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 2012

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Computational and Crystallographic Studies of Pseudo-Polyhalides, Rosa D. B. Walsh, Jessica M. Smith, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

Submissions from 2011

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Alpha-fetoprotein peptides, Thomas T. Andersen, James A. Bennett, Herbert Jacobson, and George C. Shields

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Electrostatic Control of Spin Exchange Between Mobile Spin-Correlated Radical Pairs Created in Micellar Solutions, Paula Caregnato, Lauren E. Jarocha, Hali S. Esinhart, Natalia V. Lebedeva, Valery F. Tarasov, and Malcolm D. E. Forbes

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Sequence length dictates repeated CAG folding in three-way junctions, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Courtney A. Barber, Michael J. Reddish, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Non-B conformations of CAG repeats using 2-aminopurine, Natalya N. Degtyareva and Jeffrey T. Petty

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X-ray Crystallographic Studies of a Bimetallic cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2NH2CH2CH2N=CHC6H4-o-O)2Cu Complex, the Starting Material, cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2Cl)2, and the Reaction Intermediates cis-Mo(CO)4(PPh2NH2CH2CH2NH22) 2 and cis-Mo(CO)4 (PPh2NH2CH2CH2N=CHC6H4-o-OH)2, Christina Duffey, Seth Stepleton, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Daniel Cox, Marty Ready, Houston Byrd, Carrie A. Bloomfield, Jason L. Freeman, and Gary M. Gray

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Regioselective semihydrogenation of dienes, Thomas J. A. Graham, Thomas H. Poole, Charles N. Reese, and Brian C. Goess

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E-selective isomerization of stilbenes and stilbenoids through reversible hydroboration, Erin E. Gray, Lake E. Rabenold, and Brian C. Goess

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Book Review of Advanced Fluorescence Reporters in Chemistry and Biology II: Molecular Constructions, Polymers and Nanoparticles, Jeffrey T. Petty

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Optically enhanced, near-IR, silver cluster emission altered by single base changes in the DNA template, Jeffrey T. Petty, Chaoyang Fan, Sandra P. Story, Bidisha Sengupta, Matthew Sartin, Jung-Cheng Hsiang, Joseph W. Perry, and Robert M. Dickson

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DNA sensing by amplifying the number of near-infrared emitting, oligonucleotide-encapsulated silver clusters, Jeffrey T. Petty, Bidisha Sengupta, Sandra P. Story, and Natalya N. Degtyareva

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Molecular basis for the inhibition of HMGA1 proteins by distamycin A, Austin E. Smith and Karen L. Buchmueller

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Synthesis ofcis and trans bis-alkynyl complexes of Cr(III) and Rh(III) supported by a tetradentate macrocyclic amine: a spectroscopic investigation of the M(III)-alkynyl interaction, Chivin Sun, Christopher R. Turlington, W. W. Thomas, James H. Wade, Wade M. Stout, David L. Grisenti, William P. Forrest, Donald G. VanDerveer, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Benchmark Structures and Binding Energies of Small Water Clusters with Anharmonicity Corrections, Berhane Temelso, Kaye A. Archer, and George C. Shields

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The Role of Anharmonicity in Hydrogen-Bonded Systems: The Case of Water Clusters, Berhane Temelso and George C. Shields

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Total Synthesis of (±)-Hibiscone C, Sinziana Ungureanu, Maggie Meadows, Joel Smith, David B. Duff, James M. Burgess, and Brian C. Goess

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Metal centered ligand field excited states: Their roles in the design and performance of transition metal based photochemical molecular devices, Paul S. Wagenknecht and Peter C. Ford

Submissions from 2010

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Theoretical Calculations of Acid Dissociation Constants: A Review Article, Kristin S. Alongi and George C. Shields

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Modified polyol synthesis of bulk-scale nanostructured bismuth antimony telluride, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, S. S.N. Bharadwaya, and R. E. Schaak

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Complementary halogen and hydrogen bonding: sulfur-‹…iodine interactions and thioamide ribbons., Hadi D. Arman, Rebecca L. Gieseking, Timothy W. Hanks, and William T. Pennington

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Context dependence of trinucleotide repeat structures, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Courtney A. Barber, Bidisha Sengupta, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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An efficient synthesis of (±)-grandisol featuring 1,5-enyne metathesis, Thomas J. A. Graham, Erin E. Gray, James M. Burgess, and Brian C. Goess

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A convenient synthesis of isocyclam and [16]aneN4 and the photophysics of their dicyanochromium(III) complexes, David L. Grisenti, Mary Beth Smith, Luxi Fang, Nicholas Bishop, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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A photoreactive crystalline quasiracemate, Rebecca C. Grove, Steven H. Malehorn, Meghan E. Breen, and Kraig A. Wheeler

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Development of a Horizontal Peer Mentoring Network for Senior Women Chemists and Physicists at Liberal Arts Colleges, Kerry K. Karukstis, Bridget L. Gourley, Miriam Rossi, Laura L. Wright, and Anne-Barrie Hunter