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Our faculty are active scholars who publish collaboratively with undergraduates. In the last five years the chemistry department at the University of Richmond has been responsible for more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and our faculty have edited or contributed articles and chapters to more than 10 books.

Chemistry Department Faculty, Staff and Student Peer-Reviewed Publications

(undergraduates are highlighted with an *)


C. Wade Downey, Danielle N. Confair,* Yiqi Liu,* Elizabeth D. Heafner* “One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Alkylation of Ketones with Propargyl Carboxylates Promoted by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate” Journal of Organic Chemistry 201880, 12931-12938.

C. Wade Downey, Hadleigh M. Glist,* Anna Takashima,* Samuel R. Bottum,* Grant J. Dixon* “Chalcone and cinnamate synthesis via one-pot enol silane formation-Mukaiyama aldol reactions of ketones and acetate esters” Tetrahedron Letters 201859, 3080-3083.

Nathan NL. Dinh, Luke T. DiPasquale, Michael C. Leopold, Ryan H. Coppage*. A Multi-Size Study of Gold Nanoparticle Degradation and Reformation in Ceramic Glazes. Gold Bull (2018).

Coppage, R. Carbon Trapping. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2018, March 1. 62-63. Originally published in November 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (58-59). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

J. Gupton, A. Shimozono*, E. Crawford*, J. Ortolani*, E. Clark*, M. Mahoney*, C. Heese*, J. Noble*, C.P. Mandry*, R. Dominey, E. Goldman, J. Sikorski and D. Fisher, “Further Studies on the the Application of Vinylogous Amides and β-Halovinylhalides to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Unysmmetrical, Polyfunctionalized 2,3,4- and 1,2,3,4-Substituted Pyrroles”, Tetrahedron, 74. 2650-2663, (2018).

G. Kellogg, C. Da., A. Tripathi, J. Gupton, N. Telang, J.Sikorski, S. Mooberry, C. Rohena, “Polysubstituted Pyrroles Having Microtubule-Disrupting, Cytotoxic and Antitumor Activities and Methods of Use Thereof”, U.S. Patent #9,944,597, April 17, 2018.

S. Gilmore*, A. Gonye*, E. Li*, S. Reyes*, J. Gupton, O. Quintero, K. Stenger, “Effects of a Novel Microtubule-depolymerizer on Pro-inflammatory Signaling in RAW264.7 Macrophages”, Chemico-Biological Interactions, 280, 109-116, (2018).

M. Pannell,* E. Doll,* N. Labban,* M. Wayu, J. Pollock, and M.C. Leopold, “Versatile Sarcosine and Creatinine Biosensing Schemes Utilizing Layer-by-Layer Construction of Carbon Nanotube-Chitosan Composite Films,” J. Electroanalytical Chemistry 2018, 814, 20-30.

Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Benzo[b]furan with Activated Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Calcium(II) Complex”  Maloney, T. P.; Murphy, K. L.; Mainsah, T. L.; Nolin, K. A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 18-21.

“An Extended Multireference Study of the Singlet and Triplet States of 9,10-didehydroanthracene Diradical,” Hui Hu, Boyi Zhang,* Adam Luxon,* Thais Scott,* Baoshan Wang and Carol A. Parish, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2018, in press.

“A Computational Study of the Reactivity of 3,5-(oxo/thioxo) derivatives of 2,7-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazepines. Keto-enol tautomerization and potential for hydrogen storage,” M’hamed Esseffar, Carol A. Parish, R. Jalal and Al Mokhtar Iamsabhi, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2018, 122, 3076-3086

 “An ab Initio Exploration of the Bergman Cyclization,” Adam R. Luxon*, Natalie Orms, RenéKanters, Anna Krylov and Carol A. Parish, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2018, 122, 420-430.

“Modeling Oil Shale Pyrolysis: High Temperature Unimolecular Decomposition Pathways for Thiophene,” AnGayle K. Vasiliou, Hui Hu, Thomas W. Cowell*Jared Whitman*, Jessica Porterfield and Carol A. Parish, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2017, 121, 7655-7666.

“Planar Pentacoordinate Carbons”.Valentín Vassilev-Galindo, Sudip Pan, K. J. Donald, and Gabriel Merino, Nature Reviews Chemistry 2018, 2(2), 0114. Highlight: Featured on the Journal Cover.


“A Molecular Dynamics Characterization of the Binary Complex of Amyloid Precursor Protein and the Cargo Binding Domain of Human Kinesin Light Chain,” Cooper A. Taylor,* Bill R. Miller III, Soleil Shah* and Carol A. Parish, Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 2017, 85, 221-234, DOI: 10.1002/prot.25208

Coppage, R. Rare Earth Metals at Cone 6. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2017, November 1. 58-59.  Originally published in November 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (58-59). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

Coppage, R. Rutile. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2017, October 1. 98-99.  Originally published in October 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (98-99). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

Coppage, R. Gemstones and Glazes. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2017, September 1. 64-65.  Originally published in September 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (64-65). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

Coppage, R. Visual Arts Shino. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2017, June 1. 66-67.  Originally published in June/July/August 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (66-67). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

Raef H. Lambertson, Christie Davis, Michael C. Leopold,* and Ryan H. Coppage*  Gold Nanoparticle Colorants as Traditional Ceramic Glaze Alternatives. J Am Ceramics Soc. 2017.

Coppage, R. Opacity: Color and Cost. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2017, March 1. 69-70.  Originally published in March 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (69-70). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

R.H. Lambertson,* C.A. Lacy, S.D. Gillespie,* M.C. Leopold, and R.H. Coppage, “Gold Nanoparticle Colorants as Traditional Ceramic Glaze Alternatives,” J. American Ceramic Society 2017. [10.1111/jace.14928]

M.B. Wayu,= M.A. Schwarzmann,*= S.D. Gillespie,* and M.C. Leopold, “Enzyme–free Uric Acid Electrochemical Sensors Using β–cyclodextrin Modified Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes,” J. Mater. Sci. 2017, 52(10), 6050-6062.

Weiguo Wang, Cooper Taylor,* Hui Hu, Kathryn L. Humphries,* Arjun Jaini,* Michael Kitimet,* Thais Scott,* Zach Stewart,* Kevin John Ulep,* Shannon Houck,* Adam Luxon,* Boyi Zhang,* Bill Miller, Carol Parish, Andrew E. Pomerantz, Oliver C. Mullins, Richard N. Zare. “Nanoaggregates of Diverse Asphaltenes by Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics”, Energy & Fuels, 2017, 31, 9140-9151

Indrajit Saha, Evan B. Wang,* Carol A. Parish and Kumaresh Ghosh, “Triphenylamine-Based Open and Macrocyclic Receptors: A Study Towards Selective Recognition of Aliphatic Dicarboxylates”, ChemistrySelect, 2017 1, 1-8, DOI:10.1002/slct.201700756.

Angus Beane, Bill R. Miller III and Carol A. Parish*, “Internal Abstraction of Dynemicin A: An MD Approach”, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, 2017, 74, 251-264, DOI:10.1016/j.jmgm.2017.03.012.

Cooper A. Taylor, Bill R. Miller III and Carol A. Parish*, “Design and Computational Verification of a CCR5/CXCR4 Dual Tropic Inhibitor,” Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, 2017, 75, 71-79, DOI: /10.1016/j.jmgm.2017.02.012.

Christenson, J.L.; Butterfield, K.T.; Spoelstra, N.S.; Norris, J.D.; Josan, J.S.; Pollock, J.A.; McDonnell, D.P.; Katzenellenbogen, B.S.; Katzenellenbogen, J.A.; Richer, J.K. “MMTV-PyMT and derived Met-1 mouse mammary tumor cells as models for studying the role of the androgen receptor in triple-negative breast cancer progression,” Horm. Cancer 2017, 8(2), 69-77.

J.Gupton, S. Yeudall*, N. Telang, M. Hoerrner*, E. Huff*, E. Crawford*, K. Lounsbury*, M. Kimmel*, W. Curry*, A. Harrison*, W. Juekun*, A. Shimozono*, J. Ortolani*, K. Lescalleet*, J. Patteson*, V. Moore-Stoll*, C. Rohena, S. Mooberry, A. Obaidullah, G. Kellogg and J. Sikorski, “Ortho Group Activation of a Bromopyrrole Ester in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling Reactions:Application to the Synthesis of New Microtubule Deploymerizing Agents with Potent Cytoxic Activities”, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 25, 3206-3214 (2017).

C. Wade Downey, Alice Y.-K. Lee,* John R. Goodin,* Courtney J. Botelho,* William M. Stith* “Mukaiyama addition of (trimethylsilyl)acetonitrile to dimethyl acetals mediated by trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate”  Tetrahedron Letters 2017, 58, 3496-3499.

“Coordination and Insertion: Competitive Channels for Borylene Reactions” K. J. Donald Ezana Befekadu*, and Supreeth Prasad*, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2017, 121(46), 8982-8994


Christie Davis, Michael C. Leopold,* and Ryan H. Coppage*. Gold Nanoparticle Colorants as Traditional Ceramic Glaze Alternatives. Provisional Patent Application 62/412,543, Nov 2016.

Coppage, R. Electric Wood Ash. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2016, October 1. 98-99.  Originally published in October 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (98-99). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.

Coppage, R. Reduction Misnomer. Techno File. Ceramics Monthly. 2016, March 1. 58-59.  Originally published in March 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages (58-59). . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission, below.

M.B. Wayu, L. DiPasquale,* M. Schwarzmann,* S. Gillespie* and M.C. Leopold, “Electropolymerization of β- Cyclodextrin onto Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composite Films for Enhanced Selective Detection of Uric Acid,” J. Electroanalytical Chemistry 2016, 783, 192-200.

K.W. Kittredge, J.T. Malinowski,* K.J. Dye,* R.W. Day,* and M.C. Leopold, “Assembled Nanoparticle Films with Crown Ether Derivatives as Sensors for Metal Ions,” Amer. J. Organic Chemistry 2016, 6(3), 86-92.

M.B. Wayu, M.J. Pannell,* and M.C. Leopold, “Layered Xerogel Films Incorporating Monolayer Protected Cluster Networks on Platinum Black Modified Electrodes for Enhanced Sensitivity in 1st Generation Uric Acid Biosensing,” ChemElectroChem 2016, 3, 1245-1252.

G.E. Conway,* R.H. Lambertson,* M.A. Schwarzmann,* M.J. Pannell,* H.W. Kerins,* K.J. Rubenstein,* J.D. Dattelbaum, and M.C. Leopold, “Layer-by-Layer Design and Optimization of Xerogel-Based Amperometric First Generation Biosensors for Uric Acid,” J.

Electroanalytical Chemistry 2016, 775, 135-145. (Featured: World Biomedical Frontiers,

K. Chen,* G.E. Conway,* G.A. Hamilton,* M.L. Trawick, and M.C. Leopold, “Electropolymerized Layers As Selective Membranes in First Generation Uric Acid Biosensors,” J. Applied Electrochemistry 2016, 45(5), 603-615.

Cooper A. Taylor, Bill R. Miller III, Soleil Shah and Carol A. Parish* “A Molecular Dynamics Characterization of the Binary Complex of Amyloid Precursor Protein and the Cargo Binding Domain of Human Kinesin Light Chain,”, Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/prot.25208.

Pollock, J.A.; Wardell, S.E.; Parent, A.A.; Stagg, D.B.; Ellison, S.J.; Alley, H.M.; Chao, C.A.; Lawrence, S.A.; Stice, J.P.; Spasojevic, I.; Baker, J.G.; Kim, S.H.; McDonnell, D.P.; Katzenellenbogen, J.A.; Norris, J.D. “Inhibiting androgen receptor nuclear entry in castration-resistant prostate cancer.” Nature: Chem. Biol. 2016, 12, 795-801.

C. Rohena, N. Telang, C. Da, A. Risinger, J. Sikorski, G. Kellogg, J. Gupton and S. Mooberry, "Biological Characterization of an Improved Pyrrole-Based Colchicine Site Agent Identified Through Structure-Based Design", Mol. Pharm., 2016, 89, 287-296.

J. Ciemniecki*, C. Lewis*, J. Gupton and K. Fischer-Stenger, "Effects of a Pyrrole-Based, Microtubule-Depolymerizing Compound on RAW 264.7 Macrophages", Chemico-Biological Interactions, 2016, 246, 63-68.

J. I. Seeman, S. Cantrill, Nature Chem. "Wrong but seminal," 2016, 8, 193-200.

“Dynamical behavior of boron clusters” S. Jalife, L. Liu, S. Pan, J. L. Cabellos, E. Osorio, C. Lu, T. Heine, K. J. Donald and G. Merino Nanoscale, 2016, 8(40), 17639-17644

 “Turn: Weak Interactions and Rotational Barriers in Molecules - Insights from Substituted Butynes,” Oluwarotimi Omorodion*, Matthew Bober*, and K. J. Donald J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120(44), 8896-8906.


M.C. Leopold, T.T. Doan,* M.J. Mullaney,* D.J. Tognarelli,* A.F. Loftus,* and C.M. Kidd,* “Electrochemical Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Substrates Derived from Thermal Decomposition of Monolayer- Protected Cluster Films,” in press, J. Applied Electrochemistry 2015, 45(10), 1069-1084.

Pollock, J.A.; Kim, S.H.; Katzenellenbogen, J.A. “Imidoyl dichlorides as new reagents for the rapid formation of 2-aminobenzimidazoles and related azoles.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 6097-6099.

C. Wade Downey, Jared A. Ingersoll,* Hadleigh M. Glist,* Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Adam T. Barnett* “One-pot silyl ketene acetal-formation-Mukaiyama–Mannich additions to imines mediated by trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate” C. Wade Downey, Jared A. Ingersoll,* Hadleigh M. Glist,* Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Adam T. Barnett* European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015, 7287-7291.

C. Wade Downey, Christopher D. Poff,* Alissa N. Nizinski* “Friedel−Crafts Hydroxyalkylation of Indoles Mediatedby Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate”  Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015, 80, 10364-10369.

Dattelbaum JD, Singh AJ, Field JJ, Miller JH, and Northcote PT., "The Nitrogenous Hamigerans: Unusual Amino Acid-Derivatized Aromatic Diterpenoid Metabolites from the New Zealand Marine Sponge Hamigera tarangaensis", Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80:304-312.

K. J. Donald, Marina Tawfik*, and Brandon Buncher*, "Weak Interactions as Diagnostic Tools for Inductive Effects", J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119(16), 3780-3788.

Kelling J. Donald, John Stewart*, Matthew Guarino*, "Structure, bonding, relativistic effects, and dispersion in the group 12 dihalide (MX2)3 clusters, with lessons from the extended solids", Struct. Chem., 2015, 26(5), 1179-1195. DOI 10.1007/s11224-015-0598-4.

L. DiPasquale,* N. Poulos,* J. Hall,* A. Minocha,* T. Bui,* and M.C. Leopold, "Structure-Function Relationships Affecting the Sensing Mechanism of Monolayer-Protected Cluster Doped Xerogel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors," J. Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 450, 202-212.

N. Poulos,* J. Hall,* and M.C. Leopold, "Functional Layer-By-Layer Design of Xerogel-Based 1st Generation Amperometric Glucose Biosensors," Langmuir, 2015, 31(4), 1547-1555.

L. Finch,* M. Hillyer,* and M.C. Leopold, "Quantitative Analysis of Heavy Metals in Children’s Toys and Jewelry: A Multi-Instrument, Multi-Technique Exercise in Analytical Chemistry and Public Health," J. Chem. Educ., 2015, 92(5), 849-854. DOI: 10.1021/ed500647w.

Braun*, C. M.; Congdon*, E. A.; Nolin, K. A., "Diastereoselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitrones to Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Calcium(II) Complex", J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 1979-1984.

Bill R. Miller III, Lorena S. Beese, Carol A. Parish and Eugene Wu, "The Closing Mechanism of DNA Polymerase I at Atomic Resolution", Structure, 2015, 23, 1609-1620.

Jules Tshishimbi Muya, Arnout Ceulemans, Gopinadhanpillai Gopakumar and Carol A. Parish, "Jahn-Teller Stabilization in POSS Cations", Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2015, 119, 4237-4243.

J. I. Seeman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. "John D. Roberts:  In His Own Words and Those of His Friends," 2015, 54, 15901-15913.

J. I. Seeman, J. Org. Chem. "Woodward−Hoffmann’s Stereochemistry of Electrocyclic Reactions: From Day 1 to the JACS Receipt Date (May 5, 1964 to November 30, 1964)," 2015, 80, 11632-11671.

J. I. Seeman, M. C. House, Account. Res. "Authorship Issues and Conflict in the U.S. Academic Chemical Community," 2015, 22, 346-383.

J. I. Seeman, Chem. Rec. "Tetsuo Nozoe Autograph Books:  Poems, Puzzles and Playfulness," 2015, 15, 383-411.

“Weak Interactions as Diagnostic Tools for Inductive Effects.” K. J. Donald, Marina Tawfik*, and Brandon Buncher*. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119(16), 3780-3788.

“First principles predictions of van der Waals bonded inorganic crystal structures: Test case, HgCl2” Valentino R. Cooper, K. J. Donald Phys. Proc., 2015, 68, 25-31.

(Proceedings of the 28th Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed Matter Physics (CSP2015); Edited by D. P. Landau, H.B. Schüttler, S. Lewis, and M. Bachman).

“Structure, bonding, relativistic effects, and dispersion in the group 12 dihalide (MX2)3 clusters, with lessons from the extended solids” K. J. Donald, John Stewart*, Matthew Guarino* Struct. Chem. 2015, 26(5-6), 1179-1195. Highlight: Featured on the Journal Cover.

 “The HgF2 Ionic Switch: A Triumph of Electrostatics against Relativistic Odds” K. J. Donald, William J. Kretz*, Oluwarotimi Omorodion* Chem. Euro. J. 2015, 21(47), 16848–16858. Highlights: Designated as a Hot Paper. Featured on (inside back) Journal Cover.


Coppage, R.; Knecht, M. R. Bio-Inspired Nanocatalysis. BioInspired Nanotechnology. Springer New York. 2014, 1, 173 – 219. (book chapter)

Paul O. Momoh, Isaac K. Attah, M. Samy El-Shall, René P.F. Kanters, John Pinski, and Samual A. Abrash, "Formation of Covalently Bonded Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Ions by Intracluster Polymerization of Ionized Ethynylbenzene Clusters", J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118(37), 8251-8263. DOI: 10.1021/jp5010488.

Ruggiero A, Dattelbaum JD, Staiano M, Berisio R, D'Auria S, and Vitagliano L, "A loose domain swapping organization confers a remarkable stability to the dimeric structure of the Arginine Binding Protein from Thermotoga maritima", PLoS One, May 15, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096560.

M. Hillyer,* A. Cerel,* L. Finch,* J. Dattelbaum, and M.C. Leopold, "Multi-Technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children's Toys and Toy Jewelry", Chemosphere, 108: 205-213, 2014.

*Deacon LJ, *Billones H, Galyean AA, Donaldson T, Pennacchio A, Iozzino L, D'Auria S, Dattelbaum JD, " Tryptophan-scanning mutagenesis of the ligand binding pocket in Thermotoga maritima arginine-binding protein", Biochemie, 99: 208-214, 2014.

René P. F. Kanters and Kelling J. Donald, "CLUSTER - Searching for Unique Low Energy Minima of Structures Using a Novel Implementation of a Genetic Algorithm", J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2014, 10, 5729−5737. DOI: 10.1021/ct500744k.

F. Cervantes-Navarro, G. Martínez-Guajardo, E. Osorio, D. Moreno, W. Tiznado, R. Islas, K. J. Donald, and G. Merino, "Stop Rotating! One Substitution Stops B19- Motor", Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 10680-10682.

Marina Tawfik,* K. J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding: Unifying Perspectives on Organic and Inorganic Cases", J. Phys. Chem. A., 2014, 118(43), 10090-10100.

C. Wade Downey, Erin N. Maxwell,* Danielle N. Confair* "Silyl Triflate-Accelerated Additions of Catalytically Generated Zinc Acetylides to N-Phenyl Nitrones", Tetrahedron Letters 2014, 55, 4959-4961.

C. Wade Downey, Sarah E. Covington,* Derek C. Obenschain,* Evan Halliday,* James T. Rague,* Danielle N. Confair* "Silyl trifluoromethanesulfonate-activated para-methoxybenzyl methyl ether as an alkylating agent for thiols and aryl ketones", Tetrahedron Letters 2014, 55, 5213-5215.

J. Gupton, N. Telang, M. Wormald*, K. Lescalleet*, J. Patteson*, W. Curry*, A. Harrison*, M. Hoerrner*, J. Sobieski*, M. Kimmel*, E. Kluball* and T. Perry*, "Formal Group Activation of a Bromopyrrole Ester in Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions: Application to a Formal Synthesis of Polycitone A and B and Polycitrin A", Tetrahedron, 70, 2738-2745 (2014).

J. Gupton, N. Telang, J. Patteson*, K. Lescalleet*, S. Yeudall*, J. Sobieski*, A. Harrison* and W. Curry*, "The Application of Formyl Group Activation of Bromopyrrole Esters to Formal Syntheses of Lycogarubin C, Permethyl Storniamide and Lamellarin G Trimethyl Ether", Tetrahedron, 70, 9759-9767 (2014).

J.T. Malinowski,* R.W. Day,* Rachel A. Courtney,* S.T. McCarron,* M.C. Leopold, and K.W. Kittredge, "A General Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Substituted Crown Ethers with Pendant Alkyl or Aryl Ligands," Open Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, 2(1), 5-9.

Badiceanu A. D.*, Garst A. E.*, Trubitt M. E.*, Nolin K. A, "Addition of unactivated thiols to epoxides and oxetanes catalyzed by a rhenium-oxo complex", Catalysis Communications, 2014, 47, 67-70.

Dulin*, C. C.; Murphy*, K. L.; Nolin, K. A., "Calcium-Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Addition of 1-Methylindole to Activated Cyclopropanes", Tetrahedron Lett., 2014, 55, 5280-5282.

Eugene Y. Wu, Amanda R. Walsh*, Emma C. Materne, Emily P. Kornberg*, Bryan Zielinski, Bill Miller III, Lily Mawby*, Erica Modeste*, Carol Parish, Wayne M. Barnes and Milko B. Kermekchiev, "A Conservative Isoleucine to Leucine Mutation Causes Major Rearrangements and Cold-Sensitivity in KlenTaq1 DNA Polymerase", Biochemistry, 2014, 54, 881-889.

Bill Miller III, Carol A. Parish and Eugene Wu, "Molecular Dynamics Study of the Opening Mechanism for DNA Polymerase I", PLOS Computational Biology, 2014, 10, e1003961.

J. I. Seeman, Ernest L. Eliel, 1921-2008,  in Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 2014.

J. I. Seeman, Chem. Rec. "Tetsuo Nozoe: The World Traveler, On a Determined Trajectory," 2014, 14, 1152-1173.

J. I. Seeman, J. Phys. Org. Chem. "R. B. Woodward, A Great Physical Organic Chemist," 2014, 27, 708-721.

J. Gal, J. I. Seeman, Bull. Hist. Chem. "In defense of the use of the French language in scientific communication, 1965-1985.  National and international deliberations and an ingeniously clever takeoff on the theme by R. B. Woodward," 2014, 39, 73-94.

J. I. Seeman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. "Carl Djerassi:  In His Own Words," 2014, 53, 3268-3279.


Coppage, R.; Slocik, J.M; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Bedford, N.M.; Heinz, H.; Naik, R.R.; Knecht, M.R. Exploiting Localized Surface Binding Effects to Enhance the Catalytic Reactivity of Peptide-Capped Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 11048-11054.

Singh AJ, Dattelbaum JD, Field JJ, Smart Z, Woolly EF, Barber JM, Heathcott R, Miller JH, Northcote PT, "Structurally diverse hamigerans from the New Zealand marine sponge Hamigera tarangaensis: NMR-directed isolation, structure elucidation and antifungal activity", Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11: 8041-8051, 2013.

Ausilia A., Pennacchioa A., Staianoa M., Dattelbaum J.D., Fessasc D., Schiraldic A., D'Auria S., "Amino acid transport in thermophiles: characterization of an arginine binding protein from Thermotoga maritima. 3. Conformational dynamics and stability", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B:Biology, 2013, 118: 66-73.

Alessio Ausili, Maria Staiano, Jonathan Dattelbaum, Antonio Varriale, Alessandro Capo, and Sabato D'Auria, "Periplasmic Binding Proteins in Thermophiles: Characterization and Potential Application of an Arginine-Binding Protein from Thermotoga maritima: A Brief Thermo-Story", Life 2013, 3(1):149-160; doi:10.3390/life3010149.

Osorio E., Vasquez A., Florez E., Mondragon F., Donald K. J., and Tiznado. W., "Theoretical Design of Stable Small Aluminium-Magnesium Binary Clusters", Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 2222 - 2229 (2013).

Contreras M., Osorio E., Ferraro F., Puga G., Donald K. J., Harrison J. G., Merino G., and Tiznado W., "Isomerization Energy Decomposition Analysis for Highly Ionic Systems: Case Study of Starlike E5Li7 Clusters", Chemistry - A Euro. J., 19, 2305-2310 (2013).

K. J. Donald and Marina Tawfik,* "The Weak Helps the Strong: Sigma Gaps and the Stability of MF4•Base Complexes", J. Phys. Chem. A. 2013, 117(51), 14176–14183.

C. Wade Downey, Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Erin N. Maxwell,* Chelsea L. Safran,* Odamea A. Akomah,* "One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama-Mannich Addition of Ketones, Amides, and Thioesters to Nitrones in the Presence of Trialkylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonates", European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 5716-5720.

C. Da, S. Mooberry, J. Gupton and G. Kellogg, "How to Deal with Low Resolution Target Structures: Using SAR, Ensemble Docking, Hydropathic Analysis and 3D-QSAR to Definitively Map the αβ-Tubulin Colchicine Site", J. Med. Chem., 56, 7382-7395 (2013).

J. Biggers, T. Nguyen, X. Di, J. Gupton, S. Henderson, S. Emery, M. Alotaibi, R. Brown, K. White, J. Almenera, and D. Gewirtz, "Autophagic Cell Death and Sustained Senescence Arrest in B16/F10 Melanoma Cells and HCT 116 Colon Carcinoma Cells in Response to the Novel Microtubule Poison, JG-03-14", Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 71, 441-455 (2013).

Chenxiao Da, Nakul Telang, Kayleigh Hall,* Emily Kluball,* Peter Barelli,* Kara Finzel,* Xin Jia,* John T. Gupton, Susan L. Mooberry and Glen E. Kellogg, "Developing novel C-4 analogues of pyrrole-based antitubulin agents: weak but critical hydrogen bonding in the colchicine site", Med. Chem. Commun., 4, 417-421 (2013).

J. Gupton, N. Telang, D. Gazzo*, P. Barelli*, K. Lescalleet*, J. Fagan*, B. Mills*, K. Finzel*, R. Kanters, K. Crocker*, S. Dudek*, C. Lariviere*, S. Smith, K. Keetrikar, C. Warme and W. Zhong., "Preparation of Indole Containing Building Blocks for the Regiospecific

Construction of Indole Appended Pyrazoles and Pyrroles", Tetrahedron, 69, 5829-5840 (2013).

A.R. Schmidt,* N.D.T. Nguyen,* and M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Electrochemical Biosensing - Factors Affecting Amperometric Signal Enhancement of Hydrogen Peroxide," Langmuir 2013, 29(14), 4574-4583.

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