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 2005

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Hydration changes in the association of Hoechst 33258 with DNA, John R. Kiser, Richard W. Monk, Rondey L. Smalls, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Synthesis and cytotoxicity of epoxide and pyrazole analogs of the combretastatins, Regan LeBlanc, John Dickson, Toni Brown, Michelle Stewart, Hari N. Pati, Donald G. VanDerveer, Hadi D. Arman, Jeffery L. Harris, William T. Pennington, Herman L. Holt, and Moses Lee

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Comparison of density functional theory predictions of gas-phase deprotonation data, Matthew D. Liptak and George C. Shields

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Conformations and Binding Modes of 2,3,5,6-Tetra(2'-pyridyl)pyrazine, Clifford W. Padgett, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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New Conformations and Binding Modes in Halogen-Bonded and Ionic Complexes of 2,3,5,6-Tetra(2'-pyridyl)pyrazine, Clifford W. Padgett, Rosa D. B. Walsh, Gregory W. Drake, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

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Synthesis and Cytotoxic Properties of Nitro- and Aminochalcones, Hari N. Pati, Herman L. Holt, Regan LeBlanc, John Dickson, Michelle Stewart, Toni Brown, and Moses Lee

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of cis -Combretastatin Analogs and their Novel 1,2,3-Triazole Derivatives, Hari N. Pati, Martha Wicks, Herman L. Holt, Regan LeBlanc, Paul Weisbruch, Lori Forrest, and Moses Lee

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Comparison of model chemistry and density functional theory thermochemical predictions with experiment for formation of ionic clusters of the ammonium cation complexed with water and ammonia; Atmospheric implications, Frank C. Pickard, Meghan E. Dunn, and George C. Shields

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Comparison of CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, G2, and G3 thermochemical predictions with experiment for formation of ionic clusters of hydronium and hydroxide ions complexed with water, Frank C. Pickard, E. K. Pokon, Matthew D. Liptak, and George C. Shields

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Sequence specific recognition of DNA by tailor-made hairpin conjugates of achiral seco-cyclopropaneindoline-2-benzofurancarboxamide and pyrrole-imidazole polyamides, Carly A. Price, Brian M. Lingerfelt, Heather L. Handl, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Hartley, and Moses Lee

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The RNA Tether from the Poly(A) Signal to the Polymerase Mediates Coupling of Transcription to Cleavage and Polyadenylation, Frank Rigo, Amir Kazerouninia, Anita Nag, and Harold G. Martinson

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A novel class of in vivo active anticancer agents: achiral seco-amino- and seco-hydroxycyclopropylbenz[e]indolone (seco-CBI) analogues of the duocarmycins and CC-1065, Atsushi Sato, Luanne M. McNulty, Kari K. Cox, Susan Kim, Adrienne E. Scott, Kristen Daniell, Kaitlin Summerville, Carly A. Price, Stephen J. Hudson, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Hartley, Tetsuji Asao, and Moses Lee

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Characterization of the 2Π and Ã2Σ+ Electronic States of the Phospaethyne cation (HCP+), Berhane Temelso, Nancy A. Richardson, Levent Sari, Yukio Yamaguchi, and Henry F. Schaefer

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High accuracy ab initio studies of Li6+, Li6-, and three isomers of Li6, Berhane Temelso and C. David Sherrill

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A novel achiral seco-amino-cyclopropylindoline (CI) analog of CC-1065 and the duocarmycins: design, synthesis and biological studies, James L. Toth, John D. Trzupek, Lloyd V. Flores, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Hartley, William T. Pennington, and Moses Lee

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Novel Picolinic Acid-containing Pyrrole-Imidazole Polyamides: Synthesis and T-G Mismatched Base Pair Recognition, Peter B. Uthe, Andrew M. Staples, Mark Turlington, Justin B. Jones, Kevin N. Blackmon, Suzanna L. Bailey, Karen L. Buchmueller, and Moses Lee

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Effects of steric constraint on chromium(III) complexes of tetraazamacrocycles, 2. Comparison of the chemistry and photobehavior of the trans-dichloro- and trans-dicyano- complexes of cyclam, 1,4-C2-cyclam, and 1,11-C3-cyclam, Paul S. Wagenknecht, Chuanjiang Hu, Denise Ferguson, Lawrence C. Nathan, Robert D. Hancock, Jason R. Whitehead, Kimberley Wright-Garcia, and Michael T. Vagnini

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Transition Metal Catalyzed Reduction of Nicotinamide Coenzymes and Their Analogues, Paul S. Wagenknecht and Edward J. Sambriski

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Synthesis of a Lewis acid bearing cyclopentadienyl ligand and its tricarbonylmanganese(I) complex, Rhett T. Watson, Jillian Basinger, Endy Y. Min, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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First-principle studies of intermolecular and intramolecular catalysis of protonated cocaine, C. G. Zhan, S. X. Deng, Jaime G. Skiba, B. A. Hayes, S. M. Tschampel, George C. Shields, and D. W. Landry

Submissions from 2004

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Vibrational and Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy of 2,3-Benzofluorene and Its Cation, John J. Banisaukas, Jan Szczepanski, Martin Vala, and So Hirata

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Photodissociation Pathways of the 2,3-Benzofluorene Cation, John J. Banisaukas, Jan Szczopanski, John Eyler, and Martin Vala

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The ability of the Gaussian-2, Gaussian-3, Complete Basis Set-QB3, and Complete Basis Set-APNO model chemistries to model the geometries of small water clusters, Meghan E. Dunn, E. K. Pokon, and George C. Shields

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Thermodynamics of forming water clusters at various temperatures and pressures by gaussian-2, gaussian-3, complete basis set-QB3, and complete basis Set-APNO model chemistries; Implications for atmospheric chemistry, Meghan E. Dunn, E. K. Pokon, and George C. Shields

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Design and synthesis of polymerizable tridentate hosts for encapsulation of organoiodides, Timothy W. Hanks, Prasant Deb, Brian T. Holmes, and William T. Pennington