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 1997

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Application of Capillary Electrophoresis for the Assessment of Enantiomeric Purity of α-Diimine Transition Metal Complexes, Chris M. Shelton, Kathryn E. Seaver, John F. Wheeler, and Noel Kane-Maguire

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Comparison of experimental and theoretical structures of a transition state analogue used for the induction of anti-cocaine catalytic antibodies, Edward C. Sherer, G. Yang, G. M. Turner, George C. Shields, and D. W. Landry

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the d(T·A·T) Triple Helix, George C. Shields, C. A. Laughton, and M. Orozco

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Selectivity enhancement for free zone capillary electrophoresis using conventional ion-pairing agents as complexing additives, Millicent K. Weldon, Catherine M. Arrington, Petrise L. Runnels, and John F. Wheeler

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Electrochemical Measurements in the Undergraduate Curriculum, John F. Wheeler, Sandra K. Wheeler, and Laura L. Wright

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Alkylation specificity for a series of distamycin analogues that tether chlorambucil, Michael D. Wyatt, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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The sequence specificity of alkylation for a series of benzoic acid mustard and imidazole-containing distamycin analogues: the importance of local sequence conformation, Michael D. Wyatt, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

Submissions from 1996

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Use of the supermolecule approach to model the syn and anti conformations of solvated cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate, Karl N. Kirschner, Edward C. Sherer, and George C. Shields

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Quantum mechanical investigation of cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate, the second hormonal messenger, Karl N. Kirschner and George C. Shields

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An electron spin resonance investigation of vanadium dioxide (51V16O2 and 51V17O2) and 51V17O in neon matrices with preliminary assignments for VO3 and V+2: Comparison with ab initio theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, Robert M. Babb, Matthew Ray, John J. Banisaukas, Larry Russon, Robert S. Dailey, and Ernest R. Davidson

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Electron spin resonance matrix isolation and ab initio theoretical investigations of69,71GaH2, 69,71GaD2, H69,71GaCH3, and D69,71GaCD3, Lon B. Knight, John J. Banisaukas, Robert M. Babb, and Ernest R. Davidson

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An electron spin resonance investigation of the 12C11B12C,12C11B13C, and 13C11B13C radicals in neon, argon, and krypton matrices: Comparison with ab initio calculations, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Edward A. Earl, and Allan J. McKinley

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Electron spin resonance rare gas matrix studies of 12CO2-,13CO2-, and C17O-2: Comparison with ab initio calculations, Lon B. Knight, Devon W. Hill, Kenneth Berry, Robert M. Babb, and David Feller

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Electron-spin resonance studies of the titanium cation (Ti+,3d3,4F) in rare gas matrices at 4 K: A crystal field interpretation, Lon B. Knight, Keith A. Keller, Robert M. Babb, and Michael D. Morse

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Determination of the Solution Conformation of 3'-Azido-3'-deoxythymidine-5'-monophosphate (AZTMP): An Advanced Chemistry and Biochemistry Project Using NMR and Molecular-Modeling Studies, Moses Lee

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Novel platinum(II) derivatives of analogues of netropsin and distamycin: Synthesis, DNA binding and cytotoxic properties, Moses Lee, Jacob E. Simpson, A. J. Burns, Stanley Kupchinsky, Natalie Brooks, John A. Hartley, and L. R. Kelland

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A semiempirical transition state structure for the first step in the alkaline hydrolysis of cocaine. Comparison between the transition state structure, the phosphonate monoester transition state analog, and a newly designed thiophosphonate transition stat, Edward C. Sherer, G. M. Turner, T. N. Lively, D. W. Landry, and George C. Shields

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Modeling the Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction: Using a Combination Wet Lab/Computer Lab Approach to Examining Organic Reactions, Brent Steadman, Moses Lee, and Timothy W. Hanks

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The resolution of cis-[Ru(phen)2(CH3CN)2]2+ (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline), and its use in the synthesis of chiral cis-Ru(phen)2X2]n+ species (n = 0, 2; X = CN-, Cl-, py), Rhett T. Watson, Joseph L. Jackson, James D. Harper, Kimberlee Kane-Maguire, Leon Kane-Maguire, and Noel Kane-Maguire

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of an Aminophenyl Analog of the Experimental Anticancer Drug Tallimustine, Shirley Woo, Michael D. Fontaine, and Moses Lee

Submissions from 1995

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Semiempirical Study of the Bergman Reaction: Towards a Computationally Efficient and Accurate Method for Modeling Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics, H. A. Brummel and George C. Shields

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The effect of AT and GC sequence specific minor groove-binding agents on restriction endonuclease activity, S. M. Forrow, Moses Lee, Robert L. Souhami, and John A. Hartley

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Examining Host-Guest Interactions with an Integrated Spreadsheet/Molecular-Modeling Program, Timothy W. Hanks, R. Hallford, and G. Wright

Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of benzoic acid mustard derivatives of imidazole-containing and C-terminal carboxamide analogues of distamycin, John A. Hartley, Christopher S. Preti, Michael D. Wyatt, and Moses Lee

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Novel cytotoxic DNA sequence and minor groove targeted photosensitizers: Conjugates of pyrene and netropsin analogues, John A. Hartley, Joanne Webber, Michael D. Wyatt, Natalie Bordenick, and Moses Lee