Chemistry Newsletter 11/02/2009

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XXXIII - No. 34 November 2nd, 2009

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Cathy Middlecamp Receives Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award
We're delighted to announce that Cathy Middlecamp has been selected to receive the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award. This is a terrific honor and an outstanding recognition of Cathy's teaching and mentoring. Please congratulate Cathy on her excellent teaching and dedication to the department!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 17th, 2009 December 15th, 2009 February 16th, 2010
March 16th, 2010 April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

November 3rd, 2009 November 24th, 2009 December 8th, 2009
January 19th, 2010 February 2nd, 2010 February 9th, 2010
March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010 April 6th, 2010
April 13th, 2010 May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab. "Equilibrium-Surface Freezing of Liquids"
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Jamison, MIT.
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Greg Kubas, Los Alamos.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "The Origin of Homochirality on Prebiotic Earth"
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Arne Gericke, Kent State University.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p .m., Room 265 MS&E Building. J. Alexander Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology, NIST. "Measuring Nanostructures with Light"
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Professor Yaroslaw Bazaliy, University of South Carolina. "Invariant Form of Spin-Transfer Switching Condition"
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul DeLuca, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
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Friday, November 7th, 2009 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 water Science & Engineering Lab. Professor Frank Keutsch, UW-Madison, Chemistry Department. "Formaldehyde and Glyoxal as Tracers of Oxidation and Aerosol Processes in the Atmosphere"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben McCall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Astrochemistry: From H3+ to C60"
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Wednesday, November 11th,  2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Jordan, University of Chicago. "Metal Catalyzed Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Joseph Gerdt - Blackwell Group.
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Monday, November 16th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Amit Mitra, UW-Madison, West Group.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania. "Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical Intersection"
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Wednesday, November 18th,  2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., - Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aaron McCoy - Mecozzi Group.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patricia L. Clark, University of Notre Dame. "Vectorial Folding During Translation Alters Protein Folding Mechanisms"
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., - Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eugenia Turov, Berry Group, Student seminar.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lindsay Fay - Gellman Group.
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Friday, December 4th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF. "Protecting Your Invention - Intellectual Property at UW-Madison"
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Kohler, UT-Southwestern. "Capturing Glycoconjugate Interactions with Metabolically Incorporated Photocrosslinking Sugars"
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., - Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gene Wong, Landis Group, Student seminar.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dongxu Shu, Tang Group.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Schneider, University of Notre Dame. "Environmental Catalysis from First Principles"
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research.
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Feng Wang, Boston University.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jin Quan Yu, Scripps.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research. "Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms Under Atmospheric Conditions"
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Anna Hurtley, Yoon Group.
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 -  Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Robert Waymouth, Stanford University.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Tuesday, February 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Parker, Gellman Group.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Head of Laboratoire L‚on Brillouin.
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Wednesday, February 10th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Tyson, Yoon Group.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara.
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Wednesday, February 24th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A & M.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Thursday, February 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University.
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Wednesday, March 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeremy Smith, New Mexico State University.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shawn Burdette, University of Connecticut.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.
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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."
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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.
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Thursday, April 8th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Kelsey Mayer, Gellman Group.
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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann institute, Israel.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Inorganic and Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University Wisconsin-Madison.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Two DSC Glass Transitions in Miscible Blends of Polyisoprene/Poly(4-tert-butylstyrene).
Zhao, JS; Ediger, MD*; Sun, Y; Yu, L.
MACROMOLECULES 42 (17): 6777-6783 SEP 8 2009.
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Photopatterned Thiol Surfaces for Biomolecule Immobilization.
Chen, SY; Smith, LM*.
LANGMUIR 25 (20): 12275-12282 OCT 20 2009.
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Palladium: It Forms Unique Nanosized Carbonyl Clusters.
Mednikov, EG; Dahl, LF*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 86 (10): 1135-1135 OCT 2009.
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Chloro and Azido Diruthenium complexes Bearing Electron-Rich N,N ',N ''-Triphenylguanidinate Ligands.
Pap, JS; Snyder, JL; Piccoli, PMB; Berry, JF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 48 (20): 9846-9852 OCT 19 2009.
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Modifying the Charge State Distribution of Proteins in Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry by Chemical Derivatization.
Krusemark, CJ; Frey, BL; Belshaw, PJ; Smith, LM*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY 20 (9): 1617-1625 SEP 2009.
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Water structure, dynamics, and vibrational spectroscopy in sodium bromide solutions.
Lin, YS; Auer, BM; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 131 (14): Art. No. 144511 OCT 14 2009.
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iso-Migrastatin, Migrastatin, and Dorrigocin Production in Streptomyces platensis NRRL 18993 Is Governed by a Single Biosynthetic Machinery Featuring an Acyltransferase-less Type I Polyketide Synthase.
Lim, SK; Ju, JH; Zazopoulos, E; Jiang, H; Seo, JW; Chen, YH; Feng, ZY; Rajski, SR; Farnet, CM; Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 284 (43): 29746-29756 OCT 23 2009.
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Characterization of SgcE6, the flavin reductase component supporting FAD-dependent halogenation and hydroxylation in the biosynthesis of the enediyne antitumor antibiotic C-1027.
Van Lanen, SG; Lin, SJ; Horsman, GP; Shen, B*.
FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS 300 (2): 237-241 NOV 2009.
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Regioselective copper-catalyzed chlorination and bromination of arenes with O-2 as the oxidant.
Yang, LJ; Lu, Z; Stahl, SS*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (42): 6460-6462 2009.
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Curvature Generation and Pressure Profile Modulation in Membrane by Lysolipids: Insights from Coarse-Grained
Simulations.
Yoo, J; Cui, Q*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 97 (8): 2267-2276 OCT 21 2009.
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Interactions of the Osmolyte Glycine Betaine with Molecular Surfaces in Water: Thermodynamics, Structural Interpretation, and Prediction of m-Values.
Capp, MW; Pegram, LM; Saecker, RM; Kratz, M; Riccardi, D; Wendorff, T; Cannon, JG; Record, MT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (43): 10372-10379 NOV 3 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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None for This Newsletter
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry at Hendrix College, http://www.hendrix.edu/chemistry is seeking to fill a tenure-track position to commence in August 2010. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and to the establishment of a sustainable research program with undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach organic chemistry while participating in general chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses as needed. Hendrix has a strong commitment to experiential learning, including research, as evidenced by the Odyssey Program http://www.hendrix.edu/odyssey. The College demonstrates its commitment to research by assigning a portion of the standard teaching load for chemistry faculty to research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will receive 50% time reassignment for research during the first year in this position, and 25% thereafter. The department is housed in a facility that is a combination of recently constructed and completely renovated buildings joined into one complex. Ample laboratory space is available for both teaching and research, and competitive start-up funding will be provided. Interested candidates should send an application letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, CV, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, detailed research plans, and should arrange for three letters of reference (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the references) to be sent to: Dr. David Hales, Department of Chemistry Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue Conway, AR 72032. Questions may be directed to Dr. Hales at: hales@hendrix.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Please visit our website at: http://www.hendrix.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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None for This Newsletter
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