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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014



Location: St. Pat's Park

"Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Picnic"…

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Joshua Goldberger (Ohio State University)


Location: 127 Nieuwland Science Hall

Similar to how carbon can be sculpted into low-dimensional allotropes such as fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene, and graphene nanoribbons, our major research premise is that the connectivity of atoms for any crystalline solid can be constrained along specific axes to produce single atom or polyhedron thick (<1 nm) dimensionally-reduced derivatives with transformative physical phenomena.  Here we will discuss research efforts on the synthesis, properties, and applications of two such classes of dimensionally reduced materials.   First, we will describe our efforts on the synthesis, structure, and properties of 2D Group IV graphane analogues. We have synthesized for the first time, mm-scale crystals of a hydrogen and organic-terminated germanium multilayered graphane analogue, or germananes, from the topochemical deintercalation of CaGe2.  These materials represent a new class of covalently terminated graphane analogues and has great potential for a wide range of optoelectronic and sensing applications.  Second, we will describe our recent studies on the synthesis, properties, and applications of molecular-scale ribbon derivatives of the layered 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (MX2) which feature atomically-precise widths, and organic-terminated edge-states. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jeffrey Aubé (University of Kansas)


Location: 123 Nieuwland Science Hall

A primary goal of chemical biology is to provide new chemical matter for screening and other biological applications. One way to accomplish this is to develop new synthetic methods that provide attractive routes to small molecules. The Aubé laboratory has a long-standing interest in developing new reactions, notably those involving alkyl azides. This seminar will show how such synthetic methodology work is applied to the total synthesis of biologically active natural products and compound libraries. Our interest also extends to applying synthesis for the development of biological probes and drug leads in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and neuroscience. Selected examples will be provided.    

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Renee Bouley (University of Notre Dame)


Location: Radiation Laboratory Auditorium

Oral Candidacy Exam

"Development of the Quinazolinones as New Antibacterials for Methiclllin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus"…

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