33rd Annual
Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium
Thursday April 17, 2008 (abstracts)

Keynote Address: 1:15 - 2:15 pm (PH/CH 2212)
Session I: 1:15 - 5:30 pm (PH/CH 2212)
Link to Friday April 18, 2008
Session II: 1:15 - 5:00 pm (HHS 1210)
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speaker
(Advisor)

title

Dr. Jonathan Dattlebaum ('95)
Department of Chemistry
University of Richmond
"Sensors and Sponges: Studies of Ligand Binding and Sponge Secondary Metabolites"
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Dien Tu
(Debra L. Mohler)
The Synthesis of Chlororheniumtricarbonyl Complexes of Substituted and Unsubstituted 2,2’-Bipyridine Ligands
Matthew Ross
(Thomas C. DeVore)
Desorption of Nitric Acid From Boehmite and Gibbsite

Clayton Dingle
(Kevin L. Caran)

Structural and Thermal Stability of Supramolecular Propargylic Alcohol Organogels

Cynthia Din
(Kathryn A. Layman)

ATR-FTIR Investigation of P-cresol Oxidation on Alumina-Supported Cobalt Oxide Catalysts
Michelle Bender
(Daniel M. Downey)
Response of Aquatic Chemistry in an Acid Sensitive Trout Stream from Air Pollution Control Measures
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Jaime Campbell
(Gina MacDonald)

Using Difference Infrared Spectroscopy to Study the Effects of Salt and pH on Nucleotide Binding to Phosphoglycerate Kinase
Stephanie Torcivia
(Kevin L. Caran)
Synthesis and Colloidal Study of Cationic Gemini Surfactants: A Series of Experiments to Introduce Nanoscience Into Introductory, Organic, Physical and Upper-Level Chemistry Laboratories
Thomas Kenderdine
(Kathryn A. Layman)
Characterization of Hydrated Ru/Al2O3
Kevin Jellerson & Allison Whitehurst
(Kevin P. C. Minbiole)
A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to the Synthesis of Azepines and Oxepanes
Morgan Moyer
(John W. Gilje)
Ruthenium Complexes of Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane Monoxide

Wesley Storm
(Daniel M. Downey)

Analysis of Fish Otoliths and Tissue for Trace Elements From the Shenandoah River System Using ICS-MS

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