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 2004

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Targeting the inverted CCAAT box 2 in the topoisomerase IIα promoter by JH-37, an imidazole-pyrrole polyamide hairpin: design, synthesis, molecular biology, and biophysical studies, James A. Henry, N. M. Le, Binh Nguyen, Cameron M. Howard, Suzanna L. Bailey, Sarah M. Horick, Karen L. Buchmueller, Minal Kotecha, Daniel Hochhauser, John A. Hartley, W. D. Wilson, and Moses Lee

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Use of chiral capillary electrophoresis and circular dichroism for the determination of absolute values of Δε for diimine transition metal complexes, Brad J. Herbert, Holly E. Carpenter, Noel Kane-Maguire, and John F. Wheeler

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Photoluminescence and photo-redox reactions of poly(2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid), Leon Kane-Maguire, J. A. Causley, Noel Kane-Maguire, and Gordon G. Wallace

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A novel class of achiral seco-analogs of CC-1065 and the duocarmycins: design, synthesis, DNA binding, and anticancer properties, Stanley Kupchinsky, Sara Centioni, Tiffany T. Howard, John D. Trzupek, Shane G. Roller, Virginia Carnahan, Heather M. Townes, Bethany L. Purnell, Carly A. Price, Heather L. Handl, Kaitlin Summerville, Kimberly Johnson, James L. Toth, Stephen J. Hudson, Konstantinos Kiakos, John A. Harley, and Moses Lee

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Energetic basis for selective recognition of T*G mismatched base pairs in DNA by imidazole-rich polyamides, Eilyn R. Lacy, Binh Nguyen, Minh Le, Kari K. Cox, Caroline O'Hare, John A. Hartley, Moses Lee, and W. D. Wilson

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Accurate Experimental Values for the Free Energies of Hydration of H+, OH-, and H3O+, M. W. Palascak and George C. Shields

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Unexpected Syntheses of seco-Cyclopropyltetrahydroquinolines From a Radical 5-Exo-Trig Cyclization Reaction: Analogs of CC-1065 and the Duocarmycins, Hari N. Pati, Lori Forrest, Heather M. Townes, Brian M. Lingerfelt, Luanne M. McNulty, and Moses Lee

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A Stereospecific Route for the Preparation of trans-Combretastatin Analogs: Synthesis and Cytotoxicity, Hari N. Pati, Zarmeen T. Taherbhai, Lori Forrest, Martha Wicks, Suzanna L. Bailey, Andrew Staples, Michelle Stewart, William T. Pennington, Jeffery L. Harris, and Moses Lee

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Synthesis of N-Benzylated Anilines from the Reaction of Anilines and Benzyl Chloroformate, Hari N. Pati, Paul Weisbruch, Adrienne Lemon, and Moses Lee

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DNA-templated Ag nanocluster formation, Jeffrey T. Petty, Jie Zheng, Nicholas V. Hud, and Robert M. Dickson

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A Comparison of One-Particle Basis Set Completeness, Higher-Order Electron Correlation, Relativistic Effects, and Adiabatic Corrections for Spectroscopic Constants of BH, CH+, and NH, Berhane Temelso, F Valeev Edward, and C. David Sherrill

Submissions from 2003

Optical and Mass Spectral Studies of Shocked Salts and Polymer Films., Johnny Anderson, Allison Aiken, Steven Buelow, Charles A. Arrington, and Brooks Jones

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Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Novel DZQ-Polyamide Conjugate, Ramzi Ayyad, Hari N. Pati, Rizwan Khan, and Moses Lee

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Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy of Acenaphthylene and Its Cation, John J. Banisaukas, Jan Szczepanski, John Eyler, Martin Vala, So Hirata, Martin Head-Gordon, Jos Oomens, Gerard Meijer, and Gert von Helden

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Crystal Engineering through Halogen Bonding. 2. Complexes of Diacetylene-Linked Heterocycles with Organic Iodides, April Crihfield, Joshua Hartwell, Dustin Phelps, Rosa D. B. Walsh, Jeffery L. Harris, John F. Payne, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel diaziridinylquinone-acridine conjugates, Angela Di Francesco, Stephen P. Mayalarp, Susan Kim, John Butler, and Moses Lee

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Sterically constraining photoluminescence. X-ray crystal structure of a bulky platinum(II) α-diimine complex, Keenan E. Dungey, Laura L. Wright, Brian D. Thompson, Rosa D. B. Walsh, and William T. Pennington

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Syntheses and structures of two acridine orange polyiodide salts, E. R. Gordon, Rosa D. B. Walsh, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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GC-MS of ignitable liquids using solvent-desorbed SPME for automated analysis, Ashley C. Harris and John F. Wheeler

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Enzymatic Reductions with Dihydrogen via Metal Catalyzed Cofactor Regeneration, Robert T. Hembre, Paul S. Wagenknecht, and Jonathan M. Penney

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Efficient Synthesis of a Complete Donor/Acceptor bis (Aryl)diyne Family, Brian T. Holmes, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Chemistry of constrained dioxocyclam ligands with Co(III): unusual examples of C-H and C-N bond cleavage, Chuanjiang Hu, Robert M. Chin, Thoi D. Nguyen, Khoi T. Nguyen, Paul S. Wagenknecht, and Lawrence C. Nathan

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Solution-state and solid-state structural characterization of complexes of a new macrocyclic ligand containing the 1,5-diazacyclooctane subunit, Chuanjiang Hu, Thoi D. Nguyen, Paul S. Wagenknecht, and Lawrence C. Nathan

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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