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 1999

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Synthesis and Characterization of an Unusual Platinum(II) Alkene Complex with an η2-Arene Interaction, Laura L. Wright, Scott J. Moore, John A. McIntyre, Sandra M. Dowling, Jennifer D. Overcast, Karen Konkel Nelson, Paula R. Rupert, and William T. Pennington

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Imidazole-imidazole pair as a minor groove recognition motif for T:G mismatched base pairs, Xiang-Lei Yang, III R. Hubbard, Moses Lee, Zhi-Fu Tao, Hiroshi Sugiyama, and Andrew H. Wang

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Binding of AR-1-144, a tri-imidazole DNA minor groove binder, to CCGG sequence analyzed by NMR spectroscopy, Xiang-Lei Yang, Crystal Kaenzig, Moses Lee, and Andrew H. Wang

Submissions from 1998

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Bis(Pyridyl)Cadmium(II) Iodide Complexes: Thermal, Inclusion, and Structural Behavior, Rosa D. Bailey, Laura L. Hook, A. K. Powers, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

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Melting transition in the leucoemeraldine form of polyaniline, A. P. Chacko, S. S. Hardaker, R. V. Gregory, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Surface Modification of Polyaniline Films with 4-Alkyl- and 4-Perfluoroalkylanilines, Timothy W. Hanks, M. Powell, R. V. Gregory, and Laura L. Wright

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AFM and contact angle studies of surface modified polyaniline thin films, Timothy W. Hanks, Laura L. Wright, and R. V. Gregory

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Synthesis of a Deoxyguanosine-2-Amino Adduct of a Triimidazole-containung Tallimustine Analog, Crystal Kaenzig, III R. Hubbard, Mingzhu Zhang, Constance M. Harris, Thomas M. Harris, and Moses Lee

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Theoretical and electron spin resonance studies of the the H⋅⋅⋅H, H⋅⋅⋅D, and D⋅⋅⋅D spin-pair radicals in rare gas matrices: A case of extreme singlet-triplet mixing, Lon B. Knight, William E. Rice, Louie Moore, Ernest R. Davidson, and Robert S. Dailey

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Design, synthesis and DNA binding properties of a series of 4,5-bis(substituted)-1,2,3-triazole derivatives of imidazole- and pyrrole-containing analogs of distamycin, Stanley Kupchinsky, Joey E. Espinosa, Kimberly Johnson, Brent Steadman, Natalie Brooks, John A. Hartley, and Moses Lee

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Enzymatic Synthesis of (S)-(-)-γ-Methyl-γ-butyrolactone from Racemic Methyl γ-Hydroxypentanoate: A Microscale Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory Project, Moses Lee

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Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel(II) and Palladium(II) Pyrrolyl Complexes and Their Polymerization to Electroactive Materials, Matthew Mathis, Wayne Harsha, Timothy W. Hanks, Rosa D. Bailey, George L. Schimek, and William T. Pennington

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Structures of (η1-Fluorenyl)Re(Co)5 and (η5 -Fluorenyl)Re(Co)3 and Their Thermal Interconversion in Solid Matrices, Angie L. Mejdrich and Timothy W. Hanks

Crystal Engineering Through Charge Transfer Interactions, William T. Pennington, Rosa D. Bailey, Brian T. Holmes, Laura L. Hook, Russell P. Watson, M. Warmoth, and Timothy W. Hanks

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The reaction of iodine with 9-methylacridine: formation of polyiodide salts and a charge-transfer complex, Elizabeth L. Rimmer, Rosa D. Bailey, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation of a PNA·DNA·PNA Triple Helix in Aqueous Solution, George C. Shields, C. A. Laughton, and M. Orozco

AIURP/CURSOR/SURE Summer Grant Programs: A Look at Our Prior Recipients, Laura L. Wright

Submissions from 1997

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Synthesis, structure and thermal decomposition of nitrogen-iodine charge-transfer complexes, Rosa D. Bailey, Gregory W. Drake, M. Grabarczyk, Timothy W. Hanks, Laura L. Hook, and William T. Pennington

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Synthesis, structure and thermal decomposition of tetra(2-pyridyl)pyrazine⋅I2 charge-transfer complexes, Rosa D. Bailey, M. Grabarczyk, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

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Structure-activity relationship of a series of C-terminus modified aminoalkyl, diaminoalkyl- and anilino-containing analogues of the benzoic acid mustard distamycin derivative tallimustine: Synthesis, DNA binding and cytotoxicity studies, Natalie Brooks, John A. Hartley, Jacob E. Simpson, Stephen R. Wright, Shirley Woo, Sara Centioni, Michael D. Fontaine, Terry E. McIntyre, and Moses Lee

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Synthesis, DNA binding, cytotoxicity and sequence specificity of a series of imidazole-containing analogs of the benzoic acid mustard distamycin derivative tallimustine containing an alkylating group at the C-terminus, Natalie Brooks, Moses Lee, Stephen R. Wright, Shirley Woo, Sara Centioni, and John A. Hartley

Developing High Strength Electrically Conducting Polyaniline Fibers, A. P. Chacko, S. S. Hardaker, R. V. Gregory, and Timothy W. Hanks

Enhancement of Asymmetric Induction in the Aqueous Diels-Alder Reaction of (L)-Menthyl Acrylate with Cyclopentadiene by ?-Cyclodextrin, Kristen Daniell, Terry E. McIntyre, A. L. Poh, and Moses Lee

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2,5-Diaziridinyl-3-phenyl- p-benzoquinone, R. H. J. Hargreaves, Stephen P. Mayalarp, John Butler, Moses Lee, and William T. Pennington

Synthesis of (-)-(S)-4b, (S)-8b, (S)-8c, (S)-8d Diisopropyl 4b,8b,8c,8d-Tetrahydrodibenzo[a,f]pentalene-8a-8b,8c-Dicarboxylate: An Advanced Organic Chemistry Project on Absolute Asymmetric Induction, Kimberly Johnson, Jacob E. Simpson, and Moses Lee