Department News

2022 Fall Banquet Awardees

Carolina Chemistry’s annual Fall Banquet celebrates the achievements and strides made by juniors and seniors majoring in chemistry. Awards are presented to students who demonstrate excellence in their studies and research. Click to view the awardees.

ACS selects UNC Chemistry to join the ACS Bridge Program

We are pleased to share that UNC Chemistry has been selected to join the ACS Bridge Program to support underrepresented students seeking doctoral degrees.

Davie Awards recognize extraordinary service

This year, trustees honor two UNC Chemistry alumni with prestigious Davie Awards.

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award goes to Dr. Candice Crilly

Dr. Candice Crilly, formerly a Ph.D student in Dr. Gary Pielak's lab, has been awarded The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award.

Research

Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers: Efficient Synthesis of Orphaned Cyclopropanes using Sulfones as Carbene Equivalents

In an effort to rescue these “orphaned” cyclopropanes, Wilkerson-Hill and co-workers devised a stepwise addition/1,3-elimination process involving sterically encumbered dialkylmethine-substituted tert-butyl sulfones and styrenes.

Unraveling Changes to PbS Nanocrystal Surfaces Induced by Thiols

Here, we report three separate ligand-based reaction mechanisms between oleate-capped PbS NCs and the exchange thiol ligand, undec-10-ene-1-thiol (UDT), and unveil how these three pathways are intertwined.

Nuclear–electronic orbital approach to quantization of protons in periodic electronic structure calculations

In this work, we present a strategy to implement the NEO method for periodic electronic structure calculations, particularly focused on multicomponent density functional theory (DFT).

Role of Nitric Oxide-Releasing Glycosaminoglycans in Wound Healing

Two glycosaminoglycan (GAG) biopolymers, hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS), were chemically modified via carbodiimide chemistry to facilitate the loading and release of nitric oxide (NO) to develop a multi-action wound healing agent.

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