Chemistry Newsletter 8/24/2009

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XXXIII - No.25 August 24th, 2009

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American Chemical Society 2010 Award Winners
The American Chemical Society has just announced the recipients of it 2010 awards.  The full list is posted at a site accessible to ACS members at: http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/cen/87/i34/html/8734awards1.html and includes five people at Wisconsin.
The awards recognize the excellence of our faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Senior Lecturer Ron Seely in the CALS Department of Life Sciences Communication.
ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry sponsored by The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation, Clark Landis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Helen E. Blackwell (The University of Wisconsin Madison), Christopher Chang (University of California, Berkeley), John A. Gerlt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Arun K. Ghosh (Purdue University), Jeffrey Johnson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Robert A. Moss (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Eiichi Nakamura (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Matthew S. Sigman (University of Utah), Alice Y. Ting (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Maria Christina White (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund, Lawrence F. Dahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
James T. Grady  James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public sponsored by ACS, Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal.
Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry sponsored by Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc., Sang-Hee Shim (student), Harvard University and Martin T. Zanni (preceptor), University of Wisconsin-Madison.
With the exception of the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, the recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in conjunction with the 239th ACS national meeting in San Francisco.
Congratulations to all!!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, September 3rd 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Strieter, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Understanding How Secondary Metabolites Program Protein Degradation"
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Baldelli, University of Houston. "Corrosion and Inhibition on Metal Surfaces Studied by Sum Frequency Generation Imaging"
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Thursday, September 10th - 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Catalytic Activation and Transformationsof Small Molecules"
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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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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 - Physical/Materials Seminar hosted by Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering Departments, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology. "Design of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Materials"
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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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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolas Abbott, The University of Wisconsin, Chemical Engineering.
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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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Monday, September 28th,  2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology. "Time and Matter - Bernstein's Vision"
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology. "Exploring at the Interface of Physical and Biological Sciences"
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albrecht Berkessel, Universitat zu Koln, Germany. "Asymmetric Organo Catalysis by Hydrogen Bonding Networks"
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building.  David Luckhaus, University of British Columbia. "Hydrogen Exchange Tunneling:  Large Curvature Reaction Path Dynamics"
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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. "Vibrational Excitons in Aerosol Spectroscopy"
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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. "Landscapes of Matter"
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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. "Recent Successes of the Energy Landscape Theory of Protein Folding"
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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. "The Theory of Glasses"
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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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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin. "Long Time Dynamics of Biomolecules by Milestoning: Application to Myosin"
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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. Dr. Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab.
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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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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", hosted by Margaret Wong and Michael Ischay"
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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, 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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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, 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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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.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 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, 2010 - 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 - 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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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, 2010 - 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, 2010 - 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, 2010 - 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 - 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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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, 2010 - 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. "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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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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Cobalt-Mediated [3+2]-Annulation Reaction of Alkenes with alpha,beta-Unsaturated Ketones and Imines.
Schomaker, JM*; Toste, FD; Bergman, RG.
ORGANIC LETTERS 11 (16): 3698-3700 AUG 20 2009.
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Post-Acquisition ETD Spectral Processing for Increased Peptide Identifications.
Good, DM; Wenger, CD; McAlister, GC; Bai, DL; Hunt, DF; Coon, JJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY 20 (8): 1435-1440 AUG 2009.
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Multiple Quantum Coherence Spectroscopy.
Mathew, NA; Yurs, LA; Block, SB; Pakoulev, AV; Kornau, KM; Wright, JC*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (33): 9261-9265 AUG 20 2009.
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The Effects of Nitroxyl (HNO) on Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Activity INTERACTIONS AT FERROUS HEME AND CYSTEINE THIOLS.
Miller, TW; Cherney, MM; Lee, AJ; Francoleon, NE; Farmer, PJ; King, SB; Hobbs, AJ; Miranda, KM; Burstyn, JN*; Fukuto, JM.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 284 (33): 21788-21796
AUG 14 2009.
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An alpha/beta-Peptide Helix Bundle with a Pure beta(3)-Amino Acid Core and a Distinctive Quaternary Structure.
Giuliano, MW; Horne, WS; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (29): 9860-+ JUL 29 2009.
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Catalytic Transamidation Reactions Compatible with Tertiary Amide Metathesis under Ambient Conditions.
Stephenson, NA; Zhu, J; Gellman, SH*; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (29): 10003-10008 JUL 29 2009.
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Identification of Astrocyte Secreted Proteins with a Combination of Shotgun Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
Dowell, JA; Johnson, JA; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 8 (8): 4135-4143 AUG 2009.
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Heterocyclic Photochemistry in Contrast with Carbon Behavior. Regioselective Photochemical Rearrangement of an Azacyclohexadienone: Mechanistic and Exploratory Organic Photochemistry.
Zimmerman, HE*; Shorunov, S
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 74 (15): 5411-5416 AUG 7 2009.
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Anionic Halocuprate(II) Complexes as Catalysts for the Oxaziridine-Mediated Aminohydroxylation of Olefins.
Benkovics, T; Du, JA; Guzei, IA*; Yoon, TP*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 74 (15): 5545-5552 AUG 7 2009.
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Integrating Computational Molecular Modeling into the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Curriculum.
Clauss, AD*; Nelsen, SF*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 86 (8): 955-958 AUG 2008.
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Zeolite-Catalyzed Isomerization of Triose Sugars.
Taarning, E; Saravanamurugan, S; Holm, MS; Xiong, JM; West, RM*; Christensen, CH.
CHEMSUSCHEM 2 (7): 625-627 2009.
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Production of alkanes from biomass derived carbohydrates on bi-functional catalysts employing niobium-based supports.
West, RM*; Tucker, MH; Braden, DJ; Dumesic, JA.
CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS 10 (13): 1743-1746 JUL 25 2009.
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Fabrication and Characterization of DNA Arrays Prepared on Carbon-on-Metal Substrates.
Lockett, MR; Smith, LM*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 81 (15): 6429-6437 AUG 1 2009.
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Photochemical Grafting and Patterning of Biomolecular Layers onto TiO2 Thin Films.
Li, B; Franking, R; Landis, EC; Kim, H; Hamers, RJ*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES 1 (5): 1013-1022 MAY 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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VA Hospital-Madison. We are looking for a graduate student with experience in organic synthesis to synthesize a series of cis-2-unsaturated and nitro-fatty acids for our basic biomedical research into new drug discovery against bacterial infections. The methods used are described in the literature.  It would require the use of a facility for synthesis at an Organic Chemistry laboratory.  This person would be responsible for the synthesis, purification and characterization of the products.  We can negotiate the payments for this service based on what the University allows.  If interested, please contact: Dr. Kuni Takayama, VA Hospital-Madison. E-mail: Kuni.Takayama@med.va.gov, Tel: 256-1901 Extension 17812.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Chemistry Department at Boston College invites applications for two open tenure-track positions with hire dates in the fall of 2010. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to establish a prominent, externally funded, research program and to excel in teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful applicants will join a department of approximately 30 post-doctoral fellows, 125 doctoral students, 200 undergraduate majors, and an internationally recognized faculty. Individuals with expertise that complements other faculty in the department are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology (broadly defined): requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related areas and postdoctoral experience Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (broadly defined, with the emphasis on materials chemistry): requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related area and post-doctoral experience. Applicants must: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy - in one transmission using pdf files - to: CHEMBIOsearch@bc.edu, or PCHEMsearch@bc.edu. Please specify Chemical Biology or Physical Chemistry Search in your cover letter. Arrange to have three letters of reference in pdf format transmitted to: CHEMBIOsearch@bc.edu, or PCHEMsearch@bc.edu. Original letters may be requested by the department. In your cover letter, please specify the names and contact information of your three references. Submit all application materials electronically on or before 15 October 2009.

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