Chemistry Newsletter 7/27/2009

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XXXIII - No. 23 July 27th, 2009

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Chuck Casey, Fleming Crim, Cathy Middlecamp, and John Moore Elected as part of the Inaugural Class of ACS Fellows
We’re delighted to announce that Chuck Casey, Fleming Crim, Cathy Middlecamp, and John Moore were elected as part of the inaugural class of ACS Fellows by the American Chemical Society. This distinctive honor (new this year) is given to those who combine true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry.
They will be recognized at a ceremony Monday Aug. 17 at the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC. The official ACS news release is at: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/acsnews/87/8730acs.html.
Please join us in congratulating Chuck, Fleming, Cathy, and John on this outstanding honor!
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Computer Center Proposal Formally Funded From NSF
We’re delighted to inform everyone that our proposal to NSF, “Upgrade of cyber-enabled facility for computational chemistry research and education” has been formally recommended for funding by NSF in the amount of $562,307, using funds from the ARRA “Stimulus package".”
This will be used to purchase 2 brand new computer clusters (targeted toward different sets of applications) as well as new networking and web hardware, along with funding efforts for outreach and education.  This will be a tremendous improvement to our departmental computer resources.
Thanks to Clark Landis, Qiang Cui, and all the others who contributed substantially to the writing of this proposal. I will be convening a meeeting of the primary users listed in the proposal along with selected others in the next couple of weeks to discuss next steps.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
TBA
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert T. Kennedy, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jarrod Marto, Harvard University.
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. UW Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler entitled “Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, or, What Maimonides Really Meant” Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor, and Max & Frieda Weinstein/Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the UW-Madison Philosophy Department.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Chiu, University of Washington.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ruth Signorell, The University of British Columbia.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Slavi Sevov, Notre Dame.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben King, University of Nevada, Reno.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Goldberg, University of Washington.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gail Fanucci.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tianquan Lian, Emory University.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Dasaire, University of Kansas-Lawrence.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albert Padwa, Emory.
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab.
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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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Friday, November 6th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2009 - 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.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.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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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.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, Leon Brillouin.
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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 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara.
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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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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.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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Tuesday, March 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.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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Tuesday, March 16th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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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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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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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.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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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkely 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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Thursday, May 5th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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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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Synthesis of Pd-II complexes bearing an enantiomerically resolved seven-membered N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and initial studies of their use in asymmetric Wacker-type oxidative cyclization reactions.
Scarborough, CC; Bergant, A; Sazama, GT; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Stahl, SS*.
TETRAHEDRON 65 (26): 5084-5092 JUN 27 2009.
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Oxaziridine-mediated enantioselective aminohydroxylation of styrenes catalyzed by copper(II) bis(oxazoline) complexes.
Michaelis, DJ; Williamson, KS; Yoon, TP*.
TETRAHEDRON 65 (26): 5118-5124 JUN 27 2009.
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Analysis of the supramolecular structures of Sb(III) and Sb(V) catecholate complexes from the viewpoint of ligand solid angles.
Fukin, GK; Guzei, IA*; Baranov, EV; Domrachev, GA
STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY 20 (4): 643-654 AUG 2009.
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Tandem affinity purification and mass spectrometric analysis of ubiquitylated proteins in Arabidopsis.
Saracco, SA; Hansson, M; Scalf, M; Walker, JM; Smith, LM*; Vierstra, RD.
PLANT JOURNAL 59 (2): 344-358 JUL 2009.
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Macrocyclic Design Strategies for Small, Stable Parallel beta-Sheet Scaffolds.
Freire, F; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (23): 7970-+ JUN 17 2009.
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Spectroscopy and Photochemistry of Triplet Methylpentadiynylidene (Me-C  C-d-C  C-H).
Thomas, PS; Bowling, NP; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (24): 8649-8659 JUN 24 2009.
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Structure of Triplet Propynylidene (HCCCH) as Probed by IR, UV/vis, and EPR Spectroscopy of Isotopomers.
Seburg, RA; Patterson, EV; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (26): 9442-9455 JUL 8 2009.
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Anticancer activities of bis(pyrazol-1-ylthiocarbonyl)disulfides against HeLa cells.
Keter, FK; Nell, MJ; Guzei, IA*; Omondi, B; Darkwa, J.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH-S (5): 322-325 MAY 2009.
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Origin of the stability conferred upon collagen by fluorination.
Shoulders, MD; Kamer, KJ; Raines, RT*.
BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 19 (14): 3859-3862 JUL 15 2009.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Kansas State University. Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately for studies of ferroelastic and ferroelectric domain switching, crystal growth, crystallography, and molecular recognition phenomena in organic inclusion compounds and related materials. One position requires a strong background in Solid-State NMR spectroscopy; the researcher would be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a 300 MHz NMR instrument dedicated to solid-state experiments such as MAS NMR, 2H NMR, and single crystal NMR. The ideal applicant would have extensive experience in a variety of solid-state NMR experiments as well as experience with construction and maintenance of NMR equipment. Experience and interest in organic synthesis of labeled compounds would also be very helpful. The second position requires a strong background in Solid-state Organic Chemistry; the project will focus on cooperative phenomena and domain switching in ferroelastic and ferroelectric materials. The ideal applicant would have extensive experience in the area of crystallography, crystal growth and organic synthesis, or some combination thereof Specific expertise with crystallography of unconventional materials (including disordered, incommensurate or modulated crystals) and with unconventional crystallographic experiments (including X-ray topography and in situ experiments with stresses or fields) is preferred, as is experience with spectroscopy or microscopy of crystalline materials. In each case, the successful applicant will be exposed to a wide variety of techniques in the area of solid-state organic chemistry. Duration of each position would be for one year with the possibility of extension to two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and background. Along with a cover letter that specifies the position or positions for which you are applying, send CV and the names and addresses of three references to: Professor Mark D. Hollingsworth, Chemistry Dept., 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0401; ph.: 785-532-2727, fax: 785532-6666, e-mail: mdholl@ksu.edu. Review of applications will commence August 1, but the search will be extended until suitable applicants are found. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, a background check is required.
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