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A. People & Positions | B. Fresh from the Press! | C. Group@Conferences | D. Meetings | E. Assets | F. Folklore


A. People & Positions

Graduations: Mr. Yang Liu successfully defended his Masters Thesis on December 2, 2008. Congratulations! Yang has been working on Variable-T NMR studies of molecules thought to be important in prebiotic nucleobase synthesis.

Alumni in Academia (6-1): Dr. Grace Chen (Ph.D. MU 1996, PD ETH Zuerich 1997, Humboldt PD Heidelberg 1998) was promoted to Associate Professor at Providence University, Shalu, Taiwan. Dr. Michael Lewis (Ph.D. MU 2001, PD Harvard 2001-4) wins Assistant Professorship at St. Louis University! Dr. Mitchell Anthamatten (B.S. MU 1996, Ph.D. MIT 2001, PD LLNL 2001-3) wins Assistant Professorship at the University of Rochester! Dr. Sundeep Rayat (Ph.D. MU 2002, PD OSU 2004-5) wins Assistant Professorship at Kansas State University. Dr. Jonathan Rhoad (Ph.D. OSU 2004, LS-PD MU 2005) wins Assistant Professorship at Missouri Western State University. Dr. Zhengyu "Martin" Wu (Ph.D. MU 2004) held a Full Professorship at Shenyang Ligong University, Shenyang City, China, 2005-6, before starting his own Telecommunications Company and joining Intellectual Ventures.


B. Fresh From The Press!

Stabilities and Spin Density Distributions of Benzannulated Benzyl Radicals
Yongqiang Sui, Rainer Glaser, Ujjal Sarkar, and Kent Gates
Article, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2007, 3, 1091-1099.

Helically Annelated and Cross-Conjugated β-Oligothiophenes: An FT-Raman Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical DFT Study
Reyes Malavé Osuna, Rocío Ponce Ortiz, Victor Hernández, Juan Teodomiro López Navarrete,* Makoto Miyasaka, Suchada Rajca, Andrzej Rajca,* and Rainer Glaser
Article, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 1, 4854-4860. PDF. (Web Release: January 18, 2007; Publication in Print: March 29, 2007.)
Online Visualization: Strong Raman Modes of beta-Oligothiophenes

Polar Order By Rational Design: Crystal Engineering With Parallel Beloamphiphile Monolayers
Rainer Glaser
Invited Review, Acc. Chem. Res. 2007, 40, 9-17. PDF. (Web Release: October 21, 2006). Electronic Reprints. DOI.

Teaching Dissent and Persuasion
Kathleen M. Carson, Brian Hodgen, and Rainer E. Glaser
Review, Educ. Res. Rev. 2006, 1, 115-120. PDF.

Chemical Carcinogens in Non-Enzymatic Cytosine Deamination: 3-Isocyanatoacrylonitrile
Rainer Glaser, Hong Wu, and Francisca von Saint Paul
Article, J. Mol. Model. 2006, 12, 731-737. PDF. (Web Release Date: January 13, 2006.)

Multifurcated halogen bonding involving Ph-Cl---H-CPh=N-R' interactions and its relation to idioteloamphiphile layer architecture
Rainer Glaser, Richard F. Murphy, Yongqiang Sui, Charles L. Barnes, and Sung Hoon Kim
Communication, CrystEngComm 2006, 8, 372-376. PDF. (Web Release Date: April 26, 2006.)

Perfect polar stacking of parallel beloamphiphile layers. Synthesis, structure, and solid-state optical properties of the unsymmetrical acetophenone azine DCA
Rainer Glaser, Nathan Knotts, Ping Yu, Linghui Li, Meera Chandrasekhar, Christopher Martin, and Charles L. Barnes
Invited Article, Dalton Trans. 2006, 2891-2899. PDF. Special issue: Dalton Discussion 9: Functional Molecular Assemblies

Embedding 1,6-Diphenyl-1,2-Dihydronaphthalene (DHN) in 1,4-Distyrylbenzene (DSB): Arene-Arene Interactions in a "Crossed Bis-Diarene"
Yongqiang Sui and Rainer Glaser
Article, Cryst. Growth Des. 2006, 6, 1014-1021. PDF. (Web Release Date: March 21, 2006.)
Online Visualization: Molecules, Pairs, Layers and Crystals.

Chemistry Is in the News. Assessment of Student Attitudes toward Authentic News Media Based Learning Activities
Deborah L. Hume, Kathleen M. Carson, Brian Hodgen, and Rainer E. Glaser
Article, J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 662-667. PDF. (Web Release: March 10, 2006.)

1-Methyl-1,3,6-triphenyl-7-(2-phenylpropenyl)-1,2-dihydronaphthalene
Yongqiang Sui, Charles L. Barnes, and Rainer Glaser
Structure Communication, Acta Cryst. C 2006, 62, 98-100. PDF.

Coordinate Covalent Ph-to-B Bonding in Phenylborates and Latent Formation of Phenyl Anions from Phenylboronic Acid
Rainer Glaser and Nathan Knotts
Article, J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 1295-1304. PDF. (Web Release Date: September 15, 2005.)

Dipole Parallel-Alignment in the Crystal Structure of a Polar Biphenyl: 4'-Acetyl-4-Methoxybiphenyl (AMB)
Rainer Glaser, Nathan Knotts, Zhengyu Wu, and Charles Barnes
Article, Cryst. Growth Des. 2006, 6, 235-240. PDF. (Web Release Date: September 17, 2005.)
Online Visualization: Molecular and Crystal Structures.


C Group@Conferences

232nd National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, California, Sept. 10 - 14, 2006.

1. Chemistry Is in the News: Collaboration, Peer Review, and Science Communication.
Rainer Glaser, Kathleen Carson, and Yongqiang Sui
Invited Lecture, Presidential Symposium on "Science Communication - Essential Skill for All" in the Division of Chemical Education.

2. Fasicularin-derived aziridinium ion: Theoretical study of the formation of the putative reactive nitrogen species
Papiya Majumdar, Sanjay Dutta, Rainer Glaser and Kent S. Gates
Poster, Division of Chemical Toxicology.


Dalton Discussion 9: Functional Molecular Materials, Manchester, U.K., April 19 - 21, 2006.

1. Polar Organic Functional Materials
Rainer Glaser, Nathan Knotts, Yongqiang Sui, Ping Yu, Linghui Li, Meera Chandrasekhar, and Christopher Martin


231th ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 26 - 30, 2006.

1. Synergistic integration of science with ICT education
Rainer Glaser and Yongqiang Sui
Invited Lecture, Symposium on "Instructional Technology in Inorganic and General Chemistry Education: A Symposium Honoring Jack Kotz," March 29, 2006.

2. Solid state electronic structures of organic semiconductors based on 1,4-diphenylbutadienes and their 2,3-diaza derivatives
Yongqiang Sui and Rainer Glaser
Contributed Lecture, Division of Organic Chemistry, March 30, 2006.