UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter 7/26/2010

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XXXIV - No. 27 July 26th, 2010

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Special Event
Tuesday, July 27, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335, "Interested in Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution?"  Join the discussion with Professor Daniela Kohen, Carleton College and professors and students from other undergraduate institutions.  All graduate students and post-docs are invited.
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SEMINARS
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Friday, July 30th, 2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Zhengtao Xu, University of Hong Kong. "Assembly of Organic Molecules in the Solid State: From New Structural Patterns to Potential Applications"
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT). "Advanced Inorganic Materials for Batteries"
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Rom 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Chirik, Cornell University.
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Rom 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy B. Clark, Western Washington University.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Rom 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Trevor Hayton, UCSB. "Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion"
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Rom 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonas Peters, Caltech.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, Abbott Lecture, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Solvent Effects on the Coexistence of Localized and Delocalized 4,4 '-Dinitrotolane Radical Anion by Resonance Raman Spectroscopy.
Hoekstra, RM; Telo, JP; Wu, Q; Stephenson, RM; Nelsen, SF*; Zink, JI.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (26): 8825-+ JUL 7 2010.
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Unexpected Enhancement in Biological Activity of a GPCR Ligand Induced by an Oligoethylene Glycol Substituent.
Jiarpinitnun, C; Kiessling, LL*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (26): 8844-+ JUL 7 2010.
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Establishing Effective Simulation Protocols for beta- and alpha/beta-Peptides. III. Molecular Mechanical Model for Acyclic beta-Amino Acids.
Zhu, XA; Koenig, P; Hoffmann, M; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, QA*.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY 31 (10): 2063-2077 JUL 30 2010.
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Development of safe and scalable continuous-flow methods for palladium-catalyzed aerobic oxidation reactions.
Ye, XA; Johnson, MD; Diao, TN; Yates, MH; Stahl, SS*.
GREEN CHEMISTRY 12 (7): 1180-1186 2010.
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Sub-part-per-million Precursor and Product Mass Accuracy for High-throughput Proteomics on an Electron Transfer Dissociation-enabled Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer.
Wenger, CD; McAlister, GC; Xia, QW; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS 9 (5): 754-763 MAY 2010.
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Model Lipid Bilayer with Facile Diffusion of Lipids and Integral Membrane Proteins.
Wang, TT; Ingram, C; Weisshaar, JC*.
LANGMUIR 26 (13): 11157-11164 JUL 6 2010.
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Characterization of Vapor Wall Loss in Laboratory Chambers.
Loza, CL; Chan, AWH; Galloway, MM; Keutsch, FN*; Flagan, RC; Seinfeld, JH.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 44 (13): 5074-5078 JUL 1 2010.
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Mechanistic insights on the conversion of sugars into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural.
Binder, JB; Cefali, AV; Blank, JJ; Raines, RT*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 (6): 765-771 JUN 2010.
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2-(3-Bromo-4-methoxyphenyl)acetic acid.
Guzei, IA*; Gunderson, AR; Hill, NJ*.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 66: O1555-U433 Part 7 JUL 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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University of Michigan. Postdoctoral position available in peptide chemistry/ligand design and synthesis. A postdoctoral position is available for the design, synthesis, and pharmacological screening of new opioid ligands with different receptor selectivity profiles.  Both peptide and peptidomimetic structures will be explored and will be designed using receptor models developed in our lab.  Candidates with skill in one or more of the following techniques, and a desire to gain expertise in the others, are invited to apply: Organic synthesis, Peptide synthesis, Structure-based design, In vitro pharmacology. Interested candidates should send, electronically, a CV and the names of 3 references to:  Henry I. Mosberg, Tom D. Rowe Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1065, e-mail: him@umich.edu.
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota-Duluth. Post-Doctoral Associate (9546). Job Requisition # 166961. The University of Minnesota-Duluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an opening for a 75% time postdoctoral research position in organic chemistry. This is a one-year appointment, renewable based on satisfactory job performance and the availability of funds. The position is available August 1st, 2010. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. The position requires proficiency in conducting multi-step organic/inorganic syntheses at anaerobic, dry, and low-temperature conditions. Applicants must have a good knowledge of NMR (including multinuclear NMR) and mass-spectrometry methods. Finally, the applicants must demonstrate their ability to work independently and as a part of a team of colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles, supervise undergraduates and graduate students, and have good written and oral English communication skills. Preferred applications will have experience in syntheses and characterization of organic derivatives of hypervalent main group elements. Applicants with good knowledge of organic chemistry of hypervalent iodine and bromine are preferred. Applicants who are primary author of one or more peer-reviewed research publications are also preferred. Duties will include preparation and study of new hypervalent iodine compounds and similar compounds of other main group elements. The successful applicant will be responsible for organizing results, supervising a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, and writing reports in the form of research publications. Please apply online via the Employment System at: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared. The application will consist of the electronic form plus the following materials: letter of application (with current email address and telephone number); CV; transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable at the time of applying but an official transcript will be required for the final candidate; attach as Additional Document 1); and three letters of recommendation. The letter of application, CV and transcript may be attached electronically or mailed. The letters of recommendation must be mailed to: Dr. Viktor Zhdankin, Professor, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, 1039 University Drive, 246 Chem, l Duluth, MN 55812, phone: 218-726-6902, e-mail: vzhdanki@d.umn.edu.
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