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Wellness Website

The Department of Chemistry's Student and Postdoc Wellness, SWELL, committee is excited to announce the launch of their website...


Meyers - Hoffman Awardee

Jon Meyers, a graduate student in the Cahoon Group, has been awarded the prestigious Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award by AVS. Congratulations...


Sugar Deoxygenation

Published in ACS Catalysis, the Gagné Group reports an approach to enhancing the number of valuable compounds one can synthesize...


Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic

Colonization of the lungs by biofilm-forming pathogens is a major cause of mortality in cystic fibrosis, CF. In CF patients, these pathogens are difficult...


Talented Twelve

Earlier this semester, Carolina Chemistry's Frank Leibfarth was selected as a 2019 Chemical & Engineering News's "Talented Twelve..."


Proton Irradiated Water

Understanding the role of core-electron excitations in water under proton irradiation has become important due to the growing use of proton beams...


Jeromy Rech

Jeromy Rech, a Carolina Chemistry doctoral student, recognizes how influential teaching and mentorship can be in making major life decisions...


Measuring Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide, NO, is a molecule of vast physiological significance, but much remains unknown about the in vivo concentration dependence of its activity...


Promising Gingivitis Treatment

Researchers in the Schoenfisch Group, in collaboration with colleagues from the UNC School of Dentistry's Periodontal, and Oral and Craniofacial departments...


Alcohol Control

The advancement of living polymerization methodologies has permitted facile generation of complex macromolecular architectures. Living cationic polymerization is...


Better Solar Cells

With efficiencies of polymer solar cells reaching new heights, finding further methods to increase performance is very important. A typical approach to...


Nitric Oxide Sensor

Macrophages mediate mammalian inflammation in part by the release of the gasotransmitter, nitric oxide, NO. Electrochemical methods represent...


Diabetic Wound Healing

Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, and diabetic ulcers, affect between 2.4 and 4.5 million people in the United States...


Delayed Photoacidity

The excitation of photoacids produces powerful proton donors that can trigger proton-coupled electron transfer, PCET, reactions. Coupled to time-resolved...


Phototherapeutics

Chemotherapeutics are an essential component of the therapeutic arsenal employed to treat solid and liquid tumors. However, chemotherapeutic...


Selective C-H Functionalization

The selective functionalization of unactivated C–H bonds is a long-standing challenge in synthetic chemistry...


Mucus Reduction

The excessive production of thick, viscous mucus in severe respiratory diseases leads to obstruction of the airways...


Carbene Polymerization

Carbene polymerization provides polyolefins that cannot be readily prepared from olefin monomers. However, controlled and living carbene polymerization...


Mpemba Effect

Under certain conditions, it takes a shorter time to cool a hot system than to cool the same system initiated at a lower temperature...


Maxwell’s Demon

We introduce and investigate a simple and explicitly mechanical model of Maxwell’s demon, a device that interacts with a memory register, a stream of bits, a thermal...


Precatalyst Transformation

What is the identity of the true electrocatalytic species? This fundamental question has plagued the molecular electrocatalysis community...


Controlling Proteins

The cellular environment is dynamic and complex, involving thousands of different macromolecules with total concentrations...


Baer Symposium

On the occasion of Professor Tomas Baer’s 80th birthday, past members of his group reunite for a two-day symposium at UNC Chapel Hill on August 9–10...


International STEM

UNC Chemistry students and Clare Boothe Luce Fellows, Jill Williamson and Tiffany Crawford, participated in the 18-day leadership seminar...


Catalytic Nanomaterials

Creative approaches to the design of catalytic nanomaterials are necessary in achieving environmentally sustainable energy sources...


Easy to be Green!

The stereochemical richness of cellulosic biomass, a biorenewable carbon source, makes it an attractive feedstock for the production of fine chemicals...


Tackling Plastic Waste

The unique properties imparted by planar, rigid aromatic rings in synthetic polymers make these macromolecules useful in a range of applications, including disposable packaging...


Outstanding Junior Awardee

Congratulations to Spencer Bradshaw, a chemistry major on the biochem track. Spencer is the recipient of this year's James Maguire Outstanding Junior Award...


Goldwater Scholarship

Andrew Pendergast, a third-year undergraduate student, majoring in Chemistry, has been selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast hopes to...


Aloha Friday Alive & Well!

The tradition of "Aloha Friday" in the department of chemistry was revived last Friday, when a number of scientists residing in the Genome Science Building...


Hicks Earns Award

Iota Sigma PI, the National Honorary Society for Women in Chemistry, has selected Professor Leslie Hicks to receive the 2019 Agnes Fay...


Geometric Superlattices

Perfect trapping of light in a subwavelength cavity is a key goal in nanophotonics. Perfect trapping has been realized with optical bound...


Beckman Young Investigator

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor in our department, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation...


Chemically Modified Electrodes

Current chemistries used to modify the surfaces of metal oxide semiconductor films are susceptible to hydrolysis and degrade at high, positive...


New Staff Member

The Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory is excited to welcome our newest staff member, Diane Wallace. Diane is a North Carolina


NO-Releasing Polyurethanes

In work published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Ph.D. student Maggie J. Malone-Povolny in professor Mark Schoenfisch's research group, describe how...


Molecular Transport

The luminal surface of the small intestine is composed of a monolayer of cells overlying a lamina propria comprised of extracellular matrix, ECM, proteins. The ECM provides...


Porous Metal Nanoparticles

Porous metal nanoparticles, NPs, are important to a variety of applications. However, robust control over NP porosity is difficult difficult to achieve...


UAAW Awardees

The University Award for the Advancement of Women, UAAW, annual award recognizes people on campus who have elevated the status of women...


DOE SCGSR Fellowship

AMPED EFRC graduate student Matthew Brady has been selected to receive a U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, Office of Science Graduate Student Research, SCGSR, award...


Chemically Tuned 2D Perovskites

Two-dimensional perovskites have emerged as more intrinsically stable materials for solar cells. Chemical tuning of spacer organic cations ...


Green Solvent Solar Cells

Organic photovoltaics, OPVs, possess the advantageous trait of solution processability, yet OPV blends typically use hazardous chlorinated solvents for processing...


Protecting Dessicated Enzymes

Protein‐based drugs called biologics are among the most effective therapeutic treatments available. However, these drugs are unstable and require refrigerated storage...


Quantum Dot Surfaces

Quantum dot surfaces are redox active and are known to influence the electronic properties of nanocrystals, yet the molecular-level...


Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers

The tacticity of vinyl polymers has a profound effect on their physical properties. Despite the well-developed stereoselective methods...


Electronic Excitation Dynamics

Published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Ph.D. student Dillon Yost and Professor Yosuke Kanai...


Bubble Stability

When a finite sample of water experiences tension, it may develop voids – bubbles. Sa Hoon Min, a postdoctoral researcher in the Berkowitz Group, published in...


Selective Molecular Box

The methylation states of Lys and Arg represent a particularly challenging set of targets to distinguish selectively in water using synthetic receptors...


Silane and Click Chemistry

Binding functional molecules to nanostructured mesoporous metal oxide surfaces provides a way to derivatize metal oxide semiconductors...


Leibfarth Awarded

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of Chemistry, has recently been selected to receive the Young Investigator Prize...


Fix and Assay

Chemical cytometry using capillary electrophoresis, CE, is a powerful tool for measuring single-cell enzyme activity. However, these measurements...


Pinpoint Structural Features

Bacterial β-glucuronidase, GUS, enzymes cause drug toxicity by reversing Phase II glucuronidation in the gastrointestinal tract. While many human gut...


Light-Harvesting Nanocrystals

Light-harvesting inorganic nanocrystals play an important role in emerging solar energy conversion and optoelectronic devices...


Mentor Awardees

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine recognized ten faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as...


Possible Lymphoma Treatment

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, DLBCL, is a heterogeneous disease, and at least one-third of its patients relapse after treatment with the current chemotherapy regimen, R-CHOP...


Transwell Assays

Cellular movement is essential in the formation and maintenance of healthy tissues as well as in disease progression such as tumor metastasis. In work published in Analyst...


Active Site Flexibility

β‐Glucuronidase, GUS, enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract are involved in maintaining mammalian‐microbial symbiosis and can play key roles...


Characterization Techniques

Published in ACS Applied Nano Materials, scientists in the Jeffrey Dick Group, demonstrate quantification of porosity, nanopore tortuosity...


Nano Electrodeposition

Researchers from the Jeffrey Dick Lab, published in Electrochemistry Communications, present a robust and facile method to produce...


Kinase Inhibition

Target of rapamycin, TOR, kinase is a conserved regulator of cell growth whose activity is modulated in response to...


Catalytic Highway

Catalytic processes to generate, or oxidize, fuels such as hydrogen are underpinned by multiple proton-coupled electron transfer...


Proficiency Exams

Undergraduate proficiency exams will be given on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10:30 am in Venable/Murray Hall room G202...


Drug Transport Studies

Animal models are frequently used for in vitro physiologic and drug transport studies of the colon, but there exists significant pressure...


Jingle Bell Joggers

Carolina Chemistry won the award for "most joggers in a team" as they participated in the annual campus Jingle Bell Run...


Young Investigator Award

The analytical research and development organization at Eli Lilly and Company, has awarded their 2018 Young Investigator Award...


Open Teaching Position

Applications are invited for a non-tenure track teaching faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the University...


Virus RNA Structure

RNA viruses, including major human threats like Dengue, usurp and reprogram host cells using short RNA genomes...


NO Releasing Cyclodextrins

Researchers in the Schoenfisch Group, published in JACS, describe a series of secondary amine-modified cyclodextrin, CD, derivatives was synthesized...


Nanocrystal Surfaces

Ligand exchange reactions are commonly used to alter the surface chemistry of metal chalcogenide quantum dots. However, a lack of quantifiable...


Screening Estrogen Receptors

The health risks associated with acute and prolonged exposure to estrogen receptor, ER, modulators has led to a concerted effort to...


Perovskite Solar Cells

Two-dimensional, 2D, perovskites, with a formula of (RNH3)2MAn-1PbnI3n+1, have shown impressive photovoltaic device efficiency...


Plant Pathogens

A UNC-Chapel Hill interdisciplinary research team of chemists and biologists has unlocked an important clue in understanding how plant pathogens cause diseases...


Genome Mining

Bacteria communicate with one another using small organic molecules as chemical messages. These molecules regulate...


Intestinal Immunology

In vitro models of the human intestinal epithelium derived from primary stem cells are much needed for the study of...


Spatiotemporal Gradients

Paper-based cultures are an emerging platform for preparing 3D tissue-like structures. Chemical gradients can be imposed...


Click Chemistries

Click chemistries provide a straightforward means of imparting a desired physical property, reactivity, or function...


Protein Shape Effects

Protein−protein interactions are usually studied in dilute buffered solutions with macromolecule...


Strain-Induced Changes

Strain-induced changes to the electronic structure of nanoscale materials provide a promising avenue for expanding the...


Imaging Silicon Nanowires

Researchers in the Papanikolas and Cahoon groups have developed a pump–probe microscope capable of...


Redinbo Outstanding Mentor

Congratulations to Kenan Distinguished Professor Matthew Redinbo, who has been selected as one of the University's


Dempsey Wins ACS Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jillian Dempsey, who is the 2018 recipient of the Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in


Photoredox Catalysis

Strategies for the direct C–H functionalization of amines are valuable as these compounds comprise a number of pharmaceuticals...


Hydroborane Cleavage

The defunctionalization of per-oxygenated compounds has great potential to transform readily available carbohydrate...


Nano Electrodeposition

Prodigious resources are currently being devoted to control the size and morphology of metal...


Osmolyte Research

Cells survive fluctuations in osmolality by accumulating and depleting highly soluble, usually neutral, small organic...


Molecular Diversity

Benzenoids in principle represent attractive and abundant starting materials for the preparation of...


Exploring Bioactive Peptides

As current methods for antibiotic drug discovery are being outpaced by the rise of antimicrobial resistance...


Claire Booth Luce Fellows

From left to right, graduate students Tiffany Crawford, Rachel Johnson, Breanne Hatfield, and Jill Williamson...


Samulski Awarded

Carolina Chemistry Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Applied Physical Sciences...


Energy Transfer Mechanisms

Two-dimensional perovskite quantum wells are generating broad scientific interest because of their potential use in...


Imaging Carrier Diffusion

Carrier diffusion is imaged in a perovskite film and crystal using a newly developed transient absorption microscope...


Ring Expansions of Steroids

Ring expansion provides a powerful way of introducing a heteroatom substituent into a carbocyclic framework. However, such...


Acylation Reaction

Researchers in the Aube Group, published in Organic Letters conclusion, have demonstrated an efficient, metal-free


Amphiphile Self-Assembly

Inspired by marine siderophores that exhibit a morphological shift upon metal coordination, researchers...


Continuous-Flow Chemistry

Published in the journal Polymer Chemistry, scientists in the Leibfarth Group is an operationally...


Polyolefin Functionalization

Polyolefins that contain polar functional groups are important materials for next‐generation lightweight engineering...


Chameleon-Like Elastomers

Active camouflage is widely recognized as a soft-tissue feature, and yet the ability to integrate adaptive coloration and...


Stress–Strain Behavior

Despite the versatility of synthetic chemistry, certain combinations of mechanical softness, strength...


Organic Solar Cells

Finally, while the article focuses on studies in which the polymer is paired with fullerene derivatives as the electron...


Surpassing 10% Efficiency

The commercialization of nonfullerene organic solar cells, OSCs, critically relies on the response under typical operating...


Conjugated Polymer Brushes

Researchers in the You Group, in collaboration with scientist from UNC's Department of Physics and Astronomy...


Chiral Pincer Ligands

Metal-catalyzed olefin hydroarylation is an important, atom economical C–C bond-forming strategy for the synthesis of...


Separation of Metabolites

The study of metabolites in biological samples is of high interest for a wide range of biological and...


Liquid Chromatography

The benefits of sub-2 micrometer chromatographic supports have largely focused separation technologies...


Open Port Sampling

Kenneth D. Swanson, and Anne L. Worth, graduate students in the Glish Group, present a simple design for...


Anomeric Configuration

Researchers in the Glish Group, published in Analytical Chemistry, have developed a method to...


GenX Detection

Researchers in the Lockett Group have started working with a group led by Professor Marcey Waters...


Undergraduate Excellence

According to Professor Matthew Lockett, Lin-Zhi Wei, an undergraduate student in his lab, is a "phenomenal..."


Nonproteinogenic Amino Acid

Nonproteinogenic amino acids, NAAs, are widely produced by bacteria, animals, and plants for purposes...


Hicks Awarded

Congratulations to Leslie Hicks, who is this year's winner of the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award...


Ultramicroelectrodes

Published in Analytical Chemistry, researchers in the Jeffrey Dick Group demonstrate a method...


Public Service Award

Congratulations to Teaching Assistant Professor Brian Hogan, who has been selected for a 2018...


NACADA Award Winner

Congratulations to Teaching Assistant Professor Brian Hogan, who has won a 2018 NACADA Award...


Medicinal Violets

Widespread resistance to antimicrobial and cancer therapeutics is evolving in every country worldwide...


Structure and Function

Post-translational modifications, PTMs, are covalent modifications to protein residues which may alter both...


Greenovation Award

Congratulations to Carolina Chemistry! In particular to the staff and leadership at the Undergraduate...


Analytical Who's Who

Creating a virtual "Who's Who of Women Analytical Chemists" issue, the journal Analytical Chemistry...


Synthesis of Briarane Diterpenes

The briarane diterpenes are a class of highly oxygenated marine metabolites that contain a modified...


Compartmentalized Signaling

The Lawrence Lab has developed a light-activated version of an enzyme that has been implicated in cell...


Nanoscale Light Switch

Researchers in the Cahoon Group have reached a new milestone on the way to optical computing, or the use...


Enzymatic Cyclopropanation

In recent years, cytochrome P450s, P450s, and other heme proteins have attracted intense interest...


Antibiotic Bicyclomycin

Diketopiperazines, DKPs, make up a large group of natural products with diverse structures and biological...


Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Samantha Pizskiewicz in the Pielak Research Group, who has been selected...


Human Colonic Crypt Array

The successful culture of intestinal organoids has greatly enhanced our understanding of intestinal stem cell...


Brain O2 Levels

Glutamate is ubiquitous throughout the brain and serves as the primary excitatory neurotransmitter...


Amorphous Carbon

Amorphous carbon, aC, films are chemically stable under ambient conditions or when interfaced...


Protein Quinary Structure

There are four well-known levels of protein structure: primary, amino acid sequence, secondary...


RNA Structure in Cells

Long noncoding RNAs, lncRNAs, are important regulators of gene expression, but their structural...


Light-Controlled Drugs

Red blood cells, the most numerous type of cell in the body, can act as light-activated drug delivery...


DOE INCITE Award

A team led by Professor Yosuke Kanai has received a 2017 Innovative and Novel Computational...


NCN-Coupled Functions

Researchers in the Waters Group, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Office...


2D Electride

Nearly every ionic solid consists of positively and negatively charged atoms, but in exotic materials...


Better Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the You Group here at...


Off-the-Grid Greenhouses

In many ways, greenhouses are not all that green. Plants require only certain wavelengths of light...


Protein-Protein Interactions

The effects of small, ~102 Da, and larger, >103 Da, cosolutes on the equilibrium stability...


Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Gary Pielak, has been...


Nitric Oxide Permselectivity

The presence of biological interferents in physiological media necessitates chemical modification...


Nanobubbles and Cavitation

Collapse of bubbles, microscopic or nanoscopic, due to their interaction with the impinging pressure...


Young Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Matthew Lockett has been awarded the "2016 Eli Lilly and Company Young...


Bo Li in endeavors

Bo Li, Assistant Professor with Carolina Chemistry, was featured in the "Women in Science Wednesday"...


Young Faculty Thrive

When Jillian Lee Dempsey was interviewing for faculty positions across the country several years ago...


Dynamic Electron Transfer

Excited-state electron-transfer reactions are of essential importance as they provide a means to...


Caltech WAVE Fellow

Congratulations to Gerardo Perez-Goncalvez, an undergraduate researcher in the Pielak Group, who...


Proton Irradiation

Published in Scientific Reports, Dr. Kyle Reeves and Professor Yosuke Kanai report their theoretical...


Nicewicz Awarded

Professor David Nicewicz has been awarded the prestigious "Hirata Award" by the University of...


Chemical Education Research

Organic Chemistry is a required course for programs in chemistry, biology, and many health science...


Teaching Award to Dempsey

Professor Jillian Dempsey has been awarded the 2017 J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First...


Leibfarth Awarded

Professor Frank Leibfarth, a recent addition to our faculty, is the recipient of the 2017 3M...


Miller Distinguished Author

Assistant Professor Alexander Miller has been awarded the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished...


Hogan to ASU GSV Summit

Research Assistant Professor Brian Hogan, who is also the Director for Carolina Covenant and...


Controlling Phosphorene

The inherent structure of two-dimensional, 2D, materials encompasses a regime where surface and...


Fluorogenic Sensor Platform

Post-translational modifications, PTMs, on histone tails act in diverse combinations in the "histone...


Automated Microraft

Microraft arrays have been used to screen and then isolate adherent and non-adherent cells with...


Direct C–H Cyanation

Methods for the direct C–H functionalization of aromatic compounds are in demand for a variety...


Alkene Halofunctionalization

Alkene halofunctionalization reactions are some of the oldest and most commonly employed...


Valving Microfluidic Devices

Currently, reliable valving on integrated microfluidic devices fabricated from rigid materials is...


Translational Research

Translational research made possible by technology developed in our department, has been...


Cycling Chemists

In honor of National Bike Month in May, we would like to recognize and commend our Chemistry...


Metal Chelating Antibiotic

New antibiotic therapies are in dire need to combat increasing antibiotic resistance. Small molecules...


Chemistry and Adidas

Chemistry Professor Joe DeSimone is currently on leave from UNC to act as CEO of Carbon, the...


Electrospray Ionization

Extractive electrospray ionization is an ambient ionization technique that allows real-time sampling...


Material Informatics

Materials informatics is a rapidly emerging data- and knowledge-driven approach for the...


Glycolic Acid Scaffolds

As part of their ongoing investigation into the synthesis of stereochemically complex molecules...


Collagen Scaffold

The human small intestinal epithelium possesses a distinct crypt-villus architecture and tissue...


Peptide-Based Reporters

Regulation of the ubiquitin–proteasome system to treat select types of cancer has become a...


Write Like a Chemist

The necessity of technical writing often first becomes pronounced during a chemist’s graduate...


Pitman Reaxys Finalist

Kate Pitman from the Miller Lab has been selected as one of 45 finalists for the 2017 Reaxys Ph.D...


Molecular Assemblies

In work published in ChemSusChem, a journal focusing on chemistry, sustainability, energy and...


Promiscuous Enzymes

Thiopeptides are a growing class of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified...


3D Cultures

Cellular invasion is the gateway to metastasis, which is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths...


Chemotherapeutics Model

In vitro models for screening new cancer chemotherapeutics often rely on two-dimensional...


Cycloadditive Reactions

Heterocycles are routinely encountered as structural units of biologically active unnatural and...


A Microbiome Atlas

Microbiome-encoded β-glucuronidase, GUS, enzymes play important roles in human health by...


Enantioconvergent Reactions

Since the foundational report from Noyori and co-workers describing the dynamic kinetic...


Protein Folding

For nearly twenty years, researchers in the Pielak Group have studied how crowded cell-like...


Powering the Future

Growing up in New Jersey, Jillian Dempsey was surrounded by the pharmaceutical industry. It...


Selective Transformations

The selective, and controllable, modification of complex molecules with disparate functional groups...


Performance by Fluorination

Fluorinating conjugated polymers is a widely adopted strategy to enhance the efficiency of...


C–H Functionalization

Direct C–H functionalization of aromatic compounds is a useful synthetic strategy that has...


Hanna Gray Fellow

A former undergraduate research, and recent Master's student in the Pielak Group, Christopher...


Catalyst–Oxide Assemblies

An important element in synthetic organic chemistry has been the development and application...


Bo Li NIH Awardee

Chemist Bo Li at Carolina Chemistry has received a New Innovator Award from the National...


DIMS Fragmentation

Differential ion mobility spectrometry, DIMS, devices separate ions on the basis of differences in...


Photoelectrosynthesis

Dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells, DSPECs, provide a flexible approach for solar water splitting based on...


STEM Grant

A $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program will support three new graduate...


Switchable Ligation

Researchers in the Miller Group, published in Organometallics, have investigated and applied the...


Molecular Diversity

Benzenoids, in principle, represent attractive and abundant starting materials for the preparation...


Threading Macromolecules

The ability to precisely control the transport of single DNA molecules through a nanoscale...


Air Force Grant

Frank Leibfarth is one of 43 scientists and engineers from 37 research institutions and small...


CURE-ious Chemistry

Madeline Cooke squats in the dirt and leans over the stacked, wooden two-by-fours supporting...


Shrinking Mass Spec

Mass spectrometry, MS, is a powerful analytical technique due to its sensitivity, versatility, and...


mRNA Structure Revealed

Messenger RNAs, mRNAs, convey genetic information from DNA to the ribosome, serving as...


Tobacco Research II

A recent study by UNC School of Medicine researchers, collaborating with UNC Chemistry's...


Auto-Tandem Catalysis

The Nobel prize-winning Mizoroki-Heck reaction is one of the premier methods for carbon...


Lead Halide Perovskites

Lead Halide Perovskites, LHPs, have shown remarkable promise for use in photovoltaics...


Waters AAAS Fellow

Professor Marcey Waters with Carolina Chemistry, is being honored for fundamental studies of...


In With the New!

In the late 1950s, researchers inferred that linear polyethylene, PE, crystallized with its chain...


Tanner Awardee

Associate Teaching Professor Brian Hogan has been selected to receive a 2018 Tanner Award for...


Cation-π Interactions

Trimethyllysine, Kme3, reader proteins are targets for inhibition due to their role in mediating...


Proton Acceptors

Chris Lennox, a fifth-year graduate student in the Dempsey Group, is first author on a paper...


Orthogonal Expression

Researchers in the Brustad Group, published in ChemBioChem, report the engineering...


Tobacco Research

The rapid release of new tobacco products requires high-throughout quantitative methods to...


New Catalytic Chemistries

With an eye towards developing new catalytic chemistries for the conversion of cellulosic biomass into high...


Polymer Fluorination

Fluorination of the donor polymer is a widely accepted method to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic...


Gut Microbiome Research

The gut microbiota harbor diverse β-Glucuronidase, GUS, enzymes that liberate glucuronic acid, GlcA, sugars from...