Chemistry Newsletter for 4/19/2010

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XXXIV - No. 19 April 19th, 201

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Chemistry Department Poster Session Award Winners
Recipients of the Departmental Poster Session Award. Please congratulate each of the following recipients of this years Chemistry poster session, listed by division:
Analytical: Kristy Kounovsky (Schwartz)
Inorganic: Michael Nippe (Berry)
Materials: Stephanie Hogendoorn (Hamers)
Organic: Chris Brown (Kiessling)
Physical: Dan Burden (Nathanson)
Each of the recipients will receive a $300 award, which will be presented at the Departmental Awards Ceremony on April 30th. On behalf of the GSFLC, I'd also like to thank everyone who presented, judged, and attended the Departmental Poster Session this past Monday. The event had 35 posters (10 more than last year) and was very well attended. Thanks again to all who participated and congratulations to this year's Departmental Poster Session Award winners.
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Sam Gellman Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
We're delighted to announce that Professor Sam Gellman has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences an honorary society that recognizes achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The actual press release can be found at: http://www.amacad.org/news/a2z10.pdf. Please
join us in congratulating Sam on this recognition of his outstanding recognition!
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 11th, 2010

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

May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Vanderwal, University of California-Irvine.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Ichiro Takeuchi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland. "Combinatorial Approach to Materials Discovery"
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Sung-Sik Lee, McMaster University.
"Emergent Supersymmetry and String in Condensed Matter Systems"
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Friday, April 22nd, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Science Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 1116 Rennebohm Hall. Sumie Yoshioka, Ph.D., National Institute of Health Science, Japan, University of Connecticit. "Stability-Related Molecular Dynamics in Amorphous Formialtions as determined by NMR Relaxation Times"
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 -  EC&T Seminar, 12:05p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory 660 N Park St. Tasha Stoiber, EC&T Program. "Development of a Biotic Ligand Model for a Freshwater Alga"
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Monday, April 26th, 2010 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Ebling Symposium Center, MSB. Susan Gilbert, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Mitotic Kinesin CENP-E Promotes Microtubule Elongation"
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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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Friday, April 30th, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Science Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 2006 Rennebohm Hall. Hung-Wen Liu, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. "Studies of the Biosynthesis of Spinosyns in Saccharopolyspora Spinosa"
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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. "Quantum Entanglement and Born-Oppenheimer Breakdown in Chemical Reactions"
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of 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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Friday, May 7th, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Science Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 2006 Rennebohm Hall. Steve King, Ph.D., Abbott Labs. "Early Development of Drug Candidates"
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Monday, May 10th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Yi Qin Gao, Texas A & M Uiversity and Peking University. "The Effect of Cosolvents on Aqueous Systems and Protein Solvation."
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Wednesday, May 12th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 13th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - Lilly Young Investigator Lecture in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobias Ritter, Harvard University.
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Harvard Junior Fellows
Harvard Junior Fellows. These are essentially 3-year postdoctoral fellowship to work in any department at Harvard.  Eligibility is typically limited to persons within 1 year of receiving their Ph.D. degrees. Phill Bloedow has information in the front office if you are interested, or you can look at: http://www.socfell.fas.harvard.edu.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Enantioselective Bromolactonization of- Conjugated (Z)-Enynes.
Zhang, W; Zheng, SQ; Liu, N; Werness, JB; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (11): 3664-+ MAR 24 2010
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UV-Induced Grafting of Alkenes to Silicon Surfaces: Photoemission versus Excitons.
Wang, XY; Ruther, RE; Streifer, JA; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (12): 4048-+ MAR 31 2010.
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Small Molecule Macroarray Construction via Palladium-Mediated Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions: Highly Efficient Synthesis and Screening of Stilbene Arrays.
Frei, R; Blackwell, HE*.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 16 (9): 2692-2695 2010.
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A Definitive Answer to a Bonding Quandary? The Role of One-Electron Resonance Structures in the Bonding of a {Cu3S2}(3+) Core.
Berry, JF*.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 16 (9): 2719-2724 2010.
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Crowding Effects on Association Reactions at Membranes.
Kim, JS; Yethiraj, A*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 98 (6): 951-958 MAR 17 2010.
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N,N-Dimethyl Leucines as Novel Isobaric Tandem Mass Tags for Quantitative Proteomics and Peptidomics.
Xiang, F; Ye, H; Chen, RB; Fu, Q; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82 (7): 2817-2825 APR 1 2010.
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Structure of void space in polymer solutions.
Sung, BJ; Yethiraj, A*.
PHYSICAL REVIEW E 81 (3): Art. No. 031801 Part 1 MAR 2010.
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Electrochemistry and MO Computations of Saturated and Unsaturated N-Heterocyclic Silylenes.
Zark, P; Muller, T; West, R*; Pravinkumar, K; Becker, JY.
ORGANOMETALLICS 29 (7): 1603-1606 APR 12 2010.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of a trans-mu-1,2-Disulfido-Bridged Dinickel Species, [{(tmc)Ni}(2)(S-2)](OTf)(2): Comparison of End-on Disulfido and Peroxo Bonding in (Ni-II)(2) and (Cu-II)(2) Species.
Van Heuvelen, KM; Kieber-Emmons, MT; Riordan, CG; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 49 (7): 3104-3112 APR 5 2010.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of a mu-eta(2):eta(2)-Disulfido-Bridged Dinickel(II) Species, [{(PhTt(tBu))Ni}(2)(mu-eta(2):eta(2)-S-2)]: Comparison of Side-On Disulfido and Peroxo Bonding in (Ni-II)(2) and (Cu-II)(2) Species.
Van Heuvelen, KM; Cho, J; Riordan, CG; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 49 (7): 3113-3120 APR 5 2010.
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Diagonal matrix elements in a scar function basis set.
Vergini, EG; Sibert, EL*; Revuelta, F; Benito, RM; Borondo, F.
EPL 89 (4): Art. No. 40013 FEB 2010.
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Top-Down Protein Fragmentation by Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation in a Dual Pressure Linear Ion Trap.
Madsen, JA; Gardner, MW; Smith, SI; Ledvina, AR; Coon, JJ*; Schwartz, JC; Stafford, GC; Brodbelt, JS.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 81 (21): 8677-8686 NOV 1 2009.
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Rapid Determination of RNA Accessible Sites by Surface Plasmon Resonance Detection of Hybridization to DNA Arrays.
Mandir, JB; Lockett, MR; Phillips, MF; Allawi, HT; Lyamichev, VI; Smith, LM*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 81 (21): 8949-8956 NOV 1 2009.
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(mu-1,4,7,10-Tetraoxacyclododecane)bis[(1,4,7,10-tetra oxacyclododecane)lithium] bis(perchlorate).
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Xiao, LY; Burnette, RR.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 66: M438-U935 Part 4 APR 2010.
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(1,4,7,10-Tetraoxacyclododecane)(trideuteroacetonitril e)lithium perchlorate.
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Xiao, LY; Burnette, RR.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 66: M440-U945 Part 4 APR 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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None Available for This Newsletter
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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None Available for This Newsletter
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials science or related field. She/he will be involved in the preparation and characterization of nanoporous materials, and study the mass transport behavior of molecules within the materials using single-molecule flouresence spectroscopy. Candidates must have experience in single molecular spectroscopy, laser-based optical spectroscopy, or nanomaterials synthesis and characterization. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented. Interested candidates should send a CV and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Daniel A. Higgins, Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC building, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506, e-mail: higgins@ksu.edu. Screening of applications will in April and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with Kansas Board of regents policy, a background check will be run on the final candidate.
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