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Amanda Smythers recognized in The TarHelium for mentorship and research excellence
Smythers-Amanda

Amanda Smythers, second-year graduate student, was featured in the TarHelium for her remarkable accomplishments in research and mentorship.

2021 Departmental Undergraduate Summer Research Awards
2021 Departmental Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the recipients of our annual Departmental Undergraduate Summer Research Awards.

Frank Leibfarth named 2021 ACS POLY Fellow in recognition of research excellence in polymer science

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry was selected as 2021 ACS POLY Fellow. The award recognizes chemists in the field of polymer science for their scientific accomplishments and service to the field

2021 ACS Undergraduate Awards
2021 ACS Undergraduate Awards

Four chemistry undergraduates receive American Chemical Society Undergraduate Awards for exceptional work in their research disciplines. The award recognizes undergraduates for outstanding achievement in their respective disciplines of chemistry and encourages further studies in their respective fields.

Research

Coating small-diameter ePTFE vascular grafts with tunable poly(diol-co-citrate-co-ascorbate) elastomers to reduce neointimal hyperplasia

This work is focused on the development of poly(diol-co-citrate-co-ascorbate) (POCA) elastomers with tunable properties for coating ePTFE vascular grafts.

Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Alkanes by PCP-Pincer Iridium Complexes Using Proton and Electron Acceptors

Here, we report the use of pincer-ligated iridium complexes to achieve alkane dehydrogenation by proton-coupled electron transfer, using pairs of oxidants and bases as proton and electron acceptors.

Toxicological Responses of α-Pinene-Derived Secondary Organic Aerosol and Its Molecular Tracers in Human Lung Cell Lines

In this study, we quantified an increasing concentration response of three well-established α-pinene SOA tracers (pinic, pinonic, and 3-methyl-1,2,3-butanetricarboxylic acids) and a full mixture of α-pinene SOA in A549 (alveolar epithelial carcinoma) and BEAS-2B (bronchial epithelial normal) lung cell lines.

β-Functionalization of Saturated Aza-Heterocycles Enabled by Organic Photoredox Catalysis

Herein, we demonstrate the β-functionalization of saturated aza-heterocycles enabled by a two-step organic photoredox catalysis approach.

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