Fall 2007/Spring 2008 - Inorganic Seminar Abstracts

Fall 2007

Literature Seminars

"The Copolymerization of CO2 and Epoxides by Salen-Derived Complexes: A Mechanistic Investigation"
--Bryan Barton

"Chemistry of the Transactinide Elements"
--Scott Daly

"'Impossible' Divalent Lanthanide Complexes"
--Tiffany Diane Hopper

"The Combination of Transition Metal Ions and Hydrogen-bonding Interactions in Bioorganic Chemistry"
--Lanyu Lei

"Carbon Monoxide: Silent Killer or Therapeutic Ligand?"
--Christopher Letko

"Utilization of Chiral-at-Metal Complexes for Asymetric Catalysis"
--Seth Marquard

"Recent Efforts to Elucidate the Mechanism of Xanthine Oxidoreductase"
--Matthew Olsen

"Unraveling the Mechanism of Water Oxidation by Ruthenium-Oxo Complexes"
--Casseday Richers

"Organoruthenium Anticancer Agents: Scope and Reactivity"
--Mark Ringenberg

"Improving OLEDs by Doping With Phosphorescent Organometallic Complexes"
--Matthew Thorseth

Spring 2008

Final Defenses:

"Mechanoluminescence and Sonoluminescence from Acoustic Cavitation"
--Nathan Eddingsaas

"Synthesis and Coordination Complexes of Bis-Pocket Siloxyporphyrins"
--Ming Fang

"Using Unnatural Amino Acids and Nonnative Cofactors for Metalloprotein Design and Engineering"
--Dewain K. Garner

"Steric and Electronic Effects Induced by Ancillary Ligand Substitutions on Cyclopentadienyl Osmium Complexes"
--Richard L. Jew

"Structural and Spectroscopic Models of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Enzyme"
--Aaron Justice

"Organoosmium (VI) Hydroxo Complexes and the Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Catalysts for Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation"
--Adam Kiefer

"Experimental Evidence for a Link Among Cupredoxins: Red, Blue and Purple Copper Transformations in Nitrous Oxide Reductase"
--Masha G. Savelieff