The Senior Program

All senior chemistry students work collaboratively with faculty members on research projects as part of the Senior Program. This intensive two-semester project combines original scientific research with reading and understanding the scientific literature. It culminates in a Senior Thesis that is defended in a public presentation to departmental faculty and student chemistry majors.

Recent projects in chemistry include:

  • Competitive Ring Opening of a Series of 2,3-Diaryl-substituted Cyclopropylcarbinyl Radicals
  • Study of Piscidin 1 in Models of Cancer Cell Membranes and Healthy Mammalian Cell Membranes
  • Radical Cascade Synthesis of Substituted Bicyclo[3.3.0]octane Derivatives via Nickel(II)-catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions of sp3 Carbon Centers
  • Development of New Oxygen-Mediated C-C Coupling Reactions
  • The Untapped Resource of Marine Natural Products: Cyanobacteria & Microorganisms & Attempts at the Synthesis of the (E)-11,16-Dichlorohexadec-4-enoic Acid of Dichlorobouillonamide for Chiral Characterization
  • Formation of 5,5,5-Tricyclic Ring Systems from [3.0.1]-Bicyclic Ring Systems via Radical Cascade Reaction
  • Expression and Purification of Isotopically Labelled Piscidin-1 for NMR Studies
  • Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Eu(TTA)3•3H2O and Incorporation in to Sol-Gels
  • Salicylate Chelates of Europium and Terbium Incorporated into Sol-Gel Silica Glasses
  • Towards the Synthesis of Cryptomaldamide, Diastereomers, and Analogs: The Algorithm for Tripeptide Formation
  • Investigation of the Effects of Electronic Desolvation on Oseltamivir Binding Kinetics to N1 Influenza Neuraminidase
  • The Diurnal Variation of Biomarkers in Human Urine
  • Radical-Mediated Ring Expansion to 7-5 Bicyclic Systems: The Synthesis of Bicyclo[4.2.1]nonane Derivatives via Endocyclic Cyclopropane Fragmentation and Cyclization onto External Olefins
  • Lanthanide Complex-Doped Sol-Gel Glasses Prepared by Post Annealing Immersion
  • The Synthesis of Both Enantiomers of 2-((tert-Butoxycarbonyl)(methyl)amino)-3-methoxypropyl Acetate: New Serinol Derivatives & A Brief Review of Anticancer Drug Agents Derived from Cyanobacteria Secondary Metabolites
  • Synthesis and Luminescent Properties of Eu(TTA)3Ÿ3H2O Nanocrystallites in Sol-gel Derived Materials
  • Radical Expansion to Seven-Membered Bicyclic Systems
  • Progress on the Synthesis of Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates Using Click Chemistry
  • Synthesis of P-Stereogenic Water-Soluble Phosphines for Enantioselective Liquid-Liquid Extraction
  • Synthesis of the Serinol Portion of Dichlorobouillonaminde

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