vol 19, Iss 17, pp 3263-3265.

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Lee SW; Hovis JS; Coulter SK; Hamers RJ; Greenlief CM.

Cycloaddition chemistry on germanium(001) surfaces: the adsorption and reaction of cyclopentene and cyclohexene.

SURFACE SCIENCE 2000, Vol 462, Iss 1-3, pp 6-18.

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Sih CJ; Malnar I.

Peroxidase-catalyzed oxidative phenolic coupling of some tripeptides containing tyrosine and hydroxyphenylglycine residues.

BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOTRANSFORMATION 2000, Vol 18, Iss 4, pp 301-310.

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Wang CY; Ediger MD.

Spatially heterogeneous dynamics in thermoset resins below the glass-transition temperature: Effect of temperature and composition.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 2000, Vol 38, Iss 17, pp 2232-2239.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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Spread The News!!!!!

DoIT's Learning Technology and Distance Education (LTDE) is having an exciting event this September. All Fac/Staff are invited to attend: Tech 101: Intro to Basic Technology-Bagels and Basics! Sept 15, 2000. 8:30am-10:15am. Computer Sci Bldg 3139 ABC. This 2-hour session has a bit of a different twist than traditional brown bags offered in the past. It is geared toward the newer fac/staff on campus that want to integrate technology into the classroom. It will be set up as a roundtable discussion with several break-out tables and topics for fac/staff to choose from. Along with that, this session is sort of a KICK-OFF to the year! LTDE has moved it's location, we've gone through some reorganization, etc. And we want to spread the word about us, our services, our new location, and about all of our fall events! Come join us for some bagels, juice, and technology basics!

Roundtable discussions include:

  • How to find quality web sites
  • Technology and accessibility
  • Basic web design terms and definitions
  • Presentations and slides (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Designing and writing for the web
  • Communication tools for group discussions (e.g bulletin boards, chatrooms)
  • WebCT: What is it? What can I do with it?
  • Streaming multimedia on the web. (e.g. QuickTime, RealPlayer, Flash)
  • Using different search engines to do e-search on the web
  • Where do I begin to put technology in my class?

Come join us for bagels and technology basics!!! No registration is required! We look forward to seeing you! For additional information or questions: Contact Renee Schuh, e-mail: rmschuh@facstaff.wisc.edu or call 265-9849.

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CALLING ALL CHEMISTS

Two Great Fellowship Opportunities

Apply for the American Chemical Society Congressional Fellowship. Work in the Congress using your scientific and technical expertise. Gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative branch. Apply for the American Chemical Society Science Policy Fellowship. A unique opportunityfor a scientist or engineer to join ACS staff working in government affairs. Program brochure available from: ACS Office of Society Services, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20058, 1-800-227-5558, E-mail: help@acs.org. Additional information on the Internet: http://www.acs.org/government. Fellowship Program Office: E-mail: congfellow@acs.org Phone: 202-872-4386.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Bridgestone/Firestone Research in Akron is searching for outstanding scientists for synthesis positions in its laboratories. For more information, please contact: David F. Lawson, Section Manager, Polymer Synthesis, Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc., 1200 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH 44317, Phone: (330)379-7664, Fax: (330)379-7530, e-mail: LawsonDavidF@BFUSA.com.

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc., is looking to recruit qualified synthetic organic chemists interested in joining the scientific research and development team at Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI). Established in 199 1, AMRI is an integrated chemistry outsourcing company that provides comprehensive chemistry research and development services to companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Our integrated chemistry services span the entire drug development cycle, from lead discovery to commercial manufacturing, enabling our customers to develop products in a more efficient and costeffective manner. The accelerated pace of drug discovery has created a greater demand for contract chemistry services. Since our inception, we have completed over 850 projects for 135 customers, including Pfizer, DuPont, and Eli Lilly, among others. Our high percentage of repeat business and client referrals substantiates that customer satisfaction is high. In addition to our contract work, we also conduct propriety research that may lead to projects or technology that can be licensed to third parties. Our research has already led to several existing and pending patents, including patents relating to the active ingredient in Allegra, the antihistamine marketed by Aventis in the United States (and as Telfast elsewhere). Today AMRI receives royalty payments on worldwide Allegra sales. Send to: Albany Molecular Research, Inc., 21 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12203, USA, Tel. 5 18-464-0279, Fax 518-464-0289. Web Address: http://Www.albmolecular.com.

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The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks candidates for Director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, a nontenure track position. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry with extensive, current research experience in the mass spectrometry of small molecules, biopolymers, and nanoclusters. The successful candidate will be the head of the mass spectrometry service lab and supervise professional staff. The Director would participate in faculty research; develop and implement new mass spectrometry techniques; write grant proposals; educate faculty and students in mass spectrometry and publish independently. The laboratory is currently equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Further information is on our Web Site: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Ray Borkman, Professor and Associate Chair, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2000, but applications past that date will be considered until the position is filled.

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University of Iowa. Mass Spectrometrist: will manage the day-to-day operation of the research facility and report to a Director who oversees two facilities on campus. This position offers excellent opportunities for interaction and collaboration with researchers across campus. Responsibilities include operating and maintaining instruments, analyzing service samples, supervising staff, and training users. Facility instruments include Micromass Autospec, VG ZAB-BF, ThermoQuest Voyager gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, and a new liquid chromatograph-ion trap mass spectrometer. Experience with magnetic sector mass spectrometers and/or liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry is desirable. Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to interact with a wide variety of researchers. A M.S. degree with pertinent experience is required. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field is desirable. Interested applicants should send cirriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Lynn Teesch, University of Iowa, HRMSF, 71 Chemistry, Iowa City, IA 52242. Email: lynn-teesch@uiowa.edu. Applications will be accepted until October 9, 2000.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department of the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2001 in ANALYTICAL or PHYSICAL Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in environmental or related areas of chemical analysis or separation that complement the existing strengths of the Department will be given preference. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, description of future research plans and statement of teaching interests along with three letters of reference to: Prof. J. Houston Miller, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052. Review of applications will begin October 15, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

 

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Boston College. Applications are invited for a tenure-track position, effective September 2001. The area of the position is defined broadly to include traditional physical chemistry and chemical physics, materials science, biophysics, physical inorganic and physical organic chemistry. The Department is housed in an award-winning research facility in Boston, and includes nearly 100 doctoral students and an internationally recognized faculty. The successful applicant is expected to maintain a prominent, externally-funded research program. Applicants are sought at the entry Assistant Professor level, although outstanding applications at more senior levels are also welcome. Applicants at the beginning Assistant Professor level should send a resume and a summary of research plans, and should arrange to have four letters of reference transmitted. Established investigators should send a letter of application and appropriate supporting materials. All materials should be sent to: Chair, Physical Chemistry Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Only applications completed by November 1, 2000 will be considered. Web site: http://chemserv.bc.edu. Fax: (617) 552-2705.

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FACULTY POSITION -- OPEN RANK -- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY -- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE -- UCR's Department of Chemistry invites applications for a faculty position (open rank) in Organic Chemistry, to start July 2001. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Candidates for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae as well as statements of research interests and accomplishments. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposals and should arrange for three letters of reference. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Thomas Morton, Organic Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403. Evaluation of applications will begin 29 September, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Information about the Department is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu.

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THREE FACULTY POSITIONS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY-UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE - The UCR Department of Chemistry invites applications for three faculty positions in Analytical Chemistry, to start July 2001. One position is open rank and two are at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Candidates for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests and accomplishments. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposals, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Werner Kuhr, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403. Evaluation of applications will begin 29 September, but a position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Information about the Department is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu.

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FACULTY POSITION -- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY -- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE -- The UCR Department of Chemistry and the UCR Air Pollution Research Center (APRC) invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to start July 2001. The position requires a Ph.D. in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, or another area of chemistry, and the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The research program will include environmental chemistry that emphasizes aqueous phase chemistry and/or environmental analytical chemistry. In addition, the candidate will have excellent prospects for teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience will be helpful. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and in APRC and will have research interests that complement the ongoing research in the Department of Chemistry and APRC. The APRC mission includes fundamental and applied chemical studies of atmospheric processes as viewed in the broadest sense. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and statement of research interests, and should have three original letters of reference sent to: Professor Jingsong Zhang, Chemistry/APRC Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403. Evaluation of applications will begin 29 September, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and APRC is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu and at http://cnas.ucr.edu/-aprc/aprc.html.

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Three Faculty Positions. The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University is seeking to fill up to three tenure track faculty positions across the disciplines of chemistry that complement or add to current interests in teaching and research programs in the department. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical chemistry. Candidates with teaching and research interests that bridge areas in chemistry or are interdisciplinary in nature are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate the area or areas of interest in their application. The level of each appointment is open. The individuals appointed must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and be capable of fulfilling the highest expectations in teaching and research. Applicants should submit a resume, a list of publications, statements describing teaching interests and future research plans, and should arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Peter K. Dorhout, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1872. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2000. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the positions are filled. Detailed information about the department and the positions can be found at http://www.chm.colostate.edu/jobs.html.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking to fill several vacant tenure-stream Faculty positions. At least one of the positions likely will be an Assistant Professorship to commence during the Summer or Fall 2001 terms. Applications from exceptional individuals in all areas of Inorganic Chemistry are encouraged, and those from candidates with interests in the fields of organometallic or coordination chemistry are especially desired. Applications from outstanding candidates for more advanced rank positions also are strongly encouraged. Additional information may be found at: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates for entry-level positions should send an application letter, a complete curriculum vita, and a summary of research plans, while requesting that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Search Committee. Nominations and expressions of interest for elevated rank positions should include a curriculum vita and a list of at least three professional references (provide name, postal and e-mail addresses, and voice and fax numbers for each). The Department presently has two vacant Endowed Chairs, and applications and nominations of suitable individuals for the Molecular Design Institute Chair and the Vasser-Woolley Chair are being sought. All materials should be mailed to: Chair, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332-0400 U.S.A. The initial screening of applications will commence on 15 October 2000, and continue until all positions are filled.

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Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, is seeking someone to teach Biochemistry during its second and/or third terms, 2000-01 (beginning November 27, 2000). This position will be upgraded to a full-time tenure-track position beginning 2001-02, and the visiting faculty person could choose to be a candidate for that position. Three options are possible:

  • A full-time position for second and third terms: Biochemistry I (CH 411) is taught second term along with one General Chemistry lab and one Organic lab. Biochemistry 11 (CH 412) and Biochemistry Lab (CH 413) is taught third term along with one General Chemistry lecture section. Biochemistry Lab (CH 413) could be omitted and replaced by a General Chemistry or Organic responsibility in third term.
  • A part-time position for second term and third terms: Only Biochemistry I (CH 411) is taught during second term. Biochemistry 11 (CH 412) and, if desired, Biochemistry Lab (CH 413) are taught during third term.
  • A part-time position for either second term or third term: Only Biochemistry I (CH 411) is taught.

The candidate must have earned or be near to completing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. Carrying out research with undergraduate students is possible. All application materials should be received by September 15, 2000, and sent to: Dr. Richard Jurasek, Dean, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201. The application should include vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

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Albion College, a tenure track position with a starting date of August 2001. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry by the time they start the position. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Teaching duties include biochemistry, biochemistry laboratory, advanced biochemistry, participation in the general chemistry program and establishment of an undergraduate research program. There are opportunities to assist in the organic program and to create courses for non-science majors, participation in the Freshman Seminar Series and in the new Neuroscience program. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, photocopies of transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a research proposal, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Dennis C. Gaswick, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, Phone: (517) 629-0276, FAX:(517) 629-0509, E-mail: dyaswick@albion.edu, Web site: http://www.albion.edu. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2000.

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Baylor University: Outstanding candidates are sought for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2001. A Ph.D. in analytical or physical chemistry is required, with research interests in an area of experimental physical or analytical chemistry, such as mass spectrometry, thermochemistry, separation science, or bioanalytical chemistry, which complement current faculty research programs. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The Department offers high quality, ACS accredited B.S. degree programs and graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. The successful candidate will be required to establish a vigorous, independent research program capable of attracting both undergraduate and graduate students as well as extramural funding. In addition, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate general chemistry and appropriate upper-level and graduate courses. Submit a letter of application, resume, publication list, summary of research experience, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of research interests and plans with estimated start-up costs, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Stephen L. Gipson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, P.O. Box 97348, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7348. Applications will be reviewed beginning 10115100 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application should be completed by 10/31/00.

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Brown University. Our Department is soliciting applications for a tenure track faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2001. An applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, organic materials science, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The appointment will be based on high potential for developing a creative and vigorous research program and making strong instructional contributions in organic chemistry. We would very much appreciate your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position and we will be grateful if you will inform them of this opening. An application should contain graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a curriculum vita and a detailed description of proposed research plans and requirements. The application also should be supported by three letters of recommendation. To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2000. All application materials should be addressed to: Professor Christopher T. Seto, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

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Beginning Fall Semester 2001. California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. BS or BA in chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry (or completion of final requirements for Ph.D. in biochemistry by August 15, 2001). Applicant should possess a strong course work background in biochemistry. One or two years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach upper division/graduate lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and introductory general and organic chemistry courses. Ability to develop curricular materials in biochemistry, to instruct students in modem instrumentation, to develop independent-study projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and to compete for external grants is required. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. The ability to work with a diverse student population is essential. Applicants should have an experimental background involving biochemistry. Experience in developing biochemistry experiments is desirable. Applicants should have experience teaching university level introductory or biochemistry courses and modem biochemistry laboratory techniques. The teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant but more independent experience is preferred. Duties may include: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry lecture and laboratory; teaching introductory general and organic chemistry courses; advising students, committee assignments; community service; developing departmental facilities and programs in biochemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a program of scholarship in biochemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Teaching responsibilities for the first several years may involve mostly lower division courses. CSU, Sacramento is primarily an undergraduate institution. Academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary Range: $40,488 to $51,036 plus fringe benefits. Normally, hiring occurs at the lower to middle salary range. Review of Applications will begin November 3, 2000; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of proposed research appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a MS program in Chemistry with limited resources; 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 6) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. James C. Hill, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: hilljamesc@csus.edu .

********************The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - http://www.scs.uiuc.edu - has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in any of the areas of chemistry, including the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2001. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (telephone: 217-333-5071). Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 1, 2000 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2001.

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has openings for tenure-track Assistant Professor (or in exceptional cases at higher tenured levels) in the areas of Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. Please bring this notice to the attention of outstanding young scientists who are capable of building worldclass research groups in any of these research areas. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2001. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants may make inquiries to Dana Dlott (preferably by email), but all applications must be submitted to the Head of the Chemistry Department. Send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 600 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801, (telephone: 217/333-5071). All applications received by October 2, 2000 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2001.

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Kansas State University. Chemistry Department Assistant Professor Search. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August, 2001. We seek an outstanding faculty member with research interests in any area of analytical or physical chemistry. We especially welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of our current faculty. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous and creative research program that will attract extramural funding and capable co-workers and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Informal enquiries are welcome to the Department head, Professor Peter M. A. Sherwood. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts from graduate studies, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a description of research proposals and should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Anne Myers Kelley, Assistant Professor Search Committee Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-3701. Screening will commence October 16, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University has an opening, pending final administrative and budgetary approval, for a senior faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applications are invited from outstanding scholars with a proven track record of publications, grant support, and teaching. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments within the next few years, as well as major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Newly hired faculty members will be expected to participate in these efforts. Senior candidates should submit a CV, a list of representative publications, and a description of current and future research programs and directions. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: Search Committee (Senior Position), Chemistry Department, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for a tenure track junior faculty position in all areas of experimental chemistry, especially physical/biophysical or organic/bioorganic chemistry, to begin September 1, 2001, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments within the next two years, as well as major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Newly hired faculty members will be able to participate in these efforts. Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Candidates should submit applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: Faculty Search Committee (Assistant Professor), Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Organic Chemistry. Northern Illinois University. Tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor - Organic chemist with research interests in the areas of combinatorial synthesis or synthetic bloorganic chemistry. Required: Postdoctoral research experience. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate- and graduate-level organic chemistry with occasional assignments in general chemistry. A description of the department can be obtained on the web at http://www.chembio.niu.edu. Send: Letter of application, vita, a description of research plans and teaching interests, a list of required start-up equipment with estimated costs, and three letters of recommendation to: Organic Chemist Search, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 27, 1999.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products invites applications for two tenure-track positions available fall 2001. Applications at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for assistant professor must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The positions require development of internationally recognized programs of scholarly research and the demonstration of commitment to excellence in teaching at the professional and graduate levels. Programs in all areas of medicinal chemistry will be considered, but preference is given to studies that focus on drug discovery and design and the function of molecular targets, and functional genomics and proteomics pertinent to medicinal chemistry. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publication list, a concise description of proposed research, and arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Harold Kohn, Chair, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 7360, Beard Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10 and continue until the positions are filled.

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Position Number: 032b.9900. Working Contract Title: Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in Analytical or Inorganic Chemistry required. The Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2001. A Ph.D. in analytical or inorganic chemistry with training or experience in environmental chemistry, commitment to quality undergraduate instruction, and evidence of excellent teaching ability/potential are required. Teaching responsibilities will include quantitative analysis, general chemistry and area of specialization. The successful candidate is expected to direct an active research program in the area of specialization and pursue extramural funding. Starting Date: September 1, 2001. Terms of Appointment: Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Person to Contact: Dr. Timothy F. Crimmins, Chair; Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Oshkosh, WI 54901-8645 Phone: 920-424-1400; FAX: 920-424-2042. E-mail: crimmins@uwosh.edu. Send letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts (photocopies acceptable initially), research plans, and a one page statement of teaching philosophy. Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2000.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. Date of Appointment is August 27, 2001. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in organic and general chemistry, directing undergraduate student research and advising students. Faculty are required to demonstrate the following:

� ability to teach and/or perform effectively;

� scholarly achievement or research;

� continued preparation and study;

� contribution to student growth and development;

� service to the university and community.

Ph.D. in chemistry required with emphasis in organic chemistry. A secondary area of expertise that is complementary to the department will be given preference. Teaching experience desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Department has 14 full-time faculty positions and offers an American Chemical Society approved program. Apply to: Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, MS-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MINI 56301- 4498, (320) 255-3031 Fax (320) 255-4262. E-mail: Tleenay@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a completed application form (which will be sent to applicant upon receipt of application letter), and three to five recent letters of reference (sent directly from referee). The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from the appropriate institutions. The postmarked deadline for the receipt of all application materials is October 16, 2000. Materials postmarked after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar during the interview process.

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The University of Utah. Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position for Fall 2001. We seek individuals with research interests that encompass applications of chemistry (e.g., synthetic, computational, bio-organic, biophysical, or physiological) aimed at the identification of new drug targets and in development of novel therapeutic agents. The successful candidate would participate in professional pharmacy and graduate student education and would develop a vigorous research program in a supportive and strongly interdisciplinary environment that includes the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three references. We will evaluate applications beginning in October 2000 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit materials to: Prof. James A. McCloskey, Chair, Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee, College of Phannacy, The University of Utah, 30 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5820. Web site: http://hnu.pharm.utah.edu/medchem/.

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The Virginia Tech Chemistry Department has an opening for a tenure stream faculty position in inorganic chemistry to begin the fall of 2001. Exceptional candidates will be considered at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Please feel free to nominate qualified individuals who may be interested in moving their research program to Virginia Tech. Candidates in any area of inorganic chemistry are sought including those who have research interests that complement current universitywide thrusts in Chemical Biology and Materials Science. An ad for the position will be published shortly in C&E News. Our faculty currently has five inorganic chemists in tenure or tenure track positions. In addition we have a staff Crystallographer who is an inorganic chemist. The current search is critical in defining the future direction of inorganic chemistry at Virginia Tech. Please direct inquiries and applications to: Prof. Brian E. Hanson, e-mail: hanson@vt.edu, (540) 231-7206.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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The Department of Chemistry at Trinity University is seeking a Post-Doctoral candidate to pursue research in computational organic chemistry. The candidate will work with Dr. Steven Bachrach on a variety of computational projects, including nucleophilic substitution of heteroatomic systems and solvent effects in these reactions. If the candidate is inclined, some development of web-based technologies can also be pursued. The candidate should have some experience with ab initio codes and familiarity with a UNIX environment. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension for an additional year or two. Salary is competitive. Starting date is negotiable, but ideally by December 31, 2000. Trinity University is an undergraduate institution located in San Antonio TX. While no formal teaching is required, the candidate will have an opportunity to interact with outstanding undergraduate students in the research program. There is a possibility for the candidate to teach in a subsequent year, though no guarantee of a teaching position is made. A CV and one letter of recommendation should be sent in by October 18, 2000 to: Dr. Steven Bachrach, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, 715 Stadium Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209. Further information can be found at http://www.trinity.edu/sbachrac/ or by email: sbachrach@trinity.edu.

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Assistant Professor Christoph J. Fahrni, of Georgia Institute of Technology is currently looking for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow. His research focus is on the development of bioorganometallic protein catalysts, and the projects available would be particularly suitable for individuals interested in interdisciplinary research (see my webpage at http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/faculty/fahrni/c_fahrni.html for additional information). The successful candidate will have a background in ligand synthesis as well as experience in carrying out air-sensitive reactions using Schlenk technique. The project would additionally offer the opportunity to learn some basic techniques of protein synthesis (overexpression) and purification. Send to: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400 U.S.A., Phone: 404-894-4002, Fax: 404-894-7452.

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work in the research group directed by Professor Christer Aakeröy. A Ph. D. in Chemistry is required and previous experience in X-ray crystallography and inorganic/organic synthesis is essential. The research associate will be working on fundamental crystal engineering and the design of extended host-guest networks and molecular-based magnetic materials. Some detail of this work can be obtained at: http://www.ksu.edu/chem/personnel/faculty/grad/cba/aakeroy.html, or by contacting Professor Aakeröy by e-mail at: aakeroy@ksu.edu. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewed annually consistent with funding and satisfactory performance, with a salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and at least two letters of reference to: Professor Aakeröy, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Screening of applicants will commence on September 25, 2000.

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John Baldwin of Syracuse University will be adding two postdoctoral fellows to his research group this fall; any recent PhDs who might be interested - who may want some additional experience, perhaps in a different area of organic chemistry, before embarking on a long-term academic or industrial commitment -please let them know. The appointments could be initiated promptly, or later this fall. The research to be done would involve a variety of mechanistic problems posed by simple thermal rearrangement, often attacked through combinations of synthetic organic chemistry, carbon- 13 or deuterium labeling techniques, and kinetic and stereochemical tests. Recent examples of such studies (or directly related theoretical interests) are evident in recent publications: J Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 3567-3571; J Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1999, 5151516; J Phys Chem. A 1999, 103, 7821-7825; Org. Lett. 1999, 1081-1082; J Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 11018-11019. Among other current challenges, we're determining the kH/kD kinetic isotope effect for thermal stereormitations of 1,242-cyclopropanes, following the stereochemistry of some hydrocarbon vinylcyclobutane-to-cyclohexene isomerizations, and exploring the thermal chemistry of spiropentane and some dispirodecanes. An ideal prospect would have good skill� in synthetic organic chemistry and modern instrumental methods, and a real interest in mechanistic issues. Applicants should send me a letter applying for a postdoctoral position, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research accomplishments and interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: John Baldwin, Syracuse University, Room 1-014, Center for Science &Technology, Syracuse, New York 13244-4100, phone: 315-443-2925, FAX 315-443-4070.

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