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 2007

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Synthesis and biophysical evaluation of minor-groove binding C-terminus modified pyrrole and imidazole triamide analogs of distamycin, Toni Brown, Zarmeen T. Taherbhai, Jim S. Sexton, Arden Sutterfield, Mark Turlington, Justin B. Jones, Lindsay Stallings, Michelle Stewart, Karen L. Buchmueller, Hilary Mackay, Caroline O'Hare, Jerome Kluza, Binh Nguyen, David Wilson, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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Transition metal catalyzed D2/H2O exchange: Distinguishing between the single and double exchange pathways, Jennifer L. Carriker, Paul S. Wagenknecht, Mitra A. Hosseini, and Patrick E. Fleming

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Synthesis and Optical Properties of Chiral Polydiacetylenes, Prasant Deb, Zhongzhe Yuan, Lee Ramsey, and Timothy W. Hanks

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DNA conformational effects on the interaction of netropsin with A-tract sequences, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Megan J. Fresia, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Hydration changes accompanying the binding of minor groove ligands with DNA, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Bret D. Wallace, Andrea R. Bryant, Kristine M. Loo, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Synthesis and characterization of tris(heteroleptic) diimine complexes of chromium(III), Edward G. Donnay, James P. Schaeper, Richard D. Brooksbank, Jennifer L. Fox, Rebekah G. Potts, Rush M. Davidson, John F. Wheeler, and Noel Kane-Maguire

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Computational Analysis of Stereospecificity in the Cope Rearrangement, Laura Glish and Timothy W. Hanks

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Solution Phase Synthesis of Imidazole- and Pyrrole-containing Hairpin Polyamides, Dorothy Harris, Michelle Stewart, Alan Sielaff, Keith Mulder, Toni Brown, Hilary Mackay, and Moses Lee

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Process for Stabilizing Enzymes with Phosphine or Phosphite Compounds, Robert T. Hembre, Paul S. Wagenknecht, and Jonathan M. Penney

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Modulation of topoisomerase IIα expression by a DNA sequence-specific polyamide, Daniel Hochhauser, Minal Kotecha, Caroline O'Hare, Peter J. Morris, Janet M. Hartley, Zarmeen T. Taherbhai, Dorothy Harris, Claudia Forni, Roberto Mantovani, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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Design, synthesis, and biological testing of pyrazoline derivatives of combretastatin-A4, Marlie Johnson, Brent Younglove, Lauren Lee, Regan LeBlanc, Herman L. Holt, Patrice Hills, Hilary Mackay, Toni Brown, Susan L. Mooberry, and Moses Lee

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Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Chromium, Noel Kane-Maguire

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In Search of CS2(H2O)n=1-4 Clusters, Karl N. Kirschner, Gregory M. Hartt, Timothy M. Evans, and George C. Shields

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Computational design and experimental discovery of an antiestrogenic peptide derived from alpha-fetoprotein, Karl N. Kirschner, Katrina W. Lexa, Amanda M. Salisburg, Katherine A. Alser, Leroy C. Joseph, Thomas T. Andersen, James A. Bennett, Herbert I. Jacobson, and George C. Shields

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The search for low energy conformational families of small peptides: Searching for active conformations of small peptides in the absence of a known receptor, Katrina W. Lexa, Katherine A. Alser, Amanda M. Salisburg, Damien J. Ellens, Lorena Hernandez, Sam J. Bono, Heather C. Michael, Jennifer R. Derby, Jaime G. Skiba, Steven Feldgus, Karl N. Kirschner, and George C. Shields

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Reaction of Cl with CD4 excited to the second C-D stretching overtone, Marion R. Martin, Davida J.A. Brown, Albert S. Chiou, and Richard N. Zare

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AFM Studies of Corona Treated Biaxially Oriented PET Film, Cody R. Morelock, Yamin Htet, Laura L. Wright, and E. Culbertson

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N N-Formamido-Containing Mono- and Diheterocyclic Pyrrole- and Imidazole-2-carboxylic Acids as Building Blocks for Polyamide Synthesis, Keith Mulder, Jim S. Sexton, Zarmeen T. Taherbhai, Justin B. Jones, Peter B. Uthe, Toni Brown, and Moses Lee

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The poly(A)-dependent transcriptional pause is mediated by CPSF acting on the body of the polymerase, Anita Nag, Kazim Narsinh, and Harold G. Martinson

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Sequence recognition in the minor groove of DNA by covalently linked formamido imidazole-pyrrole-imidazole polyamides: effect of H-pin linkage and linker length on selectivity and affinity, Caroline O'Hare, Peter B. Uthe, Hilary Mackay, Kevin N. Blackmon, Justin B. Jones, Toni Brown, Binh Nguyen, W. D. Wilson, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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Ag Nanocluster Formation Using a Cytosine Oligonucleotide Template, Caroline M. Ritchie, Kenneth R. Johnsen, John R. Kiser, Yasuko Antoku, Robert M. Dickson, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Design, Synthesis and Biological Testing of Cyclohexenone Derivatives of Combretastatin-A4, Jennifer Ruprich, Andrew Prout, John Dickson, Brent Younglove, Lawrence Nolan, Khyati Baxi, Regan LeBlanc, Lori Forrest, Patrice Hills, Herman L. Holt, Hilary Mackay, Toni Brown, Susan L. Mooberry, and Moses Lee

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Optical control of ground-state atomic orbital alignment: Cl(2P3/2) atoms from HCl(v=2,J=1) photodissociation, Dimitris Sofikitis, Luis Rubio-Lago, Marion R. Martin, Davida J.A. Brown, Nathaniel C.-M Bartlett, Andrew J. Alexander, Richard N. Zare, and T. P. Rakitzis

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Preparation of highly polarized nuclei: Observation and control of time-dependent polarization transfer from H35Cl molecular rotation to 35Cl nuclear spin, Dimitris Sofikitis, Luis Rubio-Lago, Marion R. Martin, Davida J.A. Brown, Nathaniel C.-M Bartlett, Richard N. Zare, and T. P. Rakitzis

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Nanostructures using self-assembled multilayers as molecular rulers and etch resists, Charan Srinivasan, J. Nathan Hohman, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Paul S. Weiss, and Mark W. Horn