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Publications and Presentations

The following publications and presentations by our students and faculty were made possible, in part, by the NMR Facility:

"Preparation of 1,3-difluoro-2,4-di-n-propylbenzene via addition of difluorocarbene to 1,2-di-n-proprylcyclobutene,"  Heather M. Morrison and Scott B. Lewis submitted for publication, J.Org. Chem.

Thomas C. DeVore, Carly Drahus, and Thomas N. Gallaher, Gas-phase 1H NMR, presented at the 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003

  "Preparation of 1,3-Difluoroaromatics via Addition of Difluorocarbene to 1-Phenyl-2-methylcyclobutene,"  *Jenny L. Muth and Scott B. Lewis-Poster: 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2003.

"Preparation of 1,3-Difluoroaromatics from the Ring Expansion of 1,2-Disubstituted Cyclobutenes Using Difluorocarbene," *Heather M. Morrison, *James E. Rainbolt, *Jenny L. Muth and Scott B. Lewis-Poster: 16th Winter Fluorine Conference, Tampa, FL, January 2003.

"A Simple Pulse-Probe Experiment Based on Photochromism", Catherine C. Kitts and Benamin A. DeGraff, Chemical Educator 2003, 8, 1-6.

"Preparation of 1,3-Difluoroaromatics from the Ring Expansion of 1,2-Disubstituted Cyclobutenes Using Difluorocarbene," *Heather M. Morrison, *James E. Rainbolt and Scott B. Lewis presented at Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Charleston, SC, November 2002.

B. A. Reisner, "The role of synthetic conditions on product formation and dimensionality in framework phosphates and phosphonates," 10th Annual NSF Materials Chemistry Workshop, Christiana, DE, October 17-20, 2002 (invited oral presentation)

M. M. Huff and B. A. Reisner, "Ligand design and assembly in open framework transition metal phosphonates," 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, October 19, 2002 (poster).

"Preparation of 1,3-difluoro-2,4-di-n-propylbenzene via addition of difluorocarbene to 1,2-di-n-proprylcyclobutene,"  Heather M. Morrison and Scott B. Lewis presented at the223rd ACS National Meeting in Orlando, April 2002.

"The Sequence Selectivity of Cadmium Binding to DNA", Alicia Douglas, Ellen Mitchell, Thomas Gallaher, and Michal Sabat, ACS Undergraduate Research Poster Session at UVA, Charlottesville, VA, April 2002.

"Synthesis of 1,3-Difluoraromatics in One Pot by Addition of Difluorocarbene from Sodium Chlorodifluoroacetate to 1,2-Substituted Cyclobutenes."  *Heather M. Morrison, *James E. Rainbolt and Scott B. Lewis Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 3871-3873.

"Surface Modification of Indium Tin Oxide using Carboxylic and Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembling Systems", Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes, Dr. Charles S. Dulcey and Dr. Ranganathan Shashidhar, May 24, 2001 oral presentation at the 79th Annual Virginia Academy of Science Meeting at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

"Preparation of 1,2-Disubstituted Cyclobutenes for Exploratory Synthesis of Difluoroaromatics" Heather Morrison, and Scott B. Lewis: 15th  National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky,  Lexington, KY March, 2001. (Presentation)

"Modification of Metal Oxide Surfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers", Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes, Dr. Charles S. Dulcey and Dr. Ranganathan Shashidhar, November 3, 2000 oral presentation at the 11th annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates, Argonne, IL.

"NMR Spectroscopy of Cadmium Complexes With DNA Fragments", A.L.Benvin, C.F.Bender, T.N.Gallaher and M.Sabat, 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, October 21, 2000 (invited oral presentation).

"111Cd NMR Spectroscopy as a Tool for Studying Nucleic Acid-Metal Interactions", A.L.Benvin, C.F.Bender, M.J.McClain, T.N.Gallaher and M.Sabat, 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS 2000), Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, October 14, 2000 (poster)

"Improved Synthesis of 1,2-Dibenzylcyclobutene to Prepare 2,4-Dibenzyl-1,3-Difluorobenzene from Difluorocarbene Additions" Elizabeth Kiser, and Scott B. Lewis: 3rd Annual  Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland, Baltimore County,  Baltimore, MD, October, 2000.  (Poster)

"Preparation of 1,2-Disubstituted Cyclobutenes for Exploratory Synthesis of Difluoroaromatics" Heather Morrison, and Scott B. Lewis: 3rd  Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland, Baltimore  County, Baltimore, MD, October, 2000. (Poster)

"111Cd NMR Investigation of Sequence-Specific Cd2+ Binding to DNA", A.L.Benvin, C.F.Bender, T.N.Gallaher and M.Sabat,  The American Chemical Society Regional meeting (Virginia section), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, September 29, 2000 (poster)

"Modify III-V Semiconductor surfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers," Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes, August 21, 2000 poster presentation at American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington D.C.

"Modification of Metal Oxide Surfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers", Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes, Dr. Charles S. Dulcey and Dr. Ranganathan Shashidhar, August 18, 2000 oral presentation at the Advanced Research Initiative Review Meeting.

"Modification of Metal Oxide Surfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers", Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes, Dr. Charles S. Dulcey and Dr. Ranganathan Shashidhar, August 4, 2000 oral presentation at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Code 6950, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

"Electrochemical Deposition of Metals on Semiconductors", Sharon E. Koh, Dr. Wm. Christopher Hughes May 2000 oral presentation at Virginia Academy of Science, 78th Annual Meeting, Radford, VA.

B.R. Ayres, D.S. Amenta, and J.W. Gilje, "Reaction of Aluminum Tri-Sec-Butoxide with 1,2-Bis(Dipheylphosphine)Ethane Monoxide," South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 1998.

Aimee D. Morton, Donna S. Amenta, and John W. Gilje, "Crown Ether Functionalized Alkyl Molybdenum Complexes," South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November, 1998.

Jennifer Gibson, Beatriz Gamazo Cambero, Thomas Gallaher, and James Leary, Statistical Evaluation of Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SNIF-NMR) in the Analysis of Alcoholic Beverages, presented at the Thirteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 8-10, 1999 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Jacob L. Venzie and Gary Crowther, Using NMR to Determine the Structure of Two By-Products Formed During the Synthesis of 3,8-Dicarboethoxy-4,7-Dihydroxy-1,10-Phenanthroline, presented at the Thirteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 8-10, 1999 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Megan Dunbar, Donna Amenta, and John Gilje, Bimetallic Platinum/Lanthanide Complexes Using a Mixed Phosphine Oxide Ligand, presented at the Thirteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 8-10, 1999 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Jude C. Clapper and Ellen M. Mitchell "The Reaction of Ruthenium Tris(acetylacetonato) with Myrcene,", 217th National American Chemical Society Meeting. Anaheim, CA, March 1999; Abstract CHED 189.

M.E. Dunbar, D.S. Amenta, and J.W. Gilje, "Bimetallic Platinum / Lanthanide Complexes Using A Mixed Phosphine Oxide Ligand," Undergraduate Research Symposium of Central Virginia, Lexington, VA, September, 1998.

J. L. Cross, T. N. Gallaher, J. J. Leary, and S. H. Schreiner: "The Application of Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SNIF-NMR) to the Analysis of Alcoholic Beverages", The Chemical Educator, Volume 3, Issue 5, 10.1.1998.  http://journals.springer-ny.com/chedr/

B.R. Ayres, D.S. Amenta, and John W. Gilje, "Reaction and Analysis of Aluminum Alkoxides with 1,2-Bis(Diphenylphosphio)Ethane Monoxide," Undergraduate Research Symposium of Central Virginia, Lexington, VA, September, 1998.

M. A. Koeckert, J. W. Gilje, and D. S. Amenta: The Synthesis and Characterization of Aluminum Glyolates, presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 23-25, 1998, Salisbury, MD.

M. Sancea, J. W. Gilje, and D. S. Amenta: The Synthesis of a Bimetallic Crown, presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 23-25, 1998, Salisbury, MD.

A. D. Morton, D. S. Amenta, and J. W. Gilje: Synthesis and Study of Crown Ether Bound Transition Metal Complexes: presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 23-25, 1998, Salisbury, MD.

J. L. Cross, T. N. Gallaher, J. J. Leary, and S. H. Schreiner: The Application of Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SNIF-NMR) to the Analysis of Alcoholic Beverages, presented at the 215th National Meeting of The American Chemical Society, March 29th April 2nd, 1998, Dallas, TX.

K. A. Harvey, D. S. Amenta, J. W. Gilje, and J. A. Mosbo: Synthesis of a Platinum Crown Ether Mixed Ligand Complex, presented at the 49th Southeast Regional Meeting of The American Chemical Society, October 19-22, 1997, Roanoke, VA.

Matthew P. Thornberry, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, D.S. Amenta and J.A. Mosbo, "The Synthesis and Studies of C5H5(CO)xM [(CH2)yC6H3-15-Crown-5]",  11thNational Conference on Undergraduate Research, Austin, TX, April 1997.

Thomas N. Gallaher, David A. Gaul and Serge Schreiner, "A Variable Temperature NMR Kinetics Study of the Esterification of Trifluoroacetic Acid," J. Chem. Ed., 73, No. 5, 465-467, 1996.

Serge Schreiner, Kimberly A. Brittingham and Thomas N. Gallaher, "Explorations in Organometallic Synthesis: Characterization and Structure Determinations of Binuclear Phosphine-Bridged Complexes of Platinum Using Multinuclear NMR and IR Spectroscopy", J. Chem Ed. 72, 941-944, October (1995).

Valory A. Trumpy, Tracy A. Oriskovich, Thomas N. Gallaher and Serge Schreiner, "Preparation and Characterization of Low-Valent Nickel Complexes Stabilized by Bis(diphenylphosphino)methane Using Multinuclear NMR and Infrared Spectroscopy", J. Chem. Ed., 72, 357-359, April (1995).

Kimberly A. Brittingham, Thomas N. Gallaher and Serge Schreiner, "Reactions of Secondary Silanes with [Pt2 (µ-CO)(CO)2(µ-dppm)2]: Synthesis and Characterization of Silyene-Bridged Platinum Dimers", Organometallics, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1070-1072, 1995.

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