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 2019

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Ultrafast flavin/tryptophan radical pair kinetics in a magnetically sensitive artificial protein, Chris Bialas, David T. Barnard, Dirk B. Auman, Rylee A. McBride, Lauren E. Jarocha, P. J. Hore, P. Leslie Dutton, Robert J. Stanley, and Christopher C. Moser

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Enantioselective [2+2] Cycloadditions of Cinnamate Esters: Generalizing Lewis Acid Catalysis of Triplet Energy Transfer, Mary Beth Daub, Hoimin Jung, Byung Joo Lee, Joonghee Won, Mu-Hyun Baik, and Tehshik P. Yoon

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Infrared Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Human Hair to Characterize Longitudinal Profiles of the Antiretroviral Maraviroc for Adherence Monitoring, William M. Gilliland, Jr.; Heather M. A. Prince; Amanda Poliseno; Angela D. M. Kashuba; and Elias P. Rosen

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Electron‐deficient p‐benzoyl‐L‐phenylalanine derivatives increase covalent chemical capture yields for protein–protein interactions, Cassandra M. Joiner, Meghan E. Breen, and Anna K. Mapp

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Picosecond to Nanosecond Manipulation of Excited State Lifetimes in Complexes with an FeII to TiIV Metal-to-Metal Charge-Transfer: The Role of Ferrocene-Centered Excited States, Maksim Y. Livshits, Michael D. Turlington, Carl O. Trindle, Lei Wang, Zikri Altun, Jeffrey J. Rack, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Water Induces the Same Crown Shapes as Li+ or Na+ in 15-crown-5 Ether: a Broadband Rotational Study, Juan C. López, Cristóbal Pérez, Susana Blanco, V. Alvin Shubert, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, and Melanie Schnell

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Incorporation of Gold Nanoparticles into the Bilayer of Polydiacetylene Unilamellar Vesicles , Andrew Tobias, Whit Rooke, and Timothy Hanks

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A comparison of the metal-ligand interactions of the pentafluorophenylethynyl and trifluoropropynyl ligands in transition metal cyclam complexes, Paul S. Wagenknecht

Submissions from 2018

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Comparison of Surface-Bound and Free-Standing Variations of HKUST-1 MOFs: Effect of Activation and Ammonia Exposure on Morphology, Crystallinity, and Composition, Brandon H. Bowser, Landon J. Brower, Monica L. Ohnsorg, Lauren K. Gentry, Christopher K. Beaudoin, and Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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Modulating the masters: chemical tools to dissect CBP and p300 function, Meghan E. Breen and Anna K. Mapp

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Surface modification of polyaniline nanorods with thiol-terminated poly(ethylene oxide), Brandon T. DiTullio, Cassandra J. Wright, Patricia Hayes, Paul J. Molino, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Development of a Microchip CE-HPMS Platform for Cell Growth Monitoring, William M. Gilliland, Jr. and J. Michael Ramsey

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Total synthesis of (±)-hibiscone B and (±)-acyl hibiscone B, Brian C. Goess, Peyton Roth, Ian McCraw, Hudson Tryon, and Hayden Rudd Furman University

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Building Soft Nanomachines from Polydiacetylene Liposomes, Timothy W. Hanks

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Pharmaceutical solvate formation for the incorporation of the antimicrobial agent hydrogen peroxide, Kortney M. Kersten, Meghan E. Breen, Anna K. Mapp, and Adam J. Matzger

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Linked cycles of oxidative decarboxylation of glyoxylate as protometabolic analogs of the citric acid cycle, Greg Springsteen, Jayasudhan R. Yerabolu, Julia Nelson, Chandler Joel Rhea, and Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy

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Antiretroviral concentrations and surrogate measures of efficacy in the brain tissue and CSF of preclinical species, Nithya Srinivas; Elias P. Rosen; William M. Gilliland, Jr.; Martina Kovarova; Leila Remling-Mulder; Gabriela De La Cruz; Nicole White; Lourdes Adamson; Amanda P. Schauer; Craig Sykes; Paul Luciw; J. Victor Garcia; Ramesh Akkina; and Angela D. M. Kashuba

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Exploring the Rich Potential Energy Surface of (H2O)11 and Its Physical Implications, Berhane Temelso, Katurah Klein, Joel W. Mabey, Cristob́al Peŕez, Brooks H. Pate, Zbigniew Kisiel, and George C. Shields

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Effect of Mixing Ammonia and Alkylamines on Sulfate Aerosol Formation, Berhane Temelso, Elizabeth F. Morrison, David L. Speer, Bobby C. Cao, Nana A. Appiah-Padi, and George C. Shields

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Oxidatively stable ferrocenyl-π-bridge-titanocene D-π-A complexes: an electrochemical and spectroscopic investigation of the mixed-valent states, Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Observation of n-type behavior in Fe-doped tetrahedrite at low temperature, D. P. Weller, G. E. Kunkel, A. M. Ochs, D. T. Morelli, and Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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Magnetically Sensitive Radical Photochemistry of Non-natural Flavoproteins, Tilo M. Zollitsch, Lauren E. Jarocha, Chris Bialas, Kevin B. Henbest, Goutham Kodali, P. Leslie Dutton, Christopher C. Moser, Christiane R. Timmel, P. J. Hore, and Stuart R. Mackenzie

Submissions from 2017

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High pressure mass spectrometry of volatile organic compounds with ambient air buffer gas, Kenion H. Blakeman; Craig A. Cavanaugh; William M. Gilliland, Jr.; and J. Michael Ramsey

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Tailoring the nanoscale morphology of HKUST-1 thin films via codeposition and seeded growth, Landon J. Brower, Lauren K. Gentry, Amanda L. Napier, and Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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Antimalarial Properties of Simplified Kalihinol Analogues, Mary Beth Daub, Jacques Prudhomme, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Karine G. Le Roch, and Christopher D. Vanderwal