Chemistry Newsletter - 10/08/2001

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 33 October 8th, 2001

Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

November 13th, 2001 December 11th, 2001 January 8th, 2002
February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chairs Office

October 16th, 2001 November 6th, 2001 November 20th, 2001
December 4th, 2001 December 18th, 2001 January 15th, 2002 February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May21st, 2002

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2001

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 six 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 into the teaching Laboratory Director.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays - Place: Room 8335

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45 6:45 7:15
October 11th David Schwartz Frank Weinhold Fleming Crim

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Benjamin Schwartz, UCLA. " How Does the Solvent Control the Dynamics of Electron Transfer"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Rob Halter. (McMahon Group).

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Erik J. Fernandez, University of Virginia. "The Protein Unfolding Problem"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Margaret Biddle, Graduate Student. "An Introduction to SAMs: Self-Assembled Monolayers in Organic Chemistry"

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Gary Roberts, UW-Madison Bacteriology Department.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard P. Van Duyne, Northwestern University. "Nanosphere Lithography: Nanoparticle Optics, Biosensors, and Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy"

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Yi He. "Synthesis of Spirocyclic Compounds"

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Monday, October 15th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Qiang Cui, UW Chemistry. " Allosteric Control of Enzyme Catalysis and Signal Transduction"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Gerald Marriott, UW Physiology.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Dan Beseman (Wright Group). "Inhomogeneous broadening in multiply vibrationally resonant nonlinear spectroscopies"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley. "Surfaces: Favorite Media of Evolution and New Technologies"

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2001, - Joint PChem-Inorganic Seminar, Room 1315, 2:30 p.m. G. A. Somorjai, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. "Development of Molecular Surface Science: From Platinum to Biopolymers"

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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "A Personal Retrospective on Molecular Dynamics"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Polarizable Force Fields for Waterans Aqueous Solutions"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University. "BSL and Beyond: Transport Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Simulating Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Systems"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Juan Xie, Graduate Student. "Electron Transfer in Proteins"

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Thursday, October 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Jason Pontrello.

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Leonardo Paterno, UW CPAM. " Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Films of Conducting Polymers by Self-Assembly Technique"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska. "Nuts and Bolts of Hydrogen Exchange - Mass Spectrometry"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Michio Iwaoka, University of Tokyo. "Weak Nonbonded Interactions in Selenium Compounds and Proteins"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar (McElvain), 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. David Wineland, NIST-Boulder.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jay Keasling, University of California-Berkeley. "Remodeling Cellular Metabolism for Biosynthesis and Biodegradation"

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Wednesday, October 31th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden, UW-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Keller.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry, Professor Stanley Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Teaching Computers to Teach, 1968 - 2001".

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor William Evans, University of California-Irvine.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. J. Kamakshi, UW Chemistry, Graduate Student. " Self-Assembly of Proteins on Membranes"

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Nancy Thompson, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry.Matt Hutchison (Crim Group). "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Ammonia"

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Joan Broderick, Michigan State University.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Thomas Clark.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bob Clark, UW Madison, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Jingsong Zhang, University of California-Riverside.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Travis Berggren (Smith Group). "Single Pulse Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry-Ink Jet Printing Meets Mass Spec"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Surface Oxametallacycles: Connections to Olefin Epoxidation"

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dave Schubert.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Hinderaker.

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Susie Martins - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Hubbell, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH and University of Zurich.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Wei Cai (Hamers Group). "Chemical Patterning of Iodine-terminated Silicon Surfaces Using Visible Light"

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Costas Maranas, Penn State. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Robert Rossi, Carleton College. "Just One Fix: An Idealist's Dogged Pursuit of the Solar Photoelectrochemical Golden Fleece"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Alex Shaginian.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Chris Lawrence (Skinner Group). "Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water"

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Deming, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Fabio Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute. "Hydrodechlorination Reactions on Palladium Catalysts"

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Woll.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Reginald M. Penner, University of California-Irvine.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Photopolymerization of Degradable Polymer Networks and Their Medical Applications"

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Thursday, December 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Eric M. Gordon, Sunesis.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Mandimutsira BS; Yamarik JL; Brunold TC; Gu WW; Cramer SP; Riordan CG.

Dioxygen activation by a nickel thioether complex: Characterization of a Ni-2(III)(mu-O)(2) core.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 37, pp 9194-9195.

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Srinivas G; Yethiraj A; Bagchi B.

Erratum: "Nonexponentiality of time dependent survival probability and the fractional viscosity dependence of the rate in diffusion controlled reactions in a polymer chain" (vol 114, pg 9170, 2001).

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 115, Iss 13, pp 6268-6268.

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Landis CR; Jin WC; Owen JS; Clark TP.

Rapid access to diverse arrays of chiral 3,4-diazaphospholanes.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2001, Vol 40, Iss 18, pp 3432-+.

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Crim FF.

Chemistry - Close encounters.

SCIENCE 2001, Vol 293, Iss 5537, pp 2014-2015.

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Syud FA; Stanger HE; Gellman SH.

Interstrand side chain-side chain interactions in a designed beta-hairpin: Significance of both lateral and diagonal pairings.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 36, pp 8667-8677.

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Hondal RJ; Nilsson BL; Raines RT.

Selenocysteine in native chemical ligation and expressed protein ligation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 9-BIOL-.

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Kersteen EA; Barrows SR; Raines RT.

New assay for protein disulfide bond isomerization.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 34-BIOL-.

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Chandran SS; Dickson KA; Raines RT.

Contribution of individual modules of a leucine-rich repeat protein to its affinity for other proteins.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 42-BIOL-.

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Smith BD; Higgin JJ; Raines RT.

Cytotoxic folate-targeted ribonuclease variants.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 45-BIOL-.

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Dickson KA; Raines RT.

Mechanism of ribonuclease cytotoxicity..

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 71-BIOL-.

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Plainkum P; Fuchs SM; Raines RT.

Ribonuclease A zymogen as a chemotherapeutic for malaria.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 92-BIOL-.

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Haigis MC; Raines RT.

Ribonuclease internalization.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 93-BIOL-.

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Lee JHE; Raines RT.

Role of lysine residues in the active site of onconase.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 94-BIOL-.

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Arnold U; Hinderaker MP; Nilsson BL; Huck BR; Gellman SH; Raines RT.

Semisynthesis of proteins containing non-natural modules.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 97-BIOL-.

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Hinderaker MP; Arnold U; Raines RT.

Semisynthesis of proteins with novel covalent crosslinks.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 98-BIOL-.

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Owen RM; Gestwicki JE; Young T; Cairo CW; Kiessling LL.

Specifically end-labeled polymers for probing multivalent interactions.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 102-BIOL-.

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Hondal RJ; Abel RL; Raines RT.

Stereochemical consequences of catalysis by ribonuclease A: Non-natural variants and phosphorothioate substrates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 172-BIOL-.

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Abel RL; Hondal RJ; Raines RT.

Active-site variants of ribonuclease A.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 181-BIOL-.

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Mowery P; He Y; Kiessling LL.

Binding of antibodies to alpha-galactosyl derivatives incorporated into liposomes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 201-BIOL-.

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Fuchs SM; Raines RT.

Effect of guanidinium display on the translocation of molecules through membranes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 213-BIOL-.

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Hodges JA; Raines RT.

Effect of fluoroproline in the X-position on the triple-helical stability of collagen.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 224-BIOL-.

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Lamanna AC; Gestwicki JE; Adler J; Kiessling LL.

Effects of multivalent, chemotactically-active, saccharide polymers on bacterial swarmer cell dedifferentiation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 226-BIOL-.

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Jenkins CL; Bretscher LE; Raines RT.

Factors affecting the conformational stability of collagen.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 230-BIOL-.

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Moore JW; Jacobsen JJ; Peace GE; Bain GA; March JL.

ChemPages Laboratory: Computers in support of inquiry-based labs.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 107-CHED-.

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Breitzer J; Ellis AB; Lisensky GC.

Web-based film clips for laboratory syntheses of nanoparticles.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 120-CHED-.

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Moore JW; Moore EA.

Apes, peacocks, and an above-average career.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 131-CHED-.

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Moore JW; Moore EA; Holmes JL; Saecker ME.

JCE: A new teacher's best friend.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 326-CHED-.

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Cheng WG; Yu H.

Dynamic interfacial properties of poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) and poly(methacrylic acid) at the air/water interface.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 112-COLL-.

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Nickel AML; Yeh JY; Shaw GA; Pornsuwan S; Kuech TF; Mawst LJ; Ellis AB.

Detection of gas phase analytes with integrated photodiode-LED arrays.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 173-COLL-.

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Shaw GA; Yeh JY; Nickel AML; Pornsuwan S; Kuech TF; Mawst LJ; Ellis AB.

Investigating integrated LED/photodiode devices for chemical sensing applications.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 174-COLL-.

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Kim C; Yu H.

Monolayer viscoelasticity of triblock copolymers of PEO and PPO (Pluronics) at the air/water interface.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 180-COLL-.

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Adalsteinsson T; Yu H.

Lateral diffusion of a phospholipid at the oil/water interface: NBD-DMPC in DLPC monolayers.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 189-COLL-.

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Pak HY; Yu H.

Lateral mobility retardation of phospholipid monolayer by compatible polymer and enzyme kinetics on binary system.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 190-COLL-.

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Firman TK; Landis CR.

Describing transition metal multiple bonding with a Valence Bond theory, and its expression via a novel molecular mechanics algorithm.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 5-COMP-.

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Feldgus SH; Landis CR.

The use of hybrid QM/MM techniques in asymmetric hydrogenation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 22-COMP-.

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Uddin J; Morales C; Maynard J; Landis CR.

Theoretical studies of metal-ligand bond enthalpies across the transition series.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 79-COMP-.

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Druschel GK; Hamers RJ; Banfield JF.

Tetrathionate catalysis by minerals in acid mine drainage systems.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 31-GEOC-.

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Landis CR; Somsook E; Liu ZX.

Diverse mechanisms of chemical exchange for group 4 metallocene alkene polymerization catalysts.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 25-INOR-.

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Jackson TA; Brunold TC; Miller AF; Yikilmaz E.

Combined computational and spectroscopic approach in the study of superoxide dismutase..

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 112-INOR-.

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Stich TA; Fonseca M; Escalante-Semerena J; Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational insights into the biosynthesis of adenosylcobalamin.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 113-INOR-.

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Craft JL; Ludden PW; Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic insights into the nature of the NiFeS-containing active site in CO dehydrogenase.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 122-INOR-.

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Xie J; Yikilmaz E; Miller AF; Brunold TC.

Structure/function studies of iron dependent superoxide dismutase.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 123-INOR-.

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Casey CP; Fogel LE; Turner C; Paulsen EL.

Ligand design for measurement of the rate of one arm-off ligand dissociation of bidentate ligands.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 221-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Jin WC; Clark TP.

Parallel synthesis of diverse arrays of new phosphine ligands: 3,4-Diazaphospholanes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 224-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Jin WC; Clark TP.

Transition metal (Rh and Pd) complexes of new asymmetric 3,4-diazaphospholanes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 227-INOR-.

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Ivanov SA; Tran N; Dahl LF.

Chasing the nanosized [Au8Ni36(CO)(42)](6-).

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 280-INOR-.

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Tran NT; Kawano M; Dahl LF.

Proposed growth patterns from a centered icosahedron of new high-nuclearity homopalladium/heteropalladium carbonyl phosphine clusters with unprecedented transition metal-core geometries.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 286-INOR-.

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Boller TM; Casey CP.

Reactions of rhenium eta(2)-propargyl ketone and eta(2)-propargyl alcohol complexes with electrophiles.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 312-INOR-.

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Mednikov EG; Ivanov SA; Guzei IA; Dahl LF.

New nanosized palladium carbonyl phosphine clusters generated from Pd-10(CO)(12)(PR3)(6) precursors.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 331-INOR-.

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Dougan JS; Kysely TM; Treichel PM; Guzei IA.

A new look at rhenium (III) carboxylates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 338-INOR-.

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Carpenetti DW; Casey CP.

Ancillary ligand effects on the barriers for alkene decomplexation from and inversion of stereochemistry at zirconium in alkyl-alkene chelates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 357-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Rosaaen KA.

Kinetic study of the polymerization of ethylene by [rac-(C2H4(1-indenyl)(2))ZrMe][MeB(C6F5)(3)].

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 386-INOR-.

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Kraft S; Casey CP; Kavana M; Powell DR.

Reaction of rhenium alkynyl carbene complexes with tertiary phosphines produces dihydrophospholium rhenium complexes by a formal CH insertion process.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 409-INOR-.

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Boller TM; Casey CP.

Reactivity studies of eta(3)-propargyl complexes of rhenium.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 411-INOR-.

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Casey CP; Singer SW; Trend RM; Powell DR.

Formation of hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride through formate and dihydrogen intermediates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 421-INOR-.

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Dzwiniel TL; Casey CP; Kraft S.

Synthesis of cis-enediynes from manganese carbynes and alpha,omega-diynes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 424-INOR-.

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Jiao XD; Singer SW; Casey CP.

Alkene isomerization catalyzed by a ruthenium hydride and hydrogen.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 442-INOR-.

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Vos TE; Casey CP.

Catalytic reduction of ketones and aldehydes with aminocyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydrides.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 443-INOR-.

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Fix SR; Brice J; Abbott L; Stahl SS.

Investigation and applications of dioxygen-coupled intramolecular oxidative amination of olefins.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 450-INOR-.

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Thorman JL; Steinhoff BA; Yang JZ; Stahl SS.

Mechanistic studies of aerobic palladium oxidation catalysis.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 451-INOR-.

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Martins SC; Casey CP; Fagan M.

Probing the mechanism of enantioselectivity in the platinum-catalyzed hydroformylation of styrene.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 471-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Jin WC; Clark TP.

Synthesis of C-2 symmetric 3,4-diazaphospholanes and their application in catalytic allylic alkylations.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 475-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Liu ZX; Rosaaen KA; White CB.

Activator effects in 1-hexene polymerizations.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 537-INOR-.

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Carpenetti DW; Casey CP.

Kinetics and thermodynamics of alkene binding in zirconium-alkyl-alkene chelates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 541-INOR-.

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Landis CR; Sillars DR.

Mechanisms and kinetics of propene polymerization using the [rac-C2H4(1-indenyl)ZrMe][MeB(C6F5)(3)] catalyst system.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 542-INOR-.

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Tunge JA; Lee TY; Carpenetti DW; Casey CP.

Thermodynamics and kinetics of propene coordination to a D-0-yttrium alkyl complex.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 548-INOR-.

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Rickert KA; Kim JK; Himpsel FJ; Ellis AB; Lee JL; Kuech TF.

Fermi level pinning and band bending determination via X-ray photoemission spectroscopy.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 598-INOR-.

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Keding SJ; Rich DH.

Structure-based design of inhibitors of methionine aminopeptidase and bleomycin hydrolase.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 163-MEDI-.

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Bursavich MG; Rich DH.

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel non-peptide peptidomimetic inhibitors of aspartic proteases.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 275-MEDI-.

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Brewer M; Rich DH.

Azides to protected guanidines: A one-pot conversion applied to the synthesis of the Phe-Arg hydroxyethylene dipeptide isostere.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 277-MEDI-.

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Higgin JJ; Friedman L; Raines RT.

Chemical genetics for the discovery of bioavailable prolyl 4-hydroxylase inhibitors.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 278-MEDI-.

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Shultz MD; Kiessling LL.

Unified scheme for sphingolipid synthesis via sharpless asymmetric aminohydroxylation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 55-ORGN-.

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Zimmerman HE; Wang PF.

Unique synthesis of 5-nitro-7-phenyl-7-pyridylnorbornen-2-one isomers for mechanistic study.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 329-ORGN-.

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He Y; Xu JW; Fasella E; Kiessling LL.

Synthesis of alpha-galactosyl-lipid conjugates to for assessment of anti-Gal antibody binding.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 475-ORGN-.

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Nilsson BL; Kiessling LL; Raines RT.

Peptide assembly by the Staudinger ligation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 484-ORGN-.

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Zimmerman HE; Nesterov EE.

New photochemical phenomenon: Solid-state photoreactions proceeding in stages; an experimental and theoretical study.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 644-ORGN-.

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Zimmerman HE; Nesterov EE.

Theoretical treatment of crystal lattice photochemistry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 645-ORGN-.

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Weinhold F.

NBO 5.0: New frontiers of localized analysis for NMR properties and transition metal bonding.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 110-PHYS-.

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Ngassa FN; Nkabyo EM; Gellman SH; Thomasson KA.

Computational modeling studies of the interactions of beta-peptides with each other and with the products of the nuclear oncogenes FOS and JUN.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 336-PHYS-.

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Nathanson GM; Splan JR; Torn RD.

Collisions of ethanol, HCl, and HBr with organic surfactants on dilute sulfuric acid.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 390-PHYS-.

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Liu ZX; White CB; Landis CR.

Initiation, propagation, and termination rate laws in metallocene-catalyzed polymerizations of alkenes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 6-CATL-.

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Casey CP; Singer SW; Vos TE; Jiao XD.

New hydrogenation catalysts for polar molecules that simultaneously deliver hydride from a metal and a proton from an electronegative atom.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 16-CATL-.

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Stahl SS.

Aerobic palladium oxidation catalysis: Insights and applications.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 222, pp 34-CATL-.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The biophysics and chemistry integrated review group at NIH currently has 2 openings for scientific review administrators. One position is to run a new panel (ZRG1-F04) that reviews fellowship applications (see http://www.csr.nih.gov/events/fellowship_ss/fellow_ss.htm and links therein) and the other is to run a panel (ZRG1-SSS-6) that primarily reviews small business applications in analytical chemistry and biophysical instrumentation. Generally, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 7 years of independent research experience beyond their post-doctoral training and a year of administrative experience. These are civil service positions at the GS-12 to GS-14 level in Bethesda, MD. If you know of qualified candidates who would be interested, please have them email me a cover letter describing their background/qualifications and a cv to: John L. Bowers, Ph.D., Chief, Biophysical and Chemical Sciences IRG, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive MSC 7806, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7806, email: bowersj@csr.nih.gov.

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Solutia Inc. has an immediate opening for an NMR Post Doctoral Associate within the Resins and Additives Analytical Staff in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Post Doctoral Associate will be responsible for preparing, analyzing and reporting results using solution and solid state NMR spectroscopy, with an emphasis on the application of flow probe and multidimensional NMR to polymeric systems. Experience with a Varian Inova 500 and a Bruker AC-200 instrumentation is a definite plus. The Varian 500 is equipped with Varian 5 mm switchable and 10 mm broadband solution probes, 5 mm Nalorac indirect Z-axis PFG probe, Varian LC/NMR flow probe and two autosamplers (50 sample ASM autosampler and a 10 sample heated autosampler). The Bruker AC-200 has a 5 mm solution probe and 7 mm CP/MAS solids capability. Access to the advanced solids NMR equipment at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) is also available. Applicants must have a Ph.D in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related field. Experience with synthetic polymers is a definite plus. The applicant must have the ability to function on a team, work cooperatively with other analysts and communicate with individuals from other disciplines. A demonstrated ability to identify opportunities and initiate projects is essential. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills are expected. For further information, please contact: Dr. Michael (Mike) Krejsa, Solutia Inc., 730 Worcester St., Springfield, MA 01151, e-mail: mrkrej@solutia.com. For more information on Solutia Inc.: http://www.solutia.com.

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The University of Colorado at Denver seeks a Ph. D. physical chemist for a position in Chemistry (rank open) to begin August 12, 2002. The successful candidate must establish a vigorous research program either 'in the area of chemical education or computational chemistry. Teaching proficiency is of prime importance for success. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in physical chemistry at the undergraduate and MS level. Review of applications will begin on October 22. Applicants must send (1) a current C.V., (2) a statement of teaching goals, (3) a statement of research objectives, and (4) the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Professor Robert Damrauer, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, CB 194, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. See http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~rdamraue/ for more information about the position, Department, and University.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks two people having broad intellectual interests and strong commitments to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill two tenure-track positions in chemistry beginning August 12, 2002. Responsibilities for both positions include: teaching undergraduate chemistry courses including general chemistry; advising undergraduates; pursuing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of Minnesota; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program as well as the campus at-large.

Position #1: candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry by August 12, 2002. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) This position includes responsibility for teaching analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis.

Position #2: candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in physical chemistry by August 12, 2002. Two years experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) This position includes responsibility for teaching physical chemistry and oversight of a chemistry computer lab.

Visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/positions/ to learn about our other open positions. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a teaching statement in which teaching goals and methods are discussed and (2) a research statement in which the applicant proposes a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduate students. Send applications to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair, (Please insert position #), Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin November 26, 2001. Inquiries can be made to Nancy Carpenter, Position #1 Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6337 (carpenne@mrs.umn.edu), or to James Togeas, Position #2 Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6309 (togeasjb@mrs.umn.edu).

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University of Northern Colorado, vacancy announcement. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry Position # 20256. Candidate must possess an earned doctorate in chemical education, chemistry, or science education and a bachelor's degree in chemistry or its equivalent. Experience and expertise in chemical education research and scholarship, and graduate course work in education and chemistry are required. Experience in secondary science teaching is desirable. Candidate must demonstrate accomplishments in (associate level) or potential for (assistant level) high quality teaching, excellence in research, successful grant writing, and have a record of scholarly publication commensurate with prior experience and activities. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant or associate level (depending on qualifications) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be an active contributor to the Department's undergraduate (ACS-accredited) and graduate (M.A. in chemistry, M.A. in chemical education and Ph.D. in chemical education) programs. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in graduate and undergraduate chemical education and science education courses. The candidate will also be expected to teach chemistry courses appropriate to qualifications. Responsibilities will include off-campus and/or partner school activities. The position requires developing a research program in chemical education for graduate and undergraduate students; development of a research program in chemistry for undergraduate students is desirable. The candidate is expected to secure external funding, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide professional service to the University and the discipline. A description of the Department and its faculty is available at http://www.unco.edu/chemist/chem_hp.htm. Starting Date: August 19, 2002. Send complete application to: Dr. Kimberly J. Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639. A complete application includes: a letter of application, resume, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, three reference letters, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research interests. Evidence of accomplishments in grant writing, publications, teaching effectiveness, and professional service is desirable. Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Dr. Kimberly J. Smith, (970-351-1285), kjsmith@unco.edu. Federal regulations require that all documents submitted by applicants be retained by the university. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

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San Diego State University. The Department of Chemistry, in association with the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), at San Diego State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry education at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2002. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a Ph.D. degree with an M.S. in chemistry or the equivalent. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program that investigates learning in chemistry at the university level and that attracts external funding. The primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach physical science to pre-service teachers in an inquiry-oriented classroom environment and also to participate in teaching lower division university chemistry courses. A commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles is highly desirable. The College of Sciences has several federally funded minority training programs, e.g., MARC, MBRS and McNair and SDSU is ranked 10th in the nation in conferring minority baccalaureate degrees. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the doctoral program in chemistry offered jointly with the University of California, San Diego and the doctoral program in mathematics and Science education offered jointly with the San Diego State University Center for Research in Mathematics and Science (http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE) and the University of California, San Diego. Telephone or e-mail inquiries to Dr. David Burkey at 619-594-5481 or dburkey@chemistry.sdsu.edu. To find out more information about CRMSE and the joint doctoral program, you may visit the CRMSE homepage at http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE. Applicants must submit: (a) a cover letter which includes a statement of 1) teaching experience and philosophy and 2)research experience; (b) relevant reprints, if available; (c) a complete curriculum vitae; (d) a description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget; and must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chemistry Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030. Review of applications will begin on November 15 th, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. Ph.D. in any area of chemistry or biochemistry or Ph.D. in Chemical Education. Completion of Ph.D. by appointment date is required. Applicant must have a BA/BS in chemistry or a BS in biochemistry. Postdoctoral experience involving chemical education is preferred. Applicants must have an interest in working in chemical science education and an ability to develop curriculum and work with colleagues/students in this field. These interests and abilities must include the following: (1)Teaching and learning in chemistry; (2) Developing professional relationships with individuals and students in the chemical education community; (3) Working with colleagues in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including those in the College of Education, (4) Developing programs that support chemical education; and (5) developing a scholarship program involving either chemical education or chemical research. in any area and to compete for external grants. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. The ability to work with a diverse student population is essential. A knowledge of state or national science standards for K- 12 is preferred. Applicant should be aware of developments in the field of chemical education, including various pedagogical approaches to teaching science, applications of group interactions in teaching, and assessment tools. Applicant must have good oral and written communication skills. Applicants should have a strong academic background in chemistry or biochemistry. Experience teaching courses to non-science students and university level introductory courses in chemistry is preferred. Some of the teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant, but more independent experience is preferred. A major component (approximately 50%) of the position initially is teaching to students who plan to be future K-8 teachers. The remaining teaching responsibilities may include teaching courses in area of chemical expertise and introductory general chemistry courses. Other duties include: Advising students, committee assignments, community service, and writing external grant applications. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Teaching load for the first two years is reduced. Review of Applications will begin October 19, 2001; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and how the applicant views his/her perspective involvement in working with the chemical education community; 4) a statement of proposed scholarly interests appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a MS program in Chemistry with limited resources; 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies may initially be provided but official transcripts are required if interviewed); 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.

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University of Kansas, Assistant Professor. Starting Date: August 18, 2002 or January 1, 2003. Tenure Track Position. Initiate, organize, maintain and direct a vigorous graduate research program in organic chemistry or a closely allied area leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals in the field of research. Teach each semester at the undergraduate or graduate level primarily in organic chemistry. Participate in the regular academic activities of the Department of Chemistry, including committee assignments, oral exams, seminars, and advising students. Ph.D. and research training in organic chemistry or closely related field. Outstanding ability in basic research in organic chemistry or a closely related area as evidenced by publications and letters of recommendation. Well-defined plans for development of a vigorous research program of national and international repute in organic chemistry or a closely allied area. Potential or demonstrated ability in effective teaching of organic chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability to relate and communicate effectively with graduate students in the context of the research program initiated by the candidate. Postdoctoral experience in organic chemistry or a related area. Teaching experience at the university level and a willingness to participate actively in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry. Research area that complements effectively current research in chemistry at the University of Kansas such as total synthesis, synthetic methodology, organic materials, supramolecular chemistry and macromolecular chemistry. Contact Person: Dr. Paul R. Hanson Department of Chemistry 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive Room 2010 Malott Hall University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045-0046. Applications to Include: Letter of interest, resume, and short descriptions (1-2 pages) of several possible research projects which might be carried out. The applicant should also arrange for the submission of three or more letters of recommendation. Initial review of applications will begin October 22, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled.

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St. Olaf College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank starting September 1, 2002. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. degree or anticipate completing it before September 1, 2002. The Chemistry Department invites applications from individuals with strong interest in quality undergraduate teaching at all levels including innovative development of a laboratory program. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to liberal arts education and promise of continued scholarly activity and professional growth including development of a research program that involves undergraduates. The department has specific needs in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. Candidates with teaching and research interests that span more than one area of the chemical sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Persons applying for this position should provide a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a summary of research interests and goals. In addition, applicants should request that letters of reference be sent by three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications. Applicants should submit evidence of teaching experience and request those submitting references to comment explicitly on teaching performance and potential. Inquires and applications should be addressed to: Professor Gary Miessler, Search Committee Chair Chemistry Department St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1098 Phone: (507) 646-6985 E-mail: miessler@stolaf.edu. Email inquiries are welcome, but no application materials should be sent by email. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2001, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track position in biophysical chemistry starting Fall 2002. We are eager to identify candidates with interdisciplinary expertise and interests at the interface of chemistry, biology, and physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D., demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and be able to teach physical, biological, and general chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to interdisciplinary courses at the introductory and advanced level within the biochemistry-molecular biology major and the College's core curriculum. In addition, he or she must establish an ongoing program of scholarly activity and supervise student research projects. Send letter of application, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching, to: Dr. Andrew C. Price, Chair, Biophysical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2001.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2002. Applications are sought from individuals with a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and the capacity to develop an active research program which involves undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include organic chemistry, general chemistry, and advanced courses in the applicant's field of expertise. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Charles W. Sokolik, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ebaugh Laboratories, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023. Visit us at our web site at: http://www.denison.edu/chem. Informal inquiries may be made via email to sokolik@denison.edu. Our review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry The University of Nevada, Reno. Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Tenure Track, Academic Year. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, evidence of a strong commitment to both teaching and research, and postdoctoral research experience. Incumbent will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and maintain an active and innovative research program. Applicants should send a detailed resume containing a list of procedure and publications, a summary of teaching experience, a statement of Deadline future research plans, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry/216, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Applications received by November 1, 2001 are assured of full consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for two full time, tenured or tenure-track positions, open-rank to start September 1, 2002, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments and major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities. EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY: Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of experimental organic, bioorganic, or biophysical chemistry will be considered, with specializations in areas such as, but not restricted to, neurochemistry, genomics and proteomics, materials science, environmental chemistry, and nanotechnology. THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY: The Department has a highly active theoretical/computational group, with interests ranging from quantum dynamics of chemical reactions, clusters, and condensed phases, to Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules. Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of theoretical chemistry will be considered, but areas that complement current efforts are especially welcome. These include ab initio electronic structure methods, quantum and molecular mechanics and dynamics methods applicable to large, complex systems, including biological systems, materials, atmospheric/environment, and biomolecular chemistry. Candidates should submit applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference. The Search Committees will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: the appropriate Faculty Search Committee (Experimental or Theoretical Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Room 1001, New York, NY 10003, Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta is seeking outstanding individuals for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry to begin July 1, 2002. The rank is open and candidates at any Professorial level will be considered. Although we are seeking candidates whose research interests will complement those of the present faculty, outstanding candidates in any area of analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. In addition to a commitment to developing a strong research program, the successful candidates must have a genuine interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry. Please submit a complete curriculum vitae, the names of three references and a research proposal to: Martin Cowie, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2G2. Although the deadline in the ads is October 31, 2001 we will be screening candidates throughout the month of November. Candidates wishing further information can phone me at (780)-492-2790 (E-mail: jed.harrison@ualberta.ca) or Martin Cowie at (780)-492-3249 (E-mail: chair@chem.ualberta.ca). Information about our Department can be found on the Web at http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/ or http://www.chem.ualberta.ca.

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Western Washington University is advertising for a tenure-track faculty position for Fall 2002. This is a retirement replacement position. We are seeking someone with a specialization in chemical education. Western has an interdisciplinary program in science education, to which all of the science departments (chemistry, biology, physics, geology) and the School of Education contribute faculty. The individual whom we seek would divide their teaching responsibilities approximately 50:50 between courses in chemistry and courses in science education. We would expect that this person's scholarship would be in chemical education. We are willing to consider applicants at the assistant, associate, or even full professor level.

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The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for three tenured or tenure-track positions at the assistant to full professor levels beginning August 2002 in any area of Analytical/Physical, Inorganic, or Organic Chemistry. All candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and have the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. Junior candidates should send a complete resume and description of future research plans, as well as three letters of recommendation addressing both research and teaching potential. Senior candidates should send an application letter and a resume. Information about the department can be found at www.chem.wayne.edu All materials should be sent to: Professor Charles H. Winter, Associate Chair, 143 Chemistry Wayne State University, 5101 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202-3489. Review of applications will begin October 15,2001.

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Michael's College, a residential, Catholic, liberal arts college with 1800 undergraduate students, is seeking to fill a tenure track position in physical chemistry beginning August 2002. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and prior teaching experience. The primary teaching responsibilities will be the physical chemistry sequence including labs, general chemistry labs, and introductory chemistry courses geared for non-science majors and including labs. The successful candidate also will be expected to establish a research program involving undergraduates. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to: Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, c/o Office of Human Resources, Saint Michael's College, One Winooski Park, Colchester, Vermont, 05439. The application deadline is November 30th.

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Beloit College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. required. Teaching includes Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry, as well as participation in a biology and chemistry interdisciplinary program and in all-college programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program at the interface between biology and chemistry. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Prof. George Lisensky, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Dr. Peter Burger is presently looking to fill a postdoctoral positions in his laboratory at the Inorganic Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland. The research involves synthetic, mechanistic (kinetics, isotope effects) and theoretical studies on an organometallic photochromic system, which we recently published in Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (2001), 40, 1917-1919. The mechanistic studies include interdisciplinary research on time-resolved laser flash spectroscopy and pressure dependent kinetic measurements in collaboration with other research groups. Acquaintance with air sensitive organometallic synthesis and solid knowledge of organometallic mechanisms is desirable. He can be contacted by email at chburger@aci.unizh.ch.

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