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 *)


"Atomistic Insights into the binding of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Receptor Binding Domain with the Human ACE2 receptor: The Importance of Residue 493,” Camryn Carter*, Justin Airas* and Carol A. Parish, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, 2023, in press


“Experimental and Theoretical Study of Oxolan-3-one Thermal Decomposition”, Heather Legg*, Kathryn Narkin*, Laura McCunn, Carol Parish and Xinli Song, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2022, in press.

“The signature C=C=O stretch of propenylketenes and ketene clusters”, Khaled El-Shazly*, Elizabeth Sparks*, Kathryn Narkin*, Heather Legg*, Julia Cardot*, Matthew Hostetler*, Laura McCunn, Carol Parish, Physical Chemistry Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Innovative and Impactful Approaches, Volume 1, ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. 2022, Chapter 4, 53-67,

“Bergman Cyclization of Maleimide-Based Enediynes”, Abra Granger*, Travis Greene*, and Carol A. Parish, Physical Chemistry Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Innovative and Impactful Approaches, Volume 1, ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. 2022, Chapter 10, 157-175,

“Investigating Novel Thiazolyl-Indazole Derivatives as Scaffolds for SARS-CoV-2 Mpro Inhibitors”, Justin Airas*, Catherine A. Bayas*, A. N’Ait Ousidi, M.Y. Ait Itto, A. Auhmani, M. Loubidi, M’hamed Esseffar, Julie A. Pollock, and Carol A. Parish, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Reports, 2022, 4, 100034


Jules Tshishimbi Muya, Kelling J. Donald, Arnout Ceulemans and Carol Parish,* "A Comparison of the Chemical Bonding and Reactivity of Si8H8O12 and Ge8H8O12: A Theoretical Study," Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021, 154, 164305. Article featured in JCP Special Collection in Honor of Women in Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry

Courtney L. Labrecque, Cassidy N. Hilton, Justin Airas, Alexis Blake, Kristen J. Rubenstein, Carol A. Parish* and Julie A. Pollock*, “Identification of Phenazine-Based MEMO1 Small-Molecule Inhibitors: Virtual Screening, Fluorescence Polarization Validation, and Inhibition of Breast Cancer Migration,” ChemMedChem, 2021, 16 1-10.

Neda Ojaghlou, Justin Airas, Lauren M. McRae, Cooper A. Taylor, Bill R Miller III and Carol A. Parish*, “Understanding the Structure and Apo Dynamics of the Functionally Active JIP1 Fragment,” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2021, 61, 324-334.

N’aitOusidi, M.Y. Ait Itto, A. Auhmani, M. Loubidi, A. Riahi, J.-C. Daran, M. Esseffar and Carol A. Parish*, “Diastereoselective Synthesis of New Thiazolyl-Indazole Derivatives from R-Carvone: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study,” Tetrahedron, 2021, 78 131830 (1-7).

Labrecque, C.L.*; Hilton, C.N.*; Airas, J.*; Blake, A.*; Rubenstein, K.J.*; Parish, C.A.; Pollock, J.A. “Identification of phenazine-based MEMO1 small molecule inhibitors: virtual screening, fluorescence polarization validation, and inhibition of breast cancer migration.” ChemMedChem2021, 16, 1163-1171.

Houk, K. N.; Liu, F.; Yang, Z. “Evolution of the Diels-Alder Reaction Mechanism Since the 1930s: Woodward, Houk with Woodward, and the Influence of Computational Chemistry on Understanding Cycloadditions,” Angew. Chem. 2021, 60, 12660-12681.

Seeman, J. I. “The Relationship of William Henry Perkin, Jr., FRS and Sir Robert Robinson, FRS. Teacher and Student, then Student and Teacher,” Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 1576-1591.

Tantillo, D. J.; Seeman, J. I. “207. On the Structural Assignments Underlying R. B. Woodward’s Most Personal Data That Led to the Woodward-Hoffmann Rules: Subramania Ranganathan’s Key Role and Related Research by E. J. Corey and Alfred G. Hortmann,” Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 7000-1716.

Seeman, J. I. “The Back Story: Eugene Garfield (September 16, 1925 – February 26, 2017), Information Scientist and Businessman,” Bull. Hist. Chem. 2021, 46, 142-144.


Mikaela Rosen*, Janelle Leuthaeuser, Carol A. Parish, and Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, “Isofunctional Clustering and Conformational Analysis of the Arsenate Reductase Superfamily Reveals Nine Distinct Clusters,” Biochemistry, 2020, 59, 4262-4284.

Fokwa, H. D.;* Vidlak, J. F.;* Weinberg, S. C.;* Duplessis, I. D.;* Schley, N. D.; Johnson, M. W. “Study and Modular Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Bis(phosphino)pyrrole Ligands” Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 9957-9960. denotes equal contribution.

Hamm, M. L.; *Garcia, A. A.; *Gilbert, R.; *Johri, M.; *Ricart, M., *Sholes, S. L.; *Murray-Nergerb, L. A.; Wu, E. Y. “The Importance of Ile716 Toward the Mutagenicity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine with Bacillus Fragment DNA Polymerase, DNA Repair 2020, 89, 102826-1022831

Lischka, H.; Shepard, R.; Müller, T.; Szalay, P. G.; Pitzer, R. M.; Aquino, A .J. A.; Nascimento, M. A.; Barbatti, M.; Belcher, L. T.; Blaudeau, J.P.; Borges, I.; Brozell, S.R.; Carter, E. A.; Das, A.; Gidofalvi, G.; Gonzalez, L.; Hase, W. L.; Kedziora, G.; Kertesz, M.; Kossoski, F.; Machado, F. B. C.; Matsika, S.; Monte, S. A.; Nachtigallova, D.; Nieman, R.; Oppel, M.; Parish, C. A.; Plasser, F.; Spada, R. F. K.; Stahlberg, E. A.; Ventura, E.; Yarkony, D. R.; Zhang, Z. “The Generality of the GUGA MRCI Approach in COLUMBUS for Treating Complex Quantum Chemistry,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 2020, 152, 134110.

Downey, W.; *Robertson, G. A. L.; *Santa, J.; *Flicker, K.R.; *Stith, W. M. “One-pot Silyl Ketene Imine Formation. Nucleophilic Addition Reactions of Acetonitrile with Acetals and Nitrones,” Tetrahedron Letters 2020, 61, 151537.

Houk, K. N.; Liu, F.; Yang, Z; Seeman, J. I. "Evolution of the Diels-Alder Reaction Mechanisms Since the 1930s: “Woodward, Houk with Woodward, and the Influence of Computational Chemistry on Understanding Cycloadditions," Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 12660-12681.

Seeman, J. I.; Tantillo, D. "From Decades to Minutes. Steps Toward the Structure of Strychnine, 1910 – 1948, and the Application of Today’s Technology," Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 10702-10721.

Seeman, J. I.; Restrepo, G. "The Mutation of the 'Nobel Prize in Chemistry' into the 'Nobel Prize in Chemistry or Life Sciences': Several Decades of Transparent and Opaque Evidence of Change within the Nobel Prize Program,” Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2942-2961.

*Prasad, S.; *Walker, N.; *Henry, M.; Donald, K.J. “Hop-Skip-Jump: Monovalent Metals on the Surface of the Phenalenyl Radical” Organometallics 2020, 39(1), 34-42.

*Bustamante Eguiguren, S.; Nguyen, H.A.; Caldwell, A.; Nolin, K. A.; Wu, C.A. “Convergence of glandular trichome morphology and chemistry in two montane monkeyflower species,” Flora 2020, 265, 151567.

Seeman, J. I.; Restrepo, G. “Rolf Huisgen, Eminent Chemist and Polymath (1920 – 2020) In His Own Words and In His Publication Metrics,” Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 12250-12266.

Chen, P.-P.; Seeman, J. I.; Houk, K. N. “Rolf Huisgen’s Classic Studies of Cyclic Triene Diels-Alder Reactions Elaborated by Modern Computational Analysis,” Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 12506-12519.

Seeman, J. I. “The Back Story: Carl Djerasi (1923-2015). The Man of Multiple Lives,” Bull. Hist. Chem. 2020, 45, 127-128.


*Matthews, A. M.; *Prasad, S.; Schley, N. S.; Donald, K. J.; Johnson, M. W. “On Transannulation in Azaphosphatranes: Synthesis and Theoretical Analysis,” Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 15983-15992.

*Hughes, L. B.; *Labban, N.; *Conway, G. E.; Pollock, J. A.; Leopold, M. C. “Adaptable Xerogel-Layered Amperometric Biosensor Platforms on Wire Electrodes for Clinically Relevant Measurements,” Sensors 2019, 19, 2584.

Oubella, A.; Ait Itto, M. Y.; Auhmani, A.; Riahi, A.; Robert, A.; Daran, J. C.; Morjani, H.; Esseffar, M.; Parish, C. A. “Diastereoselective Synthesis and Cytotoxic Evaluation of New Isoxazoles and Pyrazoles with Monoterpenic Skeleton,” Journal of Molecular Structure 2019, 1198, 126924.

Downey, W.; *Dixon, G. J.; *Ingersoll, J. A.; *Fuller, C. N.; *MacCormac, K.W.; *Takashima, A.; *Sediqui, R. “One-pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions: Crossed Aldehyde-Aldehyde Coupling, Thioester Substrates, and Reactions in Solvents,” Tetrahedron Letters 2019, 60, 151192.

Modeste, E.; Mawby, L.; Miller, B.; Wu, E. Parish, C. A. “A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of the Thermostability of Cold Sensitive I707L KlenTaq1 DNA Polymerase and its Wild-Type Counterpart,” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2019, 59, 2423-2431. Article featured in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Women in Computational Chemistry, Special Issue, 2019.

Scott, T.; Nieman, R.; Luxon, A.; Zhang, B.; Lischka, H.; Gagliardi, L.; Parish, C. A. “Diradical Isomers of Pyrazine,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2019, 123, 2049-2057.

*Jaini, A. K. A.; *Hughes, L. B.; *Kitimet, M. M.; *Ulep, K .J.; Leopold, M. C..; Parish, C. A. “Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Non-Aromatic Explosives Detection,” ACS Sensors, 2019, 4, 389-397.

*Park, H.; *McEachon, J. D., Pollock, J. A. “Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrogen Peroxide Activated Estrogen Receptor Beta Ligands,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2019, 27, 2075-2082. Graphical abstract chosen for the cover.

*Labban, N.; Wayu, M. B.; *Steele, C. M.; *Munoz, T. S.; Pollock, J. A.; Case, W. S.;Leopold, M. C. “First Generation Amperometric Biosensing of Galactose with Zerogel-Carbon Nanotube Layer-By-Layer Assemblies,” Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 42. doi: 10.3390/nano9010042.

Wayu, M. B.; *Pannell, M. J.; *Labban, N.; Case, W. S.; Pollock, J. A.; Leopold, M. C. “Functionalized carbon nanotube adsorption Interfaces for Electron Transfer Studies of Galactose Oxidase,” Bioelectrochemistry 2019, 125, 116-126, doi: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2018.10.003.

Seeman, J. I. “Working with Sir Derek H. R. Barton. Chemistry, Through Chemistry and For Chemistry,” Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 57-69.

Seeman, J. I. “Peer Review of Mendeleev’s 1869 Breakthrough Paper: ‘I Suggest Eliminating the Table’,”, Helv. Chim. Acta 2019, 102, 4560-4564 (e1800177 (1-5)).

Seeman, J. I. “The Back Story: Koji Nakanishi (May 11, 1925 – February 26, 2018,” Bull. Hist. Chem. 2019, 44, 152.

Donald, K. J.; *Gillespie, S.; Shafi, Z. “Ouroboros: Heterocycles Closed by Dative σ Bonds and Stabilized by π Delocalization,” Tetrahedron. 2019, 75(3), 335-345.


Matthews, A. D.; Gravalis, G. M.; Schley, N. D.; Johnson, M. W. "Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Palladium Proazaphosphatrane Complexes Invoked in C-N Cross-Coupling," Organometallics 2018, 37, 3073-3078.

*Dinh, N.; Leopold, M. C.; Coppage, R. “Sintering-Induced Nucleation and Growth of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Resonance Ceramic Color,” J. Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 2018, 28, 2770-2778.

*Newkirk, M. L.; *Rubenstein, K. J.; *Kim, J. Y.; *Labrecque, C. L.; *Airas, J.; *Taylor, C. A.; *Evans, H. D.; Parish, C. A.; Pollock, J. A. “Analysis of MEMO1 Binding Specificity for ErbB2 using Fluorescence Polarization and Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Biochemistry 2018, 57, 5169-5181.

Pollock, J. A.; Sharma, N.; Ippagunta, S. K.; Redecke, V.; Häcker, H.; Katzenellenbogen, J. A. “Triaryl Pyrazole Toll-Like Receptor Signaling Inhibitors: Structure-Activity Relationships Governing Pan- and Selective Signaling Inhibitors,” Chem. Med. Chem. 2018, 13, 2208-2216.
Ippagunta, S. K.; Pollock, J. A.; Sharma, N.; Lin, W.; Chen, T.; Tawaratsumida, K.; High, A. A.; Min, J.; Chen, Y.; Guy, R. K.; Redecke, V.; Katzenellenbogen, J. A.; Häcker, H. “Identification of Toll-Like Receptor Signaling Inhibitors Based on Selective Activation of Hierarchically Acting Signaling Proteins,” Sci. Signal. 2018, 11(543), eaaq1077. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aaq1077.

Gupton, J.; *Crawford, E.; *Mahoney, M.; *Clark, E.; *Curry, W.; *Lane, A.; *Shomozono, A.; *Moore-Stoll, V.; *Elofson, K.; *Juekeun, W.; *Newton, M.; *Yeudall, S.; *Jaekle, E.; Kanters, R.; Sikorski, J., "Application of Vinylogous Carbamates and Vinylogous Aminonitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Uniquely Functionalized Pyrroles and Quinolones," Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 7408-7420.

Downey, C. W.; *Confair, D. N.; *Liu,Y.; *Heafner, E. D. “One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Alkylation of Ketones with Propargyl Carboxylates Promoted by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate,” J. Org. Chem. 2018, 80, 12931-12938.

Downey, C. W.; *Glist, H. M.; *Takashima, A.; *Bottum, S. R.; *Dixon, G. J. “Chalcone and Cinnamate Synthesis Via One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions of Ketones and Acetate Esters,” Tetrahedron Letters 2018, 59, 3080-3083.

*Dinh, N.; *DiPasquale, L. T.; Leopold, M. C.; Coppage, R. H. “A Multi-Size Study of Gold Nanoparticle Degradation and Reformation in Ceramic Glazes,” Gold Bull. 2018, 51, 75-83.

Coppage, R. “Carbon Trapping” Techno File. Ceramics Monthly 2018, March 1. 62-63. Originally published in the November 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. 2018, 58-59.

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

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

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

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

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

Hui, H.; Zhang, B.; Luxon, A.; Scott, T.; Wang, B.; Parish, C. A. “An Extended Multireference Study of the Singlet and Triplet States of 9,10-didehydroanthracene Diradical,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018, 122, 3688-3696.

Esseffar, M.; Parish,C. A.; Jalal, R.; Iamsabhi, A. M. “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,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018, 122, 3076-3086. Article featured in Virtual Issue that highlights research performed at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C/Letters, 2019,

Luxon, A. R.; Orms, N.; Kanters, R.; Krylov, A.; Parish, C. A. “An ab Initio Exploration of the Bergman Cyclization,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018, 122, 420-430.

Vasiliou, A. G. K.; Hu, H.; Cowell, T. W.; Whitman, J.; Porterfield, J.; Parish, C. A. “Modeling Oil Shale Pyrolysis: High Temperature Unimolecular Decomposition Pathways for Thiophene,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2017, 121, 7655-7666.

Vassilev-Galindo, V.; Pan, S.; Donald, K. J.; Merino, G. “Planar Pentacoordinate Carbons,” Nature Reviews Chemistry 2018, 2(2), 0114.

Seeman, J.I. “Multiple Independent Errors: A Parallelism to Robert K. Merton’s ‘Multiple Independent Discoveries’”, Found. Chem. 2018, 20, 219-249.

Seeman, J. I. “John D. Roberts, A Tenacious Yet Benevolent Role Model and an Uncelebrated Historian of Chemistry,” J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2018, 31, 1-22, e3825.

Seeman, J. I.On the Relationship between Classical Structure Determination and Retrosynthetic Analysis/Total Synthesis,” Isr. J. Chem. 2018, 58, 28-44.

*Prasad, S.; *Wittmaack, B. K.; Donald, K .J. “Bending Ternary Dihalides,” J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122, 9065-9072.


Manlove, A. H.; McKibbin, P. L.; Doyle, E. L.; Majumdar, C.; Hamm, M. L.; David, S. S. “Structure–Activity Relationships Reveal Key Features of 8-Oxoguanine: A Mismatch Detection by the MutY Glycosylase,” ACS Chem. Biol. 2017, 12 2335–2344. Chosen as an ACS editor’s choice paper.

Taylor, C. A.; Miller, B. R.; Shah, S.; Parish, C. A. “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 2017, 85, 221-234.

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

Wang, W.; Taylor, C.; Hu, H.; Humphries, K. L.; Jaini, A.; Kitimet, M.; Scott, T. R.; Stewart, Z.; Ulep, K. J.; Houck, S.; Luxon, A.; Zhang, B.; Miller III, B. R.; Parish, C. A.; Pomerantz, A. E.; Mullins,O. C.; Zare, R. N. “Nanoaggregates of Diverse Asphaltenes by Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics,” Energy & Fuels 2017, 31, 9140-9151.

Saha, I.; Wang, E. B.; Parish, C. A.; Ghosh, K. “Triphenylamine-Based Open and Macrocyclic Receptors: A Study Towards Selective Recognition of Aliphatic Dicarboxylates,” ChemistrySelect. 2017 1, 1-8.

Beane, A.; Miller, B. R.; Parish, C. A. “Internal Abstraction of Dynemicin A: An MD Approach,” Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling 2017, 74, 251-264.

Taylor, C. A.; Miller, B. R.; Parish, C. A. “Design and Computational Verification of a CCR5/CXCR4 Dual Tropic Inhibitor,” Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling 2017, 75, 71-79.

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.

Gupton, J.; *Yeudall, S.; *Telang, S.; *Hoerrner, M.; *Huff, E.; *Crawford, E.; *Lounsbury, K.; *Kimmel, M.; *Curry, W.; *Harrison, A.; *Juekun, W.; *Shimozono, A.; *Ortolani, J.; *Lescalleet, K.; *Patteson, J.; *Moore-Stoll, V.; Rohena, C.; Mooberry, S.; Obaidullah, A.; Kellogg, G.; Sikorski, J. “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. 2017, 25, 3206-3214.

Downey, C. W.; *Lee, A. Y.-K.; *Goodin, J. R.; *Botelho, C. J.; *Stith, W. M. “Mukaiyama Addition of (Trimethylsilyl)acetonitrile to Dimethyl Acetals Mediated by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate,” Tetrahedron Letters 2017, 58, 3496-3499.

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

Seeman, J. I.; “Woodward, R.B.: A Larger Than Life Chemistry Rock Star," Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10228-10245.

Seeman, J. I. “Synthesis and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry,” Nature Chem. 2017, 9, 925-929.

Seeman, J. I. “Second-Guessing the Nobel Prize Committee for Chemistry” in The Posthumous Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Volume 1. Correcting the Errors and Oversights of the Nobel Prize Committee," Vol. 1262, (Eds.: E. T. Strom, V. Mainz), American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. 2017, pp 9-29.

Donaldson, T.; Iozzino, L.; *Deacon, L. J.; *Billones, H; Ausili, A.; D’Auria, S.; Dattelbaum, J. D. “Engineering a Switch-based Biosensor for Arginine using a Thermotoga Maritima Periplasmic Binding Protein,” Anal. Biochem. 2017, 525, 60-66.

Coppage, R. “Rare Earth Metals at Cone 6,” Techno File, Ceramics Monthly 2017, November 1, 58-59. Originally published in the November 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, 58-59.

Coppage, R. “Rutile,”Techno File. Ceramics Monthly 2017, October 1. 98-99. Originally published in the October 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, 98-99.

Coppage, R. “Gemstones and Glazes.” Techno File, Ceramics Monthly 2017, September 1, 64-65. Originally published in the September 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, 64-65.

Coppage, R. “Visual Arts Shino.” Techno File. Ceramics Monthly 2017, June 1. 66-67. Originally published in the June/July/August 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, 66-67.

Coppage, R. “Opacity: Color and Cost,” Techno File. Ceramics Monthly 2017, March 1, 69-70. Originally published in March 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, 69-70.

*Lambertson, R. H.; Lacy, C. A.; *Gillespie, S. D.; Leopold, M. C.; Coppage, R. H. “Gold Nanoparticle Colorants as Traditional Ceramic Glaze Alternatives,” J. American Ceramic Society 2017.


Hamm, M. L.; *McFadden, E .J.; *Ghio, M., *Lindell M. A. A.; *Gerien, K.S.; O’Handley, S. F. “Insights into the Substrate Specificity of the MutT pyrophosphohydrolase Using Structural Analogues of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine nucleotide,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2016, 26, 2014–2017.

Davis, C.; Leopold, M. C.; Coppage, R. H. “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, 98 (October 1). 98-99. Originally published in the October 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pp 98-99.

Coppage, R. “Reduction Misnomer,” Techno File, 2016, , 58-59. Originally published in the March 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pp 58-59.

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

Kittredge, K. W.; *Malinowski, J. T; *Dye, K. J.; *Day, R. W.; Leopold, M. C. “Assembled Nanoparticle Films with Crown Ether Derivatives as Sensors for Metal Ions,” Amer. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 6, 86-92.

Wayu, M. B.; *Pannell, M. J.; Leopold, M. C. “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.

*Conway, G. E.; *Lambertson, R. H.; *Schwarzmann, M. A.; *Pannell, M. J.; *Kerins, H. W.; *Rubenstein, K. J.; Dattelbaum, J. D.; Leopold, M. C. “Layer-by-Layer Design and Optimization of Xerogel-Based Amperometric First Generation Biosensors for Uric Acid,” J.Electroanalytical Chemistry 2016, 775, 135-145.

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

Taylor, C. A.; Miller, III, B. R.; Shah, S.; Parish, C. A.“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 and Rogen Receptor Nuclear Entry in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer,” Nature: Chem. Biol. 2016, 12, 795-801.

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

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

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