With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Submissions from 2003

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An Efficient Method for the Synthesis of Substituted 4-Acetoxynaphthalene-2-Carboxylate Esters, Ethyl 4-Acetoxybenzofuran-6-Carboxylate, and Ethyl 4-Acetoxybenzothiophene-6-Carboxylate, Hari N. Pati, Regan LeBlanc, and Moses Lee

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Capillary electrophoresis as a probe of enantiospecific interactions between photoactive transition metal complexes and DNA, James P. Schaeper, Lori A. Nelsen, M. A. Shupe, Brad J. Herbert, Noel Kane-Maguire, and John F. Wheeler

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Spectroscopic studies of the multiple binding modes of a trimethine-bridged cyanine dye with DNA, K. M. Sovenyhazy

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Cytotoxicity and sequence specificity of C- and N-terminus conjugates of N-methylpyrrole polyamides with seco-cyclopropaneindoline, James L. Toth, James A. Henry, Zarmeen T. Taherbhai, T. Staples, Kaitlin Summerville, Heather L. Handl, Stephen J. Hudson, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Hartley, and Moses Lee

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Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Regeneration of Nicotinamide Coenzymes with Hydrogen1, Paul S. Wagenknecht, Jonathan M. Penney, and Robert T. Hembre

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Effects of steric constraint on chromium(III) complexes of tetraazamacrocycles. Chemistry and excited-state behavior of 1,4-C2-cyclam complexes, Kimberley Wright-Garcia, Jillian Basinger, Sarah Williams, Chuanjiang Hu, Paul S. Wagenknecht, and Lawrence C. Nathan

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Self-Organization of Gold Nanoparticles on Surface-Modified Conducting Polymer Films, Donghui Zhang, Sarah Klapman, and Timothy W. Hanks

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High quantum yield blue emission from water-soluble Au8 nanodots, Jie Zheng, Jeffrey T. Petty, and Robert M. Dickson

Submissions from 2002

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Viscometry and Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of the Interactions of a Dimeric Cyanine Dye with DNA, Jason A. Bordelon, Karl J. Feierabend, Shabana A. Siddiqui, Laura L. Wright, and Jeffrey T. Petty

Carbon Nanotube-Protein Conjugates from Ambient Exchange Reactions, Kefu Fu, Weijie Huang, Yi Lin, Donghui Zhang, Timothy W. Hanks, Apparao M. Rao, and Ya-Ping Sun

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Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with Bovine Serum Albumin in Homogeneous Aqueous Solution, Kefu Fu, Weijie Huang, Yi Lin, Donghui Zhang, Timothy W. Hanks, Apparao M. Rao, and Ya-Ping Sun

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Techniques in Chemistry: The Centerpiece of a Research-Oriented Curriculum, Timothy W. Hanks and Laura L. Wright

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Synthesis of "Acetylene-Expanded" Tridentate Ligands, Brian T. Holmes, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

Synthesis and Photosensitization Properties of 1,5-Di(netropsin)- and 1,5-Di(lexitropsin)anthraquinone Conjugates, Cameron M. Howard, A. Collins, and Moses Lee

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Novel furano analogues of duocarmycin C1 and C2: design, synthesis, and biological evaluation ofseco-iso-Cyclopropylfurano[2,3-e]indoline (seco-iso-CFI) and seco-Cyclopropyltetrahydrofurano[2,3-f]quinoline (seco-CFQ) analogues, Tiffany T. Howard, Brian M. Lingerfelt, Bethany L. Purnell, Adrienne E. Scott, Carly A. Price, Heather M. Townes, Luanne M. McNulty, Heather L. Handl, Kaitlin Summerville, Stephen J. Hudson, J. P. Bowen, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Hartley, and Moses Lee

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Attaching Proteins to Carbon Nanotubes via Diimide-Activated Amidation, Weijie Huang, Shelby Taylor, Kefu Fu, Yi Lin, Donghui Zhang, Timothy W. Hanks, Apparao M. Rao, and Ya-Ping Sun

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Saccharomyces Cerevisiae RAD5 Influences the Excision Repair of DNA Minor Groove Adducts, Konstantinos Kiakos, Tiffany T. Howard, Moses Lee, John A. Hartley, and Peter J. McHugh

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Recognition of T*G mismatched base pairs in DNA by stacked imidazole-containing polyamides: surface plasmon resonance and circular dichroism studies, Eilyn R. Lacy, Kari K. Cox, W. D. Wilson, and Moses Lee

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Influence of a Terminal Formamido Group on the Sequence Recognition of DNA by Polyamides, Eilyn R. Lacy, N. M. Le, Carly A. Price, Moses Lee, and W. D. Wilson

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Absolute pKa determinations for substituted phenols, Matthew D. Liptak, K. C. Gross, Paul G. Seybold, Steven Feldgus, and George C. Shields

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AFM Characterization of Surface Segregated Erucamide and Behenamide in Linear Low Density Polyethylene Film, Marí­­a X. Ramí­rez, Douglas E. Hirt, and Laura L. Wright

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The Benefits of Forming a Consortium for an NSF-MRI Proposal, George C. Shields

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Electron spin resonance studies of 199HgH, 201HgH, 199HgD and 201HgD isolated in neon and argon matrices at 4K: an electronic structure investigation, Ashley C. Stowe and Lon B. Knight

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Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy of the Fluorene Cation, Jan Szczepanski, John Banisaukas, Martin Vala, So Hirata, Rodney J. Bartlett, and Martin Head-Gordon

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Preresonance Raman Spectrum of the C13H9 Fluorene-like Radical, Jan Szczepanski, John Banisaukas, Martin Vala, So Hirata, and William R. Wiley