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 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

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Electron spin resonance matrix isolation studies of 27Al16,17O, 69,71Ga16,17O and 115In16,17O: Observed hyperfine interactions compared with ab initio theoretical results, Lon B. Knight, Thomas J. Kirk, John O. Herlong, John G. Kaup, and Ernest R. Davidson

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Synthesis of an aminopropyl analog of the experimental anticancer drug tallimustine, and activation of its 4-nitrobenzylcarbamoyl prodrug by nitroreductase and NADH, Moses Lee, Jacob E. Simpson, Shirley Woo, Crystal Kaenzig, Gill M. Anlezark, Ebun Eno-Amooquaye, and Philip J. Burke

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Soluble Organoiron Derivatives of Polypyrrole, Kyle Martin and Timothy W. Hanks

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Dicarbonyl(η5-cyclopentadienyl)(pyrrolyl-N)iron(II), M. Powell, Rosa D. Bailey, C. T. Eagle, G. L. Schimek, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

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Enhanced selectivity for capillary zone electrophoresis using ion-pair agents, Chris M. Shelton, Jeremy T. Koch, Nehal Desai, and John F. Wheeler

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Application of Capillary Electrophoresis for the Assessment of Enantiomeric Purity of α-Diimine Transition Metal Complexes, Chris M. Shelton, Kathryn E. Seaver, John F. Wheeler, and Noel Kane-Maguire

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Comparison of experimental and theoretical structures of a transition state analogue used for the induction of anti-cocaine catalytic antibodies, Edward C. Sherer, G. Yang, G. M. Turner, George C. Shields, and D. W. Landry

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the d(T·A·T) Triple Helix, George C. Shields, C. A. Laughton, and M. Orozco

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Selectivity enhancement for free zone capillary electrophoresis using conventional ion-pairing agents as complexing additives, Millicent K. Weldon, Catherine M. Arrington, Petrise L. Runnels, and John F. Wheeler

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Electrochemical Measurements in the Undergraduate Curriculum, John F. Wheeler, Sandra K. Wheeler, and Laura L. Wright

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Alkylation specificity for a series of distamycin analogues that tether chlorambucil, Michael D. Wyatt, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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The sequence specificity of alkylation for a series of benzoic acid mustard and imidazole-containing distamycin analogues: the importance of local sequence conformation, Michael D. Wyatt, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

Submissions from 1996

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Use of the supermolecule approach to model the syn and anti conformations of solvated cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate, Karl N. Kirschner, Edward C. Sherer, and George C. Shields

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Quantum mechanical investigation of cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate, the second hormonal messenger, Karl N. Kirschner and George C. Shields

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An electron spin resonance investigation of vanadium dioxide (51V16O2 and 51V17O2) and 51V17O in neon matrices with preliminary assignments for VO3 and V+2: Comparison with ab initio theoretical calculations, Lon B. Knight, Robert M. Babb, Matthew Ray, John J. Banisaukas, Larry Russon, Robert S. Dailey, and Ernest R. Davidson

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Electron spin resonance matrix isolation and ab initio theoretical investigations of69,71GaH2, 69,71GaD2, H69,71GaCH3, and D69,71GaCD3, Lon B. Knight, John J. Banisaukas, Robert M. Babb, and Ernest R. Davidson

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An electron spin resonance investigation of the 12C11B12C,12C11B13C, and 13C11B13C radicals in neon, argon, and krypton matrices: Comparison with ab initio calculations, Lon B. Knight, Scott T. Cobranchi, Edward A. Earl, and Allan J. McKinley