UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 03/23/2015

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 11 March 23rd, 2015

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM SKINNER!
Congratulations to Professor Jim Skinner on receiving the 2015 Hilldale Award in the Physical Sciences.
These prestigious awards recognize scholarly contributions in teaching, research and service in each of
the four faculty divisions:  Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Studies.
Jim joins the cohort of the most eminent scholars on our campus who have received this award.
http://www.news.wisc.edu/23569 &
http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/divcomm/Hilldale/Awards/PSci-recipients.htm.
Congratulations, Jim!
Created in 1962 through a gift to the Board of Regents through the University of Wisconsin Foundation,
the Hilldale Fund is dedicated to the support of projects that advance scholarly activity at UW-Madison.
The fund has benefited from income realized from the operation of the Hilldale Shopping Center, which
was constructed on university-owned land, and more recently from proceeds from the sale of that real
estate.
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NEWSLETTER OFF NEXT WEEK
The Chemistry Newsletter will be on Spring break next week. The next newsletter will be published again
on April 6th, 2015. Thanks. Bruce Goldade.
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Apr 21, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Apr 7, 2015 Apr 28, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015

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SEMINARS
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Friday, March 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate
Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - Inorganic, Materials, Organic Colloquium, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. There
are four speakers, Christine Luscombe (U. Washington), Brian Stoltz (CalTech), Shannon Stahl
(U.Wisconsin), and Cory Stephenson (U. Michigan). "C-H Functionalization Symposium"
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315
Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Mark Johnson, Yale University "From water clusters to
structural metabolomics: A chemical road trip on a cryogenic ion photofragmentation mass spectrometer"
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Viktor Poltavets,
Michigan State University "Metastable Functional Solids by Soft Chemistry Approaches"
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 - Department, General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall).
Professor James Jorgenson, University of North Carolina "Colloquium: Ultra-high pressure liquid
chromatography: What the future might hold"
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 - General Lecture, 3:45 pm, 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Eldridge
Bourne Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor Alan Rocke, Case Western Reserve
""Science vs. Practice": The German Chemist ca. 1860"
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Theresa
Reineke, University of Minnesota "Sugar-coated polymer synthesis: from sustainable materials to selective
drug delivery"
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Amber Krummel, Colorado State University "Physical Chemistry
Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Eric Hagee,
Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Prof. Raymond Schaak, Pennsylvania State University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Graduate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Daria
Fedyukina, L.E.K. Consulting "Alternative Career Symposium"
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341
Chemistry Building. Professor Yu-Shan Lin, Tufts University "TCI Seminar"
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, General, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar
Hall). Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Steve Doorn, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Physical Chemistry
Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jenn Prescher,
University of California, Irvine "Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Huong Tran,
Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Michael
Reynolds, Shell International Exploration and Production "Inorganic McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David
Tirrell, Caltech "Chemical Biology McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Analytical, General Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall).
Richard Quinn, Carl Sagan Center at NASA, Ames IA "Perchlorates on Mars: Implications for biomarker
preservation and discovery"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor John Hartwig, UC
Berkeley "Organic Seminar "Strategies to Generate Diversity by the Functionalization of C-H Bonds""
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Friday, April 24th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jake Yeston, Science
Magazine "Scientific Publishing from the Inside Out"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Toshiko Ichiye, Georgetown University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wyatt Merrill,
Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - Department, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bassam
Shakhashiri, UW Department of Chemistry "The Wisconsin Idea: Opportunities and Challenges for
Graduate Research and Education"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Synthesis, crystal structures, and characterization of
4,5-diaza-9-[4,5-bis(methylthio)-1,3-dithiol-2-ylidene]-fluorene (L) metal complexes
[(TPyA)M-II(L)](SbF6)(2) (M-II = Mn, Fe, Co; TPyA = tris(2-pyridylmethyl) amine).
Culpitt, T; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Simonson, A; Miller, JS; Wimmer, MR; Nelson, KJ.
INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA, 427 162-167; 10.1016/j.ica.2014.12.004 MAR 1 2015.
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Small Molecule Disruption of Quorum Sensing Cross-Regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Causes
Major and Unexpected Alterations to Virulence Phenotypes.
Welsh, MA; Eibergen, NR; Moore, JD; Blackwell, HE*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 137 (4):1510-1519; 10.1021/ja5110798 FEB 4
2015.
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Nickel Superoxide Dismutase: Structural and Functional Roles of Nisi and Its H-Bonding Network.
Ryan, KC; Guce, AI; Johnson, OE; Brunold, TC*; Cabelli, DE; Garman, SC; Maroney, MJ.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 54 (4):1016-1027; 10.1021/bi501258u FEB 3 2015.
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High-Resolution Enabled 12-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Tags for Quantitative Proteomics.
Frost, DC; Greer, T; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (3):1646-1654; 10.1021/ac503276z FEB 3 2015.
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Acid/Base-Controlled Au-1/Au-0 Reductive Transformations of the Monogold
[(mu(14)-Au)Pd-22(CO)(20)(PEt3)(8)](+) Monocation into Three Different Neutral Digo Id Nanoclusters:
Au2Pd21(CO)(20)(PEt3)(10), Au2Pd28(CO)(26)(PEt3)(10), and New Five-Layer Hexagonal Close-Packed
(mu(12)-Au)(2)Pd-42(CO)(30)(PEt3)(12) with a Trigonal-Bipyramidal AuPd3Au Kernel.
Mednikov, EG; Dahl, LF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 54 (3):1145-1151; 10.1021/ic502470m FEB 2 2015.
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Electrolyte Dependence of CO2 Electroreduction: Tetraalkylammonium Ions Are Not Electrocatalysts.
Berto, TC; Zhang, LH; Hamers, RJ*; Berry, JF*.
ACS CATALYSIS, 5 (2):703-707; 10.1021/cs501641z FEB 2015.
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Proteome sequencing goes deep.
Richards, AL; Merrill, AE; Coon, JJ*.
CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 24 11-17; 10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.10.017 FEB 2015.
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Screening Nylon-3 Polymers, a New Class of Cationic Amphiphiles, for siRNA Delivery.
Nadithe, V; Liu, RH; Killinger, BA; Movassaghian, S; Kim, NH; Moszczynska, AB; Masters, KS; Gellman,
SH*;
Merkel, OM.
MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS, 12 (2):362-374; 10.1021/mp5004724 FEB 2015.
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Catalytic aerobic oxidation of organic chemicals: From fundamental studies to industrial relevance.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Solar energy conversion and hydrogen evolution catalysis using earth-abundant nanomaterials.
Jin, S*; Faber, MS.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Alkyl CH stretch vibrations as a probe of conformational preferences.
Sibert, EL*; Zwier, TS; Buchanan, EG.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Practical bioinspired aerobic oxidation of alcohols and amines with organic (co)catalysts.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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New synthetic strategies for molecules targeting the ribosome.
Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Structure, supramolecular aggregation and thermal transformation of heavy analogs of asymmetric
N-heterocyclic carbene.
Zabula, AV; Guzei, IA*; Rogachev, AY; West, R*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Interaction of nanoparticles with bacterial lipopolysaccharides.
Pedersen, JA; Jacobson, KH; Gunsolus, I; Troiano, J; Lohse, S; Orr, G; Haynes, CL; Murphy, CJ; Geiger,
FM; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Climate change challenges: Responsibilities of chemists and the ACS.
Shakhashiri, BZ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Award Address (Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry sponsored by the
Ronald Breslow Award Endowment). Mimicry of biopolymers with foldamers.
Gellman, SH*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Water oxidation catalyzed by a dinuclear Cobalt polypyridyl catalyst Co-Hbpp: How does it differ from
Ru-Hbpp?
Planas, N; Mandal, S; Rigsby, ML; Llobet, A; Stahl, SS*; Gagliardi, L; Cramer, CJ.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Predicting binding conformation of peptide at hydroxyapatite interface: Interplay with biomineral-peptide
binding affinity.
Zhao, WL; Xu, ZJ; Cui, Q*; Sahai, N.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Chemoselective and tunable silver-catalyzed aminations.
Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Functional block copolymer materials and their assembly at sub 10 nm length scale.
Gopalan, P*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Molecular catalysts for electrochemical water oxidation and/or O-2 reduction.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Award Address (Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry sponsored by the Alfred R.
Bader Fund). Glycans and microbial pathogens.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Random nylon-3 copolymers: Synthetic polymers as host defense peptide mimics.
Chakraborty, S; Liu, RH; Hayouka, Z; Ehrhardt, J; Weisblum, B; Gellman, SH*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Synthetic probes of immunity and tolerance.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Cu-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Three-Component Coupling Route to N-Sulfonyl Amidines via an
Ynamine Intermediate.
Kim, J; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 80 (4):2448-2454; 10.1021/jo5029198 FEB 20 2015.
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Evaluation of Force Field Performance for High-Throughput Screening of Gas Uptake in Metal-Organic
Frameworks.
McDaniel, JG; Li, S; Tylianakis, E; Snurr, RQ; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (6):3143-3152; 10.1021/jp511674w FEB 12 2015.
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How much time is needed to form a kinetically stable glass? AC calorimetric study of vapor-deposited
glasses of ethylcyclohexane.
Chua, YZ; Ahrenberg, M; Tylinski, M; Ediger, MD*; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 142 (5):10.1063/1.4906806 FEB 7 2015.
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Hydrothermal Continuous Flow Synthesis and Exfoliation of NiCo Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets
for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis.
Liang, HF; Meng, F; Caban-Acevedo, M; Li, LS; Forticaux, A; Xiu, LC; Wang, ZC; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 15 (2):1421-1427; 10.1021/nl504872s FEB 2015.
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Quantitative Determination of Ligand Densities on Nanomaterials by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
Torelli, MD; Putans, RA; Tan, YZ; Lohse, SE; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 7 (3):1720-1725; 10.1021/am507300x JAN 28 2015.
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Interaction of functionalized gold and diamond nanoparticles with supported lipid bilayers.
Kuech, TR; Lohse, SE; Torelli, MD; Melby, E; Mensch, AC; Troiano, JM; Olenick, LL; Hamers, RJ*; Orr, G;
Pedersen, JA; Geiger, FM.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Pd-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of arenes: New catalytic methods and mechanistic insights.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Collisions and reactions at the surfaces of salty water and salty glycerol: Exploring the chemistry of
interfacial ions.
Faust, JA; Hahn, C; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Electronic structure of metal-metal/metal-ligand multiply bonded compounds relevant to catalysis.
Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Ligand-assisted molecular oxygen activation in a cobalt complex.
Corcos, AR; Villanueva, O; MacBeth, CE; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Lithographic patterning of ultra-stable thin films of calixarene.
Camera, K; Gomez-Zayas, J; Ediger, MD*; Ober, CK.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Functionalization of fully disaggregated nanodiamond for study of fundamental particle-environmental
interactions.
Torelli, MD; Lohse, SE; Putans, RA; Meyer, MM; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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First-principles description of alkyl CH stretch spectra.
Sibert, EL*; Kidwell, NM; Zwier, TS.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Using electronic structure, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, and statistical mechanics to
calculate vibrational spectroscopy of water.
Skinner, JL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Nanoparticle interactions with supported lipid bilayers studied by nonlinear optics.
Troiano, JM; Olenick, LL; Kuech, TR; Melby, E; Lohse, SE; Mensch, AC; Ehimiaghe, E; Walter, SR;
Murphy, CJ; Orr, G; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA; Geiger, FM.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Evidence for a chain propagation mechanism in visible light photoredox catalysis.
Cismesia, MA; Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Development of stopped-flow NMR spectroscopy to elucidate fast kinetics.
Dunn, AL; Landis, CR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Bassam and the development of teaching as research, active learning, and the new traditions required for
effective education.
Wright, JC*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Glycan assembly pathways.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Blogging as professional development and informal science education: Sustainable-nano.com.
Bishop, LM; Tillman, AS; Geiger, FM; Haynes, CL; Klaper, RD; Murphy, CJ; Orr, G; Pedersen, JA;
DeStefano, L; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Multidimensional quantum state resolved dynamics of coherent and coherent dynamics in quantum
confined nanostructures and 2D semiconducting materials.
Wright, JC*; Kohler, D; Kain, S; Czech, K; Pakoulev, A.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Influence of the protein corona on gold and diamond nanoparticle interaction with model cell membranes.
Melby, ES; Lohse, S; Torelli, M; Kuech, T; Pedersen, JA; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Synthesis and melt self-assembly behavior of Janus-type bottlebrush block copolymers.
Speetjens, FW; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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2D white light spectroscopy: A comprehensive method for studying energy transfer in materials.
Mehlenbacher, RD; McDonough, TJ; Kearns, NM; Zanni, MT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Development of the awareness of and attitudes toward scientific research inventory (AASRI) and probing
organic chemistry students' understandings of organic reactivity: Two distinct research projects as a
context for discussing methodological considerations in chemistry education research.
Anzovino, ME; Greenberg, AE; Bretz, SL; Moore, JW*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Chemistry and global sustainability: COLL perspective.
Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Advancing chemistry and communicating chemistry - for the benefit of earth and its people.
Shakhashiri, BZ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Chemistry to science to learning to life: There are no boundaries with Bassam.
Schreiner, R*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Selective and bioavailable inhibitors of collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylase.
Vasta, JD; Andersen, KA; Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Sustainability in the chemistry curriculum: Broadening the boundaries using climate change.
Duffy, LK; Dunlap, KL; Nicholas-Figueroa, L; Middlecamp, C*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Allenes as underutilized functional groups for reaction discovery.
Schomaker, JM*; Grigg, RD; Rigoli, JW; Adams, CS.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Asymmetric catalysis of photochemical reactions using a dual-catalyst strategy.
Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Nanodiamond as a non-reactive probe of nanomaterial-biological interactions.
Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Solar energy conversion and electrocatalysis using earth-abundant nanomaterials.
Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Using chemical tools to explore ubiquitin signaling.
Strieter, ER*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Selective silver-catalyzed amination using different silver/ligand geometries.
Dolan, NS; Phelps, AM; Alderson, JM; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Energy transfer in carbon nanotube thin films revealed by 2D white light spectroscopy.
Mehlenbacher, RD; McDonough, TJ; Wu, MY; Grechko, M; Arnold, MS; Zanni, MT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Pd-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of allylic C-H bonds: New catalytic methods and mechanistic insights.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Convergent semisynthetic route to authentic ubiquitin chains.
Andersen, KA; Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Interaction of metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles with model cell membranes.
Pedersen, JA; Kuech, TR; Melby, ES; Troiano, JM; Gunsulos, I; Olenick, L; Jacobson, KH; Lohse, SE;
Orr, G; Murphy, CJ; Haynes, CL; Torelli, M; Geiger, FM; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Elastic metal-metal bonds in group VI metal-metal-oxo compounds: Implications for reactivity.
Brogden, DW; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Impact of molecular architecture on lyotropic liquid crystals derived from bis(alkyltriazolium) gemini
amphiphiles.
Perroni, DV; Banik, SM; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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Chemical analysis of graphene oxide nanomaterials demonstrating toxicity in zebrafish development.
Wheeler, JN; Kim, MS; Heideman, W; Peterson, RE; Pedersen, JA; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 248 AUG 10 2014.
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AWARDS FOR COMMUNICATING DOCTORAL RESEARCH TO THE PUBLIC
The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL) is pleased to continue its program to encourage
doctoral candidates in chemistry to include in their dissertations a chapter that describes their research to
a general audience. The goal of the program is to foster in researchers a commitment to communicate the
significance of their work and their enthusiasm for it to an audience beyond their fellow researchers. WISL
hopes that by starting this communication early, during graduate education, scientists will develop both an
attentiveness toward how their work fits into a wider social context and the skills needed to convey this to
non-specialists.
In order to facilitate the creation of such chapters, WISL is offering several types of assistance to degree
candidates. Included in this assistance is a set of guidelines on how to create a work that communicates
technical information to non-specialists. These guidelines are available at:
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/Thesis_Awards/chapter_guidelines.html. Included with the guidelines are
excerpts from several chapters that have already been completed, and these excerpts show the wide
range of styles and formats such a chapter may take. In addition, WISL is offering the assistance of a
science journalist to help degree candidates hone their chapters. As an incentive, WISL is also offering a
cash award of $250 for each completed chapter submitted to it by UW-Madison doctoral chemistry
students.
In order to participate in this program, individual degree candidates should
     •    Indicate to WISL their intention to create a chapter for non-specialists before they begin working on
          it. Do this by sending an email to: scifun@chem.wisc.edu as soon as possible and no later than four
          months prior to thesis defense.
     •    Indicate the time frame during which the chapter will be completed.
     •    Before beginning, review the guidelines and samples posted HERE.
     •    Submit a draft version to WISL for review by the consulting journalist four to six weeks before the
          dissertation is to be completed.
     •    Complete and submit to WISL the final version.
WISL looks forward to helping dissertators communicate their work to a general audience and will make
the chapters available widely.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Lubrizol Chemist PhD in Midland Michigan United States. As a Research Chemist, your innovations will
impact our future. Your primary focus will be researching fundamental chemical structure-performance
relationships and applying that research to new product development.
Roles and Responsibilities :
     •    Understand and comply with all applicable internal corporate and external health, safety and
          environmental policies; act consistently with corporate standards of integrity
     •    Determine chemical structure-performance relationships
     •    Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues
     •    Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modelling and statistical tools to solve technical
          challenges
     •    Design, conduct and document rigorous scientific experimentation
     •    Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers
     •    Actively participate in project review meetings
     •    Build relationships with the global commercial and technical teams
     •    Develop a good understanding of the intellectual property landscape and keep up with pertinent
          literature
     •    Provide technical support to commercial team through product development efforts and
          customer-directed research programs.
     •    Anticipate, determine, and understand customers' unmet needs and market trends and apply           
           product technologies to satisfy those requirements
     •    Participate in industry conferences and symposiums as required by the management team
     •    Provide support to customers
     •    Initiate and organize laboratory work to meet multiple assignments and objectives
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry required
     •    Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
     •    Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
     •    Excellent organizational and communication skills
     •    Excellent decision making, problem solving skills, and the ability to interpret and translate
          experimental results into customer needs
     •    Ability to generate new and creative approaches to new product development and problem solving;
          demonstrate flexibility in thinking
     •    Ability to set objectives and identify resources/processes to accomplish goals
     •    Ability to anticipate, identify, and effectively assess issues/situations, gather data and background
          information, analyse information and determine steps for solution
     •    Ability to maintain an accurate clear legal record of experimental results and provide written
          summaries and interpretation of results
     •    Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
     •    Strong team focus
     •    Willingness to travel as needed
CONSIDERED A PLUS :
     •    Knowledge of lubricant formulations and lubricant technologies through experience on the bench
          and experience with product manufacturers or key raw material suppliers
     •    Conduct organic synthesis of new target compounds when required
     •    Knowledge and experience of tribology mechanisms and tribological testing
     •    Tribological test equipment design
     •    Thermodynamic modeling of gas/liquid systems
     •    o Phase behavior, equations of state and their practical application
Job: *Research and Development. Title: Chemist PhD. Location: MI-Midland. Requisition ID: 1501287.
Apply at:
http://lubrizol.jobs/midland-mi/chemist-phd/9789136D4C5C402084A538656F5E....
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. Davidson College, a highly selective, nationally-ranked
liberal arts college 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, invites applications for a one-year visiting
position in chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2015. Duties include teaching
classroom and laboratory classes in organic chemistry, as well as an elective in candidate's area of
expertise, and possibly directing student research. Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry;
postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Please direct inquiries to: Felix Carroll, Professor of Chemistry, at: fecarroll@davidson.edu. Only online
applications are accepted:
http://jobs.davidson.edu. Consideration of completed applications will continue
until the position is filled. Davidson College is an EOE.
The Davidson community is strongly committed to achieving excellence and to creating an inclusive
community and curriculum that promotes understanding and acceptance while encouraging access,
support, and integration. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, and others
who would bring additional dimensions to the College's mission.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University invites applications for a one-year
sabbatical replacement position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2015. A Ph.D. is
required; we seek an energetic and dynamic teacher who can demonstrate a strong commitment to
teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities include introductory chemistry and/or
organic chemistry or biochemistry. The teaching load for this position is two courses with labs each
semester and courses typically have enrollments of 24-30. Denison University is an increasingly diverse,
highly selective liberal arts college enrolling 2100 students from across the nation and around the world.
Denison is located in central Ohio, 30 minutes east of the Columbus metro area and about 2.5 hours from
Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, PA. Our ACS-accredited department currently has ten full-time
tenure-track faculty and has grown steadily over the past decade. We offer supportive mentoring for all
visiting positions in our department. We have well-developed programs in both chemistry and
biochemistry, and have a broad range of instrumentation that is used in both teaching and research. In
2011, the department moved into an expanded and wholly-renovated building. Information about the
department is available online at:
http://denison.edu/academics/chemistry-biochemistry.
Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at:
https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for and ability to teach at a
small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate
transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three references who can
address your teaching. For full consideration, please submit all materials by March 27, 2015, but review of
applications will continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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