Chemistry Graduate Portfolio Archive

2008 - 2012

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Awards/Honors

NSF CAREER Award. 2012. Leslie Sombers, MA 1998, Chemistry.

Alfred Armstrong Teaching Assistant Award. 2012. Joy Russell, MA 2013, Chemistry.

Society of Plastic Engineers Travel Award. June 2009. Alexander Zestos, MS 2008, Chemistry.

Conference Presentations

"Gas-Phase Acid Base Properties of Cysteine and Serine Homologs," J. C. PoutsMA C. Muetterties, V. Yannello, A. Janiga, 19th International Mass Spectrometry Conference, Kyoto, Japan. September 2012. Ashley Janiga, MS 2010, Chemistry.

"Synthesis and fluorescence studies of pH-responsive rhodamine B derivatives W. L. Czaplyski," G. E. Purnell, and E. J. Harbron, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of loline alkaloids, a family of insecticidal and insect antifeedant 1-aminopyrrolizidine natural products," J. R. Scheerer, M. T. Hovey, A. J. Wright, and E. J. Eklund, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. M. Todd Hovey, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of (+)-malbrancheamide B utilizing a stereoselective Diels-Alder cycloaddition to establish the [2,2,2]-diazaoctane bicyclic core," S. W. Laws and J. R. Scheerer, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. Stephen Laws, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of 2-pyridones from 2,5-diketopiperazines," K. A. Margrey, A. D. Hazzard, and J. R. Scheerer, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Cyclization-addition reactions toward trisubstituted tetrahydropyrans: Effects of sterics and electronics on cyclization," R. J. Hinkle, A. A. Rahman, R. F. Lambert, S. E. Ammann, E. G. Willard, and C. P. Merryman, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. Ajara Rahman, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Steric effects of additions to cyclic six-membered oxocarbenium ions," J. M. Salvant, A. A. Rahman, R. F. Lambert, S. E. Ammannn, and R. J. Hinkle, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. Ajara Rahman, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of fluorine-containing precursors to cyclic six-membered oxocarbenium ions, and the effects of fluorine on cyclization-addition reactions," E. G. Willard, A. A. Rahman, C. P. Nofi, B. M. Yeager, and R. J. Hinkle, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, November. 2012. Ajara Rahman, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"The Effect of Pillar Array in Semi-packed Micro Gas Chromatography," B. Alfeeli, S. Narayanan, M. McMillan, D. Hirtenstein, G. Rice, M/ Agah, IEEE Sensors, Limerick, Ireland, 1097-1100. 2011. Daniel Hirtenstein, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Luminescent Detection of Volatile Nitrogen and Sulfur Compounds on CuI Surfaces L. E. Dunaway," C. Wang, J. P. Safko, and R. D. Pike, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October. 2011. Jason Safko, MS 2012 Candidate, Chemistry.

"Polymer-Based Shielding against Radiation in Space," C. C. Schiavone, R. A. Owoll, and R.L. Kiefer, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October. 2011. Clint Schiavone, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Effects of nucleophilic strength on facial selectivity in BiBr3 catalyzed tandem cyclization/addition reactions," A. A. Rahman, R. J. Hinkle, R. F. Lambert, and S. E. Ammann, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October. 2011. Ajara Rahman, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Luminescent Nitrogen and Sulfur Adducts of CuI Disubstituted Piperazine Complexes," J. P. Safko, R. D. Pike, S. M. McCullough, and L. E. Dunaway, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October. 2011. Jason Safko, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Carbon dioxide fixation by (CdS)6 macrocycles D. C. Bebout," W. Lai, A. Q. A. Tran, W. P. Kaplan, S. M. Berry, J. V. Arrington, R. N. Straus, J. C. PoutsMA R. D. Pike, and R. J. Butcher, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, October. 2011. Wei Lai, MS 2005, Chemistry; Justine Arrington, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"ESI-MS study of ligand exchange between Zn2+ and Hg2+," Madeline R. Nestor, Julie A. Viehweg, Pei Wang, Robert D. Pike, J. C. PoutsMA and Deborah C. Bebout, 2010 Joint SE/SW Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA. Dec 2010. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Cyclohexane-containing Polyimides," N. G. Bate, R. A. Orwoll, R. L. Kiefer, and R.D. Pike, 2010 Joint SE/SW Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA. Dec 2010. Norah Bate, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Speciation of Hg2+ and Zn2+ in thepresence of tridentate N,N,S ligand: An electrospray ionization massspectrometry study," Madeline R. Nestor, and Deborah C. , 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA. August 2010. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Gas Phase H/D Exchange of Non-Protein Amino Acids J. V.Arrington," R. Straus, E. Marzluff and J. C. PoutsMA 58th American Societyfor Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Salt Lake City, UT. May 2010. Justine Arrington, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Smoke Suppression of PVC by Metal-Exchanged Clay and Zeolite Additives," A. G. Zestos, C. L. Grinnell, L. J. Vinh, R. D. Pike, and W. H. Starnes, Jr., Proceedings, 67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 955-960. June 2009. Alexander Zestos, MS 2008, Chemistry.

Publications

"Gas-Phase Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Behavior of Lysine and its Homologs," J. V. Arrington, R. Straus, P. F. Reynolds, J. L. PoutsMA E. M. Marzluff, J. C. PoutsMA International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 330-332, 200-206. 2012. Justine Arrington, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Synthesis and Crystal Structures of N,N'-Disubstituted Piperazines," J. P. Safko and R. D. Pike Journal of Chemical Crystallography 42, 981−987. 2012. Jason Safko, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Network Formation and Photoluminescence in Copper(I) Halide Complexes with Substituted Piperazine Ligands," J. P. Safko, J. E. Kuperstock, S. M. McCullough, A. M. Noviello, X. Li, J. P. Killarney, C. Murphy, H. H. Patterson, C. A. Bayse, R. D. Pike, Dalton Transactions 41, 11663−11674. 2012. Jason Safko, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Efficient Entry to the [2,2,2]-Diazabicyclic Ring System via Diastereoselective Domino Reaction Sequence," K. A. Margrey, A. J. Chinn, S. W. Laws, R. D. Pike, and J. R. Scheerer, Organic Letters 43, 2458–2461. 2012. Stephen Laws, MS 2013, Chemistry; Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Inhibition of tubulin polymerization by hypochlorous acid and chloramines," L. M. Landino, T. D. Hagedorn, S. B. Kim, and K. M. Hogan Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 50, 1000-1008. 2011. Tara Hagadorn, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of (±)-Acetylnorloline via Stereoselective Tethered Aminohydroxylation," M. T. Hovey, E. J. Eklund, R. D. Pike, A. A. Mainkar, and J. R. Scheerer, Organic Letters 13, 1246–1249. 2011. M. Todd Hovey, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Purification of pharmaceutical preparations using thin-layer chromatography to obtain mass spectra with Direct Analysis in Real Time and accurate mass spectrometry," J. L. Wood, (maiden name) and R. R. Steiner Drug Testing and Analysis 3, 345-351. 2011. Jessica Belton, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Molecular Imprinting by 4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid: A Two-Site Model," L. Y. Hu and R. A. Orwoll Separation Science and Technology 45, 2237-44. 2010. Lucy Yue Hu, MA 2002, Chemistry.

"A Synthetic Model of Hg(II) Sequestration," J. A. Viehweg, S. M. Stamps, S. M., J. J. Dertinger, R. L. Green, K. E. Harris, R. J. Butcher, E. J. Andriole, J. C. PoutsMA S. M. Berry, D. C. Bebout Dalton Transactions 39, 3174-3176. 2010. Erica Andriole, MA 2004, Chemistry.

"Metal-Exchanged Clay and Zeolite Additives as Smoke Suppressants and Fire Retardants for Poly(vinyl chloride)," A. G. Zestos, C. L. Grinnell, L. J. Vinh, R. D. Pike, and W. H. Starnes, Jr. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology 15, 87-91. 2009. Alexander Zestos, MS 2008, Chemistry.

"Mechanism of Action and Effectiveness of Ester Thiols as Thermal Stabilizers for Poly(vinyl chloride)," X. Ge, E. K. Culyba, C. L. Grinnell, A. G. Zestos, and W. H. Starnes, Jr. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 13, 170-175, 2007), republished by invitation in Progress in Chemistry and Biochemistry 1, 91-100. 2009. Alexander Zestos, MS 2008, Chemistry.

"Bis-tridentate Chelates of an Asymmetric Ligand: Characterization of Divalent Zinc Triad Metal Ion Complexes of N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-N-(2-(methylthio)ethyl)amine in the Solid- and Solution-State," D. C. Bebout, W. Lai, S. M. Stamps, S. M. Berry, R. J. Butcher Polyhedron 27, 1591-1600. 2008. Wei Lai, MS 2005, Chemistry.

"Zinc triad metal ion complexes of NN'S ligand N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-N-(2-(methylthio)ethyl)amine in the Solid- and Solution-State," D. C. Bebout, W. Lai, S. M. Stamps, S. M. Berry, R. J. Butcher Main Group Chemistry 6, 155-168. 2008. Wei Lai, MS 2005, Chemistry.

Community Service/Outreach

Chemistry Magic Show. March 2012. Valerie Tripp, MS candidate, Chemistry.

Chemistry Magic Show. March 2012. Joy Russell, MA candidate, Chemistry.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations with one class of Matoaka Elementary third graders. "The Water Cycle". March 2010. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Hands-on activities with one class of Matoaka Elementary School first graders, "Starch in the Food Pyramid". January 2010. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Presentation to eight classes of Berkeley Middle School sixth graders, "Solids, Liquids & Gases: Density Diversions". October 2009. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Alumni Employment

Operations Manager at LifeScience Alley. 2012. Brooklynd Saar, MS 2012, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at University of Utah. 2012. Ajara Rahman, MS 2012, Chemistry.

PhD program in Applied Science at The College of William & Mary. 2012. John-Andrew Hocker, MS 2012, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at Purdue University. 2012. Justine Arrington, MS 2012, Chemistry.

Project Leader at Cirrus Pharmaceuticals. 2011. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at the University of California at San Diego. 2011. Tara Hagedorn, MS 2011, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at Northwestern University. 2011. Michael Todd Hovey, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Analytical Chemist with Microbac Laboratories. 2011. Madeline Nestor, MS 2011, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. 2011. Katie Peth, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV. 2010. Michael Gaylor, MS 1997, Chemistry.

Chemist with Applied Process Technology International. 2010. Sara Kampfe, MS 2010, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at the University of California. 2010. Omar Hamdy, MS 2010, Chemistry.

Research Chemist at UOP. 2010. Emily Harbert, MS 2010, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at Virginia Tech. 2010. Joshua Abelard, MS 2010, Chemistry.

Analytical Chemist with Microbac Laboratories. 2009. Mara Jacobs, MS 2009, Chemistry.

PhD program in Organic Chemistry at the University of Michigan. 2009. Jordan Walk, MS 2009, Chemistry.

PhD in Chemistry at North Carolina State University. 2009. Jia Liu, MS 2009, Chemistry.

PhD Candidate in the Department of Applied Science. 2009. A. Jeaton Glover, MS 2009, Chemistry.

PhD program in Chemistry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 2009. Alexander Zestos, MS 2008, Chemistry.

Medical School at the University of Virginia. 2008. Matt Jones, MS 2008, Chemistry.