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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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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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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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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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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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

Submissions from 2017

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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

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General Approaches to Structurally Diverse Isocyanoditerpenes, Mary Beth Daub, Philipp C. Roosen, and Christopher D. Vanderwal

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Inhibition of Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase by the Furanosteroid Hibiscone C, Brian C. Goess and Jason S. Rawlings

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Catalytic, Enantioselective Beta-Protonation through a Cooperative Activation Strategy, Brian C. Goess and Karl A. Scheidt

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Flipped Textbooks: Student-created Online Wiki Textbooks for Intermediate and Advanced Chemistry Classes, Brian C. Goess and Andrea Tartaro

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Corannulene and its complex with water: a tiny cup of water, Cristóbal Pérez, Amanda L. Steber, Anouk M. Rijs, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, Juan C. Lopez, Zbigniew Kisiel, and Melanie Schnell

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The Abiotic Oxidation of Organic Acids to Malonate, Gavin B. Rice, Jayasudhan R. Yerabolu, Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, and Greg Springsteen

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Work Function Control of Germanium through Carborane-Carboxylic Acid Surface Passivation, Andrew C. Serino, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Liban M.A. Saleh, Rafal M. Dziedzic, Harrison Mills, Liv K. Heidenreich, Alexander M. Spokoyny, Paul S. Weiss, and Paul S. Weiss

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Capturing the Elusive Water Trimer from the Stepwise Growth of Water on the Surface of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Acenaphthene, Amanda L. Streber, Cristob́al Peŕez, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, Anouk M. Rijs, Brooks H. Pate, Zbigniew Kisiel, and Melanie Schnell

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ArbAlign: A Tool for Optimal Alignment of Arbitrarily Ordered Isomers Using the Kuhn–Munkres Algorithm, Berhane Temelso, Joel W. Mabey, Toshiro Kubota, Nana Appiah-Padi, and George C. Shields

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A trans-bidentate bis-pyridinyl ligand with a transition metal hinge, Noah C. Vieira, Jared A. Pienkos, Colin D. McMillen, Alexis R. Myers, Alyssa Clay, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Thermoelectric Performance of Tetrahedrite Synthesized by a Modified Polyol Process, Daniel P. Weller, Daniel L. Stevens, Grace E. Kunkel, Andrew M. Ochs, Cameron F. Holder, Donald T. Morelli, and Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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Polydiacetylene sensor interaction with food sanitizers and surfactants, Yueyuan Zhang, Julie Northcutt, Timothy W. Hanks, Ian Miller, Bill Pennington, Raz Jelinek, Inyee Han, and Paul Dawson