Chemistry Newsletter - 12/08/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 40 December 8th, 2008

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2008 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings in December

Dec. 9: NO MEETING

Dec. 16: Department Meeting

Dec. 23: Finance Committee, if necessary

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 2535 Engineering Hall. Kent D. Choquette, University of Illinios. “Nano-Photonics: Engineering Optical Properties”

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Friday, December 12th, 2008 - ET&C Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Betsy Stone, ET&C. “A Global Perspective on Organic Aerosols in Polluted Megacities and Surroundiong Regions”

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”

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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.

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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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Recent Publications

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Nanosized Pd-37(CO)(28){P(p-Tolyl)(3)}(12) Containing Geometrically Unprecedented Central 23-Atom Interpenetrating Tri-icosahedral Palladium Kernel of Double Icosahedral Units: Its Postulated Metal-Core Evolution and Resulting Stereochemical Implications.

Mednikov, E. G.; Dahl, L. F.*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 (44), 14813-14821.

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Surface-mediated delivery of DNA: Cationic polymers take charge.

Jewell, C. M.; Lynn, D. M.*

Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 2008, 13 (6), 395-402.

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Covalent Grafting of Ferrocene to Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers: Electron-transfer Processes at Nanostructured Electrodes.

Landis, E. C.*; Hamers, R. J*.

Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112 (43), 16910-16918.

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Investigation of the Assembly of Comb Block Copolymers in the Solid State.

Runge, MB; Lipscomb, CE; Ditzler, LR; Mahanthappa, M. K.*; Tivanski, AV; Bowden, NB.

MACROMOLECULES 41 (20): 7687-7694 OCT 28 2008.

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Synthesis of (+)-Didemniserinolipid B: Application of a 2-Allyl-4-fluorophenyl Auxiliary for Relay Ring-Closing Metathesis.

Marvin, CC; Voight, EA; Suh, JM; Paradise, CL; Burke, S. D*.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 73 (21): 8452-8457 NOV 7 2008.

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DNA Binding Mode Transitions of Escherichia coli HU alpha beta: Evidence for Formation of a Bent DNA - Protein Complex on Intact, Linear Duplex DNA.

Koh, J; Saecker, RM; Record, M. T.*

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 383 (2): 324-346 NOV 7 2008.

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Comparison of Design Strategies for Promotion of beta-Peptide 14-Helix Stability in Water.

Vaz, E; Pomerantz, WC; Geyer, M; Gellman, S. H*; Brunsveld, L

CHEMBIOCHEM 9 (14): 2254-2259 SEP 22 2008.

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Identification of Cell Surface Markers to Differentiate Rat Endothelial and Fibroblast Cells Using Lectin Arrays and LC-ESI-MS/MS.

Lee, JE; Mirza, SP; Didier, DN; Scalf, M; Olivier, M; Greene, AS; Smith, L. M*.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 80 (21): 8269-8275 NOV 1 2008.

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Foldamers with Heterogeneous Backbones.

Horne, WS; Gellman, S. H.*

ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH 41 (10): 1399-1408 OCT 2008.

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Polyelectrolyte multilayers fabricated from 'charge-shifting' anionic polymers: a new approach to controlled film disruption and the release of cationic agents from surfaces.

Liu, XH; Zhang, JT; Lynn, D. M.*

SOFT MATTER 4 (8): 1688-1695 2008.

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Morphology Development in Asymmetric Poly (styrene-b-tert-butylacrylate) Thin Films by Solvent Annealing.

Leolukman, M; La, YH; Li, XF; Gopalan, P.*

POLYMER JOURNAL 40 (9): 825-831 2008.

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Decision tree-driven tandem mass spectrometry for shotgun proteomics.

Swaney, DL; McAlister, GC; Coon, J. J.*

NATURE METHODS 5 (11): 959-964 NOV 2008.

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Vibrational line shapes and spectral diffusion in fluids.

Skinner, J. L.*

MOLECULAR PHYSICS 106 (16-18): 2245-2253 2008.

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Poly(ethylene oxide) Dynamics in Blends with Poly(vinyl acetate): Comparison of Segmental and Terminal Dynamics.

Zhao, JS; Zhang, L; Ediger, M. D.*

MACROMOLECULES 41 (21): 8030-8037 NOV 11 2008.

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Vibrational Relaxation of OH and CH Fundamentals of Polar and Nonpolar Molecules in the Condensed Phase.

Sibert, E. L.*; Ramesh, SG; Gulmen, TS

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 112 (45): 11291-11305 NOV 13 2008.

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The effects of asymmetric motions on the tunneling splittings in formic acid dimer.

Barnes, GL; Sibert, E. L.*

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 129 (16): Art. No. 164317 OCT 28 2008.

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Unraveling the histone's potential A proteomics perspective.

Brumbaugh, J; Phanstiel, D; Coon, J. J.*

EPIGENETICS 3 (5): 254-257 SEP-OCT 2008.

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A highly sensitive fluorogenic probe for cytochrome P450 activity in live cells.

Yatzeck, MM; Lavis, LD; Chao, TY; Chandran, SS; Raines, R. T.*

BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 18 (22): 5864-5866 NOV 15 2008.

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Evaluation of a focused library of N-aryl L-homoserine lactones reveals a new set of potent quorum sensing modulators.

Geske, GD; Mattmann, ME; Blackwell, H. E.*

BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 18 (22): 5978-5981 NOV 15 2008.

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Copyright © 2008 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Lecturer in Chemistry - The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, website: http://www.chem.pitt.edu seeks a Lecturer for a one-year renewable appointment outside the tenure stream beginning July 1, 2009, pending budgetary approval. The primary responsibilities for this position are to coordinate the undergraduate analytical chemistry laboratory program as well as some lecture responsibilities. A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related field is required. Experience in teaching at the college or university level is preferred, but applications from individuals with relevant professional experience are also welcome. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2009. Send resume, summary of teaching or professional experience, and three letters of reference to: Ms. Nancy Woodring, Lecturer Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 or woodring@pitt.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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A postdoctoral opening is immediately available in the area of photochemistry of atmospheric organic pollutants in the group of Dr. R. Arce in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. The project involves the study of the photochemical transformation mechanisms of nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons absorbed or adsorbed onto models of the atmospheric particulate matter in order to provide understanding on the fate of these contaminants in the atmosphere. We are particularly interested in understanding surface physical and chemical effects on the photo-degradation rates, identification of reactive intermediates and of products. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree. Preference will be given to an individual who has had experience in UV-visible, fluorescence and HPLC methods, and basic organic synthesis skills. Experience with resolved laser spectroscopic techniques are useful but not required. Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae (CV), two letters of recommendations, and a brief description on how the applicants background fits the description of the position. The position is available initially for one year with possible extensions at a level of USA $41, 000 per year. For further information of application for this position please write to: Professor Rafael Arce, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, P. O. Box 23346, Río Piedras, PR 00931-3346, Ph: (787) 764-0000, Ext. 2433, Fax: (787) 759-6885, mail to: rarce@uprr.pr.

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